A schoolboy accused of a brutal murder. A retired lawyer with secrets to hide…
A 15-year-old schoolboy is accused of the murder of one of his teachers. His lawyers, the guarded veteran, Judith, and the energetic young solicitor, Constance, begin a desperate pursuit of the truth, revealing uncomfortable secrets about the teacher and the school. But Judith has her own secrets which she risks exposing when it is announced that a new lie-detecting device, nicknamed Pinocchio, will be used during the trial. And is the accused, a troubled boy who loves challenges, trying to help them or not?
The Pinocchio Brief is a gripping, very human thriller which confronts our assumptions about truth and reliance on technology.
Title: The Pinocchio Brief
Genres: fiction, crime
Author: Abi Silver
Publisher: Lightning Books (UK), 2017
Edition: paperback, 380 pages
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”
This book was from the WHSmith at Terminal 2, Heathrow airport. A new lie detecting program? I couldn’t stop myself from taking the book to checkout immediately.
Things I Liked About It
– the plot
Every chapter is small. Each one well links with the next one. When Judith and Constance were doing the investigation, I wasn’t able to put the book down. It was so interesting to get to know more step by step. Later in part 3, when they were in court, I was still hooked. Which was kind of surprising. The thing is that I never really liked court dramas. I’ve watched a lot of crime shows, but I hated the court scenes. #whyididntwatchhowtogetawaywithmurders
However, this book might just change my opinion.
– the characters
The main suspect Raymond ‘Ray’ Maynard is my favourite character. We could get into his mind first-handed.
Things I Disliked About It
To be honest, I truly enjoyed everything in this book.
I had a good time reading this book. I’ll definitely pick up another work from Abi Silver, that is, if she writes another book.
You should pick up this book if you
– want to get into a genius’ head
– are interested in court dramas
– like crime detective stories
– want to know about lie detecting
That’s all for my review of Pinocchio. Have you read it? If you haven’t, just go grab a copy!
Happy reading! I hope you all will have a great Monday!