LINE UP

Written by Liad Shoham

Review written by Philip Gooden

His historical novels include the Nick Revill series, set in Elizabethan London, a Victorian sequence, and a series of Chaucer mysteries, now in in e-books.


LINE UP
Scribe
RRP: £8.99
Released: 3rd April 2014
Pbk

A woman, Adi Regev, is raped in a Tel Aviv suburb but doesn’t report it to the police until pressured by her distraught father. Any direct DNA evidence has disappeared by now but the father hangs around her flat, half to protect her, half to see whether the rapist will strike again.

He surreptitiously photographs Ziv Nevo, a down-on-his-luck ex-army explosives expert, who is acting suspiciously in the area. Then he persuades his daughter that this must be the man. Nevo is duly picked up by the police but Detective Eli Nachum  -  getting on a bit, feeling squeezed between tetchy superiors and ambitious younger officers  -  realises that the identification of the rapist in the line-up has been fatally compromised because Adi has already been shown his picture. He thinks of a way to get round this little legal obstacle.

Meanwhile Ziv at first denies and then admits to the rape, something which the reader knows is not the case. Because of the tarnished evidence, Ziv walks free even though he is guilty of a different crime, a mob-related one which is still to be disclosed in full. What’s going on? 

This is the promising premise for Lineup, the first of Liad Shoham’s books to be translated into English. The author is a lawyer so the book is persuasive on the detail of the bargaining that leads up to a trial, and the relationships between prosecutors and defenders.

In addition, we see events from several other perspectives. There is Detective Nachum, arguably a bit of a cliché in his world-weary determination to get to the truth. A young reporter dreams of glory on a national newspaper, and sees the hunt for the rapist as a way to make his name as well as to escape from his bullying editor. The estranged wife of the suspect believes in her husband’s innocence and is drawn into the plan to help him escape from the Israeli ‘mafia’.

The most sympathetic character is not a detective or lawyer but Ziv Nevo, because he is fundamentally decent and has the most to lose. Lineup relies too much on coincidence and some of the plotting comes close to being tangled rather than intricate, but it’s well-worth a look. 

my girl friend cheated on me link online
buy viagra online canada how long does viagra last for viagra size
website infidelity why men cheat
link redirect click here
spy on phones spyware on android phones phone tracking app
spyware for mobile phones free phone spy apps free phone spy app
instant chlamydia test chlamydia symptoms in men chlamydia symptoms in women
aids picture pictures of aids symptoms hiv symptoms in men pictures
i need to cheat on my girlfriend go i cheated on my girlfriend and i want her back
letter to husband who cheated femchoice.org why men cheat on beautiful women
wife adult stories adult porn written stories with animals adult stories choose your own adventure
I cheated on my husband site wives who cheat
flagyl 400mg valacyclovir 1g keflex 750mg
discount coupons for prescriptions floridafriendlyplants.com coupons for prescriptions
viagra manufacturer coupon viagra.com coupon drug coupon
post abortion symptoms health risks of abortion abortions in atlanta
can i take motrin and tylenol can i take motrin and tylenol can i take motrin and tylenol
how much does it cost for an abortion click medical abortion pill
coupon for bystolic click forest patient assistance
cialis savings and coupons link free cialis coupon 2016
citalopram hydrobromide high read citalopram hydrobromide and alcohol
coupons for cialis printable albayraq-uae.com cialis coupons free
pill abortion abortion pill alternatives abortion pill definition
cialis cialis cialis 20 mg
manual vacuum abortion how to terminate pregnancy naturally diagnostic dilation and curettage
clomid proviron clomid clomid testosterone
metoprololsuccinat metoprololsuccinat metoprololtartrat
flagyl suspension flagyl perros flagyl vademecum
addiyan chuk chuk thebaileynews.com addyi menopause
getting an abortion pill fedbeton.be information on abortion pill
coupon prescription free cialis samples coupon discount prescription coupons
amoxicillin dermani haqqinda amoxicillin amoxicillin 500 mg
buy abortion pill airascatering.com abortion pill quotes
amoxicillin dermani haqqinda angkortaxiservice.com amoxicillin nedir
abortion pill where to get an abortion pill methods of abortion pill
about abortion pill buy abortion pill teenage abortion pill
what is an abortion clinic rftrack.net where to do abortion
revia manufacturer read naltrexone depression treatment


Home
Book Reviews
Features
Interviews
News
Columns
Authors
Competitions
Blog
Shop
About Us
Contact Us

Privacy Policy | Contact Shots Editor

THIS WEBSITE IS © SHOTS COLLECTIVE. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED ELECTRONICALLY EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE EDITOR.