Abuse of Discretion

Dre Thomas Series, Book 3
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Angela Evans, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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A kid's curiosity ...a parent's nightmare

The award-winning author of Anybody's Daughter is back with an addictive courtroom drama that gives listeners a shocking look inside the juvenile criminal justice system.

Graylin Alexander is a model 14-year-old. When his adolescent curiosity gets the best of him, Graylin finds himself embroiled in a sexting scandal that threatens to ruin his life. Jenny Ungerman, the attorney hired to defend Graylin, is smart, confident, and committed. She isn't thrilled, however, when ex-prosecutor Angela Evans joins Graylin's defense team. The two women instantly butt heads. Can they put aside their differences long enough to ensure Graylin gets justice?

Unbeknownst to Angela, her boyfriend Dre is wrestling with his own drama. Someone from his past wants him dead. For Dre, his response is simple - kill or be killed.

©2017 Pamela Samuels Young (P)2017 Pamela Samuels Young

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Children being charged with adult crimes...

Wonderful addition to the Angela Evans series. I didn't think Ms Young was going to be continuing with this series since the last one came out in 2013 but am so glad she has. In this book both Evans and her boyfriend Dre are having their share of problems.
Angela is working alongside another attorney defending Dre's partner's 14 year old son. He's been arrested and put into a juvenile detention center for child pornography. He a child himself. Someone had sent him the nude picture of one of his classmates and then turned him into the principal of the school. Because the girl's parents are politically connected they want an example made of the boy. Just listening to the courtroom antics and the way the laws are written is so frustrating.
At the same time a child sex trafficker that Dre helped put in prison has taken out a contract to kill Dre. When they can't get to Dre they target Angela to get to him.
The outcomes to both are unpredictable until the end.
The book is so well written. As the perspective changes from one character to the next it is written in the first person for that particular character.
R C Bray is the perfect narrator for this book.
This book is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Mamma Baker don't raise no heathens!

The headline/title of my review is my favorite quote from Abuse of Discretion which is Book 3 in the Angela Evans/Dre Thomas legal thriller series by Pamela Samuels Young. The topic of this novel is sexting a nude photo of a 14 year old girl and the legal implications of children being charged with possessing and sending child pornography. The testimony of a child psychologist during the trial should be listened to by every parent of a young teenager. Like all of Ms. Young's books this novel is set in Los Angeles

Pamela Samuels Young has now released 8 legal thriller novels including 5 in the Vernetta Henderson series. She has also released three short stories. All of her books are available at Audible. R. C. Bray has narrated all 11 of her books. Listening to Bray narrate is always a very special treat.

Protagonist Angela Evans is an ex-Assistant US Prosecutor who is now a member of the criminal defense bar. Dre Thomas is her boyfriend. Her series has little levity. The Vernetta Henderson series is also about a criminal defense attorney, but her husband and her friend Special provide lots of levity woven in with the drama.

Author Pamela Samuels Young is among a list of authors that is so consistently excellent that if she writes it I will read or listen to it. I can give an author no higher praise. Ms. Young's selection of R. C. Bray, a white male, to narrate all of her books seems odd at first because most of her characters are black females, but it works wonderfully well.

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THAT WAS AN EMOTIONAL RIDE …

words can not explain how awesome this book was! finished in a day and I have absolutely NO REGRETS!

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What the heck?

sorry, yet another book I could not get in too. Tried several times but I guess this type of book is not for me.

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Our Children

This book was so real we must educate our selves so we an educate our children. Social media changes lives we must get involved on their lives now!!

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Excellent!! Well worth the credit!!

We need another book from each set of characters. Maybe one with Venetta & Angela!! The characters are so believable and story hits home. Please!!

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Eye Opening

Good Story about Kids being arrested & prosecuted for Sexting. informative! I like the narrator.

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Realistic

I enjoyed this book so much I couldn’t put it down. I worked in CYA for a number of years and hear a lot of stories like this.

I thought including what happens in juvenile detention and in prison gives the reader some perspective of what can happen and some times do happen.

Also, being from an affluent family can push the DA to file charges they wouldn’t have filed because the Family is putting pressure on political figures.

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Lots to think about

This book kept me on edge till the last chapter. It was well told and thought provoking. The laws must be changed to protect our children.
I did have questions at the end and wanted a few more chapters to tie up some loose ends.

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Mouth Still Watering

The struggle was turning the book off. I wanted to listen non stop & everywhere. Drama filled, intellectually torn, heat wrenching, so vivid, GREAT MESSAGE. The author not only raised awareness but offered viable resources for tools and prevention. You have no idea of the ending is going to be happy or not up to the end. you are on the edge the entire time. it's like your screaming at a movie screen. this should be a movie and ASAP! SEXTING is a highly relevant topic requiring discussion between parents and children. I recommend this book.