Richard Beasley lives in Sydney, and is the author of two previous novels: HELL HAS HARBOUR VIEWS, which was adapted for ABC Television in 2005, and THE AMBULANCE CHASER. He is also a barrister, and was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1997. He was appointed Silk in 2011.
Despite its difficult subject matter, this is a majestic, high-ceilinged cathedral of a novel. - The Australian a sobering portrait of sacrifice and lost innocence, a look at the cost of standing up to those who abuse their power - Sydney Morning Herald I fell instantly in love with this book - bitethebook.tumblr.com Richard Beasley has written one of the best accounts of a trial I have ever read, and the fact it is a trial for murder provoked by domestic violence, seen through the eyes of a teenage boy, makes it both heart-wrenching and unforgettable. - Anne Summers