We, the Jury by Robert Rotstein
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by Blackstone Publishing
About the Book:
On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife’s skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder—or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense. Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. As the jurors stagger toward a verdict, they must sift through contradictory testimony from the Sullinger’s children, who disagree on which parent was Satan; sort out conflicting allegations of severe physical abuse, adultery, and incest; and overcome personal animosities and biases that threaten a fair and just verdict. Ultimately, the central figures in We, the Jury must navigate the blurred boundaries between bias and objectivity, fiction and truth.
This book was very well written. Rotstein shows his story instead of just telling it. He writes the feelings of each of the characters, and explains them with great detail. A provocative journey into situational ethics. This novel captures the frustration and internal struggles of right and wrong in addition to providing the technical aspects of jury selection, emotional limitations of the legal system and behind the bench insights that leave the reader with a clearer, if somewhat
tainted view of the lady justice.
Thank you NetGalley, Blackstone Publishing and Robert Rotstein for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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