Book Review for A KILLER'S ALIBI by William L. Meyers, Jr.
A KILLER'S ALIBI by William L. Meyers, Jr.
Philadelphia Legal Series, Book 3
Thomas & Mercer
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A smart and tense legal thriller with enough side dealings, mafia antics, and distinct personalities to keep you reading.
A KILLER’S ALIBI is one hell of a ride! I started this novel not knowing what I would get, but soon realized I was in for a treat. Meyers balances the criminal justice system, the darkness of human nature, and the personal lives of the characters perfectly.
Truth be told, this is the first crime fiction novel centered around a lawyer and his firm I have read in a while. Meyers has written two other novels previous to this in the series, so I wasn’t sure if I would be lost. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised to find out this book stood on its own. I am sure that if you are familiar with the series some of the characters interactions and underlining storylines will make a bit more sense. However, none of this affected the plot or my interest in the crimes unfolding.
What I found so captivating was the fast-paced nature of the writing and how the author was able to maintain two separate primal cases while still making the entire book flow effortlessly. This new-to-me author is now one I will definitely keep an eye out for.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense.
When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened.
On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.
As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters—some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.
About the Author: William L. Myers, Jr., is the author of the bestselling Philadelphia Legal series, which includes the #1 Kindle bestseller A Criminal Defense, An Engineered Injustice, and A Killer’s Alibi. A Philadelphia lawyer with thirty years of trial experience in state and federal courts up and down the East Coast, Myers has argued before the United States Supreme Court and still actively practices law. Myers was born into a proud working-class family; graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law; and now lives with his wife, Lisa, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
Series: Philadelphia Legal
Paperback: 430 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 19, 2019)
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