Robin Lockwood is an increasingly prominent defense attorney in the Portland community. As a favor to a judge, Robin takes on the pro bono defense of a reprehensible defendant charged with even more reprehensible crimes. But what she doesn't know is how this one decision, this one case, will wreak complete devastation on her life and plans.
... fully lives up to its name as this exciting, engrossing mystery has more than one genuine gut punch in store for the reader as it enters some of the darkest, most painful and sordid territory that Margolin has broached in this series thus far. Arguably the most disturbing of the Robin Lockwood stories, it is also the most intriguing and certainly the hardest to put down! ... Each book in this series is excellent, but The Darkest Place is on an entirely different level and further elevates the entire Robin Lockwood series.
... you won’t be disappointed ... Margolin designs Marjorie’s situation to be almost perfect, and so not to be a spoiler, let’s just say that justice is served in the end ... Margolin is a wizard who creates a story that brings all the issues to a neatly trimmed head. It’s a fast read, one that is hard to put down, ergo the two-day time frame from beginning to end.