News coming to us here at the studio this early summer morning confirms that Seun Phillips, a renowned Landsberg-award-winning journalist, was found dead in her office at The Announcer (a national newspaper publication) at about 6:30am. She was found seated in an upright position with her fingers set over a keyboard and her eyes, wide open, staring at a desktop screen. Early medical reports say that she experienced Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome - in other words, she died in her sleep. However, we will have more information about that after further medical examinations have been carried out. At the time of this broadcast, neither The Announcer or the local police department has responded to our requests for comments. Seun is bereaved by her… her… oh my God...there is a guy in here.
Right there, behind you John… he has a gun... someone call the po…”
Junior barrister Jack Kowalski is crushed. His client Timothy Smart appears to have committed a monstrous crime while on bail – a bail application Jack fought hard to win.
When a high-profile Polish footballer is charged with rape and demands a fellow countryman represent him, Jack must overcome his guilt and get back to work. Before long he takes on a second case, a GBH for instructing solicitor Lara Panassai, who Jack remains desperate to impress. But neither case is what it seems, and Jack will face an extraordinary uphill battle to see that justice is done...
The second Jack Kowalski novel, Unconvicted is a gripping courtroom drama written with the expert insight of a practising criminal barrister, perfect for fans of William L. Myers, Deborah Hawkins, and Scott Turow.
'A book so on point I felt like I was reading tomorrow’s headlines.' Nigel Adams Bookworm
'It had enough twists and turns to keep me glued right to the last page. I look forward to reading more in the series.' Reader review
'It’s a right proper page turner and no mistake... This is very intelligent storytelling here, walking the line between entertainment and authenticity extremely well and balancing character and action perfectly... Highly recommended.' Liz Loves
'Another winner... really looking forward to round three.' Reader review
'Undoubtedly an author to watch out for... this legal thriller was excellent and kept me interested all the way through.' Reader review
After a long day at work, Alicia - a young wife - rushes home to prepare a meal for her wealthy husband, Chris, who has been away on a business trip for weeks. Her high hopes and excitement turns sour when she finds him lifeless on their matrimonial bed. The experience triggers her mental health issues and renders her unstable, unhinged and barely able to speak. Hidden security camera footages timestamp Alicia in the house at the time of Chris’ death. This leaves everyone including the cops - and Ade, who is Chris’ twin sister and Alicia’s best friend - believing she’s the killer.
Julius, an austere detective sergeant, finds irregularities in the case against Alicia and puts everything on the line to dig deeper in search of the dark secrets that plagued the lives and relationship of the two lovers. What he finds is a trail of violence, lies, and psychosis deeply rooted in those unsuspecting closed-door conversations and interactions that are commonplace in households.
Through a ruthlessly twisted and thrilling series of events, Domestic takes you on a twinkle-toed, high-speed, chase for the truth about our homes that we always ignore.
He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body and spent the next year recovering in hospitals and rehab facilities. During that year of physical recovery, Runyon began to question what he’d done, undertaking the complicated journey from near-death back to high school, and from suicide back to the emotional mainstream of life.