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...A riveting legal thriller ....breaking new ground with a vengeance ... demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ..".hits the ground running...handled by a deft hand." Adrian Phoenix, BENEATH THE SKIN (Pocket Books) "This tense, fast-paced story of outrageous injustice, insidious evil, and looming disaster has everything the savvy reader sho...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Dawn Treader Press
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Read, Run, Ramble
Beyond Justice is an amazing and awesome book. I was hooked and feverishly captured within the first few pages. Graham puts readers deep into the pit of a man's worst nightmare - what if you lost everything, right down to your freedom and self?

I had a physical reaction to this book - my heart was racing with fear, anger, and sadness for Sam Hudson, the main character. The book puts faith on the line - do you have it, will it get your through, how much is enough, how much is too much?

Forgiveness...more
Karen
I cannot understand the 4+ star ratings on this book. There are so many grammatical and spelling errors, not to mention that he can't even keep his own character's names straight! Who proofread this book for him? Didn't anyone in his family read this book before it went to print? On more than one occasion he has two different names for a character. The legal process on this whole case is so unbelievable, hardly any of it would actually happen in a real court case. As a nonfictional book, I'm wil...more
Marjorie
The author takes you on a never forgettable read with Sam.
Sam arrives home to find his wife barely alive, his daughter dead and son severly beaten.
He is accused of these horrible crimes.
No one believes you, the cops take the easy way out. It is always the husband or is it because the detective in charge of the case had a grudge against men.
Found guilty Sam gets life.
In the prison it was the hardest part of the book to read. Racist prisoners, fights, anger and guards who only looked out for thems...more
Donna
Funny just a day or two ago, Nook on Facebook asked the question about when was the last time you read a whole book in just one day? I couldn't remember, I don't know if I had. For sure I read the Blue Nowhere, by Jefferey Deaver in one weekend, but certainly not in one day. Well, I now have an answer, I started Beyond Justice yesterday afternoon, and just now finished it, less than 24 hours later. This was an incredible book! I absolutely could not put it down! What an incredible story! From th...more
Laura
I wish I could think of something nice to say about this book, but I really can't think of anything. It was plodding, predictable, unrealistic, and I was relieved to finish it so that I could forget Graham's novel as quickly as possible.

If you enjoyed the movie Facing the Giants, and you believe in a God who provides elect individuals with supernatural and psychic visions, prophetic dreams, poetic justice, material goods, and happy endings; if you like cliches and flat characters; if you enjoy...more
Vivian
This is a book that is in serious need of an editor. I read it on my Kindle. While the story got off to a great start, by mid-book I was bored. I'm not sure whether the print edition has as many grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors as the Kindle edition, but it was quite annoying. There were also several events that were overwritten and too over the top such as many of the court and prison scenes. Also unbelievable was the story that DNA evidence was unavailable until several months into...more
Linda Friedrich
This is one of the worst books I have ever read! It is overly long, with pointless details that don't move the story forward. The characters are one dimensional and never developed into anything more than either a person whose sole response is to punch and choke someone, or one who prays.
Dialogue is trite and predictable. Author doesn't really understand the environment he's writing about as evidenced by his inability to flesh out scenes with any authentic details. What should have been a taut p...more
Starr Reina
Graham grabs a hold of you from the first paragraph and doesn't let go. A very well written book that is a true description of a page turner. I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy a GREAT christian suspense. Unfortunately, what happened to Sam Hudson can happen to any of us. Hudson becomes a victim in more than one way. He falls prey to not only a vicious, hardened serial killer but to the 'justice system' as well. There are not enough words to praise "Beyond Justice" or Joshua Graham. V...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
I have heard that the words of Matthew West's song Forgiveness was inspired by a woman's story to forgive the drunk driver who took the life of her child. The same conclusion can be reached by the conclusion of Beyond Justice by Joshua Graham who is rapidly earning his way to the top of my Most Wanted Author list. Beyond Justice is his debut novel written back in 2010 and I don't know how I missed it up until now. The message is as relevant and powerful as it was when it was written and it is de...more
David Hankerson
Great story by Joshua Graham. Christian fiction is not a genre I usually read. After reading the horribly disappointing "The Shack", I was a bit hesitant to read this one. Joshua's story was a great ride from start to finish. Not overly preachy or metaphysical, it was simply a great thriller. I even found myself thinking that the church mentioned in the book was one that I would actually visit! I look forward to discovering more of his other titles. Thank you, Joshua!
Suzie
Terrific writer!! A 5-star writer. I would say that this was an exciting book and a real page-turner. I'm anxious to read more of Joshua's books. His compassion and passion are both evident throughout these pages. Amazing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat! So hang onto your hats when you first pick up this book - you're in for quite a ride :)
GenieD
Excellent book! A man is forced to face a tragedy in his life and his world is shattered. Can it get any worse? With nothing to hold on to and no faith to sustain him,he is befriended by his neighbor, a Pastor. His journey is a page turner to the end.
Jaimemichele
Literally horrible. About as intellectually stimulating as Pretty Little Liars but with an overbearing religious agenda. Over the top, unrealistic, nauseatingly religious.
ReviewsByMolly
Sep 21, 2010 ReviewsByMolly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to ReviewsByMolly by: PUYB
Wow! Can you say "emotional rollercoaster'?! Oh. My . Goodness. Okay. Time to breathe. This book is NOT for the faint of heart. It is exceptionally amazing! This story gripped my heart, turned it inside out and right side in again over and over, and I certainly won't be forgetting it anytime soon!

