Guilt by Degrees

Guilt by Degrees

by Marcia Clark
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
GUILT BY DEGREES by Marcia Clark is an interesting crime thriller/fiction. D.A. Rachel Knight returns with another fast paced thriller. See,”Guilty By Association”,but “Guilt By Degrees” can be read as a stand alone. Ride through the L.A. court system with Rachel Knight. Full of murder,secrets,and romance with harrowing suspense and witty banter. Come on a ride with Rachel as she and Detective Baily Keller locate a killer and work through the L.A. court system. A sit on the edge of your seat thriller. A nail biting story from the first page to the last. A not to miss thriller/mystery. Received for an honest review from the publisher.Details can be found at Mulholland Books,the authors website, and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit I hesitated when saw OJ's DA as the author, but this was a great read. Ms. Clark is a great writer. The characters' banter is realistic - not a bunch of legalese. The story is a real page turner, with a twist at the end; a hint that another case is in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would be a novelty because of Marcia Clark and OJ. But imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a really great story! Kept me turning pages to find out what happens next. And the humor kept me smiling all the way throigh. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marcia Clark has written a very enjoyable and absorbing book. She makes her main character a person the reader can easily relate to. This book is as good as her first one and I hope she contines to write books on a subject that she knows so well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really a terrific read. The characters come to life, flaws and all. They are exciting women with a tough job to do. Very exciting from start to finish. The romance factor doesn't hurt at all. I sincerely hope that Marcia Clark continues to write. I thought that this was a very, very good read. I'd recommend this book to everyone.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
Guilt by Degrees was a well-written entertaining mystery. When I started the book I wasn't sure I would like it as I had not read anything by Ms. Clark, but it was a very good read. DA Rachel Knight takes over a case from another prosecutor who could.not care less about the case and so it would not be dismissed. Rachel is a member of the Special Trials Unit a department that is highly criticized due to the fact that they get all the high profile cases. She also has issues in her personal life from childhood. Her boyfriend Graden, does a background check and learns her secret and her two friends Bailey and Toni help her with the investigation. Rachel and company get shot at,beat up and were involved in a traffic accident meant to kill. This was a wonderfully developed story and I loved the way the characters were created. I highly recommend this book. Thanks to Little,Brown and Company and Net Galley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always been impressed with the author, and I was equally impressed with this book It is spell bounding, quick changing theme. Must read.
Notek More than 1 year ago
good story...keeps your interest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Would read another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read a Marcia Clark novel before, found this to be very good. Keep my interest, good plot and character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasantly diverting, a little predictable. Good beach reading.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Rachel Knight has been successfully running from the ghosts of the past that haunt her every day. She is at the top of her legal game in the Los Angeles DA’s office, but still holds back when it comes to her personal life even with her best friends. When Rachel picks up a case that every other lawyer wanted to kick to the curb, the unexpected drawback is the tragic memories she kept under control would come back. Rachel has to take control of her emotions and her life. Right now, every ounce of her inner strength is being called up to keep her from jumping off the emotional deep end. When Rachel took on the case to find the murderer of a homeless man, her fellow lawyers in the DA’s office dismiss her. The timeline for results is short so she pulls in her friends on the police force and together they walk through what on the surface appears to be a random murder on the streets of Los Angeles but in reality is anything but that. Rachel digs deep to get answers and when they start popping even Rachel is shocked by the turn of events and the undercurrent that is pulling her toward terrifying results. The heartless crime that drove the start of all this him to this life is even more disturbing than anything Rachel has ever reviewed. Then the tide turns completely against Rachel and every demon that has ever knocked on her subconscious comes barging through the door Rachel knows she will finish this case but at what cost. It no longer is a game to find out what happened to someone else as much as it is keeping herself out of the morgue and when evil is looking for you is there any place you can hide? Marcia Clark writes stories that are filled with mesmerizing details, characters you relate to, and an abundance of unbelievable plot diversity. Ms. Clark knows how to give the reader a proper balance of startling information added to take your breath away revelations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy chicklit legal mysteries set in L. A. with likeable if stereotyped protagonists a la those typically made for tv, this is for you. In fact, it is remarkable that CBS, ABC, NBC, or Fox haven't picked it up for a possible season or two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great dettective story. Lots of surprises.
