The Trial by Rob Rinder


The Trial by Rob Rinder


When hero policeman Grant Cliveden dies from a poisoning in the Old Bailey, it threatens to shake the country to its core.

The evidence points to one man. Jimmy Knight has been convicted of multiple offences before and defending him will be no easy task. Not least because this is trainee barrister Adam Green’s first case.

But it will quickly become clear that Jimmy Knight is not the only person in Cliveden’s past with an axe to grind.

The only thing that’s certain is that this is a trial which will push Adam – and the justice system itself – to the limit . . .

The Trial

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My Review of The Trial

Many thanks to NetGalley for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

Having read many police procedurals it was very refreshing to read this crime drama from the perspective of pupil barrister Adam Green. The book was written with genuine insight into the justice system and Rob Rinder’s expertise in this field really comes through.

Adam is given a case involving the sudden death of a well known and acclaimed police officer.  His job is to defend Jimmy Knight, a serial offender and prove to his boss that he is up to the job. Adam works tirelessly on the case, even though it seems to be an open and shut case. Eventually he begins to unravel secrets which change everything.

I loved how humour was added into the story by adding conversations between Adam and his overbearing mother. This was a fascinating insight into the British legal system with great storytelling and intriguing characters.


Your favourite authors love THE TRIAL:

‘This is a book that takes you to the dark heart of the criminal justice system. They are all here – the good, the bad, the innocent and the guilty. I have not enjoyed a legal thriller this much since Grisham’s The Firm‘ Tony Parsons

The Trial is in the best tradition of John Mortimer’s Rumpole series. A hugely enjoyable British
courtroom drama’ Steve Cavanagh

‘Rinder’s personal experiences as a barrister shine through in a cracking courtroom drama packed with tension and sharp wit’ Sunday Express

The Trial is both a whodunnit and a court procedural’ The Independent

‘Energetic, warm, laced with humour with a truly inventive mode of murder’ Sarah Vaughan



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