A Reasonable Doubt by Phillip Margolin

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

A Reasonable Doubt

Summary: A magician linked to three murders and suspicious deaths years ago disappears in the middle of his new act in New York Timesbestseller Phillip Margolin’s latest thriller featuring Robin Lockwood

Robin Lockwood is a young criminal defense attorney and partner in a prominent law firm in Portland, Oregon. A former MMA fighter and Yale Law graduate, she joined the firm of legal legend Regina Barrister not long before Regina was forced into retirement by early onset Alzheimer’s.

One of Regina’s former clients, Robert Chesterfield, shows up in the law office with an odd request―he’s seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. Chesterfield is a professional magician of some reknown and he has a major new trick he’s about to debut. This is out of the scope of the law firm’s expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. At the time, Regina Barrister defended him with ease, after which he resumed his career as a magician in Las Vegas.

Now, decades later, he debuts his new trick―only to disappear at the end. He’s a man with more than one dark past and many enemies―is his disappearance tied to one of the many people who have good reason to hate him? Was he killed and his body disposed of, or did he use his considerable skills to engineer his own disappearance?

Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I am fairly new to the work of Phillip Margolin- but I have enjoyed both The Third Victim and The Perfect Alibi (we’re not going to talk about what I thought of Sleeping Beauty). So, I could not wait till I got my hands on A Reasonable Doubt and when it came- I pushed the other books aside and sat down with this one.


I have been trying to think of what I like the best about the Robin Lockwood series- and I think it’s how Phillip Margolin sets up the stories. It kinda reminds me of how Alafair Burke sets things up- just when you think the mystery is solved- something twists and turns and you are like “O.M.G.”


What I liked:

The cover. I love how Minotaur Books does his covers!

Robin Lockwood- I’ve sung her praises before and I will sing them again. We need more characters like her.

How Regina was involved in this story- she’s a character that I enjoy getting to know a bit more about.



Bottom line: This one is a great addition to the Robin Lockwood series- and also perfect to read as a standalone.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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