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The Murder Rule
The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan
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No one is innocent in this story.
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CaramelLunacy
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Panpan

What disappointing claptrap.
None of this has even passing familiarity with how the US legal or legal education system works. Fine.
It is set in Virginia and has people wearing coats in August. Ooookay.
The "twists" are either blatantly obvious or don't make any sense. It just wasn't satisfying and the "both sides" argument it tried to make weirdly attacked the premise of the much-needed Innocence Project in a way I found distressing, not fun.

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HappilyEverKrafter
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Mehso-so

You have to decide if you‘re willing to suspend some belief to just read a story or not. I think if you know anything about the law, you should skip this one. I don‘t really (unless a true crime fan counts!), but there were a lot of things regarding the law school, courtroom, and legal processes that seemed a but farfetched, even to me. …

Full review at Goodreads (Anna Kraft).

Thank you to the publisher and Goodreads for the ARC!

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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

Hannah works her way onto an Innocence Project case with obvious ulterior motives, which are gradually unraveled through the story. I thought this book was fun and the ending in particular is wildly implausible, but I was just so entertained by it that I‘m giving it a pick. If you‘re looking for something that‘s like real life, however, this one will likely disappoint.

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LeslieO
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Morning reading on the deck #summertimevibes

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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

While I really appreciate having won a free copy of this book, it was a big 'ol miss for me. The concept seemed promising... think Innocence Project but if there was someone on the inside trying to sabotage the defense (outwardly seeming helpful but really trying to keep their client in prison). Something about the execution felt like amateur hour. But I guess if you squint and pretend the puzzle pieces fit it isn't *too* awful 🙊 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

CaramelLunacy The premise seems really interesting, but I'm a little hesitant to pick it up because based on the first few pages of the sample, it is SO obvious to me that the author has never been to DC/Virginia... 2mo
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Jeg
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Mehso-so

Not as good as her others. Really missed the mark for me . I‘m not completely sure why. Think it felt too contrived . It‘s been a couple of days since I finished it and already I‘m forgetting what it was about. Not at all memorable, for me anyway. Look forward to hearing what other people think/ feel.

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sherrisilvera
The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan

This was a fun, easy read...as long as you suspend belief a bit as is typically needed in thrillers. It revolves around The Innocence Project and does a deep dive into moral dilemmas thematically.

I never read McTiernan before but did buy The Ruin after I finished this : )

Thank you to William Morrow & NetGalley for an eARC.

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Onioons
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Cosy day listening to The Murder Rule. Very different from McTiernan's previous books but properly engrossing so far. That said, one of us is clearly more taken with it than the other 🐾 #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Awww snuggly!!! 3mo
Onioons @RaeLovesToRead he is a great snuggle buddy! 3mo
BookNAround He looks so cozy and soft and warm. 3mo
Onioons @BookNAround 😊 he makes the best hot water bottle! 3mo
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JHSiess
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🌊𝕍𝕒𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 ℝ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘⛵️⁣

Kicked off my vacation reading 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 by 𝗔𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗰𝗞𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘆 on the island of Maui with a view of the islands of Lana'i & Moloka'i. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Now soft morning breezes, coffee, & 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗲 by 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗹𝗮 𝗠𝗰𝗧𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻 on my 7th-floor lanai are perfect. The cloud cover has lifted, the sun is shining. It will be pool time soon.⁣

What are you reading this weekend?

JenReadsAlot Gorgeous 😍 3mo
Dragon That view is gorgeous! Enjoy! 3mo
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Alfoster Loved both of those! Good thing you‘re not on that Australian island!😱❤️ 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Amazing view!! 🌊 3mo
JHSiess @Chelsea.Poole This is my home-away-from-home. I would live here 3-4 months of the year . . . if I could afford it. Alas, I'm limited to about 6 weeks/year. #FirstWorldProblem
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JHSiess @Alfoster Right?? OMG. 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

I have finished a book!! Though it did take me twice as long as normal🫤 Bk1 of #MarvellousMay #readathon is done. The authors latest novel, it was a standalone & set in the US instead of Ireland. Very diabolical, an unreliable MC & it turns out, unreliable characters everywhere. It‘s very twisty with grey motives abounding all over the place. A very nice read. And my #Bookspin for May #Booked2022 #MakeYourOwnPrompt #BookspinBingo #Pop22

Cinfhen Yay!!!! Glad you‘re getting your #ReadingMoJo back ❤️❤️ 3mo
CarolynM Great review. Stacked. Glad to hear you‘re doing a bit better💕 3mo
Freespirit I have loved her other books 3mo
Andrew65 Great to see you back on form! 💕 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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amywithbooks
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Very excited to start this one. I absolutely love her Cormac Reilly series so I am really looking forward to this standalone story!

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JoyBlue
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Pickpick

This mystery/thriller centers on an Innocence Project case. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-murder-rule

SilversReviews Going to check out your review. 3mo
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Lizpixie
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It‘s past midnight here in Sydney so I‘m kicking off my #MarvellousMay #readathon now with my brand new(and signed)copy of the tagged book. Unlike her previous novels which were set in her native Ireland(expat now here in Oz), this one is set in the US, Charlottesville Virginia to be precise. Hannah volunteers for a semester at the Innocence Project, working on a death row case. But instead of exonerating him, she‘s trying to convict him.

Andrew65 And we‘re off! 3mo
CarolynM How are you feeling, Liz? Hope reading is coming easily again 😘 3mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan
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Pickpick

I was all for giving this book 4+ stars as it grabbed my attention from the outset. The story was intriguing, fast-paced & looked to be barreling along to a gripping conclusion - but then, for me, it went wrong. Because I enjoyed reading it for most of the book, I'm rating this 3.5🌟

My thanks to NetGalley & publishers, HarperCollins UK, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

#NetGalley

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swishandflick
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Gotta love starting the day with a Goodreads win! 👏🏽

AmyG Congrats! I entered this one. 5mo
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