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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Review: Burning Justice by Marti Green

Burning Justice 
by Marti Green

Publisher: Yankee Clipper Press
Publish Date: April 28, 2020
286 Pages
Series: Innocent Prisoners Project #6

Convicted of setting fire to her house and killing her three children, young Texas widow Becky Whitlaw is sentenced to death. Bechy maintains her innocence - even though a part of her worries she may have indeed committed arson during a drunken blackout.

Twenty years later, attorney Dani Trumball works with the Help Innocent Prisoners Project defending cases of the wrongfully convicted. Now living with her husband and two children in California, Dani takes Becky's case, even though the evidence paints a grim picture.

California has been besieged by wildfires, and the raging fires strike dangerously close to home. Dani fights to gather new information that might save Becky's life, while keeping her own family secure, but time is running out.

Getting justice in this case may test not only Dani's legal talents but also the limits of her own heart.

My Review:

This is a fun read amongst legal thrillers.  A book that shows the downside to legal proceedings and how the system isn't the greatest.  Hard work is needed to help the innocent as really, aren't we all guilty and then proven innocent when we are on trial? 

There were definitely some suspenseful moments within this roller coaster of a read.  Will she or will she not?  Will they or will they not?  The back and forth keeps you on your toes.  Dani wants nothing more than to help the innocent... but at what cost?  

While I do think this can be read as a standalone and didn't feel lost within the main part of the story, I do wish I had maybe read the first five in order to get a more attachment to Dani herself.  However, the construct the overall crime and the revelations that come up within the trial were fascinating to read.


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