Friday 28 September 2012

Book ~ "Attorney-Client Privilege" (2012) Pamela Samuels Young

From ~ A brutal murder, missing documents and an unscrupulous opposing counsel lead attorney Vernetta Henderson on a quest for justice—and ultimately—revenge. The hotshot L.A. lawyer takes on a corporation with a long history of discriminating against women. 

While Vernetta simply wants justice for her clients, the corporation’s hired gun wants to win ... and she doesn’t care how. On the home front, Vernetta’s infamous sidekick Special has finally found true love. But is the price more than she’s willing to pay?

I enjoyed this book ... a lot!

Vernetta is a caring lawyer representing Judi, Olive and Ida in a discrimination case against their employer, Big Buy.  But Judi when gets brutally killed, the focus is on her live-in wannabe-actor toy boy, Phillip ... did he do it for her insurance money?  Or was it her soon-to-be-ex husband, Robby, for the same reason?  Or did it have something to do with the secret documents re Big Buy?  Will the cops on the case figure it out?

Girlie is the prosecutor Vernetta faces who will do anything ... and I mean anything ... to win a case.

Special, Vernetta's best friend, just got engaged to Calvin, who is becoming a Muslim and expects Special to do the same.  She's having issues with it, though, because she feels women should be equal, not submissive to men.  I can dig it, Sista!

I liked the writing style ... it was fast-paced and kept me wanting to read more.  The chapters are short and snappy, which I like.  The language and activity is mature at times.

There are lots of characters but I didn't feel like I was overwhelmed and had no problem keeping track of everyone.  I cheered for the good guys and wanted the bad guys to get what was coming to them.

The ending was great! There were lots of twists and resolutions which were totally believable.

It's part of a series but works as a stand alone ... I didn't feel like I'd missed anything by just reading this one.  I'd like to read her other books.

The author is a practicing lawyer and this is obvious in her writing.  The legal system and procedures are described well without being boring.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Yes, I couldn't agree more with your review! Thanks for stopping by!