Review by Tan TR -- Justice by Scott Hughes

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Review by Tan TR -- Justice by Scott Hughes

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Justice" by Scott Hughes.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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“Sympathy shines a light in the dark impassable tunnels constructed between all of us.” These are the beginning words of the book. It sets the tone, which can be described as a longing with a strong poetic emotion. It is a great beginning to a story about an unhappy marriage gone wrong after Marcus, the husband, finds his wife, Brynn, cheating on him. Then as the story unfolds, we meet Joseph, a prosecutor from Harvard Law that is sick of the modern criminal system.

Each of these characters bring to life a very well-written novella. We get to know all three in an attempt to understand them. We discover why Brynn no longer feels guilty when she cheats on Marcus. We discover why Marcus ended up reacting terribly when he finds his wife cheating on him. And finally, we discover why Joseph feels the criminal system is nothing but a scam, with thousands of innocent people behind bars.

Justice: A Novella by Scott Hughes is a well-structured story. It shows that every good story has more than one or two sides to it. It concentrates on the theme of justice. And gives different situations in which people act out their own justice, which can mean various things like: payback, revenge, simply following the rules (even when the rules are broken), and when following the mayor consensus.

The aspect I enjoyed the most, was how well-written the book was. It was written in such a way that made it hard for me to put the book down. Both blunt and poetic. I could feel the strong emotions behind it. I found it to be a very unique way of writing.

There was nothing I could dislike about this book. It was professionally edited and I could find no mistakes. Therefore, I have to give this book its well-deserved four out of four stars. Because the story was both interesting and raw. It was written in a way that made me feel all the emotions of the characters. And I truly enjoyed the story it told me.

All in all, the book deals with the important question of: what is justice? It deals with the corrupt criminal system and murder. That is way I would recommend it to older teenagers and adults. A small book with powerful writing that makes you think. I would recommend this book to all my friends. And anyone that wishes to learn a bit more about justice in a world that seems to be anything but.

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