New Year’s Eve, London.
Outside the Hope & Glory pub, a man has been left to die. A victim of extraordinary violence, he will never walk or speak again. He remains in hospital, nameless, until criminal defence lawyer Sarah Kellerman walks onto his ward.
Sarah barely recognises the man she once worked with – he was honourable and kind – what was he involved in? Who wanted him dead? But in her race to uncover the truth, Sarah comes to realise there are two men in her life that she never really knew at all…
I really engaged with Sarah Kellerman in the first book to feature her so was very happy to dive back into her world, one of legal shenanigans and stressful parenting..
When visiting hospital she recognises a friend from her past, seriously injured and seemingly anonymous. This sets off a chain of events that has Sarah involved in lies and cover ups. Meanwhile her personal life is also somewhat in upheaval with the reappearance of her childs Dad and the hidden secrets new love Will has been keeping…
The plotting is intricately engaging, the mystery element clever and twisty- Ruth Mancini sure can spin a good yarn- and with Sarah has given us every woman, balancing work and parenthood, supporting and nurturing a special needs child and still having something of her own life. In Two Dark One Light all of these things collide to give the reader an addictive, layered story that keeps you avidly turning the pages.
Excellent legal drama, entertaining and authentic, let’s hope for many more Sarah Kellerman adventures.