Shocking, dark and addictive - The Verdict is a compulsive psychological thriller about obsession, revenge and how far a woman will go to make someone pay.
'Gripping, unpredictable and immensely satisfying' SOPHIE HANNAH
One morning, a jury summons arrives on Natalie's doorstep.
She is one of twelve people to decide whether a man is innocent or guilty of a horrific crime.
But in the weeks after the trial, Natalie can't shake the feeling that the verdict was a terrible mistake. That they let a guilty man walk free.
So when she crosses paths with the accused by chance, she decides to do whatever it takes to find the truth.
Because as Natalie knows, sometimes you have to take justice into your own hands . . .
Gripping, unpredictable and immensely satisfying
A dark, original and twisted story of revenge that is beautifully written and brilliantly executed. CJ Cooper does not put a foot wrong.
A sharp and sweetly twisted protagonist I couldn't help but cheer on
I absolutely loved The Verdict. I couldn't put it down - such a gripping read.
Clever, gripping and gutsy with an unreliable narrator who I trusted and doubted in equal measures, knowing anything could and would happen
C. J. Cooper grew up in a small village in south Wales before moving to London as a student. She graduated with a degree in Ancient History and Egyptology and spent seven months as a development worker in Nepal. On her return to Britain she joined the civil service, where she worked for 17 years on topics ranging from housing support to flooding. She hung up her bowler hat when she discovered that she much preferred writing about psychotic killers to ministerial speeches. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.