A spectacular legal thriller. There's double-crossing, blackmail, hidden agendas, conspiracies and danger around every corner.
Why I love it
If you had a front row seat to watch the spectacular downfall of your ex-best friend who almost ruined your life, would you help him? Or would you contribute to his demise?
Growing up, Terry Flynt and Vernon James were best friends. But since a nasty incident between the two in college, he has been harboring a bitter grudge. Now, twenty years later, Terry is a legal clerk at one of the most prestigious legal firms in London. He's assigned to investigate a case in which a woman has been found murdered in the hotel room of a billionaire hedge fund owner. The suspect? Vernon James.
At first, Terry is almost delighted. He spent many years pulling his life back together while Vernon made his millions. He'd love to see Vernon's life in shambles, and the case seems open-and-shut. But when Terry uncovers evidence that things might not be what they appear, he must decide which he wants more: revenge or justice.
The Verdict is brilliantly plotted, with incredible twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. It's a great mystery, a refreshing storyline and a spectacular legal thriller. There's double-crossing, blackmail, hidden agendas, conspiracies and danger around every corner. Terry doesn't know who he can trust, and following along as he searches for answers and wrestles with his conscience is electrifying.
And the conclusion! Spoiler: it's fantastic. Nick Stone has delivered one of the most satisfying thrillers of the decade.