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Guilt by Degrees | [Marcia Clark]

Guilt by Degrees

Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight - someone who's Rachel's equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier.
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Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight - someone who's Rachel's equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller.

As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier. Something tells Rachel someone knows the truth, someone who'd kill to keep it secret.

Harrowing, smart, and riotously entertaining, Guilt by Degrees is a thrilling ride through the world of LA courts with the unforgettable Rachel Knight.

©2012 Marcia Clark (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-16-12
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    I saw the name Marsha Clark and decided to try out the book. I had read her book "Without A Doubt" about her role as ADA in the O. J. Simpson trial. The story was interesting enough but what did not ring true to me was that ADA Knight was going around each day with the detective Baily investigating the case. In real life I do not think an ADA would have the time do play investigator. I would have prefer to have court room drama instead of a detective story. January LaVoy did a good job with the narration. Other than the above comment the story was interesting and had some twist and turn of interest. The ending appears to be setting up for another book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 06-10-12
    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 06-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "OK plot; immature, shallow characters"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A narrow minded twenty-something.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilt by Degrees?

    The opening scene murder


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Guilt by Degrees?

    I would have rejected it for publishing


    Any additional comments?

    The author has good plot ideas but needs to go to character development school. The characters are naive, immature, and shallow.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William EDENTON, NC, United States 08-31-12
    William EDENTON, NC, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2007
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    If you could sum up Guilt by Degrees in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting Story with Twist


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilt by Degrees?

    When the name of the "homeless" man was at last identified


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Rachael finnally ate something she wanted (Fried Chicken)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I felt the chills up and down my spine when Rachel sensed she was being watched and decided to ride with Daniel after all. I kept saying to myself, don't walk home, don't walk home, ride with Daniel, ride with Daniel


    Any additional comments?

    Hope to enjoy many more books from Marcia

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-28-12
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-28-12 Member Since 2005
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    "The second Marcia Clark book"

    This is the second in Marcia Clark’s Rachel Knight series. Rachel, an assistant D.A., is waiting in court for a bail hearing when she sees an extremely ineffective D.A. from her office totally screw up a bail hearing for a client. She jumps in after the fact and offers to appeal for the defendant. She earns the ire of this incompetent but cunning Assistant D.A. The murder involved what appeared to be a homeless man and no one was much interested, but she and her cohort, Lieutenant Bailey Keller find evidence that the person being held for the murder didn’t do it and have the charges dismissed. They also find out that the so-called homeless man is the brother of a LAPD police detective who had been murdered two years previously. His wife had been tried for the murder and the jury found her not guilty. And now his brother had been murdered as well. Suddenly the case has more importance. Rachel and Bailie keep doggedly investigating to determine the truth of who killed both brothers. These books have a good deal of witty commentary between Bailie and Rachel, and the tension is maintained throughout the book. The narrator does a very good job of portraying especially the two women, but others as well.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 08-15-13
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Good job, Marcia"

    This is the second of Marcia Clark's books that I have read, and I am fast becoming a fan of Rachel Knight. I would have to guess that the character of Rachel is based ( a little) on Marcia herself, and if it is, then she is is one cool chick. Thanks to Audible for finding a great narrator - please don't change January LaVoy!

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