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By Phillip Margolin

Robin Lockwood Mystery #7

The Writing is Seamless, Descriptive, and Enjoyable to Read



In Betrayal, attorney Robin Lockwood defends her old MMA-fighting nemesis, Mandy Kerrigan, for murder.  Mandy is arrested for killing the prominent Finch family.  Mandy had been seen by a neighbor banging on their front door only fifteen minutes before the four bodies were found dead inside.

The teenage son Ryan Finch had sold Mandy some non-detectable performance-enhancing drugs. But after her MMA fight that night, the drugs had been detected in Mandy’s system.  Mandy’s career is now over, and she is furious.  She had already brutally attacked Ryan earlier that afternoon on a public street with many witnesses.

Now, Mandy must rely on Robin to put up a good fight, with little evidence supporting her innocence.


Robin Lockwood is a strong, intriguing, and intelligent character. She carries the story, is hard to forget, and is a pleasure to read about.  This is Phillip Margolin's seventh book in the Robin Lockwood series, and they just keep getting better.

Betrayal is brilliantly plotted and weaves a suspenseful tale that Robin expertly plays out in the courtroom.  The writing is seamless, descriptive, and simply enjoyable to read.  I listened to the Betrayal audiobook, narrated by Therese Plummer.  Her voice, pacing, and tone were excellent.

Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Publisher    Minotaur Books

Published   November 7, 2023

Narrated.    Therese Plummer

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