The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The Murder List

"An exhilarating thrill ride that keeps you turning pages.. Ryan deftly delivers a denouement as shocking as it is satisfying."--Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Last Time I Saw YouLaw student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She's smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing, she’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston's d...


Details The Murder List

TitleThe Murder List
ISBN9781250197238
Author
Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherForge Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews The Murder List

  • Kaceey
    1970-01-01
    3.5*Lately, legal thrillers and courtroom dramas are becoming a new favorite (sub) genre for me.After a very slow start, I naturally assumed this would be a struggle to finish. But to my delighted surprise it took a complete 180 degree turn about midway. I could almost hear the “click” as everything fell in place...and I was all in!Rachel is thankfully nearing the end of law school. A summer internship with the dreaded Martha Gardiner of the ...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Great minds think alike.And they tend to gravitate toward one another.Hank Phillippi Ryan has created quite the cat-and-mouse scenario in this one. She's got attorneys set up to out-think, out-maneuver, and out-pace one another in this weighty legal bundle tied with loose string that will soon begin to unravel.Rachel Kirkland is a bit late to the game at age thirty-six stepping into the inner circles of an internship at the Middlesex District Att...
  • DJ Sakata
    1970-01-01
    Favorite Quotes:My new boss. Martha Gardiner. The woman Jack usually refers to as “Satan in pearls.” He never laughs when he says it.Forget the speed of light. Nothing travels faster than gossip… Secrets only take a few beats longer. Gossip is the fuel of power.At noon, Kurt had brought us lunch, wrapped in the white waxed paper of the Pietro Pan Deli. The Italian sandwiches had too much salami and too many onions, and I’d wondered if tha...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    My first Hank Phillippi Ryan book, and it’s a doozie. The characters are lawyers, but this is not a legal thriller. It’s a psychological suspense starring lawyers who like to win, sometimes at all cost. It’s got an intricate intertwined plot, and you’ve got to pay attention and remember details. I really enjoyed it!
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    Rachel North is a law student, married to Jack Kirkland, a VERY successful defense attorney. Martha Gardinier is a top prosecutor, who rarely loses...but who has lost to Jack. Jack and Martha HATE each other, as only two rivals can. So, why would Martha choose Rachel to be her summer apprentice? And, why would Rachel accept this position? WHO is playing WHO in this novel of suspense? WHO has NO BOUNDARIES when it comes to winning? Told from the a...
  • Linda Strong
    1970-01-01
    I received a free ARC of The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.The murder list is a list of attorneys who are eligible to defend murder cases.Rachel North is a law student, married to a defense attorney on the murder list. Rachel has been selected to join a prosecutor's office for 3 months as part of her internship. Unfortunately, the prosec...
  • Darinda
    1970-01-01
    Rachel is in law school and gets an internship with the district attorney's office. This causes problems in Rachel's marriage because her husband is a defense attorney, and his biggest enemy is the DA. During her internship, a cold case is reopened. One that Rachel has a connection with from her days working with a senator.This novel alternates between past and present. Rachel is smart and driven. Her husband is a successful defense attorney, and...
  • Kristy
    1970-01-01
    Law student Rachel North has a coveted summer internship in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office with Assistant District Attorney Martha Gardiner. This is great, except Martha just happens to be Rachel's husband's arch nemesis. Jack, a defense attorney, hates to lose, and it seems like Martha is the only one who can beat him. Jack is on the murder list, a special group of attorneys who represent accused murderers who can't pay for thei...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    Rachel North is a law student, married to Jack Kirkland, a VERY successful defense attorney. Martha Gardinier is a top prosecutor, who RARELY loses...but who has lost to Jack. Jack and Martha HATE each other, as only two rivals can. So, why would Martha choose Rachel to be her summer apprentice? And, why would Rachel accept this position? WHO is playing WHO in this novel of suspense? WHO has NO BOUNDARIES when it comes to winning? Told from the a...
  • Jessica Strawser
    1970-01-01
    What I love most about Hank Phillippi Ryan's novels is that you never (ever!) know which characters you can trust—but you can always trust that you're in good hands with this expert storyteller. What starts as an unsettling undercurrent grows into the kind of tension no reader can walk away from. Deftly mining the gray area between right and wrong, erroneous and inevitable, innocent and guilty, The Murder List is twisty, unpredictable, and utte...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    Hank Phillippi Ryan has a special way of keeping her legal thrillers from taking on a procedural feel - something that is no easy feat in this genre. The Murder List centers on law student Rachel North and her internship with the DA's office - interestingly enough, Rachel's husband is a criminal prosecutor on the other side. While we learn the specifics of Rachel's life and work, it becomes evident that something in her past is going to factor in...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    Check out my fun Q&A Interview with the amazing Hank Phillippi Ryan!Bestselling author and one of my favorites, Hank Phillippi Ryan "wowed" us last year with TRUST ME My Top Books of 2018 and returns with her best yet—THE MURDER LIST! Top books of 2019. An electrifying plot-driven standalone legal thriller which will leave you "glued" to the pages in this high stakes cat-and-mouse game of manipulation. A wild roller-coaster game of obse...
  • Laura Rash
    1970-01-01
    Alright, if John Grisham and Lisa Scottoline has a book baby, then this would be the result! Courtroom drama, a murder mystery, politics and a shaky marriage make for a real page turner! I loved the ending!
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    4 1/2 Review coming soon.
