Book Review: The Simple Truth by David Baldacci

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This post has stuff about politics. My perspective has changed

The Simple Truth by David Baldacci


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The Simple Truth is a story about Rufus Harms, a man sentenced to life in a military prison for the of a young . He did the , but he didn’t do it on purpose. Harms secretly sends an appeal to the Supreme Court protesting his imprisonment…and then people start dying.

The book brings up some good questions: Do Supreme Court Justices have too much power? Does the Supreme Court really bring justice, or does it just further the biases of its appointees? I’m not sure of Baldacci’s political standpoint but I’m glad he brought these questions up.

One thing I’m not glad he brought up was —and outside of marriage for that matter. To be fair, the book is not inundated with imagery, but one fairly descriptive scene is enough. As always, I believe it’s a cop-out when you have to use to establish that two people are in love—in movies too. C’mon lets be original here. I docked off about two stars on this point.

My rating: 2.5 stars