A lawyer between law and morality. A pathologist who uncovers a crime that has been unatoned for decades. And a judicial scandal that threatens to tear the couple apart. How much truth can the love of two people tolerate when they find themselves on different sides of law and justice?
Hannes Jansen (the lawyer) and Sophie Tauber (the pathologist) have just become lovers when they realize that they will have to face each other as opponents in the court room. Sophie just published a new forensic report on an old court case that now again incriminates one of Hannes’ clients. During the course of the trial, their personal view on morality and righteousness is constantly challenged and in the end both of them have to decide between justice and law, between speaking out loud or remaining silent – and facing the consequences of their decision.
ECHO OF SILCENCE is a suspenseful, profound and highly relevant novel that deals with one of the biggest judicial scandals in Germany and confronts readers with the question: What are the costs of justice and what is justice after all?