Blood Oath has a plot ripped from both the #metoo and the mysterious UK poisonings headlines.
NYC head prosecutor Alexandra Cooper and her police detective boyfriend Mike are investigating Lucy’s claim of being sexual assaulted at fourteen. Lucy states while she was serving as witness, the prosecutor, Zach, took advantage of her naiveté. Concurrently to Lucy’s case, defense attorney and Alexandra’s friend, Francie, takes ill on the street.
This is the twentieth book in the series but the first I’ve read. It works well as a standalone read.
There are many twists and coincidences in the bumpy ride to the conclusion of Blood Oath. Though the plot dragged a bit in the middle, the slam-bam conclusion was well worth it. My one complaint was there was no courtroom drama but it still is highly recommended for fans of the series. 4 stars!
Thanks to Dutton Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.