An enticing legal thriller that focuses on, race, integrity, and the injustices within the justice system. The Holdout is a strong new release that’ll keep you hooked with two mysteries set ten years apart, fatally coming together in the present. The book goes back and forth from a 2009 murder trial in L.A. where the jury must decide if a young black teacher is guilty for the murder of his teenage white student, to present day where that same jury party comes together for a televised reunion at the same hotel they were sequestered in. Night ONE somebody is already dead, but how and why?
With strong writing, pacing and an intriguing protagonist in the character of Maya Seale, The Holdout is a great mystery pick for any fans of courtroom dramas. I can totally see this becoming a mini series! ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz