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Aftermath: A Snapped Novel
St. Martin's Griffin
When Misa Atkinson confesses to the murder of Steven Bingham, her sister’s brother-in-law, for doing the unthinkable to her son, everything is turned upside down. Misa now faces jail time and the loss of her son forever, and his drug lord brother, Frankie Bingham is out for revenge. Camille drops another bomb on Frankie, telling her estranged husband (and his mistress) that she is pregnant with his child. Their friends, Dominique and Toya ...
Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace
Simon & Schuster
He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice—and a second chance at life. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple’s bed—and the Williamson County ...
Angels Flight (Shannon Saga, Book 2)
James Scott Bell
Bethany House Publishers
Will Her Determination to Know the Truth be Worth Its Sacrifices? With her first trial a dramatic success, Kit Shannon steps out from the protective and guiding hand of her mentor and begins her own law practice. When she is drawn to the defense of a man accused of a crime that crosses racial lines, Kit is unprepared for the prejudice and hatred that is hurled in her direction. A loyal supporter of the law, Kit struggles with the secret role of ...
Sinergy (Brooks Family Values Book 1) (Volume 1)
Iris D Bolling
Xavier Davenport creates homes and communities for underprivileged families. His goal was clear. Make his brother proud by reaching out to help others. Women were for fun, period. That was until he witness the passion of his brothers’ marriage. Xavier wanted the same for himself. His first step into a serious relationship turn out bad with a capital B. The woman, was beautiful, smart and sexy. The sex was good…but…there was no passion. ...
For Laci (Random House Large Print)
Random House Large Print
Laci Rocha Peterson, 8 months pregnant, was last seen by her sister, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, 2002. She spoke to her mother, Sharon Rocha, at 8:30 p.m. that night. This would be the last time anyone from her immediate family ever spoke to her. A search began which lasted an agonizing four months. Sadly, Laci Peterson and her son Conner were found dead on the shores of San Francisco Bay on April 18, 2003. Her husband, Scott, ...
Keyshia and Clyde: A Novel
Treasure E. Blue
Treasure E. Blue–acclaimed author of Harlem Girl Lost and A Street Girl Named Desire –is back with a heartbreaking urban love story of two star-crossed lovers up against the dirtiest dealer Harlem has ever seen. Knocked up by a Southern preacher, Keyshia is sent to live with her aunt in New York, but after a horrific act of violence, the timid young woman becomes ice-cold–turning tricks and finding comfort in a crack vial. Clyde and ...
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Spiegel & Grau
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE WASHINGTON POST A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he ...
Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield
Prior to stepping onto the battlefield with a Narcissist, it is imperative to know their playbook both forwards and backwards. The behavior of individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder generally defies logic but sadly, their tactics in the Family Court System often fool Judges, Commissioners, Attorneys, Minor’s Counsel, Social Workers, Therapists and even trained Evaluators. Narcissists are the masters of manipulation and projection ...
NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
Simon & Schuster
Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation’s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America’s children” ( Booklist ). In an age when violence and crime by young people is again on the rise, No Matter How Loud I Shout offers a ...
Challow Press, 2014
When you live a lie for so long, it becomes a part of you. Like clothing first rough and scratchy, it eventually wears down, thins out. Sinks into your skin. Thirty-four-year-old Delanie Miller has fled her dark past and is now settled into a quiet life in small-town Kentucky. She has friends, a faux "family" who lives in her house, and a loving boyfriend who may soon ask her to marry him. Her aching dream of a husband and future children are ...
The Widow Wave( A True Courtroom Drama of Tragedy at Sea)[WIDOW WAVE][Paperback]
Title: The Widow Wave( A True Courtroom Drama of Tragedy at Sea) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: JayW.Jacobs <>Publisher: QuidPro,LLC
Trial by Journal
Get ready for a trial unlike any Tyle County has ever seen. Sixth-grader Perry Keet is missing, and Bob White, his co-worker at Tyle Park Zoo, will stand trial for the alleged murder. But Keet's disappearance is only the beginning of this legal thriller. The real story is told by twelve-year-old Lily Watson, a classmate of Keet's. Watson was selected to White's jury because of a new law requiring a juvenile juror to serve if the case ...
