The Accused

The Accused

By

4.1818181818182
(11 Reviews)
The Accused by Harold R. Daniels

Published:

1958

Downloads:

49,930

Share This

The Accused

By

4.1818181818182
(11 Reviews)
A courtroom drama.

Book Excerpt

.

Gurney: What was the face value of the policy?

Gorham: One thousand dollars.

Gurney: Do you know how much money Morlock owed at the time of his wife's death?

Gorham: Certainly not.

Gurney: But you do know that he was heavily in debt and that he was being hounded by his creditors.

* * *

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Alvin Morlock. Direct testimony of George Gorham.

It was only half-past two when Morlock stopped in front of the immaculately gleaming facade of the appliance store. Embarrassment and shame waited for him in the building, and he hesitated before he entered. He had been here once before when Lolly had picked out a television set and a refrigerator and a stove. In that order, he remembered wryly. And the largest television set, the smallest refrigerator and stove.

He shook his head silently at the clerk who came to meet him and walked toward the back of the store where a green neon script sign marked the credit departme

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
4.2
Average from 11 Reviews
4.1818181818182
Write Review
A very interesting book and intriguing. Suspense-filled too. I like the how the story is written,present interlinked with the past. Though,I was annoyed by the behaviour of the main character,Alvin Morlock, but it actually paid off at the end. A good book!
A good read, although you will probably soon find yourself wishing you could slap some sense into Alvin, the main character. His tolerance for his badly behaved wife requires a long leap of faith by the reader, although the motives for his passive behavior become clear at the end.
5
I enjoyed the book very much... the characters were well developed and the pace was exciting too.
Profile picture for user tgatzajr
Evolver
5
A very well written book, with intriguing characters and some unpredictable turns at times, but most of the time there were some hints that indicated the direction the story would go, however it is a very enjoyable book.
A good enough read to pass the time. Some more depth and history to the characters would have built the suspense better. Also liked the back and forth between the trial in the present and the events preceding it.
A good book. The back and forth between the trial and a third person account of the relationship between the accused and the "victem" makes for an interesting read. Unfortunately, the story is pretty predictable.
An enjoyable read. A lonely soul striving to make right for a painful past only to find his present to be beyond his control.