Man! Oh man! It feels as if I’ve done nothing but read, review and have lackluster feelings about books in the mystery/thriller/suspense genre lately. Unfortunately, that’s not changing as I bring you a review of another lackluster book.

I found the blurb for this book to be a bit misleading and won’t bore you by including it here. Ultimately what I thought this book was, was the story of Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer, and a look at a few of her cases.

This book reads as if it’s part of a series. Some points mentioned felt like little drops of info that I should’ve known. Like it had been explored before and this was just a reminder. However, it wasn’t until I finished that I realized The Perfect Alibi is indeed part of a series. Well, that explains it! I like to read a series in order and this book proved once again why I feel that way. Robin is the main character of the series and there were things I felt I was missing about her. Things that were obviously explored in the first book that I haven’t read. But I liked Robin and that was the one saving grace for this book.

What’s the main plot point here? That’s an excellent question because I felt like it was all over the place. Instead of focusing a little on many points, I wish one or two had been the focus. Lots of plot points mean a lot of name dropping. This reader had trouble keeping some of the characters straight. And wondering at times what one thing had to do with another. Things are connected and brought to a close, I think?! I just finished the book two days ago and I can’t remember how it ended. It says something to me that the ending left no impression on me.

Oh well! Here’s hoping the next book I pick up gets me out of the lackluster book slump I seem to be in.

Advanced copy provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley.



Rating: 2.5 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Perfect Alibi

Author: Phillip Margolin

Release Date: March 5, 2019



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