A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-three novels. Thirty million copies of her books are in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty-five countries. Her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. She writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.
Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn't like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and to this day it's the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn't been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures-of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.
Accused is Scottoline in top form.
After some rockin' stand-alones, Scottoline returns to her popular series about feisty all-female law firm Rosato & Assoc. Nice to have them back.
One can almost hear the cheering from Scottoline's fans, including this reviewer, upon learning that the charming and often amusing ladies of Rosato & Associates have returned. Their personalities and antics burst from the pages, leaving readers wanting more.
Pop culture's current crop of female lawyers owes a great deal to the attorney's at Rosato & Associates...After more than twenty novels, the Edgar Award-winning Scottoline is still able to create surprising, suspenseful plots with likable, daring heroines at the center.
Scottoline writes terrific legal fiction with warmth, smart characters and lots of humor and heart. Her legions of fans will be happy with this one, and it should find her new readers as well.
This is an author who knows what she wants to say and knows how to say it entertainingly.
From the New York Times bestselling author comes the much-anticipated third book in the Rosato & DiNunzio thriller series