REVIEW: THE MURDER LIST, BY HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

 

Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She’s smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing, she’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston’s defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA’s office is her ticket to a successful future.

Problem is—she’s wrong.

And in this cat and mouse game–the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.

My Thoughts: Alternating voices carried us through The Murder List, from Jack Kirkland, a defense attorney, to Martha Gardiner, the fierce DA. In the middle was Rachel North, a Harvard law student interning for Martha, but planning to eventually join her husband Jack in his “murder list” practice.

We follow Rachel from her days working for a Senator, who has some questionable proclivities, to her internship, in which she is trying to beat the lawyers at their own game.

I liked Rachel initially, but as time went by, I began to understand her less and less. What was her true agenda? Who would still be standing in the end, with the legal eagles battling it out in the courtroom and beyond? A stunning conclusion left me wondering what clues I had missed along the way. 4 stars.

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