Talking about this book? Be sure to tag it using #AlingeringCrime #NetGalley
A Lingering Crime follows Jack Watson as he is arrested for a crime he did not commit and extradited to Florida, a State he has never visited, to stand trial for murder. Upon discovering that the murdered teacher is the man who subjected him to sexual abuse many years ago, Jack sees how he has come to be implicated in the crime. When his lawyer is imprisoned for defrauding his clients’ money, Jack’s case is taken over by a public prosecutor and he is forced to plead guilty to avoid Florida’s strict death penalty.
Jack is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. In prison a retired detective meets him as a prison visitor who restarts his defence. As the mystery unravels, it becomes clear that Jack is not responsible for the crime. But will the culprits be caught?
A Lingering Crime is a poignant crime novel, which brings the impact of historical sexual abuse into the spotlight. The book explores the long-lasting effects of abuse on an individual, and will appeal to readers interested in crime fiction, the legal system and this important topic.