BLOG TOUR (REVIEW): A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr.

Print Length: 426 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 19, 2019)
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English


“William Myers’ riveting new novel is not just a crackerjack legal thriller, it is also a wrenching portrayal of a whole range of father-daughter relationships,showing how they can damage, how they nourish, how they go dangerously offtrack. A story not to be missed.” ―NewYork Times bestselling author, William Lashner

I was blown away…A Killer’s Alibi in three words: Sharp, Shocking and Intricate. ―Novel Gossip Book Review

For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense.

When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened.

On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her sexually abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.

As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters–some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.

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Set in Philadelphia

Built on relationships between fathers and daughters

Features strong women characters with their own agendas

Features a Mafia kingpin with a femme fatale wife

Protagonist attorney Mick McFarland and his client, crime-lord Jimmy Nunzio, are both Machiavellian schemers, who have to dance around each other to achieve their goals.

Protagonist Piper McFarland comes into her own, becoming a driving force in her quest to win freedom for Darlene Dowd, a woman convicted of killing her sexually abusive father

The book features two kinds of characters: Bad people doing bad things for bad reasons, and good people doing bad things for mixed reasons

Piper and Mick learn the truths about their killers’ alibis only after it is too late

It’s never what you think it is

I received a copy of the book from the author via Jean Book Nerd Tours for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
A Killer’s Alibi follows two cases, both concerning the father/daughter relationship. In contrast, we also see the relationship between Mick McFarland and his own daughter, Gabby. I love parallels in books and this one was well done. You can see bits and pieces where the narratives could be similar, but are altogether different.
The book is a little slow to get into in the beginning. It’s well written and interesting, but just a bit slow. It’s not until the reader gets a feel of all the players that we get sucked into the narrative. About the halfway point, everything starts to converge and I wasn’t flipping the pages fast enough.
This isn’t an action driven book. It is a mystery, but more like a Law drama. I found myself thinking the Law & Order theme song as I was reading. Which is a good thing, that’s a television universe I can binge watch and never get bored. I like that we get to see what goes on in the courtside as well as see how the defense attorneys do their job. It really astounds me that they can fight tooth and nail for a person, but still know that their client isn’t the greatest person.
Don’t get me wrong, I like that they can, but I’m not sure I could be in that position. I find it interesting and great that there are people who can without losing their own moral compass.
Anyways, you don’t need to read the previous books first to get a feel of the characters or world. I was able to relate and get involved in their own personal stories while still enjoying the mystery about their cases. I would recommend reading them though. Because, really, I liked this book!
Final Rating:4/5
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William L. Myers, Jr. is the No. 6 best-selling author for Amazon Kindle in 2017 for his debut novel, A Criminal Defense. That was the first in what has become the Philadelphia Legal Series. The third book in that series, A Killers Alibi debuts February 19, 2019.
A Killer’s Alibi has had rave early reviews including New York Times Bestselling author, Bill Lasher—

“William Myers’ riveting new novel is not just a crackerjack legal thriller, it is a wrenching portrayal of a whole range of farther-daughter relations, showing how they can damage, how they can nourish, how they go dangerously off track. A story not to be missed.”

Born in 1958 into a blue-collar family, Mr. Myers inherited a work-ethic that propelled him through college and into the Ivy League at The University of Pennsylvania School of Law. From there, Mr. Myers started his legal career in a Philadelphia-based mega defense firm. After ten years defending corporate America, he realized his heart wasn’t in it. So, with his career on the fast track to success–he gave it all up and started his own firm. It was time to start fighting for the common guy.

That was twenty-five years ago and since then, he has focused on representing railroad employees and other honest, hard-working people who have been injured by others. He has represented thousands of clients in his tenure and has become a highly-regarded litigation attorney up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

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