Moral Defense (Samantha Brinkman #2) by: Marcia Clark

Moral Defense (Samantha Brinkman, #2)Moral Defense by Marcia Clark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cassie’s case was going to get to me the way no other case had. Not even Dale’s. And an overly invested lawyer makes for a lousy lawyer. One who can’t see the weaknesses in the case.

Samantha Brinkman has her plate full on this one. Running for time for her own neck and fighting for the life of a teenager who has been accused of killing her foster father and brother. Her foster mother is in a coma from a brutal attack. What led to the killing of this family in what America would call normal but is it? The case becomes personal when Samantha learns that her client has been living the same nightmare that she has. Is this what lead to her killing her family. But as she digs further in the case with her comrades Michelle and Alex, she only comes up with more questions and confusion. With twists and turns to the very end, you don’t know what to believe or who to trust.

Samantha’s character has gumption and grit. She is like a dog with bone, she keeps at it until she finds what she needs to help her client and for some justice to her past. Samantha’s father plays a different role from the last book, as they learn how much alike they are when it comes to their jobs. Her pretty much talking smack on the police force and her father part of it makes for coming to Jesus moment at times. I like the relationship as they discover more and more that they are on the same team.

The ending is a promise for a new one on the horizon and I have a feeling her father is going to be more of a player on this one. It promises to be more of where do you draw the line which so far that is what is at the core of who Brinkman is. Makes it intriguing.

With the author’s background (who can forget OJ Simpson), you get in the mind of a lawyer and the area of grey matter. Looking forward to the next one..

A Special Thank You to Thomas & Mercer and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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