Title: Every Reasonable Doubt
Author: PamelaSamuels Young
Review: This is the first of four Vernetta Henderson legal thrillers. A violent death takes place in the prologue and the story only builds from there. As the tale is spun out sufficient information is provided for the reader to form their own opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the victim's wife who is on trial for his murder. A second murder, counsel infighting, inexperience and marital problems trouble the defense team. But can justice be achieved to the satisfaction of all involved. That is something that can only be decided, by the reader, after reading this well written story. I would rate this at five stars and look forward to reading the other three books in the series.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Published: Published January 1st 2013 by Goldman House Publishing (first published February 1st 2006)
Page Count: 426
Quick Review: 5 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: I like murder mysteries.
Synopsis: Determined to become the first African-American partner at one of LA.'s most prestigious law firms, employment attorney Vernetta Henderson is thrilled when she's tapped to defend a prominent socialite accused of murder--"until she learns that Neddy McClain will try the case with her. The only other African-American attorney at the firm, Neddy is hot-tempered and distant, making a complex case even tougher to handle. But the women vow to put aside their differences to prove the client's innocence. Coping with the mounting pressures of defending a high-profile murder case proves challenging, and as the case starts to garner media attention, Vernetta has no choice but to spend more time in the office. Vernetta's new husband, Jefferson, unwittingly adds more stress to the mix. He is anxious to start a family, a venture she isn't quite ready to undertake. Tired of being placed on the backburner, Jefferson's patience begins to wear thin. As Vernetta's professional life dangerously intrudes upon her personal life, she soon comes to realize that providing a client with the best possible defense could come at a very high price. A victory on the case should be sweet, but how will it be without the man she loves by her side?
Author Information: Pamela Samuels-Young is the author of the legal thrillers In Firm Pursuit, a Romantic Times magazine "Top Pick," and Every Reasonable Doubt, a USA Book News Best Books of 2006 finalist in the mystery, suspense, thriller category. Her short story, Setup , is featured in the Sisters in Crime anthology, LAndmarked for Murder. A former television news writer, Pamela works as an employment attorney for Toyota, is an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands' School of Business and writes a legal column for Global Woman magazine. She is a graduate of USC, Northwestern University and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.