Guilty by Degrees (Rachel Knight #2) – Book Review

guilty by degrees


Guilt by Degrees
Author: Marcia Clark
Publisher: Mulholland Books, 2012
449 pages
Kindle, Paperback, Audio, Hardcover
Content: Minor amount of foul language


Description from Amazon:

Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight–someone who’s Rachel’s equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel’s lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She’s got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they’re shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier. Something tells Rachel someone knows the truth, someone who’d kill to keep it secret.

Harrowing, smart, and riotously entertaining, GUILT BY DEGREES is a thrilling ride through the world of LA courts with the unforgettable Rachel Knight.

My thoughts:

If you would ask me if I thought the second Rachel Knight novel is as good as the first one, I’d have to clearly say yes. Marcia Clark has brought Rachel Knight back with her besties along with some apprearances from some colorful characters from the first book, Guilt by Association.

This time around the case is much more complicated, taking curves and strikes among the game. I have to tell you with a small spoiler that someone in Rachel’s corner gets killed. We also learn more about Rachel’s sister Romy and one of the romantic couples break it off. I am concerned that maybe Rachel is drinking too much. Also, Rachel meets her nemesis.

The writing is still well done. I’m still picking up new words and loving it. Characters are developing at a good pace. Clark really knows and loves her Los Angelas. Marcia Clark is one of the best legal thrillers of our time.

I am more than ready for the third course, Killer Ambition. Once I’ve finsihed that I can read the new Rachel Knight novel, The Competition that came out on July 8.

I received this book from Mulholland Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review.


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