Catching up on some reviews from earlier this week!
Thanks to Minotaur Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE PERFECT ALIBI – Phillip Margolin (out now!)
This is book two in the Robin Lockwood series (book one is THE THIRD VICTIM)
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
Looking for a fast moving legal thriller? Well, look no more! I feel like I need to branch out and pick up more legal thrillers and this book is the perfect example as to why. THE PERFECT ALIBI by Phillip Margolin has all the elements you want in a thriller. As a warning, this book does contain multiple rape cases.
Robin Lockwood is given a case of a young woman that has been a victim of sexual assault. The young man claims he is innocent, but it ultimately sentenced to prison. Not long after, another rape is committed, but the DNA is the same of the man that has been in prison. Now, with a new trial granted, the young man is released on bail. His former lawyer is now missing and Robin’s client thinks she is being stalked. To make things more stressful, Robin is also handed a murder trial that is proving to be more complicated that it should have been.
Talk about a lot of characters, scenarios, cases, and action! With this being a shorter book, at just under 300 pages, I can see why some readers thought the ending was a bit rushed. I personally didn’t think so – at least it didn’t take away from the rest of the book for me. I really enjoyed the two different cases and how intense things were getting! Multiple POV’s, revenge, threats, lies, assault, and murder. Plenty to keep thriller fans glued to the pages.