Review Written By Nikola Naylor-Warren
When scientists plan experiments they often condition the environment and their subjects. Then they carefully observe and wait for anticipated results that will be used to further their research. This often requires careful planning, with meticulous and methodical detail. Conditioning subjects to react in a way that supports the scientist FRAME work is essential in plotting a SCHEME that generates the results needed to justify and execute the next steps in reaching the goals of the scientist. Often subjects are unaware that they or their environment is being conditioned or what is being used to condition them.
If I were an investigator and evidence was provided against someone, I would ask fundamental questions like:
What did you see? Why were you looking? Where were you looking? When were you looking? And Who were you looking at? These details alone can be telling.....
Just to satisfy the "CONVENIENCE" of evidence for the sake of due diligence.
May was not given this chance. Although A Splendid Ruin is not about science -the injustice of what happens to May in this page-turning novel plays out like an exact science. One I am all too familiar with, and is often missed by some of the smartest and brightest, as proven so far. However, this excellent novel by Megan Chance gives us all hope that the tables can sometimes turn.