Book Review: The Lighterman by Simon Michael

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Sapere Books

Pub date: 2 September 2019

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Lighterman is set in London 1964, Charles Holborne a barrister is called upon unexpectedly to defend an individual charged with murder and facing the death penalty. It seems his client isn’t a stranger and things go from bad to worse when Charles realises both of their lives are at risk. Holborne has found himself on the Krays ‘list’.

Can he get the verdict he wants to save his client and stay alive himself?

Holborne is a great character, he’s not your usual barrister and doesn’t fit in with his colleagues.

The trial scene was fantastic, I found myself holding my breath for the verdict.

The Lighterman is the third in the Holborne series but I didn’t feel like I’d missed part of the storyline. It’s such a great story, great characters and a great piece of writing. This book made me want to keep reading all the way to the end. I’ll be adding the previous books to my TBR list.

Thank you to NetGalley and Sapere Books for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my review.

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