Maya managed to convince her fellow jurors that there was not enough evidence to convict Jessica’s teacher, Bobby Nock, of the crime, and he was judged not guilty – to the rage of Jessica’s parents, who all believe he did it, and the rest of the world. Now a podcast is planning a docuseries about the old case, and Maya’s been reluctantly ordered to get involved. Then one of the jury members winds up dead, and she becomes the prime suspect. Written in snappy chapters, and short, bullish sentences, this is a lot of (silly, gripping) fun.
a beguilingly complex scenario combining a double legal thriller with a double whodunnit, as Maya has to turn detective to solve both murders — Rick’s, in order to stay out of jail, and the student’s, to nail the real killer at last. Moore’s background as a screenwriter might explain his accomplished plotting; but he excels, too, at in-depth characterisation.