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- Print Length: 421 pages
- Publisher: White Owl Publications; 1 edition (July 16, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005D4QLYM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,428 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bold Counsel: No-one hides forever (The Trials of Sarah Newby series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Tim Vicary is an award-winning author and a university teacher at the Norwegian Study Centre at the university of York, England. He has published three legal thrillers in 'The Trials of Sarah Newby' series. A Fatal Verdict, the second book in this series, was awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independent novel in 2012. He has also written about twenty graded readers for foreign learners of English, published by Oxford University Press. In 2010 and 2011 two of these - Titanic and The Everest Story - were each the winners in their category for the Language Learner Literature Award for the Extensive Reading Foundation. He has also published four historical novels.
Tim lives in the English countryside, near York. When he's not writing he likes horse-riding, cycling, and swimming.
His website is http://www.timvicary.com and his blog is http://www.timvicary.wordpress.com--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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This book is fantastic, and a completely absorbing read. The author manages to develop and represent the main character Sarah Newby, in a brilliant manner by demonstrating and capturing her soaring career minded approach on the one hand, while revealing a vulnerable and emotionally needy character on the other hand.
We earn nothing about Sarah Newby is simple or straight forward. She is a complicated character who has battled against the odds in every sense, to achieve all she has done in life. Just when she appears to be on the brink of personal and career happiness, her husband devastates her by announcing his departure for a new love interest.
Heartbroken, full of reflection, and trying to steer a new course in life for herself. Sarah finds herself a new lover, property developer Michael Parker and life seems blissful and full of promise for the future until a body is discovered in one of Michael's cottages. Former friend and admirer DCI Terry Bateson, investigates the case along with his new ultra ambitious DSI Jane Carter, Michael Parker Sarah's new love interest is under suspicion, what did he do and when did he do it?
How many signs should the normally sharp minded Sarah Newby ignore before she places herself in a position of danger? Do Sarah's actions affect her career? Should she listen to her heart and bodily desires, ignoring all other sound judgement? Will her inner urges destroy her career or leave another path of destruction behind her? The character and plot develop brilliantly, drawing you in with each page, if you enjoy a fast riveting and intense story, this is it.
Vicary paints a convincingly imperfect world of flawed heroes, lawyers, police and ordinary townsfolk, that seduces us into rooting for this barrister, while trying to unlock the mystery behind the story. It's a fast-paced, gripping and unpredictable ride of a book.
Vicary is an exceptionally skilled writer who plots well, develops believable and yet, amazing characters all the while leaving something extra in reserve, right up until the end. Every character is written very convincingly and with strong and credible dialogue representative of the sometimes very chilling and scary content in the story. It is a thriller where the tension and the stakes are constantly going up, the more the reader learns.
Vicary has delivered an exceptional book in writing "Bold Counsel," leaving no detail untouched or part of the plot unexplored, an outstanding read and great value for money. "Bold Counsel easily sets the stage for many more legal thrillers in this series, and I have no doubt, Vicary will soon be recognised, as a serious rival to the works of Scott Turow and Michael Connelly.
My Rating 4.5 / 5
This is the third book in the Sarah Newby Trials, a series which follows lawyer Sarah Newby as she takes on a number of high profile cases in the British city of York.
Bold Counsel is slightly different to the first book, A Game of Proof. The book is less focussed on the court cases Sarah sees herself a part of, and more on her private life and a series of chance meetings which bring the story full circle.
Sarah finds herself at the Court of Appeal seeking to quash the verdict of a man who has served 18 years for a murder he has consistently denied. This is set against the backdrop of her personal life falling apart, her daughter is at University and her husband has left her.
Sarah wins her court of appeal case, and her life takes some unexpected twists as she opens herself up to a new life with a new man. This personal story is interspersed with the story of a young man who commits a number of offences against women and the complicated mood swings and connections of Sarah's new man.
The book kept me guessing to the end about who had committed the various murders, which is no mean feat, I'm usually pretty good at working out a good murder mystery, however Vicary brings the story full circle and ties it all together neatly, leaving me guessing until the last page.
There is much more scope to develop the stories with Sarah Newby, her son Simon and the police officer Terry Bateson, and I hope to see more of the Sarah Newby Trials in the future.
This is another superb and accomplished British thriller by Tim Vicary, and is sure to be enjoyed by many a reader.
The series is titled "the trials of Sarah Newby" and it is not unreasonable to expect the books to be primarily legal stories.
I still enjoyed the book overall but expected better after the first two.
The writing is good and the tale is generally evenly paced. I did find the child and family reactions to the fox and hand incident a little hard to believe. There is a little too much agonizing by Sarah over her relationship with Michael Parker, which in itself is a large convenient coincidence but all in all, this is an enjoyable read.
I could see these books becoming an ITV drama,really really good and would recommend to all tastes in literature,as it has something for everyone.
I recommend this to anyone who likes well written text and annoys a good meaty storyline. Well worth reading the other two books in the series too. I felt I had lost something she they were all finished!
if you like the law and order uk tv shows your love this
A;though each book can be read seperately.