If I'm Dead: A Rachel Knight Story

If I'm Dead: A Rachel Knight Story

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by Marcia Clark
     
 
It started with a haunting image: a Ford Explorer, iridescent in the moonlight and alone on a desolate stretch of beach. Its owner, Melissa Gibbons, has gone missing. Her husband says she flew the coop. But Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight is convinced otherwise: Melissa Gibbons has been murdered.

So begins the confounding case that Rachel must present

Overview

It started with a haunting image: a Ford Explorer, iridescent in the moonlight and alone on a desolate stretch of beach. Its owner, Melissa Gibbons, has gone missing. Her husband says she flew the coop. But Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight is convinced otherwise: Melissa Gibbons has been murdered.

So begins the confounding case that Rachel must present before a disbelieving jury. A dissatisfied heiress and her philandering husband-- what really happened? The husband has a fiendishly convincing case that Melissa faked her own death and fled. But with the support of her trusty sidekick, Detective Bailey Keller, Rachel pieces together a much more sinister truth.

In this short, standalone Rachel Knight thriller, readers follow our savvy and riotously entertaining heroine through the surprising world of LA crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316224703
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Rachel Knight Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
10,420
File size:
755 KB

Meet the Author

Marcia Clark began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney. She became a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney's Office in 1981, and spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit where she handled a number of high profile cases prior to the O.J. Simpson case, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo, whose conviction for the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer resulted in legislation that offered victims better protection from stalkers as well as increased punishment for the offenders.

Since the Simpson trial, Ms. Clark has toured the U.S. and Canada giving lectures on a variety of women's issues including domestic violence and inspirational/motivational speeches, as well as lectures on the latest high profile cases, public service careers, and of course, the Trial of the Century.

In May of 1997, her book on the Simpson case, Without a Doubt was published and quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers lists.

From February 1998 to 2000 Marcia was under contract as a legal analyst and expert commentator for NBC, CNBC and MSNBC. She appeared weekly as the substitute host of Geraldo Rivera's "Rivera Live," and also hosted "Equal Time" for CNBC and "Judge and Jury" for MSNBC. Marcia has appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," the "Larry King Show," the "Today" show, "The Early Show," and "Good Morning America," among others, and provides legal commentary on a wide variety of cable shows such as "Anderson Cooper 360" and "Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell."

Marcia Clark (with writing partner, Catherine LePard) has sold hour-long pilots to the FX network, Lifetime, and VH1 and developed a half hour comedy for NBC. She has also developed reality projects for CBS and was an executive producer of a one hour reality pilot for CBS.

Marcia has published three novels which feature Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight: Guilt by Association, Guilt by Degrees, and Killer Ambition, which is due out in June 2013. TNT has optioned the books and a drama series is currently in development. Marcia is attached as an executive producer. She's currently at work on her fourth novel.

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If I'm Dead: A Rachel Knight Story 2.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 82 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good SHORT STORY-27 pages long!!!!!!! I am glad that I only paid ninety-nine cents for it. It was worth about 25 cents!!! 27 Pages???? If she wants to be a good fiction writer, she had better start writing books, novels, NOT short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the May 17 review where it said the book was only 27 pages long. So I decided this "booklet" was not worth my 99 cents. I like to immerse myself in reading a really great book and 27 pages just doesen't do it for me.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
enjoyed this book! Great characters, great story line. loved the way things enfolded
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a full length book. Suprise me. Only a short srory and excerpts from others. Marcia needs to write full books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only 26 pages long and stops in the middle of a sentence i thought i was buying the book . Why not be truthful with your customers IT DOES NOT DESERVE A STAR ?
wirm2012 More than 1 year ago
It was not worth the purchase. Marcia Clark's writing skill are great but the story line just did not do it for me. I am pretty sure I would not read any of her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by Marcia Clark. Being in the legal profession myself and knowing Marcia Clark's history I was intrigued so thought I would start out with a short read. I will be reading more from this author. With her extensive background the details of the mystery are intriguing.
BettyG76 More than 1 year ago
It was good and I enjoyed it, but didn't realize it was a short story. Willn look for a full length book next time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a waste of my time. It was very boring. I quit reading it after about 75 pages where most books even if I don't like them I read the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the "new" way to rip your customers off? Very dissapointed that you would even offer this, and charge for it at that!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little hard to follow as their were so many different characters. But a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not 27 pages, but 52 pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really not good. Only 27 pages and not worth the time I spent on it. Would not recommend this for anyone.
orion60 More than 1 year ago
My I fault, I should have known better. I stopped reading short storries and anthologies after high school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like it was only one chapter long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CHEAP TRICK! That was my reaction at the solution to trial. Have run across this anecdote before.
teachermel92 More than 1 year ago
Although I enjoyed the storyline, this is a VERY SHORT story, not a full length novel. I feel like I've been cheated a bit.
scoda More than 1 year ago
I thought I was purchasing a novel - it turned out to be just a short story. It was a good short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Rachel Knight short that is a good starting point for anyone wanting to try out Marcia Clark's writing style. A good read.
Cruiser2 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. I wasn't sure what the outcome would be, but liked the way it was concluded.
Buzziebee More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book as well as another by Marcia Clark just from knowing her background as a prosecutor and I was very impressed with her writing style and her content. Great quick read! Love Rachel Knight and hope to read more of her adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not what I imagined. It could have been so much better. Too short has potential to be a great story but it left me wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 52 pages of storyline were fine, but where's the rest of the book. It consisted of more "partial stories".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not realize this was such a short story - I was very disappointed when it just stopped. I will look for the length of book before I purchase next time. I could have used the 99¢ on something else.