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Survivor’s Guilt (Erin McCabe Mysteries #2) by Robyn Gigl

Prepare yourself for a thriller that includes hit men, murder, sexual abuse, child pornography, computer hacking, and illicit financial transactions, and that's just scratching the surface.

Initially, the death of millionaire Charles Parson in his New Jersey Mansion is believed to be a suicide. A murder recording is discovered by law enforcement, pointing to Ann, Parson's daughter, who admits her guilt. Ann doesn't quite match the profile of the killer, leading a police detective to approach attorney Erin McCabe and request her involvement in the investigation. Ultimately, Erin and her law partner, Duane Swisher, are able to persuade Ann to let them act as her representatives and plead not guilty. This action reveals the evil intentions of a character similar to Jeffrey Epstein, who is determined to silence Ann and retrieve a missing collection of damning material, particularly child pornography, by any means necessary.

The author's depiction of Erin in the courtroom is exceptionally brilliant, creating taut and informative scenes. When balanced with the action outside the courtroom featuring Duane, it becomes an absolute nail-biter. Erin, a transgender attorney, shares her compelling experiences since transitioning four years ago, making it one of the most intriguing subjects in the book that I'm excited to explore in upcoming volumes.

Many thanks to @robyngigl & @VERVE_Books for a spot on the tour.


About the Author

Robyn Gigl (pronounced Guy-gull), is an author, attorney and advocate. Her novel, SURVIVOR’S GUILT, was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best Mystery and Thriller books of all time. Robyn’s first novel, BY WAY OF SORROW, was published by Kensington Books in March 2021. It was called “quietly groundbreaking” by the NY Times and named one of the best crime novels of 2021 by CrimeReads. In addition to its selection by TIME Magazine, her second novel, SURVIVOR’S GUILT, published in January 2022, was named as one of the best crime novels of 2022 by the NY Times, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and won the Joseph Hansen Award for LGBTQ+ Crime Writing. Robyn’s third novel, REMAIN SILENT, was published in May 2023.

In addition to being an author, Robyn is an attorney and advocate who has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. She is a partner at the law firm of Dilworth Paxson, LLP in Freehold, NJ, where she handles complex commercial and employment litigation and has been named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey. She has tried cases in both state and federal courts and was one of the defense attorneys in a 21-month federal trial–the longest criminal trial in the state’s history–in which all the defendants were acquitted.

Robyn is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. She was appointed by the Governor and Legislature to the New Jersey Transgender Equality Task Force and is a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State Equality, NJ’s largest LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Organization.

Robyn lives in NJ where she continues to practice law by day and work on her next novel by night. Fortunately, she has a very boring social life.

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