Over the years I’ve enjoyed many of Lisa Scottoline’s novels. Although I haven’t read all of the books in the Rosato & DiNunzio series it hasn’t affected my enjoyment of the ones I have read.
In this novel, we have Rosato vs. DiNunzio when Mary DiNunzio takes on a case that pits her against her partner and friend, Bennie Rosato.
Mary DiNunzio doesn’t know what to expect when her father announces that he and his friends need a lawyer. But when the whole crew turns up at her office, right away she knows she has to help. These people and the entire community are all like family. The case is in regards to her childhood friend, Simon. Simon lost his wife a few years ago and now his daughter is very ill.
It seems like life can’t get much worse for Simon Pensiera, but after he’s wrongfully dismissed it really does. Without a job and insurance, he can’t pay for his daughter’s medical bills and the consequences could be dire. Mary wants to take on Simon’s case, but Bennie tells her she can’t as there is a conflict of interest. Mary is determined to help Simon. If Bennie and Mary can’t see eye to eye on this matter it may destroy their friendship as well as their partnership.
But when things turn deadly, will Mary and Bennie be able to put their differences aside?
This was a great read that I flew through in just a couple of days. As always, Lisa Scottoline’s novels are fast and easy reads that keep me engrossed from start to finish.
The characters are all well-developed and it’s not long before you feel as if you know some of them personally. I love how the author writes about the connections and relationships between friends and family. I did find that things slowed down a little halfway through, but it definitely picked up again and the ending was intense and satisfying.
As usual, it’s clear that Scottoline has done her research. This was a very well-written and interesting legal suspense novel. I look forward to reading “Feared”, the next installment in the Rosato & DiNunzio series.
I’d like to thank by St. Martin’s Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.