The Darkest Place (Robin Lockwood #5) by Phillip Margolin

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

The Darkest Place

Summary: Defense attorney Robin Lockwood faces an unimaginable personal disaster and her greatest professional challenge in the next New York Times bestselling Phillip Margolin’s new legal thriller, The Darkest Place.

Robin Lockwood is an increasingly prominent defense attorney in the Portland community. A Yale graduate and former MMA fighter, she’s becoming known for her string of innovative and successful defense strategies. As a favor to a judge, Robin takes on the pro bono defense of a reprehensible defendant charged with even more reprehensible crimes. But what she doesn’t know—what she can’t know—is how this one decision, this one case, will wreak complete devastation on her life and plans.

As she recovers from those consequences, Robin heads home to her small town of Elk Grove and the bosom of her family. As she tries to recuperate, a unique legal challenge presents itself—Marjorie Loman, a surrogate, is accused of kidnapping the baby she carried for another couple, and assaulting that couple in the process. There’s no question that she committed these actions but that’s not the same as being guilty of the crime. As Robin works to defend her client, she learns that Marjorie Loman has been hiding under a fake identity and is facing a warrant for her arrest for another, even more serious crime. And buried within the truth may once again be unexpected, deadly consequences.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I adore the Robin Lockwood series by Phillip Margolin. Robin is such a kick butt character- and there is always a twist or 2 that I did not see coming.


If you haven’t read the other books in the series ( The Third Victim, The Perfect Alibi, A Reasonable Doubt and A Matter of Life and Death) then I highly encourage you to check out this legal thriller series!

What I liked:

I adore the cover. The covers for the Robin Lockwood series are all winners.

Our heroine, Robin. She’s dealt some tough blows in this book and while she didn’t completely shake them off (nor did I expect her to)- she’s a fighter. She’s a strong female lead.

The mystery. I love how Phillip Margolin connects 2 or 3 events in ways that you might not understand at first- but when everything is revealed you are ” that’s a good book!”


Bottom line: This series is an auto read for me. I hope he continues to write more Robin Lockwood books,


*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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