Sam Hudson's story is absolutely captivating. The emotions he felt, the devastating turmoil he went through was riveting and can be felt by the reader as if they too, were a part of Sam Hudson. His char...more
Brian
Should be 4.5/5 stars....

Wow. Graham's debut novel is a strong first effort that has me looking forward to reading his follow-up novel in a couple months. Graham's short stories worked so well because they grab you right away and move at break-neck speeds through the story so that you're flipping to the next page to find out what happens next and his full length novel isn't much different. This is a strength of the book most of the time, though I will say that there were times were I think narra...more
Terri Armstrong
“Beyond Justice” by Joshua Graham:

This book was so much more than a mystery novel; it was an exercise in faith, understanding, joy and mercy in their purest forms. Graham brings Sam Hudson to life with his anger, loss, love, frustration, fear and his ultimate belief in this book.

With his beloved Jenn and precious daughter Bethie stabbed to death in their own home, Hudson clings to the hope that his son Aaron will somehow make it through surgery and come out of his coma to recover, live with his...more
SenoraG
I have been so lucky to have read so many 5 star books lately. Beyond Justice is right up there with the best.

The story starts off with a bang and only gets better and better. It was so easy to put myself into the shoes of Sam. How horrible to come home to your family slaughtered, have your son hanging on by a thread and then be blamed and convicted of doing this crime and be sent to death row.
Sam found his faith while he was in prison and that helped him hang on and keep going.

This is not alwa...more
Lori
I will give you fair warning before you pick up Beyond Justice by Joshua Graham - - the next 24 to 48 hours of your life will be utterly consumed by this book.

I can be an intense, all-inclusive reader but it takes a special book to have my unconditional and unwavering attention from page one to the conclusion. Beyond Justice does just that; it draws you in from the first page and literally does not let go of you or your emotions until the rollercoaster conclusion.

Author Joshua Graham has manag...more
Suspense Magazine
This book was so much more than a mystery novel; it was an exercise in faith, understanding, joy and mercy in their purest forms. Graham brings Sam Hudson to life with his anger, loss, love, frustration, fear and his ultimate belief in this book.

With his beloved Jenn and precious daughter Bethie stabbed to death in their own home, Hudson clings to the hope that his son Aaron will somehow make it through surgery and come out of his coma to recover, live with his dad and readjust to life without a...more
Shellys♥ Journal
This is one of the best books I've read in a while. I'm not usually one for crime books, but I had heard so many good things about this book, that I decided to pick it up. The first 50 pages were pretty hard to get through, because the action starts right out of the box. But things just become so intriguing and interesting, that I kept moving forward at a high rate. The last part is really good.

