Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…

The Holdout by Graham Moore

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Orion Books
Source: Compulsive Readers
Amazon, Hive

About The Book

Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher, Bobby Nock, is the prime suspect. It’s an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed.
Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, persuades the rest of the jurors to vote not guilty: a controversial decision that will change all of their lives forever.
Ten years later, one of the jurors is found dead, and Maya is the prime suspect.
The real killer could be any of the other ten jurors. Is Maya being forced to pay the price for her decision all those years ago?


My Thoughts

We always end the story when the killer is arrested, but what happens to the alleged “killer” during the trial? Will they be convicted or freed no matter all the proofs the police have found? This is the story of Maya Seale, ten years ago she was part of a jury which let go free a presumed killer, she was the one convincing all the other members of the jury to change their decision and let him free. Now, 10 years later everything will come back again, all the members of they jury will reunite for a feature and one of them appears dead. As you can imagine, Maya will be the main suspect, she will have to uncover the truth about the case ten years ago…
I was intrigued by this book since the beginning, this book is based on a real story, how someone convinced a full jury to change the sentence, I know everyone should be presumed innocent until proven guilty, but when there are so many evidence proving someone’s guilt, would you change your mind because someone says it?
The story is intriguing and twisted, we will have two cases on this book, the one from the past and the one Maya is representing now, because she is a lawyer now, and don’t doubt that the case will be interesting too. The story is really easy to follow, told between the different characters and moving between the past and the present the The Holdout is addictive!
If you are searching for a good read for this weekend, this is your book! It will not only make you enjoy a good read but think about justice and all the people involved in this line of work! Ready?


About The Author

Graham is a New York Times bestselling novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. His screenplay for THE IMITATION GAME won the Academy Award and WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2015 and was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
His novels, THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT (2016) and THE SHERLOCKIAN (2010), were published in 24 countries and translated into 19 languages. THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Graham lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Caitlin, and their dog, Janet.