Today I’m VERY excited to help kick off the blog tour for Jack Jordan’s exciting new thriller, Conviction! Read on to find out more…
TO STEAL A MAN’S FREEDOM ALL IT TAKES IS . . . CONVICTION
Wade Darling stands accused of killing his wife and teenage children as they slept before burning the family home to the ground.
When the case lands on barrister Neve Harper’s desk, she knows it could be the career making case she’s been waiting for. But only if she can prove Wade’s innocence.
A matter of days before the case, as Neve is travelling home for the night, she is approached by a man. He tells her she must lose this case or the secret about her own husband’s disappearance will be revealed.
Failing that, he will kill everyone she cares about until she follows orders.
Neve must make a choice – betray every principle she has ever had by putting a potentially innocent man in prison, or risk putting those she loves in mortal danger.
Conviction is a brilliantly-plotted thriller which combines drama and suspense with a legal setting – resulting in an addictive read!
The story follows Barrister Neve Harper as she is assigned a case to defend Wade Darling, who is accused of killing his wife and children but maintains his innocence. Neve’s career is on a great trajectory, so she seems the best person for the job – until she gets a chilling visit from a man who tells her she must lose the case otherwise the secret she’s been hiding will be revealed and the people closest to her will be in danger…
It’s a book that makes you wonder “What would I do in that situation?”, and I always enjoy those kinds of plots. Neve is conflicted and we see her battle against herself to work out if she can still defend Wade whilst protecting her family. She’s a great character and I really enjoyed reading about her as she felt like a realistic, well-rounded person.
I haven’t read any other books by Jack Jordan but this really makes me want to. It’s fast-paced (though the middle felt a bit slower in parts), the legal side isn’t too confusing – everything feels well explained and clear – and it manages to be dramatic without feeling unrealistic. Conviction is an engaging, accessible read that is bound to keep you up late to finish it!
My rating: 4/5
Many thanks to Random Things Tours and Simon & Schuster for providing a copy of this book, on which I chose to write an honest review, and for having me as part of the blog tour!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jack Jordan is the global bestselling author of Do No Harm, Anything for Her, My Girl, A Woman Scorned, Before Her Eyes, and Night by Night an Amazon No.1 bestseller in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Jack’s novel Do No Harm was a Saturday Times Bestseller and was longlisted for a Dead Good Reader Award in 2022.