Book Review: Illusion of Justice - Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System

Illusion of Justice is not simply a companion piece to the popular Netflix series on the continuing legal odyssey of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. It is a gripping firsthand account of what really unfolds when a criminal defense lawyer is brought into a high profile homicide case, and more so, what happens when the system and the science are like loaded dice against one’s client. The roller coaster series of events in Avery’s life — first conviction, then exoneration; then a new charge and the commencement of a forced march towards conviction, no matter what — is dealt with expertly by the author.