The Sentence

By Christina Dalcher

The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon, VOX

‘Shocking, emotive, urgent and original’ Chris Whitaker

’A non-stop thrill ride’ Jeffery Deaver

’Queen of the “what if” thriller. Unflinching, unguessable and unputdownable’ Simon Lelic

’Thrilling, topical and timely … I ripped through this in a few days’ Louise Swanson

’Provocative, inventive and compulsively page-turning’ David Koepp

The one decision you can’t take back

Prosecutor, Justine Boucher has only asked for the death penalty once, in a brutal murder case.

In doing so, she put her own life on the line. Because, if the convicted are later found innocent, the lawyer who requested the execution will be sentenced to death.

Justine had no doubt that the man she sent to the chair was guilty.

Until now.

Presented with evidence that could prove his innocence, Justine must find out the truth before anyone else does.

Her life depends on it.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 14 Mar 2024
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-855951-9
Christina Dalcher is the Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX, Q and Femlandia. She earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University, specialising in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects. She and her husband split their time between the American South and Naples, Italy.

Praise for The Sentence -

”'Chilling, thought-provoking and furiously compelling. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” - B P WALTER

”’Absorbing, dynamic, button-pushing” - ROSS ARMSTRONG

”'A riveting treatise on criminal justice” - ALLISON DICKSON

”'Thought-provoking, intelligent and utterly gripping” - ROZ WATKINS

Praise for Christina Dalcher -

”'A truly compulsive novel” - STYLIST

”'Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing - everything a great novel should be” - LEE CHILD

”'Thought-provoking and thrilling” - WOMAN & HOME

”'Extraordinary” - LOUISE O’NEILL

”'A fast-paced, twisting thriller” - DAILY MAIL

”'Terrifyingly plausible” - LOUISE CANDLISH

”'[Dalcher] knows how to hit the emotional buttons . . .compelling” - GUARDIAN