Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark is a fast paced mystery/detective novel.
The book starts out with Knight winning a case in court and going to her office with fellow D.A.'s and friends Toni and Jake for a drink. Jake leaves first followed by Toni, with Rachel staying longer. As she leaves to walk home to the Biltmore, 6 blocks from the Criminal Courts Building, she hears sirens. She follows to see what is happening when she sees all the police, firemen, and ambulances in front of a sleazy motel. When she sees Jake on one of the gurneys she is shocked. What is he doing there and what has happened? The next morning gets worse as it appears to be a murder-suicide. Jake and a young boy, whose nude picture was found in Jake's pocket. Rachel didn't know Jake that well outside of work but she finds this news unbelievable! Jake's cases are divided up and Rachel is given the rape case of Susan Densmore the 15 year-old daughter of a prominent doctor. I quickly found myself turning pages as I followed D.A. Rachel Knight and detective Bailey Keller trying to find the rapist of Susan, and the killer of Jake and Kit - the case that Knight was told to stay away from. With several twists and turns that left me guessing as to who did what to whom. I have fast become a fan of the Rachel Knight series.
I highly recommend this book if you like thrillers, suspense and mystery. I received a free copy of this book from Mulholland Books and Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.