Synopsis via Amazon Books: Maryland lawyer Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae has two tough cases that quickly turn worse when both clients-a poor black girl and a white, middle-class man-are accused of murder. Sam’s inquiries into the cases lead her to Washington, DC’s suburban ghettos where she discovers an odd link between them: the seamy world of girl gangs and computer pornography. The stakes rise considerably as more people die at the hands of a maniacal killer who’ll do anything to keep Sam from learning the truth. Sam races to clear her clients before she becomes the next victim.
Interesting Tidbit: This is the second book in the McRae Mystery Series-A Lawyer who deals with tough and dangerous cases and always get’s the job done.
What I’ve Learned: I’ve only been introduced to three characters
McRae: A lawyer whose probably seen her share of juvenile cases, and she’s very intuitive, I also enjoyed her inner dialogue, she’s strong willed, and I think she genuinely enjoys her job. Even though I just started reading and just by examining the synopsis you can tell McRae is someone who doesn’t hold back and will go to the ends of the world for her clients and the truth.
Shanae Jackson: The mother of the defendant, is not fond McRae because she thinks McCrae is some random White Woman lawyer who wouldn’t understand her plight and doesn’t like that she was “kicked out” by McRae who wanted to speak with her daughter. Shanae seems like an interesting character, she seems very headstrong, she’s overprotective of her daughter even if she doesn’t say she is.
Tina: The 13-year-old defendant, at the moment I don’t know why exactly she’s in McCrae’s office but she’s more than likely the girl from the synopsis, also she’s a typical 13 yr old (thinks the world sucks, wants to impress her friends, get’s in fights, and can’t stand her mother), she’s also enjoys reading, something her and McRae bonded over. I’m very interested to see how she develop throughout the rest of book.
What I Wish: I hope it doesn’t drag in the middle.This usually occurs after all the characters are introduced and I feel like the writer wants to keep the audience in suspense but usually fails. I’ve had this happen three times and so far the book is great and I’m enjoying the dialogue *fingers crossed*
In my review: My critique, rating, and I’ll add my two favorite moments as well as, what I felt was unnecessary or my least enjoyable moment.
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