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The Suspect

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Many thanks to the author publisher and Netgalley for a free ARC of this ebook.
I enjoyed this book so much, after having read Rob Rinders first book, I was hopeful that the second in the series would be as good or at least wouldn't disappoint. It was a first class read. If you enjoy a legal drama with humour, pazazz and a few dark undertones you'll enjoy this. It's fast paced, with well written, believable characters. Legal process and terminology are explained clearly.
5 stars.

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Another great story from Rob Rinder. I enjoyed the return to chambers and the developing careers of the lead characters. It was face paced and realistic and I enjoyed both cases - the murder of a TV celeb on live telly and a story of gangs and the lengths brothers go to for family. There were plenty of twists and some interesting questions about morality and the implications of honesty - is it always the right thing to do? There were funny moments too - usually in the form of Adam's mum which kept this balanced. A really great read.

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Great follow up to The Trial. Adam Green continues on his path as a junior barrister. This time with the world and media watching. A TV personality is murdered, but the suspect seems too good to be true?Adam's gut instincts carry him down numerous paths, but he knows all too well he needs to keep his head. Plenty of tension, and many questions arise about morals and the implications of being honest. Topped with a sprinkling humour throughout, in the form of calls from his mum that keep Adam grounded, The Suspect is a great second novel. I do hope there is more to come.

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The storyline was good but I think I expected more from Rob Rinder.. His legal knowledge is good and I found it fascinating.. I am giving this 4 stars because if it was anyone other than Rob Rinder that is what I would give.
Thank you for the opportunity of giving my unbiased opinion

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Thanks to #NetFalley and publishers for an #ARC of #TheSuspect.
Having recently read Rob Rinders debut book, I can see that he stuck to a similar format for this book. However it worked and this is another good read, if you enjoyed the first one as I did. It gives a little insight into the view of the legal system from an insider also, which I found interesting.

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This is a follow up to Rob Rinder’s first Adam Green legal thriller. It follows the same format in that Adam has to act on behalf of several clients as a barrister, there is a murder- a very public one when a tv presenter dies on air and Adam has to defend the man accused of her murder..There is also a sub plot about a young man accused of possessing firearms as his brother is in a gang and has probably hidden them in his bedroom. Adam has to try and get young Alexei off and persuades him to go against his sibling but is not sure if he is doing the right thing. Will it make him a target of the gang?
The questioning of their own actions and the potential outcomes by all the young barristers was quite telling- getting your client off does not always work well!
There is the usual humour as Adam phones his mother and discusses her life and his own love life or lack of in her eyes.
Although I enjoyed this book and was happy to finish it I did not find it as gripping or compelling as the previous novel
Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my advance copy.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-arc. I loved this witty and compelling mystery. The writing is great and the story had a great twist. Already looking forward to Rob Rinder's next!

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Suspect, the second in the series by Rob Rinder. ( I hadn't read the first and it did not detract from my enjoyment).
A gripping and at times amusing read, it is peopled with recognisable characters from the media world, and Adam Greene, the junior barrister is a sympathetic and likeable lead. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publishers for allowing me to access an arc.

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The suspect is the second book written by Rob Rinder and the follow up from ‘The trial’
We are back with Junior Barrister Adam Greene who has finished his pupillage and now secured his tenancy at Stag Court. His first case as a junior Barrister is a high profile one. It is investigating the murder of TV presenter Jessica Holby. Who died of anaphylactic shock on live television on the show ‘Wake up Britain’. Millions of viewers saw her take her last breath on live TV. But the case that everyone thinks is an open and shut case, is not all that it seems.
The other case is of a young boy who is covering for his brother, That the guns that he is stashing in his rooms are his. But his brother is part of a gang that is well known to the local constabulary and Adam Greene. So, they know he is not telling the truth.
This is another great read in the series. I liked the premise. It is not bogged down with legal jargon. It is a great mix of a legal drama and the story about their personal lives and coping and working in the legal system and the sense of humour in the storyline. Especially his relationship with his mother and she is trying to match make him with someone he works with. Can’t wait to read more 5 stars from me.

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Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for this ARC.

An easy and enjoyable read. You could read this as a standalone but would probably benefit from reading the first in the series first as it gives some insight into the characters. The majority of crime books skip over the actual trial etc so it makes a refreshing change to read the scenes in the court room. The conversations between Adam and his mum bring some humour to the book too.

4.5 stars from me.

