Moral Defense

Moral Defense


For defense attorney Samantha Brinkman, it’s not about guilt or innocence—it’s about making sure her clients walk. But the case of Cassie Sonnenberg touches a raw nerve in Sam that makes it painfully personal.

A savage attack in a suburban home has left a father and son fatally stabbed, and a mother clinging to life. And Cassie, the family’s adopted teenage daughter, is accused of the bloody crime. It’s a tabloid-ready case that has the nation in an uproar—and Sam facing her biggest challenge. But when she learns the murders were sparked by years of sexual abuse, she doubles down to get Cassie exonerated.

Yet, even as Sam probes the secret past of a seemingly happy family, the dark memories of her own tormented life threaten to consume her. And as Cassie’s story keeps twisting at every turn, in troubling new directions, Sam must fight all the harder to separate dangerous lies from the terrifying truth.

Title:Moral Defense
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:426 pages

    Moral Defense Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is the first of this new legal series featuring Samantha Brinkman that I have read. It works well as a standalone. Samantha is a flawed character who is capable of morally dubious behaviour such ...

  • Wendy'sThoughts

    4 It's All in Plain Sight Stars* * * * Spoiler FreeOh, Marcia Clark is a crafty one... She has taken all of her past talents in the legal profession and focused on giving us fascinating books. By crea...

  • Matt

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marcia Clark, and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.In her latest thriller,...

  • Liz

    This is the second in the Samantha Brinkman series. It starts off a little slow and takes a while to ramp up. Someone breaks into a house and stabs the son, father and mother; missing only the adopted...

  • Linda Strong

    Another winner by Marcia Clark! Samantha is hired as legal advocate for Cassie Sonnenberg, a 15-year-old accused of brutally stabbing to death her older brother, her father and the attempted murder of...

  • Monnie

    Wow - two for two! The author's first book featuring defense attorney Samantha Brinkman, "Blood Defense," was fantastic. If anything, this one, of which I also received an advance copy courtesy of the...

  • Scottsdale Public Library

    I just finished "Moral Defense" by Marcia Clark. Yes, she is the Marcia Clark that prosecuted O.J. Simpson. I really enjoyed this novel. It was fast paced and had an ending that was believable. Samant...

  • Ilze

    Samantha Brinkman is officially my favorite fictional lawyer <3 Cannot wait for the next installment in this perfect legal series!...

  • CL

    This is the 2nd book in the Samantha Brinkman series it can be read as a stand-alone story. I like this fast paced story that kept you reading from beginning to end. Cassie Sonnenberg discovers her fa...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that this review spoils events from Samantha Brinkman #1I was really intrigued by the first book in the Samantha Brinkman series. Maybe because Clark ends it with a surprising revelation t...