A Game of Proof by Tim Vicary

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A Game of Proof by Tim Vicary

The Indie Book of the Day for 2nd of August 2012!

Genre: Thriller, Crime

A mother’s worst nightmare – can her son be guilty of murder?

Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. Then in a terrible irony her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders. The evidence against him appears so strong that his QC advises a guilty plea, but Simon swears he is innocent and begs his mother take on his defence. There is no law against a mother representing her son, so Sarah agrees. The only other obvious suspect for the murders, however, is a man who has already been acquitted once – with Sarah acting as his defence lawyer …

Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? Since he has often lied to her in the past, how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt?

It seems that telling the whole truth must be weighed in the balance against keeping certain information well hidden …

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 666 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: White Owl; 2 edition (July 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ALGIFK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled

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Hi. My name’s Tim Vicary and I’m an author and a university teacher at the Norwegian Study Centre at the university of York, England. I’ve written three crime/legal thrillers in ‘The Trials of Sarah Newby’ series, and I’m currently writing a fourth. I’ve also written three historical novels, two children’s books, and about twenty graded readers for foreign learners of English in the Oxford Bookworms series, published by Oxford University Press. In 2010 one of these, Titanic, was the winner in its category for the Language Learner Literature Award for the Extensive Reading Foundation, and another one, The Everest Story, won the same prize in 2011. A similar Factfile book, about Dinosaurs, has just been published this year.

I live in the English countryside, near York. When I’m not writing I like horse-riding, cycling, and swimming.

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