The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin

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Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading.

The Third Victim

Summary:  A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon–tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one–two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.

The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason–a prominent local attorney–is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.

Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories. But she’s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. And she’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she’s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she’s worried her boss’s behavior and the details in the case against their client don’t quite add up.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After being sent The Perfect Alibi (the second book in this series) for review consideration, I was curious enough to track down book 1 and find out what I missed.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Love the cover. Dark and mysterious.

This mystery? Thumbs up in a major way. It had enough going on to keep me flipping pages! Plus, I LOVE those short chapters- perfect for tension mounting scenes!

I loved Robin in The Perfect Alibi and I loved her in The Third Victim. She’s such a strong character!


Bottom line: Just get it. This book has enough of a creepy vibe for a Halloween readathon night 🙂


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading time. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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