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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
In Justifiable Demise by W. Lawrence Johnston, a woman kills herself after discovering her husband has a son by another woman. William can’t bear to look at Kyle, his son by his wife, wanting only Ferrell, the son he has by Tiffany. Throwing Kyle out into the cold at just 5 years old, he settles down to life with Tiffany but things are not going to be as good as he thought. Tiffany isn’t going to hang around and Kyle isn’t going away. Living wild, Kyle starts to find strange things happening and William is about to find that the past is going to come crashing back into his life. Vampires, witches, trolls, a strange asylum, a woman who wakes up paralyzed with no memory of the past and current memories flying away as fast as they are made. A jealous man, her brother-in-law, is plotting to kill her but will it be a justifiable demise?
Justifiable Demise by W. Lawrence Johnston was a strange story, an intriguing mystery story. Had it not been for the supernatural beings in the plot, it would have been quite believable. I got into it quite quickly and it did all start to make sense – a lesson for any other reader; don’t lose concentration with this story because it’s tough to pick up again! However, there is a real story here, quite an imaginative one that has you truly thinking about it, about where it’s going because there are no clues here, nothing that could possibly give away where this story is leading – you must read it right to the end. Justifiable Demise is well put together, if a little confusing in places, and the chapters are very well defined. Definitely a book to be read when you have a few hours of time when you won’t be disturbed!