Title: The Murder List
Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: August 20, 2019
Page Count: 345
My rating: 4 1/2 stars
About the book:
Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She’s smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing, she’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston’s defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA’s office is her ticket to a successful future.
Problem is–she’s wrong.
And in this cat and mouse game–the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
The Murder List is a new standalone suspense novel in the tradition of Lisa Scottoline and B. A. Paris from award-winning author and reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan.
The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan is a standalone legal thriller. The story in this book is one that is told by alternating between the past and present timelines with the investigation into an old cold case.
Rachel North is a law student who happens to be married to a defense attorney, Jack Kirkland. Being a defense attorney Jack obviously does not have a great relationship with the prosecutor, Martha Gardner. Rachel being a student however is now interning at the prosecutor’s office putting her in the middle.
Before Rachel had married Jack she had been working for a senator and during her time in that job a co-worker had been murdered. Jack had been the defense in that case and had gotten it thrown out. Now Rachel’s boss is reopening the case when a new lead comes in.
The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan really intertwined two things that I really enjoy in a book together that solidified my four and half star rating. One of those is simply being a legal thriller which I have a soft spot for and never quite find that often probably automatically made this an intriguing read for me. The other element that the author had in this book was a nice twisty ride that led to a fabulous ending which brought my rating up too. After reading this one I will definitely look to read this author again.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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