Buzziebee More than 1 year ago
Love the courtroom appeal of these books and will definitely get more by Marcia Clark. She didn't disappoint with her writing style...easy read and kept me invested in the story!
Meemo_B 6 months ago
I love a good mystery/thriller series, but I rarely read them back to back. I like to spread them out and savor them. This series has been an exception. After I read the first one, Guilt by Association, I wanted to move right on to the next one. Guilt by Degrees is even more compelling than the first in the series. There are surprising connections and twists throughout the book, and it all came together very nicely. The same characters, humor, and action was there from the first book. Once again, I combined reading with listening to the audiobook, which is narrated extremely well by January LaVoy. This was an excellent continuation of the series. Copy provided by Netgalley and Mulholland Books in exchange for an unbiased review.
Sherri_Hunter More than 1 year ago
Guilt By Degrees is the second book in the Rachel Knight series by former L.A. district attorney Marcia Clark. I found this book just as enjoyable as the first book. This story reunites tenacious D.A. Rachel Knight with Detective Bailey Keller on a case that spins a web of deceit and intrigue, revealing dark and sinister layers as they proceed in the investigation. While awaiting her turn in court, Rachel witnesses a fellow prosecutor drop the ball on his case of a murdered homeless man so badly that she feels compelled to refile it, which is just the tip of the iceberg. When Rachel discovers a connection to the murder of a police officer, the investigation quickly escalates into an intense and frightening ride into the seedy side of L.A. as Rachel and Bailey try to draw out the killer. This book was a fast read and I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between Rachel and Bailey. Ms. Clark does a fantastic job with the character development, building the personalities of all of the characters on a personal level, which gives the reader a real sense of knowing the characters and feeling empathy for them. I especially liked that Rachel finally shares some of her past history with Bailey, Toni and Drew and I am excited to see what happens next between Rachel and Graden. My Final Verdict: I highly recommend Guilt By Degrees, but make sure you read the series in order. This series offers action, suspense, mystery, romance and humor. I look forward to joining Rachel and Bailey on their next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the only other review I have seen here that is likely from a legit buyer of this book. The writing is straight out of a high school guide to fiction writing. Elaborate descriptions of people, meals, and a tired plot made it a boring read but I forced myself to finish, hoping it could be redeemed. The only shocker at the end was discovering that this was not Ms. Clark's first attempt at writing. This book was not worth the time it took to read and I'm sorry to have wasted money on it.
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BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
The one that got away!  This is how this book ended which makes it a perfect lead-in for another book.  And one that I can’t wait to read. This is the third book by Marcia Clark I have read with the characters of Bailey Keller and Rachel Knight.  I definitely will have to read the next in the series. LA detective Bailey Keller and D.A. Rachel Knight work together to solve crimes.  Rachel took on a case when another attorney screwed it up.  Two sons of the same family are dead and the question is why.  The first son, Zack, a policeman, was found hacked to death in his basement. The second son, Simon, followed the trial of the accused killer of his brother and when Lilah, the wife, was acquitted, he wouldn’t accept the verdict.  Simon became obsessed with proving she was guilty but no one would listen.  He even became homeless because this became such an obsession.  When Simon is found dead on the street, questions start to pop up. A secondary story unfolds between Rachel and her boyfriend Graden.  He has looked into Rachel’s past and found information about Romy, Rachel’s sister who was kidnapped when Rachel was young. We can’t forget the other friends who are Drew, a bartender and boyfriend of Bailey, Toni, another DA and her boyfriend JD who is a judge.  All of this makes for good reading. Of course, the pressing question is “who done it”.  To tell would not be fair so grab a copy and find out.
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britsmom7 More than 1 year ago
I really can't explain why I enjoy reading Marcia Clark's stuff so much, other than I like her characters, their interplay and quirky, not-so-obvious situations and plot twists. Guilt By Degrees is one of those books that you pick up for diversion and stay with because it's just plain fun to read. If you're looking for intellectual stimulation, stay away; but if you want to be engaged and have fun in the process, read this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Ms. Clark. Definitely not a page turner. I found the writing to be simplistic. Seriously, how important is it to know where and what they eat on a daily basis?! And the ending? Well, it is not tidy, to say the least. Would not recommend.
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