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  • Final Witness - 9780007444502

Final Witness

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Simon Tolkien
01/09/2011
978-0-00-744450-2
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It’s the trial - and scandal - of the decade: Greta Grahame, the beautiful young wife of Minister of defence Sir Peter Robinson, is accused of conspiring to murder her predecessor, Peter’s first wife, Anne.

The prosecution case depends heavily on the evidence of one witness - Greta’s sixteen-year-old stepson, Thomas.

A dreamy, bookish boy, Tom was present but hidden on the night two men broke into their ancestral home, The House of the Four Winds, and killed his mother. His testimony steadfastly links Greta to the hitmen.

But the boy’s motives are unclear. Is he so crazed by grief that he would frame his stepmother for murder? Or are his feelings toward Greta more complicated than anyone realizes? Might he actually be jealous of his father, jealous enough to destroy what remains of his own family? Or is he telling the truth - that this cunning young woman will stop at nothing in her pursuit of wealth and status?

Simon Tolkien combines compelling courtroom drama and classic psychological suspense in this sharply etched page-turner.

Previously published in 2003 as The Stepmother.
“Half Christie and half Grisham – with a certain panache.” — Los Angeles Times

“A legal thriller ripped from tomorrow’s headlines … a remarkably skillful novel, brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed.” — Washington Post

“A very British thriller, it deals with the notions of class, privilege and inheritance, but also a healthy dose of earthy sexual tension … a page turner.” — Daily Mail

“Makes you desperate to find out what happens in the end.” — Sunday Telegraph

“Simon Tolkien has the potential to become the British John Grisham. Writing in the shadow of his grandfather is certainly no easy task, but with clever plot twists, capable handling of courtroom scenes, and an unerring ability to build suspense, he has proven in Final Witness that he can uphold the family name.’ BookPage
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