Thursday, March 7, 2019

A Killer's Alibi
by William Meyers Jr.

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 426
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense.

When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened.

On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her sexually abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.

As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters—some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.


Kritters Thoughts:  The third in a series and each are so different from the other.  This book brings it back to the lawyer of book one - Mick McFarland and a major character of book two - Jim Nunzio, a big mob boss in Philadelphia.  Jim Nunzio is caught with the murder weapon in hand and the deceased and his daughter in a warehouse.  At the same time Susan from the law firm and Mick's wife Piper have started an Innocence Project and are dealing with another father daughter storyline trying to free from prison a daughter who was found guilty years ago for the murder of her father.  

There were two cases going on in this book, but it was really easy to keep the details of each apart.  Yes there are daughters and fathers in each, but the details of each case were so far from each other that I had no confusion.  And I didn't realize until the end all the connections between the book and I am saying that now because I wish I had paid more attention - not spoiling just wish I had been a little more aware!  

It was entertaining to dive deep into the mob world in this book.  The one thing that bothered me was seeing it from Mick's point of view and Mick not being in the know as to how Jimmy was going to play his case.  I didn't enjoy walking in the courtroom with him and him not having a plan in place - that was unnerving for me, the reader.  

I loved having Mick and Piper in a good place and enjoyed having her interact with his team at work.  I would love to read more about cases that she takes with her Innocence Project and wouldn't mind a whole book that focuses on her cases and her mission.  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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