The Perfect Alibi Book Review
|Title:||The Perfect Alibi|
|Published:||March 5, 2019, Minotaur Books|
|No. of Pages:||320|
|Cover Price:||$27.99 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle|
Robin Lockwood, criminal attorney and protagonist from Phillip Margolin’s previous legal thriller, The Third Victim, is back in The Perfect Alibi and up against almost impossible odds. Lockwood’s client is accusing a star athlete of rape; he denies all allegations, is convicted on DNA evidence and sent to jail. The problem is that another rape occurs and the DNA is the same, even though the athlete couldn’t have committed it because he is in jail. Lockwood has other clients who seem to be innocent, but overwhelming new evidence comes out, leaving her scrambling to find the truth. Then several attorneys are found murdered, and Lockwood’s investigations into her cases become difficult and seemingly with no solutions.
Phillip Margolin has, over the years, written dozens of bestselling legal thrillers. His popularity is well-earned, and most of his books are edge-of-your-seat thrillers. The Perfect Alibi is no exception. The characters are well-developed, the story is told in an organized manner, and the suspense builds bit by bit up to a very unexpected dénouement. The scenarios in Margolin’s novel are believable and feasible, so that while reading the novel, the twists and turns ring true. Lockwood, et al are likeable characters, and readers will want them to win in the end. However, the good guys may not survive this time, since whoever is committing the murders is getting away with it and no one can figure out who it is. The viable suspect list is getting shorter, as they are murdered, and Lockwood and her associates may be in danger and may be next to be murdered as they come closer to solving the case.
All told, this is a fascinating thriller and definitely recommended.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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