THE MURDER LIST – Hank Phillippi Ryan


Synopsis: 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: The Murder List is the type of read John Grisham would be proud of. The book presents a slew of delicious twists through law student Rachel North’s journey as she thrusts herself into this unsettling world of crime and politics.

At the beginning, our heroine’s first step sounds harmless – she’ll only be working for Assistant District defense attorney Martha Gardiner: her husband’s rival. But does Rachel know what she’s getting herself into? The ending was incredible. I like switching from one sub-genre to another, and diving into this gorgeously written political thriller was a fun experience! This is my first Phillippi Ryan Read and definitely not my last. 

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