While Justice Sleeps, a review by Sherry

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While Justice Sleeps
Stacey Abrams

15 hours 55 minutes
Harper Collins UK Audio
published May 27, 2021

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While I was excited to read this one, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Stacey Abrams is a feisty well known woman.  And while she’s written previously under a pseudonym, I haven’t read any of those romances.

I don’t think this is a bad start as her first thriller.  Avery Keene clerks for the larger than life Supreme Court Justice, Howard Wynn.  When he ends up in a coma in the hospital, Avery, is tasked with solving his clues to unwind the truth about a previous case and a healthcare conglomerate merger.

This is a very entertaining book, but the pace is a little uneven.  It starts off a little slow and then builds and wanes through the book.  At almost 15 hours, the pace issue would have probably been solved with a little less detail.  Ms. Abrams probably didn’t have to do a lot of research on the political aspects of the book and that probably accounts for the extra details.

But all in all I liked the book.  It is a legal, political and medical thriller, all wrapped together.  Avery is a very likable character and the plot is well thought out.  In the forward she mentions that she wrote the book years ago and was unable to sell it and just recently dusted it off with revisions.  In those revisions, you can see her political slant shine through in the beginning of the book, so if you don’t like her politics, you most likely won’t love the book.  But those ideals are only in the beginning.

Adenrele Ojo narrates the audiobook and I think this is my first time listening to her narration.  She is excellent.  She brings a lot to her performance and does a fantastic job.

I think anyone that can see beyond her politics and loves a good thriller will enjoy this book.  I can’t wait to see what her next thriller is like.

 

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