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    "Justice Never Sleeps!"If you never remember anything remember that eye witness accounts can make or break your case and it doesn't hurt to have great legal support such as your husband serving as your criminal attorney nor does it hurt to be going for the bar in achieving your own powerful legal status in becoming your husband's law partner.As if you needed more reason to read this one how about that cover that sends chills to the core and the p...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    Omg omg this was beyond exciting with a complicated and a complex plot line making it a fun legal thriller with a theme of a cat and mouse game.The story went this. Rachel was married to lawyer Jack Kirkland where in the past she had been a juror in one of his cases. She was now interning at her husband's arch rival Martha Gardner's office. Martha and Jack hate each other and Rachel was caught right in the middle. There was a reason behind the wa...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Murder List" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, MacMillan Publishers, August 20, 2019Hank Phillippi Ryan, Author of "The Murder List" has written a captivating, intriguing, intense, edgy, and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this novel are Suspense and Fiction. The novel has a realistic feel to it.  The timeline for the novel is set in the present and goes back 6 years. The author describes her characters as com...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    A delightfully twisted and complicated plot with an ending that leaves you speechless.SUMMARYRachel Kirkland is a 36 year old Harvard law student and she will tell you she’s smart, she’s a hard worker and she always does the right thing. She is married to Jack Kirkland, the best defense lawyer in Boston, and when she finishes law school the two of them will practice together handling murder cases. Rachel and Jack met six years ago when Rachel...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 12.Three attorneys...a District Attorney, Martha, a defense attorney, Jack, and a law student, Rachel, are the main characters in THE MURDER LIST.What is their connection?THE MURDER LIST is for those suspense readers who like to be surprised and those who like to learn about what it is like in a courtroom and the legal profession. There are twists and surprises along with jealousy, deceit, lies, revenge, and trick...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes an experience in life comes along that leaves you quite tongue-tied in describing its full effect. Those of us who consider reading one of our favorite experiences are fortunate to have that words-are-not-enough experience happen when we read an exceptional book. So, it is with praise that will inevitably fall short of describing its target that I am reviewing The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan. It is as near a perfect tale as words...
  • Kate Baxter
    1970-01-01
    Like a well laid out lawyer's brief, this story sets the stage for a superb legal game of cat and mouse. The main protagonist, Rachel, a law school 3L, is spending her summer internship in the Middlesex County D.A.'s office, much to Jack's, (her husband's), chagrin. He's a well respected defense attorney whose firm Rachel intends joining upon passing the Massachusetts bar. She believes that interning with "the enemy" will yield insights to better...
  • Gigi H
    1970-01-01
    DNF @ chapter 7I am going to be a VERY unpopular opinion with this one.I'm all for courtroom drama, but this...was just drama. It felt like I was reading a daytime soap. The storytelling was slow and repetitive. Hello Y&R!(Young and the Restless)I could have skipped from chapter 1 to chapter 5 and it would still be the same thing: the mention of Jack being a lawyer who hates losing, his hatred for Martha Gardiner and Rachel the law student, who a...
  • Renee
    1970-01-01
    Jack is a defense lawyer, married to Rachel, a law student. She will be spending her summer as an intern to Martha, a take no prisoners prosecutor who just happens to have an acrimonious relationship with Jack. So why does Rachel want this particular internship out of all her choices? And why would Martha pick Rachel considering how she feels about Jack? That is the question central to this cleverly plotted tale!Rachel plans to join Jack's firm w...
  • Mindy Mejia
    1970-01-01
    Nobody keeps me guessing like Hank Phillippi Ryan and she’s done it again in The Murder List, which combines the best of psychological and legal thrillers into a genre entirely Ryan’s own. I raced through this high-stakes game between prosecution and defense, where the bad guys could be anyone, depending on where you stand. An absolute must-read for 2019!
  • Marj Ward
    1970-01-01
    This Author is a favourite of mine and I read a lot. Her books are twisty and the characters and stories keep you glued to the pages from the beginning to the end. Of course I love it when I get it wrong. If you haven't read this Author start now. Thanks to NetGalley, the Publisher and the Author for the privilege of reading this book.
  • The Lit Bitch
    1970-01-01
    Right from the start this book sounded edgy and different. I haven’t read anything by Hank Phillippi Ryan before, but I liked that the main character in this book sounded like she had her shit together but yet it might all be a lie.I have been having quite a bit of luck with thrillers this summer but I was looking for something with a little more suspense rather than the thrills and chills of a psychological thriller and this book sounded like ...
  • Denise
    1970-01-01
    A legal thriller that examines both sides of justice. "The law is all about analysis. About knowing the rules and, more important, how to use them." But when a determined prosecutor faces off against an equally adamant defense attorney, only one side can win. What it's about: Rachel North is on her way to having it all. A former Chief of Staff for Senator Thomas Rafferty, she's now enrolled in law school and about to do an internship. She's marri...
  • Melanie’s reads
    1970-01-01
    This highly complex thriller wrapped rings around me and fried my brain. This was my first read of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s and I’m going to be bold and say she is the queen of misdirection.What I thought was going to be a hit list is actually anything but. The murder list as the title states is actually a list of lawyers that take on murder cases.This clever book throws cases at you from all directions and although I was confused at the start i...
  • Molly Mason
    1970-01-01
    OH. MY. GOD. Ya'll I stayed up half the night finishing this book. I loved every moment of this book and I had to give it ALL the stars. If I had more than 5 to give I would. The characters, the writing, the plot, the twists and turns - all of it was so suspenseful and gripping.Rachel North is a law student at Harvard who has been assigned to her summer internship in her husband's (also a lawyer) arch nemesis' office. He is a defense attorney, sh...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    1970-01-01
    Wow, this book is fantastic! A taut, psychological thrill ride and I loved every page. This book will keep you reading well into the night. This is my first book by Ryan, but I look forward to reading many more. We have three main characters, Rachel who is a law student assigned to an internship at the District Attorney's office, Jack is her high profile defense lawyer husband and Martha, who is the Assistant DA that Rachel is assigned to. These ...