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  • An Innocent Client

  • Joe Dillard, Book 1
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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An Innocent Client

By: Scott Pratt
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
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Summary

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room.

A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused.

In this bestselling debut, criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience. Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him.

Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, An Innocent Client -- the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series -- will also leave you begging for more.

©2012 Scott Pratt (P)2024 Scott Pratt

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Chosen by Bookbub readers as one of the Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time.

"It's Scott Turow and Grisham... The opening chapter is maybe the most compelling I've read in a decade." - Ken Bruen, bestselling author of The Guards 

"Pratt knows what he's doing and it shows." - Alafair Burke, acclaimed author of The Wife

"Pratt's richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability in this brilliantly executed debut." -- Publisher's Weekly

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Engaging plot, narrator not so engaging.

I enjoyed the story, plot and pace. The narration or perhaps the production felt choppy, not fluid. At times it sounded like one of those computer programmes which reads text. I will buy the next book in the series and read it myself.

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A great listen

Enthralling story line and exceptionally well read, various twists and turns throughout and a number of distinct characters emerge.
Looking forward to the next in line

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Southern charm

This was an interesting and fun legal crime story. It was on a par with a Grisham The narration was a bit to southern drawl at times and his female characters a bit strange. However this didn’t detract from the overall charm of the story which ended with satisfying twists, and I will be listening to the next in the series.

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