Miscarriage of Justice

Miscarriage of Justice

by Kip Gayden

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ISBN-13: 9781599951171
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 02/12/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 991,277
File size: 773 KB

About the Author

Kip Gayden is a judge of the First Circuit Court in Nashville, Tennessee, where he attended Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Miscarriage of Justice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written story based on a real-life crime. The period is clearly presented and the characters well drawn. I wish this author would write more novels.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written. Hooks the reader from the beginning until the shocking conclusion.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Miscarriage of Justice Kip Gayden Center Street, Feb 2008, $22.99 ISBN: 9781599956879 In 1896 a pastor's sixteen years old daughter Anna Dennis and a Vanderbilt University medical student Walter Dotson meet at the Red Boiling Springs Christian Camp in Tennessee. They fall in love and he arranges for his final year¿s internship at Lafayette City Hospital where she does volunteer work. He courts her and soon they marry. Twelve years later with four children they move to Gallatin, Tennessee. By 1912 Anna felt the spark in her marriage was barely flickering. She tries to reignite it, but Walter seems ignorant of her desires. Instead she turns to newcomer Charlie Cobb who showers her with attention. Not long after that she is tried for murder. ---- MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE is based on a true event that had much of the southeast fascinated by the murder trial. When the story line reenacts the marriage and the affair, it lacks spark although that is needed to set time, place and relationships. However once the plot turns to the trial and the media feeding frenzy, readers will not be able to stop until the verdict. Overall this is a fine historical fiction in which the legal thriller elements make Kip Gayden¿s novel worth reading. ---- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miscarriage of Justice is based on the actual events surrounding a 1913's love triangle gone horribly and irrevocably wrong. Kip Gayden has delivered an impressive novel that is as exciting as the crime and verdict were shocking. Anna and Walter Dotson were prominent members of the small Tennessee community of Gallatin. Walter, in addition to being a very successful physician, was active in numerous community activities, Masonic Lodge, church bible study and city orchestra leader, and he also had political aspirations. While Walter was attending various groups and meetings, his wife, Anna, was home with her two children. There's a pointed change in the marriage after Anna miscarries their third child, all the romance and intimacy the couple had once shared was drained from the relationship. As time and time again Walter rejects his wife's attempts to rekindle the romantic fires, she is left feeling lonely and unfulfilled. When Charlie Cobb and his family moved to town, he began working at the local barbershop and quickly became Walter Dotson's favorite barber. It isn't long before the flirtations between Charlie and Anna spiral into a full blown affair. They are both so consumed by the affair and finding ways to be together they fail to recognize the whispers, quiet nods and gossip, that eventually reach Walter. With her adulterous behavior exposed, Anna confessed her actions to her husband and then at his behest, to her brother. What follows is a crime that rocked the small Tennessee community to its core and a controversial verdict that would ultimately play a roll in the women's rights movement. Masterfully weaving fact with fiction, Kip Gayden has crafted a wonderful novel that brings the characters to life and gives the reader a front row seat in the private lives of people that lived almost a hundred years ago. Gayden has the ability to take the reader back in time and present a believable story, that is informative and entertaining. Threading the women's suffrage movement into the story at the onset puts the reader into the mindset of the era...painting a detailed picture of Anna Dotson's daily life and the importance of women's rights. A tragic, beautifully delivered historical novel that was a real pleasure to read. I look forward to reading Kip Gayden's next novel. Miscarriage of Justice: A Novel has a wonderful combination of everything, true crime, romance, deceit, adultery and historical fiction.