The story is about a husband who comes home to find his family attacked - his wife murdered, his daugh...more
Shayna Gier
The writing in this book is so vivid. Graham uses common language -that we all know and recognize- and twists it. For example: "Hell hath no fury... like a boy who has lost his Thomas Train toy." While not a particularly funny book, lines like these had me laughing one minute while the plot had me crying the next. The story is one that will hold a reader's attention the whole way through, being a story that has been told many times- a man wrongfully accused and convicted for a crime he didn't co...more
Alan Williams
This was an interesting book to review. Having read the blurb, I was really looking forward to reading it.
The plot was incredible. It was extremely well planned; a couple of times I thought I had it worked out, but it surprised me. I like not having something predictable to read, where you can guess the ending or how it is going to work out long before you get there, and Beyond Justice was certainly able to keep the suspense going right the way through, and still have a couple of surprises left...more
Dana Burgess
In Beyond Justice, Joshua Graham tells us the story of Sam Hudson's personal hell. The tale is eerily reminiscent of The Fugitive which is a favourite of mine - well the movie is anyway. (come on - young Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones? Who could resist?) Sam's tragedy is threefold when he arrives home to find his wife and daughter dead and his son beaten into a coma.

The detective who railroads Sam into prison is one Detective Anita Pearson - and did I ever hate her! Mr Graham knows how to dev...more
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This is a very intense book it certainly took my emotions for a wild ride, an exceptional work i would like to say. Joshua Graham really knows how to manipulate emotions it's unlike other crime mystery novels from the first 10 pages i was hooked i just couldn't put it down although had to and it was torture. This book is all about faith, forgiveness, courage and nev...more
Michelle
Captivating. This was an absolutely amazing, and page turner of a book. One of the most captivating book I've read.
I read the excerpt of the first three chapters in Accidental Hero and I knew I had to read this book. This book will consume you, you'll yearn for to continue reading, the need to know is so compelling that until you've completed this book you will rest again. It makes you ask yourself questions about your own life. You'll pray and have a little or a big talk with God. And that's o...more
Cindy Vine
This book hooked me from the start and it was only half-way through that I realised it was Christian fiction. This is the first Christian fiction I have ever read.
The plot is great and the story well-written. You have a successful lawyer who is accused of murdering his wife, murdering and raping his 12 year old daughter, and clubbing his son with a baseball bat. Quite violent, gruesome crimes. The story is written in the first person, and what I really enjoyed is that you felt that you were expe...more
Jennifer
Actually 4.5 Stars.
From my book review blog Rundpinne "...Beyond Justice delves into the sick world of child pornography, murder, scandal, abuse of the legal system, and to balance it out, the novel is also about love, redemption, and truth. Hudson crafts a brilliant thriller filled with unforeseen plot twists and character behaviour changes unlike no other. Graham’s cast of characters is not only diverse, but also extraordinarily believable. ..."The full review maybe read here.
Heather
what a STUNNING debut novel!!!!!!!! i don't usally read books that involve religion but i love Joshua Graham's short stories so i decided to give it a go. i'm so glad i did! from the very first page to the very last page i was enveloped in the story. i cant recall a single page that didn't have me at the edge of my seat. just when you think you have things figured out, Joshua has the knack to pull a fast one on you! i must admit that there were a few times i definitely shed some tears....some ha...more
Beckie Burnham
Not your typical Christian book. That is how I would first describe Joshua Graham’s novel, Beyond Justice. While it does have may of the elements of recognizable Christian suspense — characters that struggle with God’s plans, good vs. evil working in the characters’ lives, and a few salvation scenes — it is its edginess, its dark violence, adult situations and use of profanity that might turn a Christian audience away. Yet it all seems to work within this author’s framework. If you are offended...more
Kathleen
In Author Joshua Graham's riveting legal thriller, Beyond Justice, the reader is taken on an exhilarating emotional roller coaster ride that will leave them breathless.

San Diego Attorney Sam Huston is accused of killing his wife, Jenn, and daughter, Bethie. All this even while his son, Aaron, who he is also accused of assaulting, clings to life. Wrongfully convicted and sent to death row, Sam tries to make sense of the devastation of losing his family, while trying to prove his innocence. Interw...more
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JOSHUA GRAHAM is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Beyond Justice, Terminus, and Darkroom, the winner of the International Book Award, Forward National Literature Award, USA Book News Best Books Award, and host of Thriller Radio. His award-winning novel DARKROOM hit 3 bestseller lists on Amazon the night of its release.

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