Friday, March 29, 2019

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Blind Justice: A legal thriller by Nathan Burrows

Blind Justice: A legal thriller.
by Nathan Burrows 

An innocent man sent to prison for life. A lawyer gives him a second chance. Can they overcome an unfair system to clear his name?
Gareth Dawson is innocent. He's not a murderer. His main problem is that the British justice system doesn’t agree with him. He might be a reformed thief guilty of many things in his past, but not murder. In the space of a few short months, Gareth has gone from being married to the woman of his dreams to facing a life sentence.
Inside Her Majesty’s Prison Whitemoor, a Category A prison in Cambridgeshire, Gareth’s got all the time in the world to go over the events that led to the guilty verdict. The guilty verdict which cost him everything in the world that he loved. His dignity. His freedom. His wife.
Gareth is approached by a lawyer, Paul Dewar, who claims to have information that will vindicate him. But is it enough to set him free? As threats against Gareth increase on the inside, Paul Dewar’s challenge, and Gareth’s fight for freedom, begins.

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Blind Justice is touted as a legal thriller, and while there is an interesting courtroom drama here, it doesn't happen until the last forty percent or so of the book, and interesting doesn't necessarily translate to thrilling. At least not for me, which is where my problem lays with those subtitles, taglines, whatever they are that are so frequently placed next to titles lately. This one started out promising with the cell door slamming on an inmate. From there, it slows down considerably with the whole backstory that led to Gareth's incarceration, and I do mean the whole backstory. So much so that I was beginning to wonder if we were to ever actually get there. I appreciate details, but I feel like over half the book's journey was just a bit much, especially when I opened this one hoping for a thriller and was instead, reading what appeared to be more love story than anything else. Nevertheless, Gareth's plight is relatable. Not that I've ever been in prison or wrongfully accused of a crime, but the catalyst that leads to it all is something most people can relate to and empathize with. We do get a decent twist at the end, but while I didn't exactly see it coming, I did suspect something along that line. I certainly enjoyed the second half much more than the rather drawn out first half of the book. I realize that I'm in the minority here, but it is what it is. It isn't a bad story, but I didn't find anything that I would consider thrilling either, leaving me on the fence with this one.

❃❃Review Copy provided by the author and Book Sirens

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