||March 18th 2010
You Cant Save Them All This is Jeanette Michelle’s 3rd
published novel (2nd fiction novel).
The story is centered on an Attorney out of Chicago
where a paralegal, Lisa decides to go searching for the
perfect case for her colleague Ethel to take in order to
obtain fame and recognition.
Lisa stumbles across what she calls the perfect case,
which is in a town her colleague, Ethel despises. Trusting
Lisa’s judgment, Ethel accepts although she is unaware of
the specific details of the case. This suspense novel not
only depicts the life of an attorney in the court room, but
her personal life and calamities that evolves her.
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A review of You Can’t Save Them All by Jeanette Michelle
Jeanette Michelle’s You Can’t Save Them All opens as Chicago attorney Ethel Reynolds is driving home. It has been a long day, she wants little more than just getting home to a quiet evening of visiting with her guardians, the 3 children of her sister, supper and no thought of the mass of work awaiting her tomorrow. As a member of the district attorney’s staff Ethel spends many hours working on cases.
It was a long drive home.
When Ethel’s colleague Lisa asks Ethel to look into a wrongful incarceration of a deaf white man down in Mississippi, Ethel’s life undergoes radical changes; the first entails a trip to the state Ethel despises.
Before long Ethel, Chicago detective Andre Kenner, Ethel’s friend Taylor, a woman with training and expertise working with the deaf as well as the deaf man’s brother and future sister in law find themselves caught up in a thorny –everyone knows, but no one talks- southern town situation. It is not an enviable place to be for the poor white family of Dowdy Dillard or the black Chicago contingent resolved to determine the guilt or innocence of Dowdy Dillard.
The reader begins a fast paced journey through a dangerous weave of long hidden secrets, gang rape of an underage girl, pregnancy, a child to be raised despite murky parentage, twisted thoughts, artificial justice, miscarriage of justice, powerful rich, white townsmen revealed as the privileged, above the law thinking louts they are and finally real justice brought to bear upon those who committed the rape so long ago.
Filled with notable personalities, Michelle crafts a fast paced thriller filled with convincing characters, excellent detailed settings, a credible storyline and a satisfactory conclusion. Ethel is a strong, witty woman filled with insight and determination. The scoundrels of the work are evocative of some of the instances and persons who fill the evening news now and then.
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Reader Reviews for "You Can't Save Them All"
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|You Can’t Save Them All is writer Michelle’s third fiction novel. This particular work precedes novel number four, Millicent Quinones, which is actually the prequel to Mycall, book two.
When Jeanette Michelle first approached me regarding reviewing her books; her question was whether I would mind reviewing books written from a black perspective. I assured her it was no problem for me despite the fact that I am not black. And, I’m happy to say, that You Can’t Save Them All has proven to be an excellent read written with a black viewpoint, using a black voice and offered by a black woman author. I enjoyed the read very much.
Filled with notable personality, writer Michelle crafts a fast paced thriller filled with convincing characters, excellent detailed settings, a credible storyline and a satisfactory conclusion. Ethel is a strong, witty woman filled with insight and determination. The scoundrels of the work are evocative of some of the instances and persons who fill the evening news now and then.
I hope writer Michelle has another narrative or two featuring attorney Ethel Reynolds planned for future writing.
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