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The Rapunzel act
Abi Silver
Paperback / softback
Lightning Books
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When Breakfast TV host and nation's darling, Rosie Harper, is found brutally murdered at home, suspicion falls on her spouse, formerly international football star, Danny 'walks on water' Mallard, now living out of the public eye as trans woman, Debbie. Not only must Debbie challenge the hard evidence against her, including her blood-drenched glove at the scene of the crime, she must also contend with the nation's prejudices, as the trial is broadcast live, turning it into a public spectacle. For someone trying to live their life without judgment, it might just be too much to bear.Legal duo Judith Burton and Constance Lamb are subjected to unyielding scrutiny as they strive to defend their most famous client yet.

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Abi Silver was born in Leeds and is a lawyer by profession. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and three sons. Her first courtroom thriller featuring the legal duo Judith Burton and Constance Lamb, The Pinocchio Brief, was published by Lightning Books in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. The Aladdin Trial, featuring the same legal team, was published in 2018, followed by The Cinderella Plan in 2019.

"Rumpole of the Bailey, Kavanagh QC, Perry Mason - now joining their ranks is Judith Burton' -Jewish Chronicle

'A first-rate courtroom thriller' -Daily Mail (Pinocchio Brief)

'A tense thriller wrought from a cutting edge subject' -Times (Cinderella Plan)

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Keyword Index
Detective and mystery stories.
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Number of Pages
320 .

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