In Good Faith : Joe Dillard

  • by Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Series: Joe Dillard
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A family of four is slaughtered in rural Tennessee. Two weeks later, a retired high school principal and his wife are brutally slain. Two Satan-worshipping teens stand accused. It's up to prosecutor Joe Dillard to convict them. A former defense attorney who spent way too much time defending people he knew were guilty, Joe is determined to win this case to atone for his past.
But an evil young woman named Natasha is responsible for the slayings and Joe knows it. Natasha is walking around free because the two boys who have been arrested are too terrified to implicate her. Now Joe must risk everything - including his family's safety and his own life - to bring an evil murderer to justice.

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Absorbing

This is book two of the Joe Dillard series. In this book, Joe has quit his job as a defense attorney and has gone to work as a prosecutor for the State of Tennessee. A family is murdered at a rest stop by two teenagers and their leader, a girl called Natasha. Joe is prosecuting the boys but has been unable to find evidence on Natasha. Apparently, the teenagers are into Satan worship. There are problems in the prosecutor’s office with a possible crooked prosecutor. Meanwhile, on the home front, Carolyn is being treated for breast cancer.

The book is well written. I enjoy Pratt’s style of writing. He grabs your attention immediately and holds it for the entire book. Pratt is continuing to build his key characters. The plot has some twists to it and the suspense builds throughout the story. I am looking forward to the next installment of the series.

Tim Campbell does a great job narrating the book. Campbell is a stage actor, opera singer, voice-over artist and audiobook narrator.
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- Jean

The incidents portrayed left me sick to my stomach

Every negative stereotype I've ever heard about justice in the south was reinforced in this book: civil servants taking the law into their own hands or looking the other way at illegal activities, sheriffs wielding their own brand of justice and blackmailing and making deals for their own personal benefit, judges ignoring the obvious letter and spirit of the law and using their warped interpretation of it to come up with perverted sentences based on personal inclinations, crime scene evidence being manipulated to favor a false interpretation of events.

There was a fairly interesting story interwoven among the criminal justice debacles, but my goodness, how can one enjoy it in the midst of all the legal shenanigans? Is this the way things are still done down there?

I found myself becoming more incensed along the way. I may be incredibly naive, but I love our American system of jurisprudence, and I like to think that justice does prevail most of the time.

This book reinforces why, even today, I won't drive into the deep South.

As a final note, because of the insufficiency of the narrator, I had quite a difficult time discerning whom was speaking and had to backup and go over many parts of the dialogue.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2013
  • Publisher: A. Scott Pratt