Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Accomplished scientist Yvonne Carmichael has an affair with a mysterious Westminster staffer. At first their trysts are thrilling, but soon lead to an extraordinary act of violence that puts everything at risk. A complex tale of adultery, murder and deception adapted for the screen by the BBC.
The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
An 11-year-old boy is accused of murdering an eight-year-old neighbour. Daniel Hunter, London solicitor and defender of lost causes, is tasked with helping the accused. Emotionally wrought and richly detailed, The Guilty One is a deeply human story of redemption and regret.
You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood
A young man from South London stands accused of murder. Just before closing speeches, he sacks his lawyer and decides to defend himself. His QC told him to omit some things and he wants to tell the truth. A tense and timely novel from barrister Mahmood.