Suspect - Scott Turow


By Scott Turow

  • Release Date: 2022-09-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 342 Ratings


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial returns with a riveting legal thriller in which a reckless private detective is embroiled in a fraught police scandal.

For as long as Lucia Gomez has been the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, near Kindle County, she has known that any woman in law enforcement must walk a precarious line between authority and camaraderie to gain respect.  She has maintained a spotless reputation—until now. Three male police officers have accused her of soliciting sex in exchange for promotions to higher ranks. With few people left who she can trust, Chief Gomez turns to an old friend, Rik Dudek, to act as her attorney in the federal grand jury investigation, insisting to Rik that the accusations against her are part of an ugly smear campaign designed to destroy her career and empower her enemies—both outside the police force and within..
Clarice “Pinky” Granum spent most of her youth experimenting with an impressive array of drugs and failing out of various professions, including the police academy. Pinky knows that in the eyes of most people, she's nothing but a screwup—but she doesn't trust most people's opinions anyway. Moreover, she finally has a respectable-enough job as a licensed P.I. working for Rik on his roster of mostly minor cases, like workman's comp, DUIs and bar fights. Rik's shabby office and even shabbier cases are a far cry from the kinds of high-profile criminal matters Pinky became familiar with in the law office of her grandfather, Sandy Stern. But Rik and Pinky feel that Chief Gomez’s case, which has attracted national attention, is their chance to break into the legal big leagues.    
Guided by her gut instinct and razor-sharp investigative skills, Pinky dives headfirst into a twisted scandal that will draw her into the deepest recesses of the city’s criminal networks, as well as the human mind. But she will need every scrap of tenacity and courage to unravel the dark secrets those closest to her are determined to keep hidden.


  • Not His Best

    By The Real Squeaks
    It was an okay read and a decent plot, but the main character was way overworked.
  • Lower Expectations

    By Morty G.
    The base corruption story was good but way too much filler and soap opera drama. Did not meet my expectations of a Turow book.
  • Suspect

    By Halsterx
    4/5 stars Hal R
  • Another tour de force from Scott Turrow

    By waldhaus1
    Since reading presumed innocent at one sitting I have eagerly read each of his new books. My view is that his story telling continues to grow in subtley and character development. Pinky a female private investigator is the true star of this book. She is both a very strange and very rich character. I have to marvel at Turrow’s ability to get into a woman’s head. Pinky certainly isn’t an average woman but is both complex and endearing. The other female lead is the chief of police, also a woman who has ben accussed of sexual harrassment. The investigation becomes much wider with many surprises for the reader and the characters.