This was a grisly read, mass shootings by a screwed up teenager is always a bummer. I must say I am enjoying Rachel and...morea most excellent 5 star read!
This was a grisly read, mass shootings by a screwed up teenager is always a bummer. I must say I am enjoying Rachel and her gang of merry do gooders. I love the camaraderie of the characters, I love that Rachel lives at the Biltmore Hotel, I love that she and her friends are always hungry and I love that they are all workaholics! Rachel and Bailey get the call that a Columbine like shooting has just happened at a nearby school and they are on the case. Who are the shooters, are they the kids everyone is pointing fingers at? Could it be a disillusioned ex military man or maybe the meth head they run into? There are clues twists and more mention of the illusive killer Liliah whom I am hoping the next book will be about along with Romy. The part where all the school teachers and principals were questioned was not my favorite part of the book and was skimmed over, Marcia also did this in the last book with picking the jury... some people might like that but, not me, too much time on things that have nothing to do with the actual story are just annoying. Marcia shines with the characters and the thrill and chase of the story. I guess I'll just have to wait for the next book to come out to find out about those two. (less)
Let me start out by saying I really, really liked the first 2 books and I like this one too. but...more3 stars, review to come...:)
killer ambition... 3 stars
Let me start out by saying I really, really liked the first 2 books and I like this one too. but, What made me give this book only 3 stars was the whole jury selection thing which I skimmed over! leave out the trial and jury selections and this would have been a 5 star for me. The relationships and story line are enough to carry the stories Ms. Clark so wonderfully writes. The humor is wonderful as is the friendships Rachel has with her two "besties" Bailey and Tony along with each of their significant others, J.D. and Drew. Rachel's new man Lieutenant Graydon who I think I might be a little in love with myself is perfect for her. Declan was a delight, hope he stays part of the team. I so enjoy the no sex they have, so refreshing that they are waiting! The young daughter of a super rich and powerful movie mogul is kidnapped and the trail seems to lead to her boyfriend. The hunt is on and no one is better at this than Rachel and Bailey! There are quite a few twists and turns and I won't give anything away so .... you will have to read this one for yourself...
a most excellent 5 star read, who knew she was a better writer than a prosecutor...:)
guilt by degrees 5 stars I am loving this series By Ms. Clark, Rac...morea most excellent 5 star read, who knew she was a better writer than a prosecutor...:)
guilt by degrees 5 stars I am loving this series By Ms. Clark, Rachel and her friends are a breath of fresh air, no courtroom stuff is also a plus for me. How about a gal who waits to have sex until she is sure, say what? The only steamy sex scenes I am into are my own thank you! The storylines and great characters are more important to me than the Lawyer, courtroom drama, this could be because there are many, many Lawyers in my family and I am so over them, haha! Rachel takes on a career defining case no one else wants and it almost destroys her. A homeless man is murdered and Rachel and friends are on the hunt. How much do I love the new wicked character that I hope will be around in future books, OMG! The story is great, the characters rock, this book is a winner!(less)
4 stars, I was wondering how this would be and I'm pleasantly surprised...
4 stars... guilt by association Well, well, who knew? Your a winner with me M...more4 stars, I was wondering how this would be and I'm pleasantly surprised...
4 stars... guilt by association Well, well, who knew? Your a winner with me Marcia...:) This looks to be the beginning of a great series. I particularly loved all the food not eaten but wished for! Rachel Knight is a tough talking, smart and always hungry Los Angeles deputy D.A. assigned to the elite division. Her friend and co-worker is found dead where he would never have been, with people he would never have been with accused of killing some one and it's up to Rachel to clear his name. Before she does that however she has to take over his biggest case, the rape of a young girl. Rachel's life is her career which is why she can not keep a man in her life, a life that she lives at the office unless she makes the six block walk home to the hotel she lives at. Rachel is all work all the time. The author knows what she is talking about and makes everything seem so real, love the characters, the way they feel together and with the help of her funny and loyal friends this is one heck of a good read. The fact that there was no courtroom anything in this book was a HUGE plus for me... (less)
This is full of juicy tidbits about a world I was not familiar with. There is a plethora of information and if you are not...morea most excellent 5 star read
This is full of juicy tidbits about a world I was not familiar with. There is a plethora of information and if you are not interested in art, you might not like this story but, if you are it is a thrilling read. There are some moments where I was like...really? As I have said before, I am not too concerned with those kinds of things. For me its all about how fast I turn the pages, I read for a wonderful story and to escape. This is a great escape (less)
dear daughter... 5 stars this was a really different kind of read for me and I very much liked it. Ex...morea most excellent 5 star read, I hated the ending!
