'A delight . . . over 500 pages of suspicion, allegation, detection, false confessions and half-truths . . . tied up so tightly that you're holding your breath in anticipation' Observer One afternoon in late March, Sandy Stern, a brilliant, quixotic defence lawyer, returns home to find his wife Clara dead in the garage. They have been married for thirty-one years. Her suicide note leaves him just four words - 'Can you forgive me?' But on the 6th March Clara had expected to live . . . 'Expert and excellent . . . The Burden of Proof is a new sort of novel - a detective story full of people on the make, on the break or settling for second best: a riveting tale' Evening Standard 'A wonderful read, from tight start to taut end' Mail on Sunday 'Turow is worthy to be ranked with Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler' New York Times
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of nine bestselling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and his most recent, Innocent. Mr Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal, a national law firm, since 1986, concentrating on criminal defence. Turow is currently President of the Authors Guild.