(Louise Walters Books)
(Review written on 15th April 2020)
Fallible Justice has been on my bookshelf, unread, for far too long and I’m so glad I have finally had the chance to read it! It has made a wonderfully refreshing change to read something quite different to most of the books I tend to gravitate towards.
This is an Urban Fantasy which is generally out of my reading comfort zone (I have no idea why though), but I found it completely captivating. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it during the last few days (mostly in the comfort of my back garden, in the sunshine). 😊
Fallible Justice is similar to most of what I read, in the sense that it is a crime thriller of sorts. There is still a mystery to solve and an investigation to follow and to become immersed in. I loved the supernatural side of this investigation and the many fascinating characters we meet along the way. It is very cleverly written, and I happily escaped real life to lose myself within the pages of this book.
Given what is going on in the world right now particularly (COVID-19 – in case we need a reminder in years to come), it was a very welcome distraction.
The main character, Yannia Wilde, is a Private Investigator and is hired by the daughter of a man who is due to be executed for a crime she believes he is innocent of. Yannia is her last hope of saving her father’s life. Can she prove his innocence in less than a week? They don’t have the luxury of time and despite her initial reluctance Yannia decides to take on the case with the help of her friend, Karrion (a bird shaman) who becomes her new apprentice. I was as determined as they are to find out the truth.
Yannia is one of the Wild Folk who escaped the conclave to make a life for herself in the city of Old London. I was very much drawn to Yannia and fascinated by her story. I really warmed to Karrion too and I’m very much looking forward to catching up with them both in book 2 (which I have already purchased).
I look forward to reading more books in this genre in future.
Many thanks to Louise Walters for my review copy.
Via Amazon UK
In Old London, where paranormal races co-exist with ordinary humans, criminal verdicts delivered by the all-seeing Heralds of Justice are infallible. After a man is declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death, his daughter turns to private investigator Yannia Wilde to do the impossible and prove the Heralds wrong.
Yannia has escaped a restrictive life in the Wild Folk conclave where she was raised, but her origins mark her as an outsider in the city. Those origins lend her the sensory abilities of all of nature. Yet Yannia is lonely and struggling to adapt to life in the city. The case could be the break she needs. She enlists the help of her only friend, a Bird Shaman named Karrion, and together they accept the challenge of proving a guilty man innocent.
So begins a breathless race against time and against all conceivable odds. Can Yannia and Karrion save a man who has been judged infallibly guilty?
happy reading 🙂