The Verdict

  • by Nick Stone
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes.
This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly? With the trial date looming, Terry delves deeper into Vernon's life and is forced to confront secrets from their shared past that could have devastating consequences for them both. For years he has wanted to witness Vernon's downfall, but with so much at stake, how can Terry be sure that he is guilty? And what choices must he make to ensure that justice is done?
Packed with twists, turns, and an unforgettable trial scene, The Verdict is the most page-turning British legal thriller in many years.


What the Critics Say

"London now has its own John Grisham." (Mark Billingham)


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Now and again, a gem appears

If you could sum up The Verdict in three words, what would they be?

It's only infrequently that a newly discovered author produces a novel with a genuinely intricate plot woven into language that is balanced and evocative. And what's more, the narrator doesn't intrude into the story as some do (Scot Brick is the worst offender in this regard).

Any additional comments?

This is the first time that I've given any novel five stars in all categories. That says it all. Anybody who likes a mix of the private eye / legal thriller genre will love this novel.

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- Martin

Totally brilliant legal thriller - enthralling

So glad I went by the reviews not the publishers summary (which didn't sound overly exciting) because this is easily the best book I've listened to this year. Firstly it's so nice to have courtroom drama from the UK perspective, having worked as a court typist for a number of year I found it highly authentic, particularly the leering tones from the prosecutor! The narrator did a brilliant job with that. The story itself was engaging, kept me guessing and I couldn't stop listening. Most importantly, I'm sad now I've finished because I just want more. Witty, beautifully paced and clever - this is a must read!
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- Carly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK