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The Pinocchio Brief Abi Silver

September 3, 2017

The Pinocchio Brief Abi Silver

Paperback published by Eye Books

Paperback Amazon £8.99

A schoolboy accused of a brutal murder. A retired lawyer with secrets to hide.

A 15-year-old-boy is accused of the brutal murder of one of his teachers. His lawyers, the guarded veteran, Judith, and the energetic youngster. Constance, begin a desperate pursuit of the truth, revealing uncomfortable secrets about the teacher and the school. But Judith has her own secrets which risk being exposed when a new-lie-detecting device, nicknamed Pinocchio, comes on the scene. And is the accused, a troubled boy who loves challenges, trying to help them or not?


I can’t sing loud enough The Pinocchio Brief should be your next read if you love reading thrillers like I do. The Pinocchio Brief is so good that I strongly believe it should be snapped up by a film company and here is why.  I was totally glued to this gripping courtroom thriller and with the truth about the latest technology in this page turning story. And that’s not all what I liked about this story I found the story utterly convincing with characters very believable.  I know that sometimes we hear about a teacher or a pupil that gets stabbed so this is another reason why I liked reading The Pinocchio Brief, it really brought it home to me of some of things that have happened in the past and will most very sadly go on to happen in the future.  I give full praise to Abi Silver for taking such a troubled story and adding those twists and turns that I adore reading. Raymond Maynard with a very high IQ in science and maths is accused of stabbing a teacher to death at his all boys boarding school. Lawyers Judith and Constance both believe that Raymond did not kill his teacher, which  is why they both decided to defend Raymond. Both lawyers interview a few teachers and boys at the Richmond boarding school and try to piece together how the teacher was stabbed and most importantly is to why. In court Raymond’s evidence of the events that his teacher was stabbed to death is recorded by Pinocchio the lie detector.  I highly recommend The Pinocchio Brief as it kept me guessing the whole way through, did Ray with a very high IQ really kill his teacher or did someone else?




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