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Sadly I didn’t enjoy this book as much as Rinder’s first but I still enjoyed it! I find Rinder’s insight on the legal system endlessly fascinating

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I really enjoyed The Suspect (ebook) a mystery thriller by Rob Rinder and is the follow-up to The Trial and both books are based on Rob's own experiences as a barrister. This is my first book which I have read by this author.

Adam Green a junior barrister has his work cut out and some when he has to step into a co-worker's case when he goes off sick at his chambers.

A TV host Jessica Holby died on a live broadcast show called Wake Up Britain which involved a regular celebrity chef Sebastian Brooks who is the main suspect and Adam has to keep his wits about him as he is working 24/7 in order to get justice for Jessica and there seems to be more than one suspect.

He has also been assigned to help on another case involving a young boy, involving guns and a devious gang.

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A death live on air on daytime TV! Wow! I was completely invested in the plot from the very start and it all seemed like a very cut and dried case for junior barrister, Adam Green. Of course, that didn't turn out to be quite the case.

I really liked Adam and especially enjoyed his hilarious conversations with his mum! The timing of them throughout the book was a great way of lightening the dark mood of murder.

I felt the pacing fell away a little in the middle part of the book, but it picked up again towards the end with a big, twisty ending!

4 ⭐️ Thanks to Netgalley, Rob Rinder and Random House Cornerstone for an ARC in return for an honest review.

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This second book in Rob Rinder’s series featuring young barrister Adam Green was well-written and interesting, yet it didn't captivate me as much as the first installment, The Trial. The characters (new and old) were realistically portrayed and well-developed, and I found the inner workings of the chambers and court rooms fascinating. The scenes from the trials were engaging, and I particularly enjoyed the amusing phone calls with the protagonist's mother. However, it just lacked the unique charm of the first book. Nevertheless, it was still an enjoyable and entertaining read, and I look forward to the next installment.

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This is the second book in a series, but, can definitely be read as a standalone.

I found it a solid, good read.

A woman tv personality dies on screen and a young lawyer is drafted onto the case. It’s a well written, cleverly constructed drama with solidly drawn characters and an interesting storyline.
It’s written with the confidence of someone who knows the world of law and celebrity and I enjoyed it.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to preview.

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I hadn't read the prequel to this easy and entertaining read. It doesn’t matter in that it works as a standalone but it would probably have helped. For example, there were lots of characters to keep track off especially in the beginning and lots of references to a previous court case. Despite only having a small part, Adam's mum was probably my favourite character. She's hilarious and I loved their phone conversations. As you’d expect, the courtroom scenes towards the end are also very good. The plot itself is reasonable but secondary anyway to the insights into our legal and justice system.

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Another gripping novel by Rob Rinder where the charming Adam Green is faced with another high profile case. I really enjoy reading from Adams perspective, he is often unknowingly very funny and witty as he describes his cases and thoughts and his interactions with his mum are my favourite. Rinder often gives a social commentary on the state of the criminal justice system in a really subtle way.

I particularly enjoy the really unusual way that the victims in Rinders books meet their end, so inventive and fascinating.

A real page turner as I tried to work out if the accused that Adam was assisting defend was guilty or not I was really invested in this clever plot. Once all was revealed I was still surprised how I had missed all the clues. I really hope there will be more books about Adam Green in the future. A really pleasurable read.

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Fabulous follow up to the first book. I was overjoyed to catch up with the characters that made the first book so memorable. Great plot too, I was totally off with my guess of who the murderer was. It did make me wonder which tv personality the victim was modelled on! There really is no end to the talents of Rob Rinder, this is an enjoyable and realistic read with obvious inside information about a barrister’s chambers. I loved it.

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This could be called Adam Green Rides Again (Writhes Again?). I enjoyed the first book, particularly as it was a debut. I liked this follow-up but it felt like a rewriting of the first.

The main character continues to find his way through the British legal system and the vagaries of his Chambers despite his innate goodness and his mother features a little too much for me. Overall, it was an entertaining read but if there is another Adam Green book, it will need to have some changes.

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I loved reading this book about the exploits of young barrister Adam Green as he tries to get sufficient evidence to help his client in his trial for the death of a morning show host. You can feel how nervous he is in his inexperience. The phone calls with his mother add a comic interlude to the more serious court proceedings. It is fascinating to go behind the scenes of court procedure and realise how much work goes into defending accused persons. Its a fascinating story well written with engaging characters, even if those characters are not nice people. With thanks to the author and publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to read this advanced copy.

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