Scottie Farley: A sensitive, withdrawn child connected to painted sunsets and make-believe. He lives with too much fear—and must work up the courage to change that.
Sharon Farley: His mother—overwhelmed by denial and dead dreams, she loves her children, but is blind to the one truth she needs.
Steve Farley: Father, lover, husband . . . monster.
Jessie Sandler: Hired by the District Attorney to uphold victims’ rights, she is both haunted and driven by a terrifying secret. She will do anything to banish her ghosts. Then she meets the Farleys—and discovers the haunting has just begun.
THEY WILL ALL COME TOGETHER in the maze of the court system—and will finally comprehend Justice: “. . . no gray or violet or yellow, or any shade in-between . . . just black or white . . . all or nothing . . . alive or dead . . .”
As A DARK SHADE OF JUSTICE marches uncompromisingly toward its provocative conclusion, Jo Mitchell delivers an insider’s glimpse of one aspect of the Criminal Justice System. You will be drawn into the lives of the characters. You will feel their heartache, frustration, anticipation and dread. And, like them, you will not rest until you know.