Robyn Gigl: Survivor's Guilt

Author Meet & Greet!
Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
2 Center St
Rutland, VT 05701

Phoenix Books Rutland is thrilled to welcome author, attorney, and activist Robyn Gigl for a meet & greet on Saturday, November 11th from 11AM - 1PM.  We will be celebrating the release of Survivor's Guilt, her new legal thriller featuring criminal defense lawyer Erin McCabe, which was named as Time Magazine's Best 100 Mysteries and Thrillers of All Time!  

About the book:  At first, the death of millionaire businessman Charles Parsons seems like a straightforward suicide. There’s no sign of forced entry or struggle in his lavish New Jersey mansion—just a single gunshot wound from his own weapon. But days later, a different story emerges. Computer techs pick up a voice recording that incriminates Parsons’ adoptive daughter, Ann, who duly confesses and pleads guilty.

Erin McCabe has little interest in reviewing such a slam-dunk case—even after she learns that Ann, like herself, is a trans woman. Yet despite their misgivings, Erin and her law partner, Duane Swisher, ultimately can’t ignore the pieces that don’t fit. As their investigation deepens, they convince Ann to withdraw her guilty plea. But Ann clearly knows more than she’s willing to share, even if it means a life sentence. Who is she protecting, and why?

Fighting against time and a prosecutor hell-bent on notching another conviction, Erin and Swish work tirelessly to clear Ann’s name. But despite Parsons’ former associates’ determination to keep his—and their own—illegal activities buried, a horrifying truth emerges—a web of human exploitation, greed, and murder. Soon, a quest to see justice served becomes a desperate struggle to survive . . .

Robyn Gigl, the author of the Erin McCabe legal thrillers, is an attorney, speaker and activist who has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Court's Committee on Diversity Inclusion and Community Engagement, she’s practiced law for more than 40 years, representing clients in state and federal courts. She also is active in the New Jersey State Bar Association where she is a member of the Women in the Profession Section and a Past Chair of the Bar's LGBT Rights Section. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State Equality, NJ’s largest LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Organization. A frequent lecturer on diversity issues, she lives in New Jersey and can be found online at or on Twitter @RobynGigl.


DATE:  Saturday, November 11th, 11am-1pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center St, downtown Rutland.

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all.

SIGNED COPIES:  Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy  Please call our Rutland store to place your order at 802-855-8078.  Copies will be available after the event on November 11th.  If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready.  If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.