Book Review: “Blood Defense” by Marcia Clark

Book Review: “Blood Defense” by Marcia Clark

Let me introduce you to Samantha Brinkman, the brightest new light in the legal thriller genre. “Blood Defense” is the first in a new series from famed prosecutor Marcia Clark.
Goodreads blurb: Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star—and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law.
Though Sam has doubts about his innocence, she and her two associates (her closest childhood friend and a brilliant ex-con) take the case. Notorious for living by her own rules—and fearlessly breaking everyone else’s—Samantha pulls out all the stops in her quest to uncover evidence that will clear the detective. But when a shocking secret at the core of the case shatters her personal world, Sam realizes that not only has her client been playing her, he might be one of the most dangerous sociopaths she’s ever encountered.
I really liked Samantha and her gang from the very beginning. They are tough, go-getters but they are also able to be vulnerable to each other. I particularly liked how Samantha was able to manipulate the press to give her the spin she wanted for her case. I found the plotline to be very engaging with plenty of surprising twists. Samantha’s personal story is seamlessly woven into the larger drama and helps to draw the reader in and bring the characters to life. I think any reader who enjoys legal drama or mysteries will find a lot to like in this book.
Alinefromabook’s rating: THUMBS-UP!
Happy Reading!
Find “Blood Defense” on Amazon

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