REVIEW: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION, BY MARCIA CLARK

Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city’s most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family.

But she can’t stop herself from digging deeper into Jake’s death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation—and her life—to find the truth.

With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.

 
 
 
 

From the first pages of Guilt by Association, we are drawn into the world of Rachel Knight, a young prosecutor. I liked how the author took us through her days, sharing details that let us into that world. I also enjoyed her personal details, like the fact that she lives in a residential hotel that has a posh ambience. Clearly, she enjoys the good things in life, and the ease that hotel living offers. But she isn’t averse to getting down to the nitty gritty of life on the streets, where she makes the discoveries needed to solve cases.

So when Rachel starts pulling the threads that will unravel a case she is working, she is persistent enough to follow whatever she finds along the way until she has managed to piece together a whole series of cases. The end results were so much more than she could have imagined, and I really loved seeing how she did it all. 4.5 stars.

 
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