“The Holdout” was a thrilling legal mystery. 25-year-old black teacher Bobby Nock, is on trial for killing white 15 year old pupil Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion dollar fortune. Her body hasn’t been discovered, but that isn’t going to stop this trial going forward.
There are 12 members of the jury in this high profile murder trial, and it’s expected that Bobby Nock’s conviction is a foregone conclusion - that is until jury member Maya Seale manages to persuade the other jury members to vote not guilty.
10 years later Maya is now a successful lawyer. Unfortunately, she is also the prime suspect in the murder of one of the jurors after a reunion at the hotel in which they were sequestered during the trial.
I think it’s a case of the less you know, the more interesting you’ll find this one. As legal thrillers go it’s pretty great. It was a riveting read with twists and turns, with a cracking ending. If you enjoy legal dramas, then look no further.