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Book Review – The Holdout by Graham Moore @MrGrahamMoore @orionbooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #LegalThriller


WHOA!! WHAT. A. BOOK!! Shut the front door. It was twisty, it was rocking, it blew my mind away with the legal aspects interleaved with the human psyche. So literally, shut the door and get to reading this cracking thriller.

One case 10 years ago of a black man being accused of a murder of a white girl. 12 members of the jury. One thought non guilty, rest favored guilty. Over time, all the rest came to the non guilty verdict. 10 years later Maya was a defense attorney, and Rick came to her with a proposal. The case was going to be discussed on a podcast and all jurors were called back. And a murder occurred.

My first book by author Graham Moore, the story was brilliant in its conceptualization to execution. Every step made me feel there was something more to the jurors and the case. Tension hid at every corner waiting to pounce on me. And I welcomed that. A wisp of truth seemed hidden behind the statements. It reminded me of a game of chess where every move was strategized well.

I had so many theories about what could have happened. And the author sideswiped me a brilliant move. Damn, I could never play chess. The book worked at many levels. It gave me those butterflies of an impendending twist. It raised my suspicions about the plot that was to happen. My twisted mind kept thinking about the ways this could have played out. Absolutely dramatic. Wow!!

Kept me completely engrossed for those few hours until I reached the end. A fantastic midnight read.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?

It was the most sensational case of the decade.

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?

Publication Date: February 2020

22 thoughts on “Book Review – The Holdout by Graham Moore @MrGrahamMoore @orionbooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #LegalThriller Leave a comment

  1. awesome review! you have me looking for it. and btw, this phrase “the story was brilliant in its conceptualization to execution.” is beautiful. why do i get the feeling you have a better command of the English language than i do? university in the US or England?

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    • Omg GIN… You are the best. My review today is on bullying and I was bullied too with a couple of authors asking me if I could write or read English… So I am going to screen’s hit this and show it to everyone. Especially that B**CH who said she would correct my English if I send her my review before publishing it.

      I have read books for 4 decades now, so some of it had to have seeped into me… 😂 😂 😂


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