The Darkest Place: A Robin Lockwood Novel (Robin Lockwood, 5)

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An absolutely thrilling book, The Darkest place takes its readers from Portland, Oregon to Elk Grove, a farming community in the Midwest, in the fifth installment of the Robin Lockwood series. Robin is a top-notch attorney, but when a tragedy strikes at home, she finds herself back at her mother’s house in Elk Grove to convalesce. While in Elk Grove, a past schoolmate turned attorney asks for her help in a case that he has just taken on. A woman named Ruth Larson has been arrested for assaulting a woman and kidnapping and possibly abusing her baby, a baby that Ruth was the surrogate for. What Robin soon finds out is that Ruth is actually Marjorie Loman, a police officer from Portland who the Portland police are looking for in connection with the murder of her husband.

This book has twists and turns at every corner and at times, it’s hard to tell if the characters who are in question are being truthful or tricky. I love how the author had the characters change settings and then head back to the original setting. From a big city to a small town, the author was able to convey how each scenario differed both in the courtroom and out of it. An excellent read for mystery lovers.

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Author Phillip Margolin
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Minotaur Books
Publish Date 08-Mar-2022
ISBN 9781250258441 Buy this Book
Issue June 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller