The last book I read was an intense one. And the next one on my TBR was Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija. I had not heard of this author and not having read any of his previous works I was in a blank state. I did not have any expectations about what to expect or what not to.
The blurb of Unlawful Justice sounded interesting, which was one of the reasons I picked it up. The plot moves around a rape and its investigation. Somehow, this becomes an investigation for murder and trial begins. Baby, the Diwans’ household help’s daughter is raped. Mr. Vansh Diwan is a criminal lawyer and his wife a corporate lawyer. Despite all the evidence pointing towards the accused, he is not arrested, because he is found murdered. Enter the Diwans’ long time friend and hot shot advocate, Akash Hingorani. Who tries to fight for Baby initially, and is now defending her mother in a trial where she is accused of murdering her daughter’s rapist.
Crime thrillers are many, but I haven’t enjoyed one like Unlawful Justice in recent times. The plot seems simple. At one point you can definitely deduct who could have committed the murder. That is the point of reading a murder mystery, isn’t it? We try to make the puzzle pieces fit.
Though initially, it was a bit dragging in the family drama between Mr. and Mrs. Diwan, once Unlawful Justice picked up the pace, it was a fast ride. Unlawful Justice is a page turner and you will not regret it. I managed to finish the book in a few hours.
The way the Diwans and Akash Hingorani try to make a case to prosecute (in Baby’s case) or to defend (in her mother’s) shows us the dedication that Vish Dhamija has put into the book. The arguments and the courtroom drama, the research and almost everything descriptive in Unlawful Justice were meticulous and written with precision. I may have learned a few things from Unlawful Justice as well and I am glad for it.
Vish Dhamija has used a few big words, but it can be overlooked since it is a crime thriller, and court room drama. It only adds to Unlawful Justice’s charm and does not disinterest the reader. The writing is sharp and nary a word too much. Every page was delightfully written and you never will have to skip any.
I am disappointed that I did not read any of Vish Dhamija’s books previously and wonder how I missed reading about him. But, better late than never! I shall definitely be looking up his other titles and future works.
There are many things that make Unlawful Justice a good read. I would whole heartedly recommend it to everyone.
I could go on about how I enjoyed the thought process of the Diwans and Akash, or the courtroom drama, or how Akash Hingorani is my current literary crush (brains and a book collection!), but it will make me sound like a school girl. So, best you go pick up your copy of Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija here – Amazon, Flipkart, Mark My Book.