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Review: Fallible Justice by Laura Laakso

Fallible Justice (Wilde Investigations, #1)
In Old London, where paranormal races co-exist with ordinary humans, criminal verdicts delivered by the all-seeing Heralds of Justice are infallible. After a man is declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death, his daughter turns to private investigator Yannia Wilde to do the impossible and prove the Heralds wrong.

Yannia has escaped a restrictive life in the Wild Folk conclave where she was raised, but her origins mark her as an outsider in the city. These origins lend her the sensory abilities of all of nature. Yet Yannia is lonely, and struggling to adapt to life in the city. The case could be the break she needs. She enlists the help of her only friend, a Bird Shaman named Karrion, and together they accept the challenge of proving a guilty man innocent.

So begins a breathless race against time and against all conceivable odds. Can Yannia and Karrion save a man who has been judged infallibly guilty? (less)
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The first pages of this book drew me in completely. I loved the characters. Yannia is one of the Wild Folk but she’s left her home and gone her own way. She is a private investigator in Old London, a place where other magical people live. A man is found guilty of a crime but his daughter is determined that he didn’t commit it and asks Yannia to investigate. But the justice system is meant to be infallible, they know if a person is lying.

Everything about this book was interesting, the magical world, the characters, the atmosphere (such a good sense of place) and the compelling mystery. It’s a world I am looking forward to getting into again when I read the next book in the series. I always seem to say the same thing about fantasy books but this is a unique world and I’m looking forward to reading the next book.

If you’d like more information or to buy this book/ebook, I’d recommend going direct to the publisher https://www.louisewaltersbooks.co.uk/. I bought a signed copy and also had a free flash fiction by Laura Laakso. There’s some great books on this website, this was the third one I bought.

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