dear daughter... 5 stars this was a really different kind of read for me and I very much liked it. Extremely entertaining, wild, clever and just a lot of fun! Part mystery, part mother daughter memoir, part smart ass woman, part poor little rich girl... gets revenge! I would like to say that the ending sucked! I was like, what? It was a little humorous, just a little though. Janie Jenkins is the 17 year old sharp tongued rich spoiled daughter of a dead beautiful socialite. Janie is accused of the murder. Janie goes to trial and gets sentenced to 10 years for the murder of her mother. Janie did not kill her mother. Janie gets out and at age 27 she wants answers and she wants revenge for the mother she realizes she didn't know at all. She does have some clues though, along with some flashes of memory right before her mother was murdered. With the help of her lawyer she disguises herself from all the people that think she is guilty and heads to a mysterious town in South Dakota determined to find out who really killed her mother and why. From the first page I was hooked, this was so good, I never knew who to suspect and I suspected everyone... was it her lawyer, her new friends, the mad man Trace, The ruggedly handsome Chief of police, the quirky townspeople? The writing is wonderful and this is her first book wow, can't wait to read more from this gifted gal!(less)
I'm not going to finish this book. I feel a little bad but, here is the thing... there are so many other books out there hopefully that I will like be...moreI'm not going to finish this book. I feel a little bad but, here is the thing... there are so many other books out there hopefully that I will like better than this one. I am sure others will love this book and that's great. The wonderful thing about books is, there is a book out there for everyone! (less)
This is a wonderful tale of mythology, supernatural beings, love, terror and madness. The book starts with a woman in a c...morea most excellent 5 star read!
This is a wonderful tale of mythology, supernatural beings, love, terror and madness. The book starts with a woman in a car running for her life with her young daughter in the back and her bleeding husband in the front... or is he? The only way to tell the good guys from the bad guys is to ask them a series of questions to validate if they are who they say they are or.... an evil shape shifter! This sounds like it might be way out there but, for me... it was totally creepy believable! Hannah must get her and her family to safety and away from the people who would do them harm. With the help of some very old diaries she just might be able to do it. Through flashbacks starting in the 1800's until the present day we learn what is going on and why. I loved everything about this book even though it is usually not exactly my kind of read. I'm not going to give any more away, this was a fantastic page turner and I hope to read more from Stephen in the future! (less)
I do really enjoy this series, and I love the covers, please don't change the covers... I hate it when you guys change your covers! review to come...:...moreI do really enjoy this series, and I love the covers, please don't change the covers... I hate it when you guys change your covers! review to come...:)
love, love, love this series and I love, love, love the covers! When I finished the first book "The Fixer" I was on pins and needles waiting for this one and I have not been disappointed! Morty, my pal Seattle Detective Mort Grant is back along with his friend the mysterious, loyal psychologist Lydia Corriger! Mort is hot on the trail of a female serial killer who is known as Trixie. Johns are turning up dead with a red lipstick kiss on their foreheads in seedy motels all over town and no one has a clue as to how, why or who. We are introduced to some great new characters, a wealthy couple, Reinhardt and Ingrid Vogel who own a sports team who play a part in this twisted and fun story. Mort's son Robbie makes a comeback, this is a sweet and wonderful relationship between father and son that gets a jolt in this story. Lydia is preoccupied with a young abused girl while mort finds his heart is not dead after all. There are a few story lines going on in this the second book in this great and fast paced series. Personally I would read the first book in the series, "The Fixer" before this one to keep up but, it's not necessary to enjoy the book, and you will enjoy this book!(less)