You are the jury.
When Jane Bell uncovered that her next-door neighbour planned to blow up their
local primary school, she tried to get the police to listen to her. When they chose to
do nothing, she took matters into her own hands.
Jane Bell saved the children. She is a hero. She stopped a terrorist attack. She
murdered a man. Jane Bell committed a crime, and no matter what herreasons are
surely she must face the legal repercussions of her actions.
Now several people follow Jane’s case, each with their own thoughts on what
happened. Is Jane the hero or the villain? It’s up to you to decide
A Bobby-Dazzler of a Debut!
Everything you could ever want in a cracking crime thriller!
When Jane Bell drove into her street after dropping her children off, the last thing on her mind was killing someone but, upon seeing her rarely seen neighbour out in the open, she floored the accelerator and killed him. Why would a perfectly nice woman, who lives for her family, suddenly commit a criminal act? That’s the big question . . .
We very quickly discover the circumstances which led to Jane’s actions and, if you’re like me, you will speedily decide whose side you’re on! This is a gripping read from beginning to end, and one it is very hard to tear yourself away from. Whilst it’s easy to put yourself in Jane’s shoes, you also get the opportunity to see things from the perspective of her husband, the police officer in charge of her case, the local journalist covering the story, the lawyer who is representing her in court and, of course, Jane herself. It is, without doubt, a shocking read and one which is ideal for any book club as there are so many angles to consider along with the big question of guilty or not guilty? If you have ever come across the expression ‘the law is an ass’ then this story will will make you ponder upon that very thing; I have often thought there is a difference between following the letter of the law and doing what is right, and S. J. Ford gets right to the heart of that. The Choice is an absolute page-turner and one it’s almost impossible to put down! If you are going to burst into the book world with a stunning novel, then this is the way to do it. An awesome read, one I enjoyed tremendously and which earns my highest recommendation and five fat sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher both for my copy via NetGalley and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime suspense thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 364 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 03 March 2022
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S. J. Ford is twenty-six years old and lives in the Cheshire countryside. She currently
works in online marketing and writes part-time – gathering the quirky, emotional and
problematic to feed her imagination and unleash her pen. She has a Golden Retriever
that she relishes going on adventures with, a horse that lets her fly, and her favourite
place is Cemaes Bay on Anglesey. The Choice is SJ’s debut novel in this genre.
- Twitter: @thechoiceauthor