This was one of the hardest stories for me to complete because it was just that: a story.
Aren’t all stories just stories?
What sets apart other novels from stories like this are emotional connections to characters. Supreme Justice did not offer any. Sure, it defined characters, but they were flat.
Honestly, I felt like I was being told a story, not like I was part of it.
Okay, there’s a bias for me – I like to feel like I’m right in the thick of things with the characters. If a book can’t do this, then it isn’t going to get above 2/5 stars for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love law stories – LA Law and Law and Order were two of my favorite shows – and I love crime stories, so I thought this one would be a great read. It just fell below my expectations.
If you need to have an emotional connection to the characters – and care about what happens to the main character – then I’d suggest skipping this book. I didn’t give a fig about the outcome of the trial this book chronicles, which was a big negative. I can’t say that this has ever happened to me before, where I could care less what happens to the main character, but that’s how I felt.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t need to feel connected to the characters or setting and don’t mind just being told a story, then you might want to give this one a try.