Silenced Justice by Joe Broadmeadow

Posted May 3, 2017 by Elena in Reviews / 1 Comment

Silenced Justice by Joe BroadmeadowSilenced Justice by Joe Broadmeadow
Series: A Josh Williams Novel #2
on 4 September 2015
Length: 11 hrs
Genres: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Audiobook
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Lieutenant Josh Williams is back in this latest thriller from Joe Broadmeadow, Silenced Justice...

When his former boss, retired Lieutenant Chris Hamlin, asks him to reopen an old case, Josh uncovers the shocking truth behind an innocent man's death in prison.

In 1972, Darnell Grey, accused of a series of rapes and a homicide, is beaten to death in the prison while awaiting trial. As a black man accused of crimes against white women, a justice system intent on vengeance uses all its resources to secure his imprisonment. Evidence of his innocence is ignored, witnesses manipulated, and the truth locked away, putting him into a racially volatile prison system.

With his death, his memory and the case against him fades into the past. Determined to bring the matter to light, the deeper Josh looks into the case, the more dangerous it becomes for him and those he loves. Discovering a darker, more sinister conspiracy in play, Josh risks everything to uncover the truth - a truth that unveils hollowness and corruption at the very core of government and our Justice System.

©2015 Joe Broadmeadow (P)2015 Joe Broadmeadow

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Josh Williams starts investigating an old case, requested by his former boss Chris Hamlin. A black man, accused of raping some white woman, and killing one of them, was sent to prison and killed there. Josh’s investigations will demonstrate that witnesses had been manipulated and the truth tergiversed. During these investigations, the Russian mafia tries to kill Josh’s wife, and they will realize that this case is deeper and darker than what they thought, having very powerful people involved in covering the truth.

This is an action packed story with several twists that will delight any thriller fan. I do not know if reading the previous book of the series is necessary here. I guess it is not since the story stands well on its own, but maybe we could get a better picture of the characters having read both books. It was an exciting listen, in which it was difficult to imagine how they good guys were going to tackle the bad guys since they had so much power. It was quite an interesting book that I would recommend if you like this genre.

Even though it was a very interesting book, there were some aspects that would not grant it five starts. The character development was almost inexistent, the characters were flat and some of the conversations quite forced. The frivolous banter between Josh and his wife felt completely artificial like they were just acquaintances. Also, the information was delivered mostly in dialogues and monologs, which felt forced too.

Brian Callanan’s performance was okay. The narration and dialogues were very clearly delivered, but all characters sounded more or less the same. It is true that this is not an easy book to narrate since there were many characters, but I find it more pleasant when the narrator makes an effort in trying to make the characters sound different. That paired with the poor character development prevented me from fully enjoying this book.

I would recommend this book to any thriller fan, but if you are not into this genre you may skip it since this book does not particularly stand among others.

About Joe Broadmeadow

Joe Broadmeadow is the author of three novels and a short story all available on Amazon and Kindle.

Joe’s newest novel, Saving the Last Dragon, expands his repertoire of writing to the YA Fantasy Fiction world of Dragons and Wizards. An imaginatively captivating story of an aspiring young writer who finds his story become reality. He faces challenges from magical beasts, mythical creatures, and others who want to seize the last dragon’s egg for their own purposes.

The story will entertain and enthrall all who love the magical realm of dragons and wizards. The book is geared to young adults and those who remain young at heart.

Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence, Rhode Island Police Department after twenty years. Assigned to various divisions within the department including Commander of Investigative Services, he also worked in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and on special assignment to the FBI Drug Task Force.

Silenced Justice is his second novel in the Josh Williams series. His first novel, Collision Course, continues to garner rave reviews and is available on

When Joe is not writing, he is hiking or fishing (and thinking about writing). Joe completed a 2,185-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in September 2014. After completing the trail, Joe published a short story, Spirit of the Trail, available on in Kindle format.

About Elena

Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can't resist to a good novel. In 2015 I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there's always an audiobook playing on my phone.

I live with my boyfriend, four lovebirds and two Gouldian finches in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.

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