Title: The Trial Show
Series: The Resistance Rises
Author: Konstantina P.
Genre: LBGTQ+ Romance, Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction, Spy/Thriller Elements
Published: March 22, 20222
Forced into the shadows while waging war on an oppressive regime intent on controlling those born with unnatural powers, the Resistance feels like a family. And although all families harbour secrets, theirs are world-shattering.
When Ava Moore foresees the death of her sister Brooklyn and Resistance leader Parker Quinn is forced to appear in a televised trial accused of murder, the web of lies begins to unravel. For not only is Resistance’s second-in-command, Jay Frazer, fighting a guerrilla battle with deadly consequences, he’s also trying to bury his deep-seated love for Parker.
With Parker and Jay temporarily out of the picture, double-agent Trent Reese is left responsible for leading the Resistance. Trent is willing to adapt his moral code to any situation, but what—or whom—does he believe in? As for innocent Ava, who’s plagued by unsettling visions, it’s becoming clear that everyone she loves is in peril. Given, however, that Parker is concealing a mighty gift of his own, one that could change the entire course of the rebellion, the future of the all-seeing state is on the line too.
When the web of secrets is untangled, who will survive?
“Konstantina P. concocts a gripping plot in The Trial Show, her first installment in The Resistance Rises series. If you are looking for a mystery thriller laced with an unraveling tale of secrets, regrets, love, betrayal, pain, and so much more, you will absolutely love this book. Konstantina P. firmly embeds her sense of wit and sarcasm in her intense sentences. Her choice of words gives the story a professional touch. I loved how she used the first-person perspective, switching between the characters, in her exciting cast. This allowed me a wider scope of insight into the enthralling storyline. The author depicts scenes with remarkable emotional depth as well as making them impressively vivid. Konstantina P. wonderfully develops her characters, harnessing the power of introspection. Parker makes a lot of tough choices to protect his followers, but do they see things his way? I loved the book and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second installment.” – 5-star review by Readers’ Favorite
Konstantina was born in 1988 in Korinthos, Greece, and soon after her family moved to Lefkada where she grew up until 2006 when she relocated to Athens for her studies. She has a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Materials Science, a PhD in Physics and a second PhD in Engineering. In 2013, she got her Diploma in Scriptwriting for TV, Film, Stage, Radio.
In 2020, she moved to Coventry, UK, where she currently lives. She keeps busy teaching in higher education and researching energy materials towards a greener future.