The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin Review

The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin is the second book in the Robin Lockwood series but even though I haven't read the first book, it read just fine as a stand alone. The only thing that threw  me off a little was the amount of characters. While the story was fairly easy to follow, it took time to place all the different characters together. I usually prefer stories with less characters. 

The plot was gripping and intense and I read the book quickly. The author's writing style is easy to read. The mystery was complex which left me guessing throughout all the book and I couldn't figure it out until everything was spelled out for me.

I really liked Robin Lockwood's character. She is portrayed as a driven lawyer and she puts her heart in solving her cases, even if it means putting herself in danger. I will definitely add the first book in this story to my TBR as well as other work from the author. 

Margolin's many years of legal experience shows in his work. He makes the investigation and courtroom appearances both interesting and entertaining. 

If you are looking for a complex yet enjoyable quick read in the thriller genre, I highly recommend The Perfect Alibi!

Thank you to Minotaur Books for my gifted copy. As always, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. 

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
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. (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,
Mommy Reads

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