Murder at Black Oaks by Phillip Margolin #booktwitter #bookreview #suspense #audiobook @macmillanaudio


In Phillip Margolin’s Murder at Black Oaks, Attorney Robin Lockwood finds herself at an isolated retreat in the Oregon mountains, one with a tragic past and a legendary curse, and surrounded by many suspects and confronted with an impossible crime.

Defense Attorney Robin Lockwood is summoned by retired District Attorney Francis Melville to meet with him at Black Oaks, the manor he owns up in the Oregon mountains. The manor has an interesting history—originally built in 1628 in England, there’s a murderous legend and curse attached to the mansion. Melville, however, wants Lockwood’s help in a legal matter—righting a wrongful conviction from his days as a DA. A young man, Jose Alvarez, was convicted of murdering his girlfriend only for Melville, years later when in private practice, to have a client of his admit to the murder and to framing the man Melville convicted. Unable to reveal what he knew due to attorney client confidence, Melville now wants Lockwood’s help in getting that conviction overturned.

Successful in their efforts, Melville invites Lockwood up to Black Oaks for a celebration. Lockwood finds herself among an odd group of invitees—including the bitter, newly released, Alvarez. When Melville is found murdered, with a knife connected to the original curse, Lockwood finds herself faced with a conundrum—who is the murder among them and how to stop them before there’s another victim.


Robin is a talented defense attorney. She has been summoned to a meeting by retired District Attorney Francis Melville at his home at Black Oaks. Black Oaks is a mansion with a strange past. But, Robin has been called for a legal matter. Francis knows he put the wrong man behind bars decades ago. He wants Robin to correct his mistake.

There are a lot of moving parts to this novel and I enjoyed every one. I loved the creepy setting of the house and the weird legend. Then there is the case. Jose was wrongly accused of killing his girlfriend. It derailed his whole life. But, Robin is successful and brings Jose back to Black Oaks. Then the real story begins…you will have to read this to find out!

Now, I did figure it out. However, I enjoyed the intensity and the quest to find the killer…was it a family member, the legend, or an outsider?!?! READ IT!

The narrator, Thérèse Plummer, is excellent. She is one I will be on the look out for!

Need a good mystery with a creepy feel… THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for an honest opinion.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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