by Williams, Nicola, Evaristo, Bernardine | Fiction & related items
Published 04/02/2021 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom as part of the Black Britain: Writing Back series
Paperback | 384 pages
‘Impressive and unique. As relevant today as it was over two decades go’ Bernardine Evaristo, from the IntroductionA gripping, propulsive courtroom thriller following barrister Lee Mitchell as she uncovers the dark secrets of London’s obscenely richLee Mitchell is a thirty-year-old barrister from a working-class Caribbean background: in the cut-throat environment of the courtroom, everything is stacked against her. After she takes on the high-profile case of notorious millionaire playboy Clive Omartian – arrested along with his father and stepbrother for eye-wateringly exorbitant fraud – the line between her personal and professional life becomes dangerously blurred.
Spiralling further into Clive’s trail of debauchery and corruption, she finds herself in alarmingly deep waters. Can she survive her case, let alone win it?Selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation.