Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Elliot Rook, QC: Book 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019 - 352 pages
The start of a fantastic new legal series, perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, written by an acclaimed QC Elliot Rook is the epitome of a highly successful, old-Etonian QC. Or so everyone believes. In fact, he is an ex-petty criminal with a past that he has spent decades keeping secret. Until now ... An unidentified young woman of Middle Eastern origin has been found murdered on the outskirts of Rook's home town. Billy Barber - a violent football hooligan and white-supremacist - is accused of her murder. Barber insists that Rook must defend him. If Rook refuses, Barber will expose him, bringing crashing to the ground the life and career that Rook has spent his life building. The truth is there for the finding. But at what cost?

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I liked this very much, but I didn't love it. Elliot is not concealing his past from the Bar Council and the head of his chambers thankfully - just from everyone else - I feared a "Suits" type ... Read full review

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Picked up this book in the library because the title sounded promising! DEFINITELY worth it - an excellent read!! Looking forward to reading more of this/these author(s) works.

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About the author (2019)

Born the son of a coal miner, Gary Bell QC left school without any qualifications and drifted in and out of a number of jobs before being convicted of fraud aged eighteen. He then spent two years penniless and homeless in Europe, before returning to his studies aged twenty-one and, after seven years, became a barrister. He has spent the last thirty years at the Bar, becoming a QC in 2012. He specialises in defending major fraud and murder trials.

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