Review: The Sentence by Christina Dalcher

Title: The Sentence

Author: Christina Dalcher

Pages: 336 Pages

Publisher: HQ

The Blurb

The one decision you can’t take back

Prosecutor, Justine Boucher has only asked for the death penalty once, in a brutal murder case.

In doing so, she put her own life on the line. Because, if the convicted are later found innocent, the lawyer who requested the execution will be sentenced to death.

Justine had no doubt that the man she sent to the chair was guilty.

Until now.

Presented with evidence that could prove his innocence, Justine must find out the truth before anyone else does.

Her life depends on it.

The Review

I absolutely love it when and author becomes a go to trusted author. Christina Dalcher has firmly plonked herself in that category. I have loved all of her books.

The Sentence tackles the very contentious topic of the death sentence. For a person to have the death sentence issued to them then the person who issues it must be 100% sure because if not they have to pay with their life.

Dalcher’s writing in The Sentence put me in mind of Jodi Picoult. She has taken a very divisive topic and makes you question your belief in it. I think when a writer can have you look at a topic in a different way and become empathetic to a characters situation then they have done a damn good job.

This is probably Christina Dalcher’s most powerful book to date and the tension I felt and the need to keep reading was immense. I could not put it down.

I cannot wait for Dalcher’s next book.

The Sentence by Christina Dalcher is available now.

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