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The Thorn of Truth

by S. L. Russell

Thriller and Suspense Crime and Mystery Family Drama

LoveReading Expert Review of The Thorn of Truth

With a mix of genres from family drama to suspense this is an intriguing story about a mother coping with moral dilemmas, family life, and ultimately the safety of her child.

A thought-provoking and compassionate story that builds from a murder case, yet at its heart centres around the consequences of decisions made in trying times. Barrister Anna Milburn takes on the defence of a local drug lord who is accused of murdering a police officer. As the case evolves she has to balance home, her own values, and most importantly the safety of her child when she is threatened. This tale links with The Healing Knife  though you can definitely read it as a standalone. S L Russell writes with a realistic pen, it feels as though a slice of real life is on the page. Elements of faith enter the picture yet don’t dominate, faith is a part of the story not the whole. The Thorn of Truth is a sensitive and engaging story about one woman’s struggle to balance her life and her job in the most demanding of circumstances.

Liz Robinson

The Thorn of Truth Synopsis

It was the worst bind, and I felt panic rising up inside me, threatening to steal my breath.

Anna Milburn has been a working barrister for twenty years. But when a local drug lord is implicated in the murder of a young policeman, the case shakes her very foundations and threatens what she holds most dear… her only child.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781782643364
Publication date: 21st May 2021
Author: S. L. Russell
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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About S. L. Russell

Sue Russell spent the longest span of her working life teaching children with learning difficulties, following a PGCE at Cambridge and two years teaching English at the National Institute of Sciences in Indonesia. Now retired, Sue has more time to give to writing, though she has been making up stories since she was very small. The Healing Knife is Sue's seventh novel.

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