Today's review is for
An Innocent Client
Author: Scott Pratt
Joe Dillard, a defense attorney, has spent his years as a lawyer defending the worst criminals. He isn't well liked among the police and the judges but someone has to defend these people. Joe is ready to get out of being a lawyer when a woman approaches him about a case. A preacher has been killed and a young lady that works for her has been charged. She gives Joe an offer he can't refuse if he promised to set her free.
Joe is also dealing with a sister who has lived a life of drug abuse and ended up in jail. Due to a childhood trauma that Joe witnessed happening to her, she has never fully recovered. Joe offers to take her in and try to get her help, but his sister isn't interested in making amends. Having his sister in jail is just adding more fewel to the lawyers on the other side of the table. And Joe isn't sure he can prove his client is inocent.
This was a good book. It was recommended by one of the (many) book pages I follow and got over 11,000 Amazon reviews, so I had to check it out. It is an easy read, and the characters are well developed. The book held my interest the entire time. Even though some of the story "twists" weren't necessary shocking, the author did a good job keeping the story flowing smoothly.
I understand there are many more books in this series about Joe Dillard, and I think I am going to keep reading them. If you like crime novels, this is a good one to check out.