Friday, May 25, 2012


Author: Marcia Clark
Genre: Mystery, Rachel Knight Series #2
Published: 2012
Personal Rating: 4/5 (very good)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  48

From NetGalley:
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.

Last year, I posted my thoughts on Guilt By Association (rated 4.5/5) and can honestly say that everything I said about that book holds true for this book, EXCEPT . . . there were two factors that incredibly frustrated me in this one:

1. Being that this was an eGalley read, I fully expected there to be typos and other minor mishaps within the text, and up until this book, I have never had a problem dealing with them. This book, however, was a disaster regarding text errors! There were missing letters, spaces interjected into words, two or three words squished together, major gaps (empty space) in the middle of a sentence and no space between the end of a sentence (period) and the beginning of a new one (minor problem, though).  These typos could be found on every single page at the very least 3 times.  It was beyond annoying and absolutely affected my reading enjoyment.  And,

2.  Why is it necessarily to talk about every single drink and every single restaurant with every single person that Rachel encounters?  UGH!  I was simply tired of reading about their drinks and food.

Those two factors were major to me, and they made for a difficult read.  So, rating it a 4/5 (very good) says a lot.


My thanks go to Mulholland Books and NetGalley for sending me this eGalley.


  1. I read a print galley and there weren't many errors in it. I think I liked this one more than the first one.

    1. Bermudaonion ~ I don't know if I would have liked this one better or not without the typos. I do know that I did not like reading this copy.

  2. Interesting - my egalley was apparently a much better version than yours. I didn't have any noticeable issues in mine.

    1. SuziQoregon ~ Oh my goodness! Lucky you! I tried my iPad, Kindle and iPhone - all were extremely frustrating.

      Btw - It's great to see you around again! :)

  3. Formatting and editing misses can really ruin a reading experience.

    1. Stacybuckeye ~ Yes, indeed! However, this was a major blunder. I should have waited to read it. Lesson learned.


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