A beautiful, young, rising star in the country music world is found dead in a Nashville hotel room.
The owner of her record company is charged with murder.
In the seventh installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to travel to Tennessee's capital city to defend Paul Milius, a record company baron accused of strangling Kasey Cartwright, his label's young star. Dillard navigates Nashville's unfamiliar legal system and the world of country music in search of the truth, but he soon finds himself confronted with a web of lies so masterfully woven that he fears he may never find any answers. As the trial begins and the tension mounts, Dillard fears that not only will his client be wrongfully convicted but that Dillard himself may not survive.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
A Crime of Passion is Book 7 in Scott Pratt's extraordinary Joe Dillard series (yes, I know that Audible lists it as Book 6, but that is not correct). I hope it is not the final Joe Dillard novel. Scott Pratt is now on my short list of favorite mystery/thriller authors and is #1 in the legal thriller category. Tim Campbell flawlessly narrates all of the novels in the series.
Highly recommended, but read the series in order.
Yes, for the ones who can tolerate the "performance".
Too much "performance", which is now metamorphosing into "dramatisation". I understand that I am probably in the minority here, but for those who like drama, there are plenty of wonderfully dramatised books available from Audible.
Yes, depending on who directs.
I am in the process of listening to the Joe Dillard series. When one ends I immediately pull up the next one and begin listening to it. I really enjoy the character development. Joe and Caroline have a good marriage and face a terrible battle-Caroline's cancer. The series has also included their children growing up and becoming independent.
This particular book is the story of Joe defending a not particularly nice person and of course lots of unexpected twists and turns. I enjoyed the story and how Joe dealt with his client.
Ending out of keeping with previous books. No spoilers but totally disappointing. I have enjoyed previous books in the series, and while I enjoyed the book, I felt as if the author just did not want to bother wrapping it up with a reasonable and believable ending.
scottpratt is an excellent storyteller much like Grisham. really enjoy that they take place in Tennessee feel like I'm being introduced to the beauty of the mountains and the rural communities my only complaint if any is that the stories are getting too short. can't wait for the next installment
I found this book very good. I have now read d the whole series and am sorry to see it end. It was like I new Dillard and his family. I will miss him
I recommend the entire Joe Dillard series to all. It is such a good book and the characters are intense. Scott Pratt has invested so much into these characters.
It is hard to pick one. But, Lana is captivating. Her evil ways just carries and right from the jump you know you want her to get hers.
Tim gets better with each book. He is Joe Dillard; the voice, the inflection, everything. He is this character.
In reality this series would make a great movie series. Tag line would be Never trust a pretty country singer. Sorry Taylor Swift.
I am curious as to how many books will be in this series. This cannot be the last one due to so many open questions. I cannot wait for Book 8
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