Review: Crucial Evidence by Margaret Barnes
PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 June 2014
Devon Life reader Alison Pike, from Bideford, reviews the local author’s novel
Barrister Cassie Hardman is assisting in the defence of Lenny Barker, who is accused of the brutal murder of a high-class prostitute. She is in no doubt of his guilt until she uncovers new evidence and has to track down an ellusive alibi.
If you are hoping for blood and guts you’ll be disappointed as the majority of the book is set in the court room. The detailed account of the legal process is complex but it is fascinating and is gripping from start to finish.
The characters of Cassie and the female detective, Alex, don’t really have a chance to get going but hopefully this means that a sequel will be coming along soon.
Crucial Evidence is published by New Generation Publishing, newgeneration-publishing.com, 0207 300 7370