Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Random Things Tour - The Night Lawyer

TITLE: The Night Lawyer
AUTHOR: Alex Churchill


Sophie Angel is the night lawyer. Once a week, she's the one who decides what the papers can and can't say.

During the day, she's a barrister. She struggles for justice in a system that's close to collapse, where she confronts the most dangerous aspects of humanity. Her life changes when a wealthy Russian offers her the biggest case of her career, a rape trial with a seemingly innocent client. But is someone manipulating Sophie from the shadows or is the danger much closer to home? 

With her marriage under strain and haunted by nightmares from the past, Sophie must find the answer to these questions before it's too late. This is a story about betrayal, trust, guilt and innocence, played out from the courtrooms of London to the darkest corners of Soviet era Moscow.  

A little known tidbit of information about me is that I was accepted to law school and then at the last minute took a different path.  So you could say that from an early age, I've always been interested in legal-related books and shows.  That's probably one of the reason The Night Lawyer was such a hit for me.  Well, that along with some other things.

First of all Sophie Angel is a wonderful character.  She was born in Soviet Moscow and the author does a great job of weaving courtroom drama with pieces from Sophie's childhood which clue the reader in to some past secrets.  Also, although Sophie has the perfect marriage to anyone looking in from the outside.  That too is riddled is problems which keep developing further as the book proceeds. 

And secondly we have the legal case itself.  It centers around rape allegations and not only does the reader get a glimpse of the inside of British trial law, they also get a ringside seat to how the media can make almost any accused look like a victim and skew what the public really sees.

I've been seeing this book receive quite the buzz and I do believe it's well deserved.  If you love legal thrillers, a strong female protagonist and a intense plot, then you should definitely rush out and grab The Night Lawyer.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alex Churchill was a barrister, specialising in serious crime for over three decades, and a writer.


  1. Thanks so much for the blog tour support xx

  2. Oh hello, new legal thriller -- I am always on the look out for a new thriller like this. And Barb! Law school? What made you change your mind?

    1. I rushed through college with the hopes of having a break before law school. Got my Bachelor's in 3 1/2 years. Took a job in the meantime and met Mr. Barb. It's not like I chose him over law school because he was all for me going but life took me on a different path and it all worked out. And there was the whole more student debt thing.

  3. I had no idea you were going to go to law school, very cool! I love legal thrillers too, this sounds really good😁