From the award-winning author of Quicksand , a gripping legal thriller that follows one woman’s conflicted efforts to overturn what may be a wrongful conviction.
I’m giving you a chance to achieve every lawyer’s dream, said Sophia Weber’s old professor. Freeing an innocent man.
Thirteen years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was murdered. Doctor Stig Ahlin was sentenced to life in prison. But no one has forgotten the brutal crime. Ahlin is known as one of the most ruthless criminals.
When Sophia Weber discovers critical flaws in the murder investigation, she decides to help Ahlin. But Sophia’s doing her utmost to get her client exonerated arouses many people’s disgust. And the more she learns, the more difficult her job becomes. What kind of man is her client really? What has he done? And will she ever know the truth?
Beyond All Reasonable Doubt by Malin Persson Giolito is one of those novels that are deep, dark, and suspenseful. It kept me guessing the entire time. I was wondering if the man truly was innocent or guilty. The lawyer is a strong character. She wanted to find out the truth and to handle this high priority case. It made for a good career leap. But as the investigation and truth are being dug into things go bad quickly. Murder and a race to find the answers propelled me to dig further. I liked the unpredictability of this thriller. Most times, I can guess the answers to the five w’s. In this novel, I could not. That made it refreshing. The plot was entertaining. There was enough stuff to keep it suspenseful. I wished there was a bit more action. Otherwise, it was a great read.