Friday, August 5, 2022

Abuse of Discretion By Pamela Samuels Young

 Abuse of Discretion

By Pamela Samuels Young



ISBN-10: 1530528976

ISBN-13: 978-1530528974

Goldman House Publishing

Paperback: 352 pages

September 25, 2017, $16.99

Series: Dre Thomas Series, Book 3

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


Also available for Kindle

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. To invite Pamela to a book club meeting or speaking engagement, visit her website at

Other books by Pamela Samuels Young:

         Vernetta Henderson Series

         Every Reasonable Doubt (2006)

         In Firm Pursuit (2007)

         Murder on the Down Low (2008)

         Attorney Client Privilege (2012)

         Lawful Deception (2015)

   Dre Thomas Series

            Buying Time (2009)

            Anybody’s Daughter (2013)

            Abuse of Discretion (September 2017)

Pamela Samuels Young



Pamela Samuels Young is an attorney and award-winning author of eight mystery novels. Her most recent courtroom drama, Abuse of Discretion, tackles a troubling sexting case that gives readers a shocking look inside the juvenile justice system.


Her thriller, Anybody’s Daughter, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction and was a Top Ten pick by In the Margins, the best books for at-risk teens. Pamela formerly worked as Managing Counsel, Labor and Employment Law, for Toyota and spent several years as a television news writer and associate producer. The former journalist and retired lawyer is also a natural hair enthusiast and the author of Kinky Coily: A Natural Hair Resource Guide.


Pamela received her bachelor’s degree from USC and also earned graduate degrees from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley School of Law. The Compton native is a frequent speaker on the topics of child sex trafficking, online safety, fiction writing, and pursuing your passion.


To read excerpts of Pamela’s books, visit Pamela loves book clubs! To invite her to your book club meeting via Skype, Facebook Live, FaceTime, Zoom, speakerphone or in person, visit her website at

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