Author: Gary Corbin
Publication Date: February 27, 2016
Pages: 368 (paperback)
My Rating: 8.5/10
Overview: Peter Robertson is your average man. He has a decent job, a wife, a family. But, after one particular night, Peter has acquired something else not-so-typical; a deadly secret.
In a violent rage, Peter murders the man whom he thought was sleeping with his wife and six months later, must serve as a juror on the trial for the man tried for Peter's crime.
Lying in Judgement is a thriller which will leave you with a dropped jaw and a finger sore from turning the pages so quickly.
What I loved: Lying in Judgment is a very unique book and the plot is really original. I was extremely excited to read this one, and finished it in just a few sittings.
I really loved how the author, Gary Corbin, started the book off with action happening right away. Sometimes, books take too long to get to the juicy parts, but not this one! It's also fast-paced and has shorter chapters, making the book hard to put down.
Corbin does a fantastic job of really depicting how Peter's guilt is eating away at him and you will often squirm with Peter during the tense scenes.
It also appeared to me, the court room scenes seemed accurate and realistic as far as dialogue and court proceedings go.
There are many twists and turns and the ending may very well be the best part of the whole book.
Lying in Judgement in a must-read, you will not regret it!
What I didn't: The only "missing piece" for me happened to be in regards to Peter's relationship with his wife, Marcia. I would have liked more flashbacks of the couple to thoroughly prove how much Peter loved her. I think we just needed a little more foundation of their lives together to justify his killer reaction when he found out she was cheating on him.
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