This entertaining audiobook narrated by Steve Scherf is about a lawyer called Arthur Beauchamp and the story flits between two different times in his life.
The first is back in 1962 when as a young lawyer Arthur Beauchamp, takes on his first murder trial – his job, to defend Gabriel Swift a young aboriginal boy who is accused of killing Professor Dermot Mulligan, and the second is the retired Arthur, living at his farm on the fictional Garibaldi Island.
Some things can prey on your mind decades later and this case still haunts Arthur, even after five decades, so he finds himself coming out of retirement and facing his demons.
This story is complex, yet realistic with brilliant courtroom scenes which are William Deverell’s trademark. This audiobook also provides the listener with a discerning glimpse into life in British Columbia in the early 1960’s.