The Murder Rule

By: Dervla McTiernan

Thank you to NetGalley, William Morrow Books and Custom House for the ARC of this book!

Hannah is a third year law student at UMaine Law School. She transfers to the University of Virginia Law in order to work with their Innocence Project. After blackmailing her way onto the Project, she begins her work to try to get on the high profile case that the Project is working on – Michael Dandridge. Michael Dandridge was convicted of raping and killing a woman, but he maintains his innocence. While the Project works diligently to free Michael, Hannah is doing the opposite.

This book was great. I am a lawyer, and went to law school – though I never worked at my school’s innocence project. That alone made me connect to the book.

Aside from the connection to the law, it was written very well, kept me engaged, and had some great twists and turns. It is a very fast read. I had no idea what was going to happen, and I couldn’t guess the end at all. Honestly, after finishing the book, I wanted there to be another one with the same characters! I wanted to know what happened with Hannah.

If anyone is wondering, my law school’s innocence project did send out students to conduct investigations – find new witnesses, talk to people, etc…

This is my first book by this author, but it won’t be my last!!

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