Complex And Intriguing
The Guilty Die Twice by Don Hartshorn is an intricate legal thriller set over two time periods – present day and ten years earlier in the form of flashbacks.
The whole novel surrounds the topic of the death penalty versus life imprisonment. There are some strong voices for both sides, both inside and outside the jail. For me, personally, the death penalty does not sit comfortably. Once done, you cannot undo it if a miscarriage of justice has occurred.
There is also the subject of the rich and the poor. The wealthy can afford a good defence. The poor need to find someone who believes them and will work to see justice prevail. There are those who work for their own gain counter balanced by those with scruples.Continue reading