The Third Victim - Phillip Margolin

The Third Victim

By Phillip Margolin

  • Release Date: 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings


"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 and a USA Today bestseller?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 horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one—two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.

The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason—a prominent local attorney—is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.

Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories. But she’s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. And she’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she’s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she’s worried her boss’s behavior and the details in the case against their client don’t quite add up.


  • The Third Victim

    By greyts
    Lost a nights sleep reading this book! Just had to finish it! Great read!!!
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    By Mr. Doge faced Pooskay
    What about the first and second victim? Why isn’t this a sequel to other books. Then again third times the charm.
  • Not nearly up to usual

    By Mary Mead
    I’ve read many of his books, this one was not nearly as intricate as his books usually are. I was disappointed in the number of pages, but after getting into the book I was relieved that I’d finish it up quickly. Just ok. Although, I did like the Robin character enough that I’d like to see her in her own books. The subject of dementia was interesting, but honestly, it made me wonder if the author wasn’t sinking into early stages. The book was really dumbed down.
  • One of his best.

    By Sedonareview
    Having read 17 of Margolin’s books, I would say that this book Is one of his best. It was hard to put the book down. If I didn’t have to rest my eyes, I would have finished the book in one sitting.