"A main character that is a go-getter and stops at nothing to get her answers..."
Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted February 28, 2019
Suspense | Thriller Legal
THE PERFECT ALIBI is a novel that
is packed with surprises all the way to the end. Phillip Margolin keeps
his readers in suspense with this fictional crime thriller that shows a lot
of deceptions among lawyers of the courts. What a mastermind
Margolin is with such a capturing storyline.
I love the background Margolin created for his main character, Robin
Lockwood. This makes her real to the readers where they will feel like
they know her other than just a character in a book. She is inspiring
and a go-getter makes her a strong character as well. I hope to read
more of her in the future.
Robin Lockwood is on a case where she represents a victim of a rape in
a civil lawsuit against her rapist. The DNA points to only one person
who happens to be an athlete with his hold future about to be blown
away. He swears he is innocent. He is in prison and a second rape
happens, with yet again hi DNA. No one can answer how that came
about. On top of that, she is working another case where she defends a
client of a murder charge. Are these two connected and if so how?
THE PERFECT ALIBI is hard to put
down. I found myself impatiently waiting to get home to read it. Phillip
Margolin did an amazing job with this thriller and keeping the storyline
interesting throughout all of the chapters. I look forward to reading
more of his novels and really recommend this one to anyone who loves
A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of
rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence,
the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his
lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long
after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the
same person committed both rapesâ€”which is seemingly
impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in
prison at the time of the second one. Now, the convicted
athlete, joined by a new lawyer, is granted a new trial and
bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and
his law partner is murdered.
Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small
law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale
Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of
the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who
is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to
intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a
murder chargeâ€”one that should be dismissed as
self-defenseâ€”but the D.A. trying the case is determined to
bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible
cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of
Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns
in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet.
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