The Competition

The Competition

A Novel

Book - 2014
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In a horrific scene torn from the headlines, two masked gunmen massacre students and staff at a pep rally in the gym of their suburban L.A. high school. Two bodies found in the library, masks at their sides, are presumably the shooters, who committed mutual suicide. But it's soon apparent that the library scene was staged and the real shooters escaped, having not only exceeded Columbine's body count but also having walked away alive. And this is just the beginning, one of the shooters says in a letter to Deputy DA Rachel Knight (who achieved media prominence in a previous case); this is a competition in mass murder. So Knight and Detective Bailey Keller must work against the clock to find the killers, consulting with psychologists and dealing with parents who deny that their children could be perpetrators. It's a bone-wearying search, undertaken carefully with a future trial in mind, as seemingly good suspects turn out to be dead ends.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316220972
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 25 cm


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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 12, 2014

Not as good as her first book , but since I like her main characters, it wasn't a bad read.

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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