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Author: Marcia Clark Narrator: January LaVoy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Rachel Knight Series Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781619691513
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In Marcia Clark’s most electrifying thriller yet, Los Angeles DA Rachel Knight investigates a diabolical high school massacre.

A Columbine-style massacre at a high school in the San Fernando Valley has left a community shaken to its core. Two students are identified as the killers. Both are dead, believed to have committed a mutual suicide. But in the aftermath of the shooting, as LA Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller dig deeper, they realize that the pieces don’t add up. Could it be that the two “killers” were themselves victims? And if so, does that mean that the real killers are still on the loose? When someone starts dropping clues that another horrific crime is in the works, Rachel and Bailey scramble desperately to profile their suspect and prevent another killing—before it’s too late.

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Quotes & Awards

  • With THE COMPETITION, Marcia Clark has upped the ante yet again, reaching new creative heights. Though the subject matter is both dark and disturbing, her sensitive handling of the material and the informative nature of the narrative allows the book to transcend traditional thriller fare. Pulse-pounding, poignant, and provocative, this is a story that will engage your heart and your mind. It's also proof beyond a reasonable doubt that fiction can help us to understand reality. John Valeri, Examiner
  • A real page-turner. Mary Lignor, Suspense Magazine
  • “If you haven’t caught up with Clark’s Rachel Knight series, this is the perfect installment for you to jump into. Readers get a real treat with this dramatic, ripped-from-the-headlines story…The Competition demonstrates that Clark’s years spent behind the prosecution table allow her to take her stories from entertaining to riveting.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • Clark handles sometimes painfully raw scenes with great sensitivity and skillfully works in material about what makes a mass murderer, as she ratchets up suspense to a deadly conclusion. Her fourth legal thriller featuring Knight is another tour de force. Booklist (starred review)
  • What could be worse than a Columbine- style school shooting? Rachel Knight finds out in Clark's ticking time bomb of a thriller, the fourth in her series featuring the L.A. deputy DA.... The twisty plot and dynamic duo make for a suspenseful, if sobering, page-turner. Publishers Weekly
  • “[A] ticking time bomb of a thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery--but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller.”

    James Patterson, praise for the author

  • “Prosecutor Rachel Knight is smart, funny, and just about fearless in her pursuit of justice and a good martini.”

    Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of High Crimes and Vanished, praise for the series

  • “Clark clearly knows the court from the inside out, and her characterization of the proceedings is great fun to read.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune, praise for the author

  • “Clark handles sometimes painfully raw scenes with great sensitivity and skillfully works in material about what makes a mass murderer, as she ratchets up suspense to a deadly conclusion…[A] tour de force.”

    Booklist (starred review)

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About the Author

Angela Dawe is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator based in the Midwest. Her work as an actor has included roles in theater, film, and television, as well as improv and sketch comedy with such theaters as Second City and the Annoyance. In the literary world, Angela has received multiple awards and nominations for her work as an audiobook narrator, and is a published fiction author herself. She holds a BA in philosophy, so if the writing/performing work dries up, she has something to fall back on.

About the Narrator

January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.