Book: Unlawful Justice
Author: Vish Dhamija
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Release: 29 May 2017
Genre: Crime Fiction, Thriller
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One fateful afternoon Maheep Singh, the son of a proclaimed businessman, Maninder Singh, committed the most heinous crime of raping and brutalizing a minor girl named Baby. Baby is the daughter of Gayatri, the household help of the Diwan family. Vansh and Priti Diwan’s daughter Vamini is a classmate of Meheep. Vamini treats Gayatri as her surrogate mother and Baby as her sibling she never had.
Vansh is one of the biggest criminal lawyers of the city. Maninder is the biggest client of his law firm. The crime took place at the Diwan’s residence which made the entire situation into a bigger mess. Baby was still in a coma when after some investigation the police department was able to make some sketches of Maheep and asked Vansh to identify the culprit. Now Vansh is torn between family and business; ethics and money. Maninder approaches Vansh to help him settle the matter with Gayatri and offer her money. Priti, a lawyer herself, stands up against Vansh and threatens that their marriage will be over if Vansh even considers helping the criminal.
Priti seeks the help of their best friend Akash Hingorani who is considered as the best criminal lawyer in the city. Amid all the chaos they need to solve a murder case too.
What happens to Baby? How do they punish Maheep? Is Vansh a rotten businessman beyond repair or his better sense prevails? Will he be able to save his marriage and regain the respect he lost? Did Baby get justice or did money and power win? Just don’t wait. Buy here and read. I can assure that you won’t regret.
This is the first ever book I have read of Vish Dhamija and I must admit that I wasn’t expecting much from it. But when I decided to finally read it I couldn’t put it back till I finished it. The narration style, the detailing and the right amount of everything i.e. emotion, dialogues, suspense etc. made this book so good. From the first sentence, the story grabbed my full attention.
Maninder’s reaction to his son’s crime is so typical. And my blood boiled reading his dialogues. Priti and Vansh Diwan’s verbal clash made me dislike Vansh instantly. How can people consider money over a human’s life? But Vansh actually represents a large part of us in this society. Indifference is the word. Most of us don’t feel the pain and plight of the people until we are hit with the same fate.
The story gives us the insight into the thought process of people who are not directly harmed but somehow connected by love and to what extent they can go to help those loved ones who are not blood-related or relatives.
There are some criticisms I have read regarding the court procedure narrated in this story. For that, the author himself wrote a note at the back of this book. I agree with that. If he needed to stay true to the court procedure he would have needed to stretch the storyline for many many years.
The best part is, I couldn’t find any flaw in this book.
‘I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’