Saturday, August 2, 2014

Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark

Guilt By Association

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family.

But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation--and her life--to find the truth.

With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Miss Clark and Mulholland Books for the opportunity.

Hmmm, does the name Marcia Clark sound familiar to you? Are you old enough to remember O.J. Simpson? Are you old enough to remember the O.J. Simpson murder trial? Well, then yep, that's her. Marcia Clark the Los Angeles Prosecutor. She has turned to writing.

Guilt by Association was a decent read. It was slow starting and a fairly slow reading story. Miss Clark is very heavy handed when it comes to describing everything (maybe it comes from being in a profession where precision means a lot). For me, the overly done descriptors got very old and boring. The actual plot of the story was intriguing. I kept reading to find out what would happen next. The way she interconnected the two cases flowed easily and convincingly.
Her characters were fairly well developed, but it felt like she spent more time on describing everything surrounding the plot and the characters, than trying to really develop the characters.
Overall, I would recommend Miss Clark's books to mystery enthusiasts.

Happy Reading!