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Burden of Proof

(The first book in the Rain City series)
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Some people would kill for a fresh start.

Seattle attorney Daniel Raine is going through some tough life changes; he's getting divorced, and his law partner is leaving him to become a judge. If Raine can’t find a way to stay afloat, he'll be practicing law out of his car.

Then, the perfect opportunity - a rich socialite called Abigail Willoughby arrives at his door, wanting to divorce her even richer husband.

Raine is thrilled to take the case but gets more than he bargained for when he is forced into an unlikely alliance with high-powered realtor Rebecca Sommers who has her own motives for wanting to get close to his rich client.

What seems like a straightforward case quickly turns to chaos when Abigail threatens her husband Jeremy in front of dozens of witnesses. That same night, Jeremy is discovered murdered in their home.

All the evidence points to Abigail as the murderer. But she swears she is innocent and Raine believes her. Together with Sommers, he races to find out who really killed Jeremy and to save his client from serving a lifetime behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit.

Burden of Proof is a spellbinding tale of murder and intrigue that will grip readers till the very end.

What readers are saying about
Burden of Proof:

“… it was SO good! … I was
totally hooked from the very beginning. Seriously, you won't be able to put it down!” -Booksprout Reviewer

did not disappoint. I enjoyed this author's writing style. It was crisp, to the point, and flowed nicely without any extra "fluff" to pull me away from the storyline and action.” -Netgalley Reviewer

thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a nice balance between the legal side of the story, and more personal stuff… held my interest throughout.” -Booksprout Reviewer

“A great, short legal thriller,
fast paced and entertaining. Highly recommend.” -Netgalley Reviewer

“The characters are well defined and the
writing is excellent— especially the dialogue… is recommended for all readers who enjoy this genre…” -Netgalley Reviewer

“Very interesting read and I found myself gripped, this book had everything as well as some
twists and turns.” -Netgalley Reviewer

Genre: Mystery

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