From the Shadows by Neil White @BonnierZaffre


Author : Neil White
Pages : 379
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
Publication date : March 9, 2017


He hides in the shadows, watching, waiting, until the time is right . . .

Mary Kendricks, a smart, pretty, twenty-four-year-old teacher, has been brutally murdered and Robert Carter is accused of killing her.

When defence lawyer, Dan Grant inherits Carter’s case only weeks before the trial starts, everyone expects him just to babysit it, but Dan’s not that kind of lawyer. He’ll follow the evidence – wherever it takes him.

But as Dan and his investigator Jayne Brett look into the case, they discover that there is more to it than meets the eye. In order to do their jobs they need to push the limits of the system, even if it means putting themselves in danger.

Together they will get to the truth – whatever the cost.


Phwoar! I don’t know where to start but if I could shout from the rooftops how brilliant this book is, I would totally do it! This is an absolute corker!

Mary Kendricks has been murdered and Robert Carter is accused of killing her. Two weeks before the trial starts, defence lawyer Dan Grant inherits the case. He’s merely supposed to babysit it but he’s not that kind of lawyer. Dan and his investigator, Jane, soon discover things aren’t quite what they seem but will their search for the truth put them in danger?

From the Shadows is the first book in a new thriller series featuring defence lawyer Dan Grant. Dan isn’t like most other lawyers. He loves his job but he’s not doing it for the money. This is one lawyer who actually has a moral compass, no matter where it leads him. So when the case of Robert Carter just lands in his lap, he can’t help but dig deeper to find out why.

Boy, oh boy! Let me just say, I love courtroom drama so the mere thought of having something like that in my hands already made me drool like Homer Simpson in a donut shop. Throw in a murder, investigators, twists and turns and a bit of “will they, won’t they?” and I have to say, this is the best afternoon I’ve had in weeks!

What an amazingly constructed plot this is! Tense and gripping, it had me hooked from the start. With a host of unreliable witness statements, I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough to figure out what was going on. Incredibly engrossing and addictive, it reminded me of the good old John Grisham days. Aw, nostalgia.

This was my first time reading anything by Neil White but it definitely won’t be my last and I can’t wait to read book 2 in the Dan Grant series! I loved this and highly recommend it!

From the Shadows is out now!

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  16 comments for “From the Shadows by Neil White @BonnierZaffre

  1. June 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Haha so funny.. drooling like Homer Simpson in a donut shop :-).. This sounds really really good though.. excellent review !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. June 12, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Brilliant! Definitely one for my list. Thanks 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. June 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Great review! This sounds brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you, lovely! I had fun with this one, it practically wrote itself. Such a great feeling!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. June 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Excellent review Dee! This sounds awesome, I miss the old Grisham days for sure…adding this to my TBR!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      He used to be one of my go-to authors. These days it seems you never know which Grisham you’re going to get. That said, I did order Camino Island because it’ll be a cold day in hell when I stop buying Grisham books, apparently! 😄

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      • June 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

        I haven’t read his books in the last several years…I think he lost his old way of storytelling. Maybe he’ll have it back with Camino Island. I did get From the Shadows though…thank you for increasing my net galley tbr, haha:)


  5. June 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I can hear you from heeeeeeere! :p I love the idea of a lawyer with morals and a conscience! I can’t help but be interested when lawyers are involved! Great review!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. June 12, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Great review! This is the second review I’ve read raving about this one, so I feel the book gods are sending me a message… onto the wishlist it goes! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Brilliant news! I hope you love it as much as I do when you get around to reading it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Yvo
    June 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Ok ok, you have convinced me: I really have to try and get a copy of this one. It sounds SO good! Good to hear you enjoyed this one that much. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      YAY!!! This feeling of knowing someone will add a book to their ever-growing pile because of something I said will never grow old!

      Liked by 1 person

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