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Kiss and Tell introduces us to 'down to earth' lawyer Jill Shadow. She's overcome
a traumatic past, one kept hidden from both professional colleagues and her 12 year
old daughter Hannah... and when imminent danger sees Jill transferred to a safe house,
and her daughter abducted from school, Jill soon realises it’s a past she must confront.
Desperate to piece things together Jill knows there are two linked events which might
help the authorities trace her missing daughter... her involvement in the Bella Kiss
drug case and the release of her former partner Jimmy Briscoe from a lengthy jail
With her routine existence shattered, Jill finds herself battling with major drugs
dealers, who have access to phenomenal illicit profit and some high powered friends...
..with time running out Jill must use all her streetwise skills, to expose the truth
When London lawyer Jim Harwood is introduced to the beautiful and enigmatic Sarena
he is instantly smitten. However, with his jealous work colleague Loren on their
tail, their dalliance comes to a sudden and catastrophic end.
Though Sarena’s demise was accidental, Jim knows that to a jury it will look like
a classic ‘love triangle’ murder. He reckons he has no option but to distance both
Loren and himself from the crime scene, and does so by providing the police with
both an alternative scenario and a far more likely suspect...
...Enter the hapless Elton Spears, an unhinged and gullible ‘care in the community'
patient. Jim knows that Elton is potentially dangerous, and
that he has committed previous crimes which might suggest he’s the likely assailant.
He seems the perfect patsy. Indeed, Jim seems to have all bases covered... not only
does he use all his criminal law experience to frame Elton, but he represents him
too, thereby having control and conduct of his case...
Jim’s strategy to escape from culpability seems as risky as it is reprehensible,
and when things start to go wrong at Elton’s murder trial he not only regrets his
actions but seeks a path to redemption. He may have cleverly outwitted the authorities,
and skilfully manipulated the system, but as Sarena's death comes back to haunt him
he discovers that playing with truth is a very dangerous game...
Described as a ‘devilishly clever and inventive tale’ and a ‘tense and edgy thriller’Defending Elton is full of neat twists and turns, which keep you guessing how things
will turn out, right to the unexpected end.