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For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a juvenile-court attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything - including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
The Advocate, a legal-suspense murder mystery, is the first book in The Advocate Series. Three characters continue throughout the series, Sabre Orin Brown, defense attorney; her investigator, J.P. Torn; and her colleague Bob Clark. The Advocate is followed by The Advocate's Betrayal
, The Advocate's Conviction, The Advocate's Dilemma, and The Advocate's Ex Parte.
©2009 Teresa Burrell (P)2013 Teresa Burrell
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By Pat on 06-16-14

Great story !

If you could sum up The Advocate in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, emotional, interesting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Saber, she just keeps going and does what is right.

What about Summer Rona’s performance did you like?

Her voice was soothing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If time allowed I could have listened to the entire book in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I began the book with a sinking feeling, I did not want to listen to a sad, twisted tale of child abuse. I quickly realized that this would not be a disgusting story, playing on horror for the sake of horror but a well written story of genuine friendship, a blend of mystery, humor, and sadness to produce a story that kept me interested and did not end as I suspected.

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By Carole mort on 05-02-14

Very informative and smooth reading

If you could sum up The Advocate in three words, what would they be?

Excellent informative touching

Who was your favorite character and why?

Saber she is a tough litigator who doesn't give up on the children until she is sure they are being taken care of properly

Which character – as performed by Summer Rona – was your favorite?

The same. Saber I also like ther friend and sometime confidant

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes as a foster parent I loved reading about all the other things that go into protecting children

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By Deano on 07-17-14

Action packed!!!!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A little less drama

Would you recommend The Advocate (The Advocate Series) to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes I have already

Any additional comments?

Thanks to Teresa for the audiobook For a listen to review I like to try different things and a law thriller is something I've not tried The book seems to be aimed at women primarily, and from the other reviews I've read it seems to hit all their buttons.As for meA bit too much happening in this one bookI felt like I'd just watched an entire season of 24.The main characters history is wheeled out in this first instalment, which i sort of expected to be drawn out throughout the series. This book has murder, kidnap, drugs, mobsters, arson, missing persons and moreSo you won't be bored. Although you may feel overwhelmed.I will be getting my mrs to listen to it too to see what she thinks of it. And I'll edit later if I can, to add her review.If you like TV shows like criminal intent or body of prof and law and order then I'd say you will love this.I'm sure the series will grow, and hope the next one takes the foot off the peddle a little and let the characters slowly develop, instead of giving us too much background too soon.

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By You'll be up all night. lesley. on 12-11-17

great read and narration

I really enjoyed this novel. It was just comp.ex enough and unpredictable. I am fussy about narrators but this one did a great job.

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