The Devil You Know by Elizabeth O’Roark EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Elizabeth O’Roark
- Language: English
- Genre: Billionaire Romance
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When Gemma Charles smiles at you, rest assured you’re
fucked. And she’s been smiling since she entered the
Her client, Victoria Jones, is about to lose her three children. The
prosecutor has provided his evidence, and you can make anything sound
believable if you know how to tell a story.
Unfortunately for him, Gemma tells a better one.
She begins by proving the grounds for the welfare check were baseless.
She plays bodycam footage showing a gross abuse of power by both the
police and the social worker.
She proves the letter notifying Victoria of the visit was mailed after the
visit. She’s blown up the social worker’s photos of the dirty kitchen floor—
the only specific complaint made about cleanliness—and asks the social
worker to demonstrate how, exactly, Victoria was supposed to get the floor
clean while confined to a wheelchair.
And Gemma, naturally, has brought a wheelchair and a broom with her
for the demonstration.
The court is laughing, the judge is getting irritated, and Gemma is in her
element. She has the face of an angel—high cheekbones, wide mouth,
almond-shaped eyes—but she’s too goddamn argumentative and shorttempered to do anything but fight for a living. She’s gliding across the floor
like a dancer and turning the courtroom into a circus, one in which the
arresting officer and social worker are the clowns. She’s clearly proven her
case, but she’s still going strong because she’s so fucking mad. She wants
every single person in this room to see how ludicrous and unfair the
“Miss Charles,” grouses the judge as Gemma begins to push the
wheelchair out, “put that away. This isn’t drama class.” He turns to the
state’s attorney. “Motion is denied. This was a disgusting abuse of power on
the part of social services, and I won’t forget the way you just wasted the
Victoria and her family cheer. Gemma hugs them all before rushing
toward the exit. I’m hidden at the back of the courtroom, but I catch a
glimpse of her eyes just before they disappear behind sunglasses.
She’s crying. And I’m not sure they are happy tears.
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