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Betrayed : a Rosato & Associates novel

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2014
"The women of Rosato & Associates return, after the relaunch of the series that started with Accused. This second entry, Betrayed, stars Judy Carrier, who has had the starring role in only one previous Rosato book. When Betrayed opens, Judy Carrier finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her best friend, Mary DiNunzio, has just become partner and is about to become a bride, leaving Judy vaguely out of sorts. She's not jealous, but she's not happy either and she's wondering where her own career and love life are going. To make matters worse, she is rocked to her emotional foundations when she learns that her beloved Aunt Vicky has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She races to her aunt's side, and so does Judy's mother, only to find that her aunt is dealing with the sudden death of a friend who had been helping her through chemo. The friend, Emelia Juarez, was an undocumented worker at a local farm, but her death doesn't look natural at all, to Judy. Judy begins to investigate, following a path that leads her into an underground world far more dangerous than she ever imagined. Judy has to dig to uncover what happened to Emelia, and at the same time unearth the secrets in her own family"--Provided by publisher.

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Kahn, Michael A., 1952- — Michael A. Kahn's heroine Rachel Gold practices law in St. Louis, and although his characters -- and some scenes -- may be raunchier than Scottoline's, fans will likely appreciate the sassy Gold's wit and perseverance as well as her skill at juggling multiple cases. -- Ellen Guerci
Fairstein, Linda A. — Both Lisa Scottoline and Linda Fairstein write thrillers that feature strong women juggling personal lives with their professional duties -- which sometimes place them in jeopardy. Fast pacing and a sophisticated style also characterize both authors' writing. -- Shauna Griffin
Grisham, John — John Grisham's novels share the legal focus, sympathetic characters, fast pacing, and unexpected plot twists found in Lisa Scottoline's work. There's less humor and sarcasm in Grisham's stories, but they offer a similarly suspenseful tone. -- Victoria Caplinger
Locke, Hillary Bell — Locke and Scottoline write legal mysteries that feature strong female lawyers who are likable and knowledgeable. The books are character-driven and intricately plotted with a strong sense of place. These fast paced stories convincingly depict the law and its effects on people, with lawyers trying to find the truth. -- Merle Jacob
Siegel, Sheldon (Sheldon M.) — Sheldon Siegel and Lisa Scottoline specialize in legal suspense thrillers, drawing on their experience as former and practicing attorneys. Their work is fast-paced and compelling, although Scottoline is more humorous and intricate, while Siegel prefers leaner, plot-driven approach. -- Mike Nilsson
Martini, Steve, 1946- — In his mix of trial and investigative detail, with strong characterizations and sense of place, as well as a passionate desire to delve beneath the surface of the case, Steve Martini makes a good suggestion for Scottoline's fans who don't mind male, rather than female, protagonists. -- Ellen Guerci
O'Shaughnessy, Perri — With her relentless pursuit of justice at all costs, Perri O'Shaughnessy's driven lawyer Nina Reilly will make a good option for fans of Lisa Scottoline's legal thrillers. Both authors also create lively plots and stories in which the characters' personal lives are as important as their professional lives. -- Shauna Griffin
Bernhardt, William, 1960- — Fans of gripping legal thrillers need go no further than William Bernhardt and Lisa Scottoline. Both write intricately plotted, suspenseful tales about criminal investigations, courtroom battles, and shrewd, determined attorneys. Bernhardt's fiction often addresses current national issues, while Scottoline concentrates on in-depth character development. -- Mike Nilsson
Connors, Rose — Rose Connors, like Lisa Scottoline, puts her own years of experience as a lawyer to good use in her creation of ex-public defender Marty Nickerson. Like the lawyers at Rosato and Associates, Marty displays a willingness to tackle seemingly impossible cases as well as a sense of humor. These Legal Thrillers feature fast-moving plots and appealing characters. -- Ellen Guerci
Parker, Barbara (Barbara J.) — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Intricately plotted, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Thrillers and suspense' and 'Legal thrillers' and the subjects 'Women lawyers', 'Murder', and 'Murder investigation'.
Margolin, Phillip — These authors' works are Suspenseful and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Thrillers and suspense' and 'Legal thrillers' and the subjects 'Women lawyers', 'Murder', and 'Murder investigation'.
Clark, Marcia — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Compelling, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genres 'Thrillers and suspense' and 'Legal thrillers' and the subjects 'Women lawyers' and 'Murder investigation'.

Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 25% (1/4)
Average Rating: 2.92

☆☆☆☆☆

By sunmist18 on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:11:39

This was my first Scottoline book. I give it solid 4?s. Very well written. Easy to follow. The book has few interesting twists. I've added Scottoline to my favorite authors list.

★★★☆☆ Okay.. but author has done better

By ksweet71 on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:23:01

As a previous reviewer stated, this was okay, but not one of her best. There was too much going on and the story just didn't seem to flow as well as some of her others. I read 'Legal Tender' in less than 2 days.. this one took me over 2 weeks.. I kept putting it down and trying to get back into it.. too much going on with main character, her boyfriend, mother, aunt. It just seemed like you would get started and ready to go and then next chapter was something totally unrelated. It was ok, and I would recommend if you needed 'something' to read but Lisa has SO MANY other books to chose from, why not browse through her collection?

★★★★☆ Good read

By LPL Patron44786 on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:07:29

I enjoyed getting to know about Carrier's personal life. Scottoline has two gendre of writing. I enjoy both. Great writer. This book had suspense in the right places.

★☆☆☆☆ betrayed

By Westerville49347 on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:58:37

Scott online has failed in this novel. Unlike her previous novels the legal battles and investigations take a backseat to Carrier's personal life where she is battling her mother, aunt, boyfriend, and Rosato. Her actions are often stupid and I'll advised. I kept hoping the story would get better but it never happened, prepare to be disappointed.

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