Friday, June 22, 2012

The Mamacita Murders review

Book Review of The Mamacita Murders

Product Details
File Size: 358 KB
Print Length: 229 pages
Publisher: Justicia House (January 29, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Publication Date: January 29, 2012

Book Description
Assistant Prosecutor Gaby Ruiz investigates the sexual assault on Laura, a 17 year-old prostitute left for dead in a motel in a drug- and gang-ridden community. Did Clown, Laura's boyfriend, try to kill her when she wanted to leave the Lincoln Gang's prostitution ring or -- did a random assailant ransack Laura's room and assault her -- or did law enforement try to kill Laura to protect one of their own? The investigation twists from the backwoods in Tuckford County to the back rooms of law enforcement buildings all the way to the Walled City. Through pure determination, Gaby Ruiz does not let anything stop her search for justice and to secure her witness for trial.

Gabriela Ruiz is a Latina sex crimes prosecutor in Tuckford County and runs The Mamacita Club, a community outreach effort from her chrome Vintage Airstream motorhome. She travels with her friends around the county to reach at-risk women, sometimes through her angel powers. Women affected by drugs, gang and domestic violence, sex crimes, and broken homes -- they're all in The Mamacita Club. For Gaby, the law is rarely black or white -- it's more about determination, persistence, and finding closure for her victims. But it's always about justice. Gaby has spent all of her professional life seeking justice for others. But it is not until Laura goes missing, that Gaby is able to start searching for justice for herself and begin to fix her own guilt-ridden past for not protecting her mom from an abusive relationship -- this time to save her own life and seek closure over her own mother's death.

Author Information:

Debra is the granddaughter of a Mexican migrant farm worker and factory seamstress, was born and raised in Los Angeles, is the first to graduate college in her family, and grew up dancing Ballet Folklorico and Salsa. Debra followed a calling at eleven years old to be an attorney and voice for women, currently lives in Orange County, and appreciates international travel and culture.  She has been a county prosecutor in Riverside, California since 2004 and is assigned to the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Debra has prosecuted cases ranging from gang homicides and domestic violence to political corruption and major fraud. Debra co-founded Women Wonder Writers, a community outreach organization and co-created The Write of Your Life, a mentorship and writing program for at-risk young women throughout Riverside County. The Mamacita Murders is Debra's first novel and first in a series of legal thrillers and chick lit mysteries. To follow The Mamacita Murders and Gaby Ruiz' next call to action, visit

Book Review:

One point of the “Mamacita Murders” is to teach victims of crimes or people who have turned to crime as a way of life, such as prostitutes, that there is another way of life out there.  Yes it is a legal thriller.  But the main character seeks to teach her ‘girls’ that there are other, better choices for their lives.  That was my favorite message of the story.  I love that someone is trying to help teach girls how to better their lives and is using the idea of pin-up girls to do it.  (not the main point of the story, but my favorite).

I don’t want to go into too much detail as I don’t want to give anything away, but this book is a must read.  The writing style is crisp and clean.  Having worked in the legal field and with many attorneys and legal personnel, I loved the inside knowledge.  The author kept the story moving at a brisk pace with humor, tears, suspense, and the strong desire to slap one or two characters.

I give this story 5 out of 5 clouds.

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