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Ten years ago she persuaded them to vote not guilty. What if she was wrong? 

It was the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher, Bobby Nock, is the prime suspect. It's an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed. 

Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, persuades the rest of the jurors to vote not guilty: a controversial decision that will change all of their lives forever. 

Ten years later, one of the jurors is found dead, and Maya is being framed for his murder. The real killer could be any of the other 10 jurors. Is Maya being forced to pay the price for her decision all those years ago?

©2019 Graham Moore (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Holdout Keeps Reader Holding On

Sufficiently entertaining story, nice character development; a sudden rush to exciting denouement. Narration feels forced.

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Bit dull

This was an interesting book of a subject I know not much about. The characters are interesting and story good it’s just rather slow and dull.

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  • 21-03-2021

Very entertaining and gripping throughout

This is a really enjoyable listen, building the characters and the narratives to an exciting and unexpected conclusion

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  • Judith
  • 03-06-2020

Gave up

I tried really hard to like this book as the premise seem something that was in my normal range. However after 2to3 hours I gave up. The narration didn’t really help as some of the voices were quite strange. I think basically the premise of the story was very good but the telling of it was a bit boring sorry

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  • Janet biglari
  • 13-04-2020

Excellent Court Room Drama

I really enjoyed this book it was a good combination of psychological thriller and courtroom drama. The unraveling of the story ten years apart gave it depth and built up the background to the characters. The narrative was fast-paced and relevant and kept me gripped I found it difficult o pause as I just wanted to get to the end. There is a very good twist which I did not see coming. I really enjoyed the narrator who had a really good voice for the main character.

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