Based on the real-life horrors faced by thousands of girls, award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young takes listeners deep inside the disturbing world of child sex trafficking in a fast-paced thriller that educates as much as it entertains.
Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is ecstatic. She's about to sneak off to meet her first real boyfriend - a boyfriend she met on Facebook. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because her boyfriend doesn't exist. Instead, Brianna unwittingly becomes the captive of a ring of drug dealers-turned-human traffickers who prey on lonely girls from dysfunctional homes. But they've made a big mistake in targeting Brianna because she doesn't meet either of those criteria.
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This book is difficult to listen to but even more difficult to stop. Amazing, realistic and gritty story of a girl pulled into an underage sex trafficking business and the struggle to find her. The amount of detail about the business and the frustrating laws regarding it are mind blowing and well researched.
The narrator was amazing and had a believable voice for every single character, whether they were male or female, Latina or African-American, frantic or insolent. Soooo well done.
Though there is plenty of violence and strong/sexual language, the author has a knack for perfect realism without using overly graphic details or excessively vulgar language merely for shock value. It's a gritty story but realistic and believable in every way. I would read it again, but only after I've recovered emotionally just a little. ;-)
This book was so realistic, my emotions ranged from overwhelming sadness to extreme anger! I loved it. It was well written and kept me guessing!!
I absolutely loved this book and really loved the narrator - I've found the only thing wrong with listening to books instead of reading them is the narrator. Often the person reading the book is a big turn off but this bloke is fantastic and the only thing wrong I could say about this book is the hours I lost in sleep as I couldn't turn it off.
I don't know which one is better the story teller or the story writer, both are geniuses in there own right. I hope there's a book 3. Angela Evans series is a hit. This reminds me of J.D.Robb Death series with the touch of romance and mystery.
Yes - The book was real. It is truly a story of how an innocent mistake can truly hurt you
Andre - He was fearless, determined, and used a lot of common sence
My favorite scene was when Andre and his crew were trying to find Brittany. It was a matter of timing.....it was truly intense as they were nearing the hotel
The story has no depth and is completely predictable. It feels like a Lifetime TV movie with extra violence added. Even the supposed quoting of facts are superficial and from easy sources like ABC news or the state of California.
Not the genre, but I won't read/listen to anything from this author again.
The narrator is the only good part of this book.
All of them, there is no depth to any of the characters. I want to care about them because of the situation of the story, but they are so poorly developed I can't care about any of them.
The editing is poor as well. The editor should find errors of fact and superficial research. One example: you don't cock a Glock pistol, yet that action is supposed to be important in one critical scene.
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