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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!

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  • Wayne
  • 07-05-20

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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  • A. Cleveland
  • 12-09-19

Not Recommended

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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  • rockinrnb
  • 11-08-19

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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  • missjmrw7296
  • 30-01-20

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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  • D M
  • 10-10-20

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-07-20

asleep

Probably , possibly a good story. Couldn't get through the first chapter as I couldn't take any more of the monaton voice of the reader.

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  • SONJA
  • 18-07-20

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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  • Lisa A. Castlio
  • 21-06-20

Loved the book, but didn't like the narrator.

I have listened to two of the books so far and found the stories really interesting and great to listen too. But I am not sure I buy the next few because the narrator bugs me.

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  • Laurie
  • 25-05-20

The performance was not the best but good story.

I would have enjoyed the book more if there were two readers. The performance was not the best but good story.

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  • RUFUS C. HUFFMAN
  • 25-04-20

Burden of Truth

Great legal thriller. I definitely will listen to more books by this author, Robin James.