Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review - Anybody's Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young

Summary from author's website - Pamela Samuels Young

When 13-year-old Brianna is ensnarled in the horrifying world of human sex trafficking, her Uncle Dre, a man with his own criminal past, scours the dark corners of L.A. determined to find her. Dre ultimately comes up with a daring plan that puts many lives in danger—including his own. But will he find Brianna before it's too late?

Published by Goldman House Publishing, October 2013

My Review - 4 1/2

Pamela Samuels Young has became an author I must read when she releases something new.  I was even more excited to find this was a follow up to her book Buying Time, we get to have more from characters Angela and Dre in book 2 of the Angela Evans series.

A great heart wrenching race to the end while reading this action packed thriller.  The bonus is we get statistics on child trafficking which makes the journey more frightening and real to read.  Social media has put a whole new dangerous issue for parents to have to deal with.  Brianna is 13 and excited to go and meet her secret boyfriend for the first time, only to be taken into the life of human sex trafficking. 

Those that picked her up didn't do their due diligence this time and they now have to deal with her Uncle Dre trying to rescue her by putting their business at risk.  He knows the streets as he was a drug dealer and he takes action into his own hands when police do not take the family serious.  I enjoyed Dre's character before, his a man both women and men enjoy being around.  He knew when to get off the streets because he was a businessman but he was also dealing with a businessman that paid others to get their hands dirty.

We also meet Loretha who used to be on the streets and now has a safe house for young girls on the street.  I enjoyed her story, the protector of giving girls a way out but also helping them to be a witness against their pimps.  Dre's ex girlfriend Angela, is a lawyer and helps with girls.  Some consider them to just as bad as the pimps for being a prostitute but what we learn in the story is that these girls are sexually exploited children and manipulated. 

The additional storylines were great, adding additional suspense to the puzzle.  Even though I read this genre all the time and know how it will end, great authors spin enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and throw in the gut wrenching emotional punches.

You are touched by the story and want to help.  They give you websites asking for you to consider donating time or financial support to stop human trafficking.

Such a great read, if you haven't read a book by Pamela Samuels Young, you must try her.

My Reviews

Buying Time
Murder on the Down Low

Thank you to Pump Up Your Book Tours for allowing me to review this book.


  1. I think that I've read one of this author's books....but it was a long time ago. This one sounds pretty good, and I'm definitely intrigued. Great review!


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