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Review: A Killer's Alibi

A Killer's Alibi A Killer's Alibi by William L. Myers Jr.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was probably one of the best legal thrillers I have read in a long time. It honestly kept me guessing until the last page. The courtroom scenes were very well-written and I could not read them fast enough. The last few chapters were just twist after twist after twist. In fact, the one I didn't like the one "twist" that it initially dropped me down to a 3/5, but the real reveal at the end brought it back to a 4/5.

Why not 5/5? Two main reasons - something about the author's writing just felt off to me. I can't quite place it to be honest. It felt like viewpoints/perspectives kept changing, but the story was always told in third person so I am not sure what exactly. The other reason were the two side plots. The "secondary case" could have been dropped entirely without an impact on the main plot, while the other one seemed too convenient. Both plots basically disappeared after they resolved (around 70% through the book), with one passing mention of the one at the end.

Overall, I recommend this book to those who enjoy legal/crime thrillers. I do believe that this book is part of a series, but I didn't feel at a loss by not reading the others. However, I plan to read them soon!

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