Chequered Justice: Just finished reading “Chequered Justice” and have to say, “bravo” to John Bartlett — you are a hero, surviving a version of the events portrayed in your novel. Thank you for perservering and for telling your story; I can’t wait to read Mary’s (Beth’s) version of events when published!
I picked up this eBook after meeting the author at a book signing in Costco, Reading before Christmas. I was dubious, not being overly familiar with the British judicial system, however, as a huge fan of American crime drama (Law & Order, NCIS, Suits, etc.) thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed.
It was a fast read and did well not to get too bogged down with legal jargon. The descriptions of the venues, from the Old Granary to Wandsworth to Ford were vivid and set my imagination firmly within the locations, with all the empathetic pangs I’d expect from a gripping novel.
Additionally, the book was fairly well edited; I found only a handful of grammatical and editorial mistakes; not too many to cause the pedant in me to disrupt my enjoyment of the tale. Most notably, the repetition of the entire second paragraph of chapter 8 caused the most angst, but only for a moment.
If you like John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy, get ready to add John Bartlett to that list!