Anne Gruwez is a Brussels-based judge with a lot of character. She faces her defendants with a steely confidence and lays down the law with a light-hearted, no-nonsense force, and a nonchalance for the macabre.
Dealing with the seedy, corrupt and violent underbelly of the city, Brussels-based judge Anne Gruwez is a force to be reckoned with. Day in, day out, a new case comes, but she’s seen it all.
A double-murder case is reopened, prompting Gruwez to examine grim remnants from the crime-scene, and graphic photographic evidence. She drives through the city with her investigators reeling off a grisly tour of the scenes she’s seen behind doors, and attends exhumations with deadpan wit.
Veering between stomach-turning details and black humour, So Help Me God is an eye-opening journey into forensics and the everyday of criminal investigation – with an insight into a judge more idiosyncratic than you would find in fiction.