Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark. Mulholland Books, 2011. (Published April 20)
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Guilt by Association is Marcia Clark’s first novel. Yes, that Marcia Clark. O.J. Simpson trial Marcia Clark. I was a bit leery of this book because of that, but my reservations were completely unfounded. Clark writes what she knows. Her main character is Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight, a tough, no-nonsense, crime-fighter that I’m sure you’ll love.
Knight’s life is turned upside-down when her equally workaholic co-worker is found dead in a seedy motel. Rachel is determined to find out what happened to Jake and save his reputation despite the risks to her own career and life. She is aided on her quest by two equally kick ass women, fellow prosecutor Toni and police detective Bailey. Rachel and Bailey really take the lead in solving Jake’s murder and endure some scary moments along the way...not least of which are moments of doubting Jake’s innocence.
I can easily see Rachel Knight and her cohorts becoming series characters for Clark. While I don’t know if this is the plan, I’d recommend getting in on the ground floor just in case. Pick up Guilt by Association for a fun and believable crime novel with strong, smart and likeable female characters.
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