🎉🎉🎉 Happy Publication Day to the lovely Abi Silver 🎉🎉🎉 The Cinderella Plan is out today!! And I’m thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour today!!
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Massive thanks to Rachel Gilbey of Rachel‘s Random Resources for inviting me on the blog tour and to Lightning Books for my advanced copy of The Cinderella Plan.
For James Salisbury the only thing worse than being found guilty…is being found not guilty
When James Salisbury, the owner of a British car manufacturer, ploughs his ‘self-drive’ car into a young family, the consequences are deadly. Will the car’s ‘black box’ reveal what really happened or will the industry, poised to launch these products to an eager public, close ranks to cover things up?
James himself faces a personal dilemma. If it is proved that he was driving the car he may go to prison. But if he is found innocent, and the autonomous car is to blame, the business he has spent most of his life building, and his dream of safer transport for all, may collapse.
Lawyers Judith Burton and Constance Lamb team up once again, this time to defend a man who may not want to go free, in a case that asks difficult questions about the speed at which technology is taking over our lives.
What Did I Think?
The thought of self drive, sorry autonomous cars totally unnerves me. I know the technology is almost there but the whole idea of a car taking you from A to B without you, the person behind the wheel not having to concentrate on what’s on the road…well reading The Cinderella Plan hasn’t really alleviated my fears.
The opening chapter left me stunned, totally and utterly stunned…numb in fact. A young family halved just like that in the blink of an eye. That sort of accident could and does happen on a far too regular basis. The sheer horror and conflict that James Salisbury goes through as he realises the complexity of his predicament. If his car is to blame, he is ruined; if he the drive is to blame, he loses his freedom. What a lose/lose situation! With this in mind, I couldn’t decide whether to trust Salisbury. Did he really have amnesia or was he faking it?
I love the pairing of Burton and Lamb. They are a formidable legal team fighting for the underdog in each case they handle. I’d want them defending me if I ever got charged with something! Lamb has that tenacity to keep digging to defend their client and then the unflappable Burton asking the probing questions in the court room to extract the truth.
I’ve read all of Abi Silver’s books now and I’ve enjoyed all three. Each is a stand-alone book and each is different from the last and the next. She has a knack of creating thought-provoking technological based cases that in my opinion, the human race isn’t that far from seeing real life. I can not wait to see what she thinks of next!
Who Is Abi Silver?
Yorkshire-bred, Abi Silver is a lawyer by profession. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and three sons. Her first courtroom thriller featuring the legal duo Judith Burton and Constance Lamb, The Pinocchio Brief, was published by Lightning Books in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. Her follow-up The Aladdin Trial, featuring the same legal team, was published in 2018.
Read more about Abi and her work at www.abisilver.co.uk .
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