Failure To Protect (Dre Thomas & Angela Evans Book 4) by Pamela Samuels Young @AuthorPSY #LegalThriller #Drama #TuesdayBookBlog

FailureTo ProtectAuthor: Pamela Samuels Young

Published: October 2019 by Goldman House Publishing

Category: Legal Thriller, Drama, Book Review

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What Really Goes on Behind School Doors?

When the classroom is no longer a safe space for her child, an outraged mother is determined to seek justice for her bullied daughter. Enter hard-charging attorneys Angela Evans and Jenny Ungerman. From the start, the two lawyers face more than an uphill battle.

Failure To Protect covers the horrific and ongoing epidemic of bullying. It became even more widespread since the emergence of social media, which can and is being used as a weapon to persecute the person being bullied even more. 

After Bailey Lewis recently lost her father, she and her mother moved house and Bailey started at a new school in the hopes of leaving the bullies behind. But Bailey again became a target and the victim of the school bully. She felt unable to let her mother know how bad things were, she would only get the usual platitudes, which didn’t help in the least. She couldn’t even make her godfather Dre understand how much she didn’t want to go to school. 

Just because I’m only nine years old, grown ups think I don’t have problems.

They tell me stupid stuff like, Bailey, you have to learn to stand up for yourself. Or Try to make friends with the bully. And the lamest one of all, Just ignore them and they’ll leave you alone.

I tried that last one about a thousand times. It definitely doesn’t work.

Bailey had reported the bullying several times but no avail, since it’s not only children who were bullies. It was continuous and vicious and had reached the point where Bailey was terrified of going to school.

There’s an extremely serious and important message at the heart of this excellent legal drama. As well as vividly highlighting the terrible toll caused by constant bullying and how it affects susceptible children, Failure To Protect also touches on not taking a child’s concerns seriously enough. When the unthinkable happens, Bailey’s distraught mother begins proceedings against the school. Criminal defence attorneys, Angela Evans and Jenny Ungerman are determined to uncover the truth despite the odds being stacked against them.Some people however are only concerned with reputation and career above anything else, including the welfare of children in their charge.

Pamela Samuels Young again focusses on the dangers that can affect young children, the use of social media making an awful situation much worse. The shocking subject matter is handled well and realistically, with twists that added to the drama. Well written, emotional and thought provoking.

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Pamela SamuelsYoungAward-winning author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young writes mysteries that matter. Dubbed “John Grisham with a sister’s twist” by one reviewer, Pamela’s fast-paced novels tackle important social issues.

Her most recent legal thriller, Failure to Protect, takes on the bullying epidemic and its devastating aftermath. Pamela won the prestigious NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction for her thriller Anybody’s Daughter, which provides a realistic look inside the world of child sex trafficking. Her courtroom drama Abuse of Discretion centers around a troubling teen sexting case. #Anybody’s Daughter and #Abuse of Discretion are young adult editions of the two books. A young adult version of Failure to Protect is forthcoming.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Abuse Of Discretion (Dre Thomas #3) by Pamela Samuels Young #LegalThriller #Audiobook

Abuse of Discretion is a fast moving, tense and well written courtroom drama, made all the more so because it involves children who have no comprehension of the trouble they can bring upon themselves. 

This is an excellent legal thriller series. Angela Evans used to be an Assistant US Attorney, now she’s a criminal defence attorney. Her relationship with Andre Thomas, a reformed drug dealer, compromised her previous post and, although Dre promised to leave his criminal past behind him, the past hasn’t done with him yet.

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#BookReview ~ The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister #HistoricalFiction @theladygreer #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Greer Macallister

Published: Published November 2020 by Melia Publishing Services Ltd

Category: Historical Fiction, Courtroom Drama, Book Review

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A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition—and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don’t come back.

Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband’s lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady Franklin wants a radical new approach: put the women in charge.

Based around two historical figures, Greer Macallister has woven a tale with its roots in the true story of Lady Jane Franklin’s determined attempts to find her husband’s lost Arctic expedition.

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Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh (Eddie Flynn book 5) #Legal #Thriller #CrimeFiction #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Published: September 2020 by Orion

Category: Legal Thriller, Crime Fiction, Book Review

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Two sisters on trial for murder. Both accuse each other.
Who do YOU believe?

