Guilt by Degrees
by Marcia Clark
This is book two in the series featuring Rachel Knight and her two female associates, Toni LaCollier and Bailey Keller. Rachel and Toni are prosecutors in the District Attorney’s Special Trials Office, and Bailey is a detective in the LAPD Major Crimes Division. I am working my way though this series towards the new release, The Competition, compliments of NetGalley and the publisher, Mulholland Books.
In many ways, this book is even better than book one. The dialogue and story feel even more authentic. Ms. Clark really can write. My only complaint is that she, like many authors, had to leave a few dangling questions at the end. I guess that some authors think that will entice you to pick up the next book. Totally unnecessary, if the author writes a great story, you will be anticipating the next book, whether there is a cliffhanger or not. I personally like all the threads of a story to be completed at the end of a book. But since I don’t have to wait, I’m not objecting too much.
I really like the “buddy film” feel that comes across with the three women. They work hard, get in some tight spots, but always have some jokes and fun along the way. This is a very enjoyable book, and series. I am going to start book three, Killer Ambition, later today.
I give this book 4 1/2 Stars out of 5, and a Big Thumbs Up. So far this series is really good. I think that most people who like to read mysteries with female lead characters will enjoy these first two books. You may as well start with book one, Guilt by Association.
I received this book for free from NetGalley.com.
Whip-smart Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight returns in Marcia Clark’s gripping follow-up to the national bestseller GUILT BY ASSOCIATION.
Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight—someone who’s Rachel’s equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel’s lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice.
She’s got back-up: tenacious Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they’re shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier.
Rachel suspects someone knows the truth, someone who’d kill to keep it secret. Harrowing, smart, and riotously entertaining, GUILT BY DEGREES is a thrilling ride through the world of Los Angeles courts with the unforgettable Rachel Knight.
Series: A Rachel Knight Novel
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Mulholland Books; 1 edition (May 8, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
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