Thursday, December 21, 2017

Abuse of Discretion by Pamela Samuels Young

Abuse of Discretion (Dre Thomas Series Book 3)Book Description:
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 readers a shocking look inside the juvenile criminal justice system. 

Graylin Alexander is a model fourteen-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. 

My Thoughts:
Wow.  This one is so realistic that it is scary.  This is the first book that I've ready by the author and I wasn't sure what to expect.  What I got was a story that could very well be pending in a court right now.  I work in the legal field and this story could be a file on my desk.  
The characters are realistic.  I felt horrible for Graylin and the situation he was in.  He had a great team for his defense though.  There is more going on but my focus remained on Graylin's story.  It was just infuriating and heartbreaking that because of technology kids that aren't bad kids can be branded as such.  Not because of anything they did either.  I will be looking for more from this author and go back to read the previous stories in this series.
It was a 4/5 for me.  

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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