Alexandra Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body, and needs the police right away. She believes her sister killed him, and that she is still in the house with a knife.

Sofia Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body and needs the police right away. She believes her sister, Alexandra did it, and that she is still in the house, locked in the bathroom.

I’ve read and enjoyed the books in this series, more so with each one. Eddie Flynn is an endearing protagonist, a mixture of common sense, personal ethics and sensitivity, as well as being an attorney who only takes on clients he believes in.

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Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler ~ She confessed…but did he deserve his fate? @Helen_Fields #LegalThriller #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: HS Chandler

Published: May 2019 by Trapeze

Category: Courtroom Drama, Legal Thriller, Book Review

Maria is on trial for attempted murder.

She has confessed to the crime and wanted her husband dead.

Lottie is on the jury, trying to decide her fate.

She embarks on an illicit affair with a stranger, and her husband can never find out.

You will think you know who is guilty and who is innocent.

You will be wrong.

If ever there was a hook into a story, this is one for sure. Edward Bloxham is lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood.

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Bum Deal (Jake Lassiter #13) by Paul Levine #Audiobook CourtroomDrama #TuesdayBookBlog @Jake_Lassiter

Author: Paul Levine

Performed by Luke Daniels

Released: June 2018 by Brilliance Audio

Category: Courtroom Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Book Review

Second-string linebacker turned defense lawyer Jake Lassiter finally switches teams. Appointed special prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, he vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. There’s just one problem…or maybe three: no evidence, no witness, and no body.

But Lassiter’s used to fighting impossible battles on the gridiron and in court. After all, he’s not totally burned-out—just a little scorched.

Normally in the defense half of the courtroom, Jake Lassiter is persuaded to change sides. State Attorney Raymond Pincher, an old sparring partner of Jake’s, asks him to be a specially appointed prosecutor in case against Dr Clark Calvert, an orthopaedic surgeon who is accused of murdering his wife.

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TH1RT3EN (Eddie Flynn Book 4) by Steve Cavanagh ~ #FridayReads Excellent Courtroom Thriller #NetGalley #ThatBookThatHook

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Published: January 2018 by Orion

Category: Legal Thriller, Crime, Murder, Suspense, Book Review

They were Hollywood’s hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.

This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defence want one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn.

Thirteen is by far my favourite of the series so far. Legal thrillers don’t get any better and with the tagline….What if the killer isn’t on trial? What if the killer is on the jury? I couldn’t wait to read it.

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The Plea (Eddie Flynn Book 2) by Steve Cavanagh ~ Fast Paced Legal #Thriller @SSCav #BookReview #FridayReads

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Published: May 2016 by Orion

Category: Legal Thriller, Conspiracy, Murder, Book Review

Fraud. Blackmail. Murder. It’s all in a day’s work for Eddie Flynn.

For years, major New York law firm Harland & Sinton has operated a massive global fraud. The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case. When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm.

Eddie Flynn is coerced by CIA agent Lester Dell into getting himself hired by David Child, billionaire owner of a massive social media network, as his lawyer.

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The Defence (Eddie Flynn #1) by Steve Cavanagh #LegalThriller @SSCav #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Published: March 2015 by Orion

Category: Legal Thriller, Courtroom Drama, Book Review

The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn’t matter in a trial.

The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove.

Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren’t that different.

Set In New York City, The Defence is an action packed courtroom drama. Although quite a lot of the story takes place in the court building it’s a full on, non stop rollercoaster which takes place over forty-eight hours. No conventional legal thriller here. 

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Abuse Of Discretion (Dre Thomas #3) by @AuthorPSY ~ Legal #Thriller #Audiobook #TuesdayBookBlog

Audiobook Review

Author: Pamela Samuels Young

Performed by R.C. Bray

Released: October 2017 by Goldman House Publishing

Category: Legal, Courtroom Drama, Suspense, Book Review, Audiobook

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. 

This is an excellent legal thriller series. Angela Evans used to be an Assistant US Attorney, now she’s a criminal defence attorney. Her relationship with Andre Thomas, a reformed drug dealer, compromised her previous post and, although Dre promised to leave his criminal past behind him, the past hasn’t done with him yet.

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