The Advocate's Killer

The Advocate Series Book 11

Fiction - Mystery - Legal
350 Pages
Reviewed on 10/02/2021
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Author Biography

I'm an author, an attorney, and an advocate for abused children. I received several awards from the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program for the pro bono work I did. Prior to that, I taught school for twelve years. My twelve-book, legal suspense mysteries, The Advocate Series, incorporates many of my experiences as a lawyer and has received many awards.

My second series, The Tuper Mysteries, consists of three books, with an odd couple working together to find missing persons. Tuper, the old man with a flip phone, and his assistant, Lana, a computer hacker take Montana by storm.

My latest book was co-authored with L.J. Sellers. It’s the first in the Conner & Hitch series. It has new interesting characters, nonstop action, and a hot-button social issue (OnlyFans!). Set in San Diego, No Consent is a legal thriller blended with a PI mystery,
and early readers rave about it.

Now in semi-retirement in California, Burrell continues to educate groups about social issues impacting children and write novels, many of which are inspired by actual legal cases. She is the author of The Advocate Series which now contains thirteen novels: The Advocate is the first in The Advocate Series. I have twelve more, The Advocate's Betrayal, The Advocate's Conviction, The Advocate’s Dilemma, The Advocate’s Ex Parte, The Advocate’s Felony, The Advocate’s Geocache, The Advocate’s Homicides, The Advocate's Illusion, The Advocate's Justice, The Advocate’s Killer, The Advocate's Labyrinth, and The Advocate's Memory.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lexie Fox for Readers' Favorite

The Advocate’s Killer is a work of fiction in the legal and mystery genres, the eleventh title in The Advocate series and suitable for all ages. The book was penned by Teresa Burrell. The book follows the journey of a talented attorney named Sabre Brown as she becomes entangled in the dangerous pursuit of a killer who is targeting people from Sabre’s past, one by one. As the threat toward Sabre and her loved ones escalates, she and her private investigator must race to discover the identity of the stalker before she becomes another victim.

Author Teresa Burrell delivers a captivating murder mystery tale that follows Sabre O. Brown and JP as they chase down a stalker against the clock. One of the things that resonated with me the most in this novel was the three-dimensional and fully fleshed-out characters. Every character, from Sabre and JP to characters that only appeared briefly, felt like they were fully realized characters, making all the characters feel relatable. Burrell has a great mind for creating an atmosphere that builds tension and offers clues to the mystery through the dialogue used, and the way each setting and character is described. This is the first book in the series I had the pleasure of reading, and it gave me an appetite for more. I can’t wait to read the other books in the series. I would highly recommend The Advocate's Killer to anyone who enjoys mystery novels, thrillers, and character-centric stories.

Trudi LoPreto

The Advocate’s Killer (The Advocate Series Book 11) is a fictional legal mystery story but it felt very real and was hard to put down. Sabre Brown is a Juvenile Court Attorney fighting for the rights of kids and making sure they are protected from the dangers of their families. When Sabre begins to receive threats from an unknown stalker, her life suddenly appears to be in great danger. Sabre’s boyfriend, JP, is a private investigator and immediately takes action and tries to protect her from harm. Sabre receives scary texts, gruesome objects are left for her, and the lives of her friends are put in danger. Sabre tries hard to continue fighting her cases and living her life but it gets harder and harder. The final showdown was a surprise and had me holding my breath for Sabre’s life.

It was almost impossible to put down The Advocate’s Killer and I found myself reading late into the night; well past my bedtime. Teresa Burrell has written a story that comes alive and pulled me into the pages of the book. I loved Sabre and JP, their relationship, the way they worked so well together, and their personalities. At times I forgot that they were not my friends and real-live people. The story was also a great portrayal of the juvenile court system and the sad life the kids involved are forced to endure. While The Advocate's Killer is book 11 in the series, it stands perfectly well on its own. I have not yet read the first 10 but plan to add them to my reading list. Teresa Burrell is a very gifted writer and this is a must-read book.

Jennifer Ibiam

The Advocate’s Killer by Teresa Burrell is a legal, crime, and mystery novel from The Advocate series. Sabre Brown was a child protection attorney who went above and beyond for her clients. She often crossed paths with a less than efficient social worker named Nicholson, and there was no love lost between them. When Nicholson turned up dead, Sabre’s life became a nightmare. Someone was stalking her, first, with the man’s corpse in pictures, and then more. Sabre had worked on many cases and met her fair share of angry adults. So who was the suspect? With her life on the line and her family and friends becoming targets, something had to be done. Sabre will soon realize that all she was looking for was right in front of her.

While reading The Advocate’s Killer by Teresa Burrell, the How to Get Away With Murder series came to mind. Legal minds and lovers of the courtroom will love this book. The plot was unique and complex, yet neatly tied together. The development was perfect and devoid of fluff. I love the writing style like diary entries, a good move for so many cases in one book. This method made the storyline engaging and easy to follow. I loved Morgan and Conner so much as the bond they shared was strong and palpable. I also have a grudging respect for Vicki because she was just so smooth. Miguelito was also one of my favorite characters for his mix of innocence and bravery. Teresa is a fantastic storyteller, and I got a satisfying end.