The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin

The Third Victim

"Margolin continues his return to the exceptional form of his early novels with this gripping, tightly plotted, and smoothly written legal thriller... A winner from a veteran genre author." --Booklist The "master of heart-pounding suspense" returns with a brand new series--The Third Victim is New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin at his very best. A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon--tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a...

Details The Third Victim

TitleThe Third Victim
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherMinotaur Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

Reviews The Third Victim

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I hate giving poor reviews. No really; it's painful and makes me feel like a grade A butthead on steroids. I understand how much blood, sweat, and tears go into creating a novel and highly respect anyone with enough diligence and creativity to pull off such a feat, but to give this anything higher than 2 stars would cause me to lie about my feelings toward this book. Just know that this was my personal experience and there are already a few other...
  • Kaceey
    A fantastic new legal thriller!!Two women savagely beaten and killed. A third is lucky enough to escape and is found by a passing motorist. The police quickly have a suspect in custody. But it’s not exactly someone you’d ever have expected. Do the cops really have the right perp? Is this a set up? The author tosses in plenty of red herrings throughout and cleverly winds the story through a maze of potential suspects.Robin, a new lawyer with l...
  • Julie
    The Third Victim by Philip Margolin is a 2018 St. Martin’s Press publication. Two prostitutes are murdered, but a third victim, Meredith Fenner, doesn’t fit that profile, and also manages to escape her captor. Once she leads investigators back to the cabin where she was being held, they discover the cabin was owned by prominent defense attorney Alex Mason. Alex promptly hires Regina Barrister, who then names a relative newcomer, Robin Lockwoo...
  • Matt
    First and foremost, a large thank you to Phillip Margolin and Minotaur Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Phillip Margolin is back with another explosive legal thriller that will keep the reader pushing through until the very end to see that justice is served. Regina Barrister has made a name for herself in the Oregon legal community, defending those who have the money an...
  • Carrie
    The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin is a new legal thriller that takes off from the opening pages and keeps the action coming. The story is told from multiple points of view as it unfolds from the victim being found all the way through the investigation and trial of the case.As a driver heads down a country road Meredith Fenner appears out of the forest in front of him. Checking if she is alright it’s apparent that she needs a hospital and qui...
  • Jeanie
    Fast paced thriller with heart in dealing with dementia and wickedness dealing with greed. It is difficult for me to read a regular book anymore. I love reading on my kindle so I can underline key phrases and come back to them when I review but this one was fast and kept you on track. Detailed but not over detailed that you get lost. I have not read Margolin but if I was to compare his writing style to another it would have to be Linwood Barclayt...
  • Beth
    It's been a long time since I read a book that I had a hard time putting down. Margolin provided the perfect twists and turns to keep me on the edge of my seat. From the beginning I thought I knew who was behind everything that had happened. But throughout the story Margolin would provide a sharp right turn as soon as I was positive that I had the case solved. What really drew me in though was that this is so much more than a crime story. Margoli...
  • Mystic Faerie
    This is the first of Phillip Margolin's books that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. Well written, with plenty of suspense and twists and turns. I'll be keeping my eye out for his other books in the future.
  • Tina
    I loved the plot twists in this book. I highly recommend it.
  • Jamie
    When a novel is written in the traditional way without a full awareness of all the facets of writing & storytelling it lacks depth. A reviewer in England has charged the story with being too predictable and the characters lacking depth. When a reviewer has many loyal followers this harsh stance tends to taint the well. Now others feel there is something wrong with the water. But is it fair? I am going to suggest it's not entirely fair and explain...
  • Joyce
    4 and 1 / 2 starsAs a man is driving down a lonely woodsy road, he is startled by something jumping out in front of his pickup. It is a woman who has been badly beaten and abused. He takes her to the hospital where he is met by his relative Detective Harry White from the Hammond County Sheriff’s Office. Meredith Fenner is the woman’s name and later it is discovered that she is the sole survivor of the sadistic man who took them hostage. This ...
  • Tehila
    I received a free advance readers’ copy of Mr Margolin’s book for review purposes. I would like to read the final draft.One of my favorite genres is “murder and mayhem”; The Third Victim does not disappoint. Lots of red herrings, and lots of places to stop and try to rethink the plot. I was wrong more often than right, which is fine by me.I wish Mr Margolin had considered making this into a two-volume set so that he could spend more time ...
  • Patricia Stoltey
    I was fortunate enough to win a signed advance review copy of Phillip Margolin's upcoming release, The Third Victim. The novel is the first in a new series starring up-and-coming attorney Robin Lockwood. She's smart, brave, and tough as nails, but still compassionate when faced with people falsely accused...or evidence that a boss and mentor is beginning to show signs of dementia. The plot is good, involving greedy characters who are willing to l...
  • Up All Night With Books
    ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***Wow! What an emotionally charged read The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin was. This book had me on the edge of my seat, flipping pages at a high rate of speed. Just when you thought you had all figured out, think again.Robin Lockwood is a lawyer, fresh out of the gate and ready to take on the world. When she is given the opportunity to work with Regina Barrister, aka “The Sorcere...
