How do the dead get justice? Do they contact a lawyer? In Mary Stanton's latest release, Angel's Advocate, we get a paranormal glance at the funny, and sometimes dangerous, side of lawyering for the Celestial courts.
When a 17-year-old girl decides to mug a Girl Scout selling cookies, the old Savannah family network kicks in. A young lawyer by the name of Briana Beaufort, Bree for short, is coerced by her aunt to take on the case as a family favor. Through twists and turns in the "Cookie Mugger" case, Bree gets tangled in a web wherein she finds herself with the real client--the teen girl's dead father who may have been falsely condemned to one of the lowest planes of Hell.
Working with Angels as your backup should be a walk in the park, but it's more like a walk in the cemetery for Bree, as she thinks to herself: "Well, let's see. In the past twenty-four hours, I've retained another dead soul as a client, dealt with a kid so screwed up she torments dogs, and discovered that yep, I'm being followed by a pair of corpses who've jumped through the barricades between this world and the next so they can take me on a permanent, highly unpleasant tropical vacation."
I giggled out loud as I met some of the quirky characters and shuddered at some of the spooky scenes, so it's easy to get involved in this book. I did get a little tired of hearing so many people tell the heroine how tired and unwell she looks, but the upsets in the plot kept me intrigued through to a surprising end. This new twist on mystery is sure to be a fun series to follow.
by Rhonda Esakov
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women