Detective Sergeant Chase Barrington has never forgotten his high school sweetheart. He and Josie Munro planned to marry as soon as she graduated, but fate stepped in and Chase made the painful decision to end it. Unable to find the courage to tell her the truth, he left town without a word of explanation.
A decade after graduating high school, Doctor Josie Munro, Child Psychologist, has recently returned to her hometown. When she's appointed by the court to provide a report on a child's capacity to stand trial for murder, it's inevitable that she runs into the lead detective on the case. Unaware of the real reason why Chase ended their relationship, her anger and grief from all those years ago immediately rise to the surface.
Being a consummate professional, she has no choice but to complete the task she's been given, but she's determined to keep Chase at a distance and to get the job over with as quickly as possible.
As Josie gets to know the child through therapy sessions, she's torn between doing what the law requires of her against what her heart knows is right. She's also conflicted over her feelings for Chase. She wants to hate him, but she can't.
Will she follow her head or her heart?
|Publisher:||LCT Productions Pty Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
In 2013, Chris won the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award, Australia's highest award for unpublished authors of romance. She is currently a finalist for Australian Romance Readers Award for Best New Author 2014.
Her stories are set both in the city and in the bush and have a uniquely Australian feel to them. Chris has written nine books, all of which are part of the Munro Family series. She is currently working on her tenth.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Defendant is about a young boy Daniel who shoots a man who was raping his mother. Goes on and discuss how this effects Daniel and his family. The Defendant also discusses the issues of gun safety in the community. Chase Barrington is Detective Sergeant at Watervale Police Station, and his boss is Commander Riley Munro. Incidentally is Josie Munro brother which cause Chase some sleepless nights. Readers will have a laugh about the way Riley finds out about Chase and Josie. Josie Munro is the local Child Psychologist in Watervale who was called in by Riley to help Daniel sort out what happened. Due to Daniel and his brother Jason need emergency accommodations until their family arrives they ended up with Josie. However, The Defendant continues to entwine the young boys forcing Chase Barrington and Josie Munro to cross paths again after they broke up in High School. I recommend this book.