This is a story about the law, justice and friendship. Dominic, Phil and Ged are three friends, all barristers, who sometimes question the morality of some of the cases they defend, but overall believe they are doing the right thing. One day, Dominic’s girlfriend suddenly runs away and no one can understand why, until Phil is given a new case to defend which makes things disturbingly clear. Phil tries to do his job, while keeping the shocking truth from his friend. But when Dominic finds out, he decides to take matters into his own hands…
The story started slowly. To begin with I was bored, but then things got going and became pretty interesting. Still, not much actually happens. The book is more about questioning morality and justice, but it does manage to be intriguing without having a very eventful plot. There’s also a strong concentration on (the death of) friendship, and what you should or shouldn’t share with your friends.
Moral Justice contains some very sensitive themes (namely, rape) and therefore I advise reading with caution. The attack is not followed blow-by-blow, so it isn’t too horrible, but some of the descriptions are quite graphic at points.
I reviewed this book at the request of the author.