Hooked on Drug Court
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
What is Juvenile Drug Court? Fifteen-year-old Andy wakes up in Juvenile Hall with a killer headache and a new arrest for public intoxication. When Dad won't bail her out for New Year's Eve, Andy figures she can play the divorce card and slip off to Mom's. Except Mom isn't answering her phone, and the Juvenile Court Judge has bigger plans for this delinquent than a short stay at the Hall. This novel, written by an insider in the juvenile justice ...
Nobody Walks: Bringing My Brother's Killers to Justice
Dennis M. Walsh
Thomas Dunne Books
In the vein of The Boondock Saints and Chinatown comes this true crime memoir of brotherly love and vengeance In 2003, Christopher Walsh was found stuffed in a trash barrel in a storage locker in Van Nuys, California. After the dilatory murder investigation took seven months to file charges, and years to go to trial, Dennis Walsh knew it was up to him to keep his little brother’s murder from becoming a cold case. The only son of a large ...
Winning at Trial (Winner of ACLEA's Highest Award for Professional Excellence)
D. Shane Read
LexisNexis / National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Winning at Trial uses innovative techniques to teach students and experienced lawyers alike the art of presenting a clear and compelling case in order to win at trial. These skills are gained first by observing then by doing, and in Winning at Trial the reader is enabled to do just that by analyzing transcripts and viewing almost four hours of footage from the O. J. Simpson trial and a focus group deliberating a civil trial. This book is one of ...
Stephen Terrell, 2012
When a sexual tryst in a deserted courtroom goes awry, law clerk Matt Demaree is charged with murdering his boss, a distinguished Alabama Supreme court judge. He turns to Kisti Newcombe, a street smart lawyer toughened by surviving cancer. But the real killers have Matt and Kisti in their sights, determined to use any means to protect the court's most closely held secret. As they close in, Matt faces an agonizing decision. If he takes the ...
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Phil Oglesby hasn’t spoken to his mother in years. And she doesn’t seem to care until he surprises her with a Mother’s Day visit that becomes the biggest mistake he’s ever made. Williemaye, Phil’s mom, is not a Norman Rockwell mom. For many people the Sunday set aside to celebrate motherhood is often regarded as a celebration of the deepest ties, the warmest memories, and the best emotions. Phil’s Mother’s Day is like being ...
Lone Holdout: A Memoir
Charles Street Press
A rare firsthand account by a lone holdout juror, this memoir looks deep into the American justice system--and one woman's heart. Linda Cox, a Boston bookseller, had never served on a jury. The case before her seemed simple at first. A young Hispanic man, Carlos Montilla, was accused of cocaine trafficking, and a veteran cop testified against him. But things are not always what they seem, and Cox soon began to doubt the officer's ...
Cliff Walking: A Novel
Stephen Russell Payne
Cedar Ledge Publishing
Set on the rocky and at times unforgiving coast of Maine, Stephen Russell Payne’s emotionally powerful debut novel, Cliff Walking, shares a poignant tale of loss and love that weaves together the lives of three desperate people who struggle mightily to find a way to save each other. Kate Johnson is a recovering addict from California, married to a cunning, cruel man named Leland Johnson. When she gathers the strength to escape her hellish ...
One Night of Madness
Oak Harbor Publishing
On the cusp of the civil rights movement, tragedy and injustice in rural Southern towns was not uncommon, but the wickedness as retold by author Stokes McMillan in One Night of Madness is shocking and utterly desperate. The year was 1950. Mary Ella Harris, a mother of five, works hard sharecropping alongside her husband, a man with a penchant for gambling, drinking, and associating with unsavory white people. When she is cornered in her home by ...
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