ACCUSATION is Mary Fielding's gripping account of a nightmare that begins one ordinary evening with a knock at her front door. Minutes later, three police officers lead away her husband Steve. Later that night he is charged on two counts of indecency. What is his wife, the mother of his two daughters, to believe? And which is worse: that her husband is guilty as charged, or that an innocent man is subjected to such on-going anguish? After a two-and-a-half year battle which threatens the Fieldings' emotional and economic survival, Steve is spat out of a system that Mary now sees as deeply flawed, and shockingly unjust. It's easy to believe in justice, to trust police to investigate and judges to deliver sound verdicts that is, until someone in your family is arrested, charged and tried. Then that belief can be shattered forever. ACCUSATION is a compelling story told with remarkable courage.
Author Mary Fielding (nom de plume) lives in an average sized city in New Zealand.She is an accountant, her husband is a builder. They have two children. They are what is referred to as 'an ordinary kiwi family '. This is Mary 's story.