Lying in Judgment (hardcover)


In this courtroom thriller, Peter Robertson serves on the jury of a murder trial — for the crime that he committed.

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Peter Robertson, 33, discovers his wife is cheating on him. Following her suspected boyfriend one night, he erupts into a rage, beats him and leaves him to die… or so he thought. Soon he discovers that he has killed the wrong man – a perfect stranger.

Six months later, impaneled on a jury, he realizes that the murder being tried is the one he committed. After wrestling with his conscience, he works hard to convince the jury to acquit the accused man. But the prosecution’s case is strong as the accused man had both motive and opportunity to commit the murder. As the pressure builds, Peter begins to slip up and reveal things that only the murderer would know – and Christine, a pretty and intelligent alternate juror, suspects something is amiss.

Meanwhile, Peter’s wife leaves him, his mother suffers a series of debilitating strokes, and his best friend and employee, accused of sexual harassment, needs Peter’s help that he’s too preoccupied to give. As jurors one by one declare their intention to convict, Peter’s conscience eats away at him and he careens toward nervous breakdown, revealing details about the crime that had not been disclosed in court.

Lying in Judgment is a gripping courtroom thriller about a good man’s search for redemption for his tragic, fatal mistake, pitted against society’s search for justice. Read an excerpt of Lying in Judgment here.

Genre: Thrillerfeatured finalist on Literary Lightbox "Indie Spotlight," Autumn/Winter 2016
Audiences: 14+
Length: 368 pages
ISBN: 978- 0997496703

Awards and honors for Lying in Judgment

Lying in Judgment was a BookWorks Book of the Week selectionLying in Judgment was selected as a featured finalist on Literary Lightbox’s “Indie Spotlight” for Autumn/Winter 2016-17!

Lying in Judgment was also selected as “Book of the Week” for July 11-17, 2016!

Just released: Lying in Vengeance, the long-awaited sequel to Lying in Judgment!

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Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 1 in


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