The Pinocchio Brief (Unabridged)
Date: March 2021
Duration: 10 hours 24 minutes
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'A first-rate courtroom drama' - Daily Mail
SHORTLISTED: Waverton Good Read Award
A 15-year-old schoolboy is accused of the brutal murder of one of his teachers.
His lawyers - the guarded veteran, Judith, and the energetic young solicitor, Constance - begin a desperate pursuit of the truth, revealing uncomfortable secrets about the teacher and the school.
But Judith has her own secrets which she risks exposing when it is announced that a new lie-detecting device, nicknamed Pinocchio, will be used during the trial. And is the accused, a troubled boy who loves challenges, trying to help them or not?
The Pinocchio Brief is a gripping courtroom thriller which confronts our assumptions about truth and our increasing reliance on technology.