The Third Victim

The Third Victim

Book - 2018
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"In rural Oregon, two women are found dead after being tortured, battered, and burned. A third woman escapes with evidence that points overwhelmingly to a local man. When a young lawyer joins the team defending him, she uncovers corruption, lies, and secrets that threaten to shake up not only her firm but the entire town"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Minotaur Books, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250117502
Branch Call Number: FIC Margolin, P 2018
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 25 cm


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Dec 11, 2018

Be prepared to read descriptions about brutual sex and violence to females. This is a police procedural story with lawyers, lawyer's investigator's, and police detectives playing important parts in interviewing suspects and victims. Court proceedings, of course, play a featured role as witnesses, victims, and suspects testify. The story has a "She said/He said" construct with fingers being pointed at victims and suspects. It's the end result of the charges - the sentencing - that lends an immediacy to finding out how the crime was conceived, conducted, and what the end goal was. The storyline reminded me of the deceit in G Flynn's novel, "Gone Girl". After a while, my head was spinning with the many theories the author had in moving his plot forward probably wondering which would make the better solution.

bluejay1972 Jul 18, 2018

Thought this was a great read. Kept my interest throughout and the ending was unexpected.

Jun 03, 2018

Good Book! I thought this book had a good plot, strong characters and twist and turns. It held my interest till the end.

Jun 01, 2018

A great mystery, some court drama, and I thought the part about Alzheimer's was most interesting.

debwalker May 20, 2018

A rave review from Margaret Cannon. Say no more!

Apr 25, 2018

A great read, as always, from Phillip Margolin.

Apr 04, 2018

Philiip Margolin writes great novels mixing crimes and legal issues . THE THIRD VICTIM is another fun read in this same vein. The story is interesting and engaging and a quick read. One unexpected, interesting, and realistic twist is a subtext dealing with the problem of when a highly successful person (a lawyer in this case) suddenly begins 'losing a step' and how that person deals with it (or not), and how those who are friends and co-workers deal with it. This is probably more common in life than we think, and in my experience it is unusual to find adventure/crime novels dealing with it. A courageous addition and I was impressed with how he handled it. Good, fun read overall.

Mar 29, 2018

Quick read - interesting story that includes dementia and a murder investigation and trial. Quite an interesting twist at the end of this book. Bet you won't see it coming!

Mar 20, 2018

When I read the comments by the pros I was reluctant to read this book. I have enjoyed all his other books so decided to give it a try. It was so good I wanted to read it in one sitting. Hopefully this is the beginning of a fresh new series.

coloradobuck Jan 30, 2018

I read an early release copy of this title. It kept my interest and moved quickly. I finished it in 2 days. A lot of sexual content for me personally, however, it was an interesting read and i enjoyed it. great look at dementia and at victims of violent crimes. Interesting twist at the end.


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