Judgment Day Reviews

From Diane Donovan, Donovan’s Literary Services and Senior Reviewer for Midwest Book Review:

Judgment Day is not a novel about the end of the world, but the story of the end of one woman’s world. Magnolia Kanaranzi has just been elected to the US Senate when a probe of her past reveals that she once conspired to murder her mother. Even her powerful lawyer seemingly admits defeat when he seeks to have her declared unfit to stand trial, much less serve her country.

Forensic psychologist Bishop Pollock uncovers the truth—but instead of redeeming her and restoring her good name, it only mires her in further conundrums that force her to go into hiding to avoid prosecution and a mental institution. On the run, she is lured back by the prospect of reconciliation with her now-adult estranged son Hamilton Blethen, whom she abandoned when he was four years old.

Hamilton, too, is at a crossroads. His grandmother’s murderer has been identified, and his estranged mother is back in his life. Sadly, they appear to be one and the same. Ham needs answers to his questions. Only his mother can provide them. He will have to confront her, and his past, to get them.

Rob Jung creates a powerful interplay between issues of justice, family connections, and psychological undercurrents that shake not just a family, but the nation. From the mechanics of a prison system which threatens Magnolia’s life to psychological session notes that illustrate the truth, Jung crafts a fine tension between legal and psychological issues.

Who is really the victim and who is the villain, in such matters? Judgment Day makes you think.  Its deep inspections of motive and perception and its insights into the criminal law system’s successes and failures creates a story that is especially highly recommended for thriller readers interested in justice, redemption, and political entanglements.

Libraries and readers seeking solid tension development, good characterization, and twists and turns they won’t see coming will find Judgment Day an astute examination of escape, liberation, and the inexorable cost of revealing the truth.


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