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The Murder Rule

The Murder RuleThe Murder Rule By Dervla McTiernan

Source Received from the publisher

Published by William Morrow & Company on May 10, 2022

Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Rating: four-stars

For fans of the compulsive psychological suspense of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a mother daughter story—one running from a horrible truth, and the other fighting to reveal it—that twists and turns in shocking ways, from the internationally bestselling author of The Scholar and The Ruin.

First Rule: Make them like you.

Second Rule: Make them need you.

Third Rule: Make them pay.

They think I’m a young, idealistic law student, that I’m passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal system.

They think I’m working hard to impress them.

They think I’m here to save an innocent man on death row.

They're wrong. I’m going to bury him.

I’ve read the first book in Dervla McTiernan’s Cormac Reilly series and quite enjoyed it, so when I had the opportunity to read an ARC of her newest (stand-alone) book, I jumped at the chance!

This took me a few chapters to get into, but I eventually couldn’t put it down. This turned into a real page-turner and I loved how tense and twisty it was!

Hannah’s story was absorbing and the mystery kept me guessing. I love a good legal thriller, and including The Innocence Project was so interesting. It was a different perspective (for me) to read about in a legal thriller, and so the story felt fresh and not like something I’d read many times before.

This was just the kind of page-turning story that I was hoping it would be! Recommended!

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