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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I agree with you that the book is written beautifully.
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Post by gali »

I have read the book and loved it! This is a powerful psychological thriller involving disintegrating marriages, love, betrayal, loyalty, and ultimately justice. I agree that it is a well-structured story. I loved that the story is told through multiple characters' perspectives, thus giving us a better understanding of their conduct. I agree that it is a powerful tale. Thank you for the review!

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Post by bb587 »

Justice seems a questionable topic in today's world. This book highlights how different people view said topic. It includes adultery and the legal justice system. Well-written and professionally edited, this sounds like a must-read.
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Post by AntonelaMaria »

So many powerful emotions in this novella. I would love to give it a try. Good job with the review.
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This book addresses a very common problem faced by most modern couples. Nicely reviewed. Congratulations BOTD!
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Post by Kola+wole »

What is justice? Can a broken system dole out justice? The theme of the book suggests an interesting read and it seems capable of evoking strong emotions like you mentioned. Great review.
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Post by Kibetious »

This sounds so interesting and captivating. I am sure one can learn so much about the justice system and how people view it. I am adding the book to my shelf. Thanks for the review.
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Thank you for sharing the review! I love the general plot of the book, it must be so powerful, firm and strong moving. And it also gives food for thought which is great
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Post by Lunastella »

It sounds like an amazing book 📖 for me: character-driven, thought-provoking and with powerful language.
Your enthusiasm truly shines through your review. Thank you!!!
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Post by ankushavhad »

Good review, Tan TR. Thanks.
Well, the young couple Marcus and Brynn could not make the marriage happy! The reason is not to seek a fix in court, but mutual consents and trust. However, Joseph, a prosecutor, proves their justice is not the real answer in scam system.
I think the psychological reasoning lies in the case, what the couple’s mindset be ready to accept.
Looks a good book that can help married people save their marriages, if not live happy!
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I love how the author connects all three characters, even though they are so different.
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Post by rondanoh1 »

It sounds like this book covers several issues of the day. Thanks for the insightful review. I will have to add it to my to-read list.
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Post by Sydney Nyamasoka »

Excellent review, thank you. The focus on Justice makes for an enlightening read. I would like to read this book.
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Post by Tonze »

I am quite sure that I will enjoy reading this book since after only reading this review I feel the story in the book sounds interesting.
I can't wait to find out what really is justice,the raison why some people choose to cheat on their partner.
Thanks for the great review!
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