Attorny-Client Privilege by Pamela Samuels Young is different from the other legal thrillers I’ve read over the years; it is written by and about a black female lawyer. I have to admit that that perspective was one that drew me to the story.

Vernetta Henderson is a lawyer in LA who is representing three women who have filed a sexual discrimination suit against a large corporation. The opposing attorney is a tough woman willing to do anything she has to to get a win, but Vernetta’s determined. Then one of her clients is killed and documents go missing, upping the stakes.

Attorney-Client Privelege had a bit of everything. Multi-dimensional characters, both ones you like and ones you’re rooting against, controversial topics, like sexism, racism, religion, and the twists and turns any good thriller needs.

The characters feel real. They are dealing with life and love as it comes at them, supporting each other and questioning each other’s choices if necessary. This is the fourth in the sereis and although it stands on its own well, I do wish I had read the others first, just because I would already have known Vernetta and the people in her life.

The characters and plot kept me engaged, kept me turning the pages. The last part of the book definitely had me on the edge of my seat, and I did not see the end coming.

3½ out of 5 stars

Category: Thriller – Legal

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Vernetta Henderson #4
Published June 9, 20120 by Goldman House Publishing
396 pages

Book source: For Review

Vernetta Henderson Series

  1. Every Reasonable Doubt
  2. In Firm Pursuit
  3. Murder on the Down Low
  4. Attorney-Client Privilege