#BlogTour The Night Lawyer by Alex Churchill

Today it’s the last day of the BlogTour The Night Lawyer by Alex Churchill.

About the Author

Alex Churchill was a barrister, specialising in serious crime for over three decades, and a writer. Follow @_AlexChurchill on Twitteron Goodreadson AmazonBuy The Night Lawyer

About the book

Sophie Angel is the night lawyer. Once a week, she’s the one who decides what the papers can and can’t say. During the day, she’s a barrister. She struggles for justice in a system that’s close to collapse, where she confronts the most dangerous aspects of humanity.

Her life changes when a wealthy Russian offers her the biggest case of her career, a rape trial with a seemingly innocent client. But is someone manipulating Sophie from the shadows? With her marriage under strain and haunted by nightmares from the past, Sophie must find the answer to these questions before it’s too late.

This is a story about betrayal, trust, guilt and innocence, played out from the courtrooms of London to the darkest corners of Soviet era Moscow.

Review

Barrister by day, night lawyer by night. Sounds like a legal superhero, but it’s just Sophie Angel going about her business. She has a handsome husband and a great job, until one day things begin to go awry.

She has unwittingly attracted the attention of a dangerous escaped convict. A man obsessed with her. Simultaneously she has to deal with some memories from her past resurfacing and hidden secrets rising up to consume her daily life. Luckily she has a supportive husband to help her overcome any problems, right?

Churchill makes some really valid points, which are incorporated into Eva’s story, about the legal system failing too many people. Cases are judged in the court of social media, news media and the public in general. There is no way it doesn’t influence the decisions of those involved. There also seems to be an emphasis on protecting the rights of the accused and perpetrators, as opposed to those of the victim. Sexual crimes and violence towards women appear to be heavily slanted on the scales of justice, and not in favour of the victims.

There are multiple threads that run throughout the story, which can sometimes end up becoming a vying for attention kind of issue. Too many cooks in the kitchen sort of thing. Churchill doesn’t let that happen though and because of that it becomes a smooth riveting legal read.

Buy The Night Lawyer at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher Red Door Press; pub date 11 June 2020 -£8.99 PB. Buy at Amazon com.

One thought on “#BlogTour The Night Lawyer by Alex Churchill

  1. annecater says:

    Thanks so much for the blog tour support xx

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