First thing: My two star rating applies only to the Kindle edition. The novel itself is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed "Blade Itself", and "Before They Are Hanged" is a satisfying continuation of the First Law Trilogy.
HOWEVER: The quality of the Kindle edition itself is terrible. Produced by Jouve, France, the Kindle edition is rife with layout errors and typos. They didn't even bother to reproduce the cover art. Instead, you get a placeholder cover that is just type on a blue field. This edition should never have made it out the doors. I hope the publishers have ended their relationship with Jouve.