The Perfect Alibi

The Perfect Alibi

Large Print - 2019
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"A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted on DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence. When a second rape occurs, DNA evidence again points to the imprisoned athlete. As young lawyer Robin Lockwood searches for answers, she finds herself enmeshed in a tangled web of buried secrets, lies, and violence"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2019.
ISBN: 9781643581422
1643581422
Characteristics: 500 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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Hillsboro_ElizabethH Apr 23, 2019

I'd never read a Philip Margolin book before, so I decided it was past time to do so, as he's coming to the Brookwood Library for the annual Library Foundation of Hillsboro dinner. While I like legal thrillers (I've read just about all of John Grisham's novels), this one was, well, predictable. While there were some shocking parts to the story, I figured out "who done it" fairly quickly. Still, it was a fast read (I read it over the course of two days), and it was enjoyable.

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nannianni
Apr 23, 2019

The last chapter, has no meaning and could have been left out.

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DM_kcls
Apr 19, 2019

What I found different about 'The Perfect Alibi', this latest by Phillip Margolin is how fast he moves through time: the story is told in increments of months rather than days or weeks.

'The Perfect Alibi' is a story of several stories: a few mysteries, some interconnected, and the further fleshing out of Margolin's newest main character, Robin Lockwood.

I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Perfect Alibi' and while I can't wait for the next installment of Robin Lockwood, the first, 'The Third Victim' is going to be hard to top.

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USAF1969
Apr 02, 2019

Philip Margolin's books are always hard for me to put down. THE PERFECT ALIBI is certainly one of those. I couldn't put it down, even when I knew I should be doing other things. Many sub-story crime lines, some related, some not. I didn't see the end coming the way it did. Lots of good legal issues to be addressed, including some timely ones related to DNA forensics. This is the latest appearance of lawyer Robin Lockwood, who is the main character. Hope to see more novels from Margolin with this lead character. Great read.

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cnsreader
Mar 12, 2019

There is a lot going on in this story! For me it was too shallow, when one thing wrapped up , you are immediately involved in another predicament! The main character, Robin, is great but everyone else seems rushed or pushed on you! I’m probably not explaining this well, so pick it up and see for yourself!

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