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To defend her client, she must dig up a town’s darkest secrets. 

Defense attorney Cass Leary thought she’d escaped her hometown for good. But after leaving her high-paying job in Chicago, she decides to revisit her troubled past. When someone murders the beloved high school basketball coach and Cass steps in to defend the girl accused of the crime, she doesn’t expect the death threats that follow....

Confronting the town that shunned her as a child, she unearths secrets that some would kill to keep buried. And after her client confesses to the crime, Cass detects a widespread cover-up. If she doesn’t get to the bottom of it soon, the next fatalities may be the ones she loves....

Burden of Truth is the first book in series of high-stakes legal thrillers. If you like blood-pumping action, compelling characters, and twisted crime conspiracies, then you’ll love Robin James’s dark tale. 

Buy Burden of Truth to enter this spine-chilling murder mystery today!

©2019 Robin James Books (P)2019 Robin James Books

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Burden of Truth

Ignore the negative reviews because BURDEN OF TRUTH is an outstanding legal thriller with excellent narration. It is Book 1 in the Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series by attorney Robin James. The novel is dark and the topic of a high school coach taking advantage of and raping a long series of high school girls over almost two decades is unpleasant.

This is my second legal thriller by Robin James. The first was Time of Justice which is the first novel in her newer Mara Brent Legal Thriller series. Robin James is a very talented writer.

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This was not a good story, and the reader was nasally whiny. It was painful to listen. Certain phrases were overused — messenger bag, gut punched, etc.

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Narration almost killed it.

Right from the start, I didn't care for the voice of the narrator, but decided to give it a chance. It was a long drive and we needed a book... Narrator's voice of the 19-year-old accused is downright horrible. She sounds like an 8-year-old, make that an 8-year-old with an annoying voice. As for the story, the author should have listened to the book before finalizing the draft. If she had, she would have certainly noticed the unnecessary and repetitive use of "messenger bag" when talking about Cassi's briefcase. That is not the only repetitive use of descriptive words. You'll hear them... Not terrible, but too blatant for me. The storyline was pretty good even though easy to figure out. Just like so many audiobooks, it seems like the last 1-2 hours just drag on. Bumping it up to 1.25 speed was torturous with the voices.

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Narration was robotic

The story seemed intriguing, but I couldn't continue with the narration. The narration was so robotic, I kept thinking I was listening to my Alexa reading to me and not to a narrator. I tried, because I the story had me interested, but I had to give up because of the narration.

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Absolutely Excellent! On to Book #2...

This author and narrator were a rare treasure found in a massive treasure hunt. I want to hear ALL they have to offer!!!

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I don't write reviews.....

I don't write reviews. Rate..... yes. Review.... no. I read and listen to way too many to write a review unless the book is spectacular. The story and the characters were believable and very likeable. All aspects of Burden of Truth were spectacular. I don't believe I've read anything else by this author but I will be reading the rest of this series.

By writing this review, I am recommending this book. Highly recommending this book. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Recommended!

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Good story with strange twists

I thought the story dragged a little with all the emotions expressed by the speaker. Overall I enjoyed the book with abuse of woman as it’s main theme.

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Absolute Joke. YA law fantasy.

I read the first two of this author’s other series. Eventually it annoyed me so much I stopped. I thought maybe this one would be better. Boy was I wrong. It’s fantastical nonsense- combined with a terrible annoying narrator. It’s not an adult book. This is just bad YA in the guise of “legal suspense”.

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Average and yet interesting

Cass Leary is a lawyer who came from a small town, and was reared in the trashy neighborhood section. She belies her upbringing, beats the odds and becomes a capable attorney. Unfortunately, the narrator's mild voice just doesn't quite portray the toughness needed to convince you how strong this woman has become. But it didn't stop me from wanting to turn the pages and learn what came next. Cheers, Ken

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Get this book

I could not put this down. The number of twists and turns kept me glued to the story. A great start to take series will be starting book 2 soon. I am just going to say get this book. The narrator did a fine job.

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almost gave up

I don't know how many times I decided to give up and return this book but I kept going. the story isn't bad but the narration is horrific. I wasn't sure if they had hired Siri to narrate. The voices for the other characters were so grating. Go ahead and read it as its not too bad but under no circumstances should you inflict yourself to the pain of listening to this book.