The Competition

The Competition

Book - 2014
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While interviewing students in the aftermath of a school shooting in the San Fernando Valley, prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller realize the facts don't add up and the real killers may still be out there.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Co., c2014
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLA
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 25 cm


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Oct 28, 2017

A Columbine-style shooting at a high school in the San Fernando Valley has left a community shaken to its core. Two students are identified as the killers. Both are dead, believed to have committed a mutual suicide. In the aftermath of the shooting, LA Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight teams up with her best girlfriend, LAPD detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey interview students at the high school, they realize that the facts don't add up. Could it be that the students suspected of being the shooters are actually victims? If so, does that mean that the real killers are still on the loose? (Description from author's website.)

Almost as good as Killer Ambition, The Competition lacked the courtroom drama that made Killer Ambition so good. This is the last in the Rachel Knight series. Clark has moved on to the Samantha Brinkman series. She has written three books in that series so far. Right now, I'm reading the author's book about the O. J. Simpson trial. I'm about forty pages into it, and it's pretty good so far.

Jul 12, 2015

First of her books I've read also & excellent. Was somewhat skeptical due to her lawyer background & thought just another courtroom drama. Proved me wrong. Love the banter, humor with the characters. Did not disappoint this avid reader of mysteries.

karcoldelharvic5 Nov 20, 2014

first book of hers I have read. Really pulled me in quick and was good to the last page

Oct 08, 2014

This book kept me hooked from start to finish. I had a hard time putting it down. I like Marcia Clark's books and this is exceptional too. Very good read.

Sep 02, 2014

She has done it again with another great read!! I've read all her books to date and they never disappoint. I cannot wait for her next thriller!!

Aug 26, 2014

Another great novel in the Rachel Knight series. This one kind of made me sick to my stomach at the beginning because of the 'ripped from the headlines' storyline, but very well written and I love the characters.

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