Just Mercy

Just Mercy Review

Bernadette Baker lives through every mother's worst nightmare when her adopted sixteen-year-old daughter, Veronica, is brutally murdered in a shocking and random act of violence. Ten years later the murderer, Raelynn Blackwell, is facing execution for her crime, and despite being united in their grief over Veronica, the Baker family is deeply divided on the subject of the death penalty. On one side is Veronica's deeply spiritual and sensitive brother who believes that the death penalty is the last thing his baby sister would have wanted. On the opposite side is their tough-as-nails older sister who vehemently believes that death is the only way justice will be served. In the center is Bernadette, who is deeply ambivalent and longs for a resolution that will help her family move forward. After Raelynn receives a last-minute stay of execution, a secret is revealed that changes everything and leads to an unlikely bond between Raelynn and Bernadette. Just Mercy is a heart-wrenching and ultimately redemptive family drama of forgiveness, destiny, and the true nature of justice.

Title:Just Mercy
Edition Language:English

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  • Mary

    You really need to read this book. I laughed, I cried, I got angry. outstanding. I LOVED the book. it is just wonderful!! I highly recommend it to anyone who has a heart and/or a social conscience. D...

  • Nathan Seney

    This heart wrenching tale of a family's tribulations with homicide and the death penalty follows the family of a murder victim from the moment of the crime to the scheduled execution of the murderer a...

  • Kat

    This is an excellent book I really liked the different attitudes of the family members and how each person dealt with the situations, I would have liked it perhaps to have been even more in depth but ...

  • Fran C C

    I like the different aspects within the family dynamics but for some reason I felt no emotional attachment. I would recommend the book to others. I was not surprised by the twist of the narrative. I w...

  • Becky Mentzer

    The true stories of the injustice of black people in courts of law were sobering. That the wrongly convicted could maintain hope while living in terrible prison conditions is remarkable. Thank the Lor...

  • Mary Kabrich

    Excellent! Dorothy takes a complex emotionally laden issue and provides us with authentic characters who struggle to come to an understanding. She does an excellent job of portraying the many ways gri...

  • Irene

    It was a super interesting book until you guessed the end. Too predictable, but talks about some important topics like family, compassion and mercy in the environment of the death penalty....

  • Lisa

    Just an okay read. Writing was mediocre at best. ...

  • Winston

    This wasn't great. A friend suggested it, which forced me to stick it out. I wouldn't have finished it otherwise.Characters were sort of one dimensional. The older sister was firmly about the executio...

  • Heather Osborne

    Reviewed on behalf of Readers' FavoriteJust Mercy by Dorothy Van Soest is a novel about one woman’s personal struggle to overcome the murder of her daughter. Bernadette Baker has waiting many years ...