The Murder List

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Rachel North’s goal is to get on The Murder List. She’s set to graduate Harvard Law in a year and is about to intern at the DA’s office. Her internship is a sore spot with her husband, Jack, who happens to be the top defense attorney on the murder list. It’s a sacrifice she’s willing to make so they can be partners once she graduates. She first met Jack six years ago when she was on the jury for one of his cases. Not long after that case, one of Rachel’s co-workers at the statehouse was found murdered. The defendant on that case was represented by Jack and tried by her new boss. Now, Rachel’s boss is re-opening that case, and Rachel will have to decide which side she’s on.

Ryan’s style of switching perspectives was an engaging way to read. It kept me in the dark for a while, making me think I was reading a legal thriller when I was actually reading a murder mystery. Seeing things from the side of the lawyers was interesting and a little frightening. It made me start to question the justice system and if there is any concern for justice at all or if it’s just about winning no matter the cost. I would describe this as a legal thriller murder mystery that is thought-provoking. If any of that appeals to you, you’ll love it.


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Author Hank Phillippi Ryan
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Forge Books
Publish Date 2019-08-20
ISBN 9781250197214
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Issue December 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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