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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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  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-13-17

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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INFORMATIVE!

I learned a lot about the legal system for this issue. I highly recommend this book.

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Black Pearls Keepin it real Dallas Book Club

As the mother of three children I have to say Pamela Samuels Young really opened my eyes to the dangers that come with social media. We let all these devious people into our lives with one tap of the accept button. This book should be mandatory reading and given out to everyone before they are allowed to send photos for the world to see. I really enjoyed this book.

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Must Read!

I am totally in awe, of this novel. couldn't force myself to get out of the car when listening. such a huge current event issue. your kids will thank you later.

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Awesome

I loved this book! Absolutely wonderful, a page turner. This story will make you think.

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Loved this book

Another brilliant story by Young. If I could say anything to her it would be thank you for educating us all on this important situation we face today. Young is now my favorite author since reading each of her books and I hope she writes many many more. Also want to mention narrator Brea is the best there is

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Mysterious, informative, and educational

I learned a lot from this book. It provided great info that can be applied in every day life not just for teens but everyone. I sure hate there isn’t another book to download by this writer she’s phenomenal! I have all of her book. I hope there is a follow up to this one, I want to Angela and Dre make it down the aisle.

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Abuse of Discretion

Informative...every mom, dad, child, brother, sister & school administrator etc. must read! Get It Now.