  • Debbie
    I have read several books by this author and looking back at my ratings, I seemed to enjoy them. This one, not so much. I didn't really connect with any of the characters and found myself not really giving a crap and skipping through MANY, MANY pages of feelings, sufferings and pains being discussed.The plot twist at the end was not jaw dropping nor eye opening.While I appreciate the author's attempt at empathy and other feelings of the character...
  • Fonda Rush
    I've never read a legal thriller before, so I'm not sure if "thriller" is the correct term for this mystery/legal novel. Although it was written in a language that any sixth grader could read (no big words), the content was a little dicey and best for readers tenth grade and above. It was neither graphically gory nor did it contain much in the way of legal terminology. I did give this book, which I won through goodreads in exchange for an honest ...
  • Tracy
    What I thought was a good quick read had a lot of hidden depth to it, nicely done!
  • Lisa
    Phillip margolin writes some of the best police / lawyer thrillers around. This one has more twists and turns than a roller coaster
  • Mary Ferguson
    I received an advanced copy to read thru a Goodreads giveaway. I found this book to be entertaining, well written and worth the read. Why only 3 stars? It did become a little slow in the middle and I figured out the plot/ending midway thru. The detailed explanation seemed to almost be a "space filler" to lengthen the book. Was it my favorite? No....was it worth reading? Yes. I am passing it along to a friend and will see what her impression is.
  • Brenda Schneider
    A heart pounding suspense that keeps you hooked to the end. I won this book through Goodreads.
  • Schuyler Wallace
    Phillip Margolin writes and sells a lot of books. He’s not trying to produce fine literature – he’s trying to unload a highly productive mind and, in the process, sell books, goals he appears to be reaching very nicely. Everything he writes sells big. “The Third Victim” has gotten some negative reviews because those who write about such things believe the writing is not up to Margolin’s usual standards. Perhaps not, but my guess is th...
  • Pattyh
    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin.A policeman is driving down a dark road, when a woman appears from the woods - she has been assaulted, beaten, and half dead. The policeman, Harry White, takes her, Meredith, to a hospital where she is treated for her injuries, and he soon finds out that she has been a possible third victim of a deranged serial killerThe cops interrogate Meredith and are able ...
  • Christine
    The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin was excellent; I would give it 4.5 stars. I haven’t read one of Phillip Margolin’s books in over a decade and I don’t know why I have gone so long since picking up one of his books. Luckily, I have a lot to catch up on.The Third Victim grabbed me from the second paragraph when a man is driving along a country road when a near naked woman staggers out from the forest asking for help, “I think someone di...
  • Lea
    To be honest, I am a fan of Phillip Margolin, but especially his books that have twists and turns and lots of red herrings. This is it! This book has a lot of characters and many are potential suspects. When the book begins, two women are dead and one has escaped alive. But there is someone lurking, ready to take another victim. Oregon police think that they have arrested the perpetrator when they take lawyer Alex Mason into custody. But is he re...
  • Casey Wheeler
    I received a free Kindle copy of The Third Victim by Philip Margolin courtesy of Net Galley  and St. Martin's Press, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I am looking for different authors and it takes place in Oregon, where I cu...
  • Kim McGee
    After a woman is found tortured narrowly escaping her kidnapper, seasoned attorney Regina Barrister takes the case defending another attorney who is accused of that kidnapping and two other crimes. Regina has just hired a young associate, Robin who is thrilled to work with someone of Regina's caliber but as she digs into the case in front of them things begin to get murky and other cases may get in the way of this one coming to justice. The inter...
  • Kathleen Gray
    This is classic Margolin- violence against women, an accused who might not be guilty, and attorneys fighting to free him. I'd stopped reading him for a long period, in part because things felt less thrilling and more stale. This, however, has an added twist. The lead attorney Regina Bannister (really?) has early onset Alzheimers. That's a positive. As is Robin, who is second chairing her. She's an interesting character I'd like to read more about...
  • Janet
    The Third Victim, by Phillip Margolin, is an enjoyable mystery, although I wouldn’t call it a thriller. It’s an easy read, and would be good for those times when you want to relax and escape reality, but you won’t be on the edge of your seat or stay up late reading it. That said, it held my interest from start to finish. Although the surprise ending was one of my guesses, it was clever and still fun discovering which of them was accurate. I...
  • Jeff
    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. this is the first book I've read by the author.I liked this book and the characters most of the time but this feels like it should be further in a series. the relationship between the main characters seems rushed and some judgements are made by one character about the other that just don't ring true with how long they've known each other. there are sections where the dialog flow doesn't work. the ensuing is...
  • Karla Hodde
    OK - so here's how is starts:A woman runs out from the cold, snowy woods into the path of a pickup truck. The driver can clearly see the woman has been brutalized. Wearing only a shirt and panties, her bruises and burns stand out against the white road.Now add in a plethora of police personnel, several attorneys, a D.A., the FBI, a couple of pimps and some 'ho's and the book jump starts your curiousity and adrenaline. I read this book in 2 days a...