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Monday, October 12, 2015
10:19 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 5 of 5 Butterflies
Title: The Competition
Author: Marcia Clark
Series: Rachel Knight #04
Narrator: January LaVoy
Length: eBook - 416 pages; Unabridged; 13 hours and 17 minutes (Audio)
Publisher: Mulholland Books (eBook); Hachette Audio (Audio)
Published: July 8, 2014 (e-Book & Audio)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: eBook & Audio
Genres: Fiction; Legal Stories; Suspense
Subjects: Public Prosecutors; Women Lawyers; Police; School Shooting
In Marcia Clark's most electrifying thriller yet, Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight investigates a horrifying high school massacre.
A Columbine-style shooting at a high school in the San Fernando Valley has left a community shaken to its core. Two students are identified as the killers. Both are dead, believed to have committed a mutual suicide.
In the aftermath of the shooting, LA Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight teams up with her best girlfriend, LAPD detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey interview students at the high school, they realize that the facts don't add up. Could it be that the students suspected of being the shooters are actually victims? And if so, does that mean that the real killers are still on the loose?
A dramatic leap forward in Marcia Clark's highly acclaimed Rachel Knight series, The Competition is an unforgettable story that will stay with listeners long after the book ends.
©2014 Marcia Clark (P)2014 Hachette Audio
In the past, I mentioned that with each book, I had a harder time figuring out which story I liked best, but I think that The Competition was, HANDS DOWN, my favorite title of the entire series!!!! I am devastated to think that Marcia Clark may end with the series here! I think that she has such a great thing going with this series and I certainly hope that this isn't the end for Rachel Knight and her crew!
It's not very often that you find a series, that you enjoy the entire cast of main characters, but this is the case for this series! Each character brings so much to the table, and it's purely pleasurable to be able to continue to learn about them and grow with them as characters.
Marcia Clark has taken a very controversial subject and turned it into a stellar story! She created many different twists and turns, that kept you guessing clear into the end, who was to blame for all the chaos! I think as a former Prosecutor, that Clark has a unique opportunity to share the best of all worlds in mystery writing, and I think she uses her knowledge exceptionally! I also love that she provides explanations for things that normal people might not know the meaning of.
I really hope to see more in the Rachel Knight series, and hope to find more from Marcia Clark coming out very soon! She is a top-notch author, who has really found her niche in writing and is carving out a spot for herself as a top writer in the legal stories/mystery genre! PLEASE COME BACK WITH MORE RACHEL KNIGHT! I CAN'T BARE TO THINK THAT THIS IS THE END FOR HER!!!
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