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Publisher's Summary

“Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.” After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phone call from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her. Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth - to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves...

©2010 Mark Gimenez (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"For my money, Grisham has grown stale over the past five years while Gimenez has gone from strength to strength…this is one of the best legal thrillers since Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent in 1987." ( Daily Mail)

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  • Trish
  • 03-05-13

Enjoyable

Not as good as "The Goveners Wife" which was a serious read. At times I thought I was reading a comedy & it did make me smile. On the whole I enjoyed this sequel to "The Goveners Wife"

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  • Judith
  • 03-29-16

Great follow up

Read this on the back of the colour of law and was equally gripped. A really enjoyable
listen tied up any loose ends from the previous book. Like his other book a little slow to get going but once it does it romps away.

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  • Carôle
  • 06-06-18

Great Story - Poor Narrator

Ordinarily Jef Harding is a great narrator but, because I had listened to ‘The Colour Of Law’ immediately preceding this, it was jarring hearing how Jef pronounced some of the characters names (1 in particular), as opposed to how it was previously (& I assume, correctly) pronounced by Pete Bradbury. Especially given that the name was supposed to be French! It really grated on me and spoilt that aspect of the story for me!

Overall, the story was really engrossing - the ending was a shock! I am now committed to reading ‘The Absence Of Guilt’.

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  • AReader
  • 05-15-18

Enjoyable listen

Jeff Harding's performance is excellent, as always. In fact, I chose this book from looking at things he had narrated.

The writing is good too - I mean the actual prose.

I did find the story interesting, though as a lawyer myself I really wonder if the procedures around the trial itself were really in accordance with Texas law. It all seemed remarkably ad hoc, with new witnesses popping from nowhere with previously unheard testimony. The stuff about the judge's political reasons for her conduct of the trial would worry me a lot if I were in Texas!

I also detected echoes of other crime novels, which I suppose is almost inevitable.

I did enjoy listening to it though and was keen to get to the end and see what the outcome was. Although I didn't have much sympathy for the alleged killer as a person - can there really be women in the US married for years to successful lawyers but who are so infantilised they don't even have their own bank accounts?

Although this is the second in a series, I didn't feel it was necessary to have heard the first one. I'm going to buy another one from this stable.

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  • wrexham
  • 07-12-17

Good listen

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Narration really engaging. The narrator was very good and made listening easy

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  • Mr. P. Morris
  • 03-09-17

Very enjoyable

What did you like most about Accused?

Jeff Hardings narration I really like. I first heard him on a Lee Child book.
I have read the Scott Fenny series in reverse!! My fault
But very good story.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The court scene where Scott was constantly challenging the Judges decisions pre-trial

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Almost!

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  • Janice
  • 06-05-14

Another good listen from Mark Gimenez

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would certainly recommend this book but I would say, read 'The Colour of Law' first as this is a sequel to that book.

What did you like best about this story?

Like the first book the storey keeps going at a good pace, it holds your interest. Although it revolves heavily around the law, it doesn't delve deaply into it, it's not complicated, which in my opinion makes it an easy listen. Great for walking the dogs!

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

I like Jeff Harding, I have listened to a few books he's narrated and I think he's excellent. I will say however that Pete Bradbury read the first book and in my opinion, his voice seemed to suit the characters better. It annoyed me a little in this book whent the pronunciation of Pajamae's name was changed from Paschamae to Pajamy.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I wouldn't say it moved me but the very end of the book on the boat, I wasn't expecting the narrative, perhaps I should have been.

Any additional comments?

I hope there are more in this series, I enjoyed the characters and would like to see how they develop.

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  • DENYZE
  • 01-01-17

No not the next Grisham.

An interesting storyline. Some fun humour. Misogynistic and an insult to many men. Not as cleverly crafted as Grisham at his best .
Enjoyable but forgettable.