Monday, August 13, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? GUILT BY DEGREES: AN AUDIO BOOK GUEST REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S"
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GIVEAWAY ENDED
GUILT BY DEGREES
BY MARCIA CLARK
READ BY JANUARY LaVOY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marcia Clark is a former prosecutor for the State of California, County of Los Angeles, in the O.J. Simpson murder case. She has written a bestselling nonfiction book, Without a Doubt, about the case, and is a frequent media commentator on legal issues. Now a Special Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, Clark provides coverage of high profile trials and contributes a column for The Daily Beast. She lives in Los Angeles.

PRAISE FOR GUILT BY DEGREES:
"Clark humanizes her tough lead, and gets the mixture of action and investigative legwork just right, more than making the case for a long life for this West Coast analogue to Linda Fairstein's Alex Cooper." 
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This sequel to her remarkably accomplished debut, Guilt by Association (2010), proves that former prosecutor Clark is no one-book wonder... Clark has a winning cast of characters, a strong plot, and plenty of smart and sassy dialogue (particularly when Knight and her BFFs gather for after-work martinis), and she heightens interest in Knight's next appearance by establishing the psychopathic Bayer as her nemesis. A superlative series bringing together elements of both legal thrillers and police procedurals." 
—Booklist

"The second Guilt book by author Marcia Clark reintroduces the tough D.A., Rachel Knight. And if readers liked her in the first, they will like her even better this time around... [the] book offers a more in-depth exploration of crime and punishment, which is—of course—what Marcia Clark is good at. The suspects are beyond interesting, and the plot is extremely dark, allowing the character of Rachel Knight to really shine through. A great thriller!" 
—Supsense Magazine

"It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery—but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller.
—James Patterson

"Marcia Clark knows her villains, and Guilt by Degrees gives us one you won't forget. She also gives us one of the toughest and most appealing heroes to come along in a very long time. Prosecutor Rachel Knight is smart, funny, and just about fearless in her pursuit of justice and a good martini. Guilt by Degrees kept me guessing to the last page—and then impatient to read more about Rachel Knight."
 
—Joseph Finder

GUEST REVIEW OF GUILT BY DEGREES: 
I am so happy to have Carol Wong back to review a book for you all on my blog. Carol is an avid reader (to say the least) and her reviews are always some of the favorites on BOOKIN' WITH BINGO. Carol lives with her husband in Texas. THANK YOU, CAROL!
“Guilt by Degrees” (the audio book) by Marcia Clark greatly exceeded my expectations.
 
I have lived in Southern California, participated in jury duty often in downtown LA so I know the buildings in this book.  I also enjoyed working with attorneys in connection with my position in LA. So listening to one set in LA was a big treat. Ever since the O.J. Simpson trial I have been a big fan of Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor.  I enjoyed her intelligent and witty answers when she was interviewed on TV. I missed the first book with Rachel Knight, “Guilt by Association” but this one works well as a standalone.
 
Rachel Knight, the main character is a Special Trials Deputy Prosecutor. She has lots of positives in her life. She lives in the luxurious Biltmore hotel complete with stained glass windows and a wonderful room service.  She can tell you the best and the worst of LA.  But she has her own personal demons that interfere with her life and that comes out in this story too. She had a tragedy in her childhood so she tries to protect herself by keeping her past a secret even from her closest friends and her by boyfriend. 

Rachel falls into this particular case because of her ideals. She knew that the real reason that this case was going to be rejected was that it was a murder of a homeless man, even worse he couldn’t be identified. He did not matter but he mattered to her. The defendant was let go. There seemed to be no evidence and no reliable witnesses. Was that defendant the real killer? Something bugged her about this case. Her co-workers, worked long hours with her to uncover the mystery.  After a lot of careful interviewing and getting information from dangerous characters, the story explodes! There are connections between this homeless man’s murder and murder of LAPD policemen. You will be gasping as the story unfolds.
 
January LaVoy did the reading for this audio book and was excellent. She was able to expertly handle a variety of voices with different ages and sex.
 
I definitely recommend this thrilling adventure with the Rachel Knight. Now, I will go back and read the first in this series, “Death by Association.
     ---Carol N Wong
   GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO MITCH AND THE FINE FOLKS AT
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS EXCITING AUDIO BOOK TO
 GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
 
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GOOD LUCK!

113 comments:

debbie said...

Given her past experience in the court system, I bet she writes a very realistic book. I would really like to read it.
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Steve Capell said...

Great review Carol. I a agree with Debbie in that someone that been there and done that is most likely going to write with some realism. I am very interested in this one so I'm throwing my name into your hat and hoping for best.

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Thanks Carol! Glad to hear it works ok alone, I keep meaning to get to Rachel's first story and haven't yet!
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Marcia Clark is so strong in the courtroom, I am sure it carries over into her writing. The story sounds terrific. I always like books about L.A. as I recall the area so well from when I lived there.

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