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An Innocent Client: A Legal Thriller (Joe Dillard Series Book 1)

By Scott Pratt

372 Pages

In “An Innocent Client,” we are introduced to Joe Dillard, a disillusioned defense attorney in the small town of East Tennessee. After years of defending criminals, Joe finds himself questioning his role in the justice system. But when he takes on the case of Angel Christian, a young woman accused of murdering her husband, Joe’s life takes an unexpected turn.

As Joe delves deeper into Angel’s case, he begins to uncover shocking secrets and hidden motivations that challenge everything he thought he knew about innocence and guilt. With each twist and revelation, Pratt expertly builds suspense and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

But it’s not just about solving a murder mystery; “An Innocent Client” also explores complex themes such as morality, loyalty, and the pursuit of justice. Through vivid storytelling and well-developed characters, Pratt paints a realistic picture of the legal world while also exploring deeper human emotions.

With its fast-paced narrative and unpredictable plot twists, “An Innocent Client” is sure to captivate fans of legal thrillers who enjoy getting lost in high-stakes courtroom dramas. So buckle up for an adrenaline-fueled ride through this intricately woven tale that will keep you guessing until the very end!

Our Thoughts

An Innocent Client is a gripping legal thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The first book in the Joe Dillard Series, it introduces us to the complex and morally ambiguous world of criminal defense attorney Joe Dillard.

Author Scott Pratt expertly weaves together a thrilling plot with well-developed characters, making this book a must-read for fans of suspenseful legal dramas. What sets An Innocent Client apart is its unique perspective on justice and morality: as readers, we are forced to question our own beliefs about guilt and innocence alongside Joe Dillard.

Dillard himself is a compelling protagonist; flawed yet relatable, he navigates the often murky waters of his profession with both determination and compassion. Pratt’s writing style is concise yet evocative, painting vivid pictures in our minds as he takes us through each twist and turn of the case.

The pacing of An Innocent Client is relentless, keeping us guessing until the very end. As Dillard uncovers shocking secrets and faces unexpected challenges, we can’t help but be drawn deeper into the story. With its unpredictable plot twists and thought-provoking themes, this book will leave you eagerly reaching for the next installment in the series.

If you’re looking for an engaging legal thriller that will keep you hooked from beginning to end, look no further than An Innocent Client. Suspenseful, thought-provoking, and expertly crafted – it’s everything you could want in a page-turner. So grab yourself a copy today and prepare to be captivated by Joe Dillard’s journey!

Similar Reads

Looking for more thrilling legal dramas to sink your teeth into after devouring “An Innocent Client”? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few other books that will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you questioning everything until the very last page.

1. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay: This gripping novel follows Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney whose 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a classmate. As he fights to prove his son’s innocence, Andy uncovers shocking secrets that could destroy his family and career.

2. “The Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly: In this fast-paced legal thriller, criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller takes on the case of a lifetime when he defends wealthy playboy Louis Roulet against charges of assault and attempted murder. But as Mickey delves deeper into the case, he discovers a web of lies and corruption that could jeopardize everything.

3. “Presumed Innocent” by Scott Turow: Rusty Sabich, a prosecuting attorney, finds himself accused of murdering his colleague and former lover in this thought-provoking courtroom drama. As Rusty fights to clear his name, he must confront painful truths about himself and those around him.

4. “A Time to Kill” by John Grisham: Set in Mississippi during the racially charged 1980s, this powerful novel tells the story of Jake Brigance, a young lawyer who defends Carl Lee Hailey, a black man accused of killing two white men who raped his daughter. With tensions running high in their small town, Jake faces an uphill battle for justice.

These captivating reads will satisfy your craving for legal thrillers long after you’ve finished Joe Dillard’s first adventure in “An Innocent Client.” So grab one or all four from our list and get ready for more twists and turns in the world of law and order!

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Publication Date: December 13, 2013