The Sentence

by Christina Dalcher

On Sale: 08/17/2023

About the Book

The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon, VOX

‘Shocking, emotive, urgent and original’ Chris Whitaker

’A non-stop thrill ride’ Jeffery Deaver

’Queen of the “what if” thriller. Unflinching, unguessable and unputdownable’ Simon Lelic

’Thrilling, topical and timely … I ripped through this in a few days’ Louise Swanson

’Provocative, inventive and compulsively page-turning’ David Koepp

The one decision you can’t take back

Prosecutor, Justine Boucher has only asked for the death penalty once, in a brutal murder case.

In doing so, she put her own life on the line. Because, if the convicted are later found innocent, the lawyer who requested the execution will be sentenced to death.

Justine had no doubt that the man she sent to the chair was guilty.

Until now.

Presented with evidence that could prove his innocence, Justine must find out the truth before anyone else does.

Her life depends on it.

Critical Praise

Praise for <i>The Sentence</i>

’Absorbing, dynamic, button-pushing’ ROSS ARMSTRONG

‘A riveting treatise on criminal justice’ ALLISON DICKSON

Praise for Christina Dalcher

‘A truly compulsive novel’ <i>STYLIST</i>

‘Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be’ LEE CHILD

‘Thought-provoking and thrilling’ <i>WOMAN & HOME</i>

‘Extraordinary’ LOUISE O’NEILL

‘A fast-paced, twisting thriller’ <i>DAILY MAIL</i>

‘Terrifyingly plausible’ LOUISE CANDLISH

‘[Dalcher] knows how to hit the emotional buttons . . .compelling’ <i>GUARDIAN</i>


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008559496
  • ISBN 10: 000855949X
  • Imprint: HQ
  • On Sale: 08/17/2023
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Legal
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Political
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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