In Defense of Guilt

In Defense of Guilt

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"In Defense of Guilt is a fast-paced legal thriller with a spiritual twist. Well written and highly recommended." --Melanie Bragg, Author of Crosstown Park

Representing a man accused of throwing his wife overboard, chic attorney Lauren Hill begins to artfully present her case. But when Judge Howell seems to morph into God, Lauren's life of infidelity, poor parenthood, and self-absorption is questioned by the Almighty, who charges Lauren with committing the seven deadly sins. But is this real or fantasy? Is Lauren on the edge of a nervous breakdown, or is God presiding and ultimately deciding Lauren's fate? In Defense of Guilt is a gripping story of self-discovery, justice, and ultimately about love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 331g
  • English
  • 163393652X
  • 9781633936522

Review quote

"In Defense of Guilt is a fast-paced legal thriller with a spiritual twist. Well written and highly recommended." --Melanie Bragg, Author of Crosstown Park

" An inspirational message that extends far beyond the guilt or innocence of the accused. A truly enjoyable read." --John J. Jessop, Author of Pleasuria

"Through edgy protagonist and defense attorney Lauren Hill, Berkley places us in the midst of a murder trial that could itself be the backbone of an exciting legal thriller--but the metaphysical twist that threatens to change the trial into Hill's own Judgment Day takes In Defense of Guilt to the next level." --Christopher Leibig, Author of Almost Mortal (2016 Indie Book Award)

"In Defense of Guilt is a modern-day parable that turns a murder trial on its 'ear.' And you'll have to read to the end to see what happens to hard-charging defense attorney Lauren Hill, who confronts God in her courtroom." --Betsy Ashton, Author of the Mad Max mystery series, Unintended Consequences, Uncharted Territory, and Unsafe Haven

"When they open Ben Berkley's In Defense of Guilt, readers have every reason to expect a page-turner about murder, sex, and the law. What they get is a page-turner of a very different sort. By the time the judge is transformed into God, and smart, sexy attorney Lauren Hill discovers herself accused of the Seven Deadly Sins, there's no going back for Berkley's characters or his readers. Unfortunately, the only person to witness any of this is Lauren herself. Is it fantasy or reality? And does it matter? Instead of a book about murder and sex and the law, expect a book whose themes are forgiveness and love and redemption." --Dean Robertson, Author of Looking for Lydia; Looking for God
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12 ratings
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4 25% (3)
3 8% (1)
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