Tuesday 12 March 2019

#BookReview The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress @FreshFiction

The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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 rapes—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 charge—one that should be dismissed as self-defense—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 them.


An up-and-coming local college athlete is accused and sent to prison for rape, with DNA evidence to prove it. However, soon after another rape occurs, and the same DNA is found. How can this be? No person, unless they are identical twins, can have the same DNA. And, the man in question is an only child. Now he's granted a new trial and is released on bail. Robin Lockwood is representing the young woman that accused the athlete of rape. Now, Robin has to protect her client who thinks she's being stalked by the newly released rapist...


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