A Rosato & Associates Novel
After taking a few years off to write standalones, Scottoline relaunched her popular Rosato & Associates series in 2013 with Accused, and continues here with Betrayed.
Judy Carrier’s best friend, Mary DiNunzio, has been made partner and is planning her wedding, and Judy is feeling a bit out of sorts about it all. Her live-in boyfriend Frank is driving her crazy, leaving her to wonder about a future with him.
When her Aunt Barb is diagnosed with breast cancer, Judy has to deal with that and her deteriorating relationship with her mother. Aunt Barb’s closest friend is a Mexican illegal immigrant who dies of an apparent heart attack, but Judy finds her death suspicious, especially after finding a large stash of money squirreled away in her aunt’s house.
Meanwhile at work, boss Bennie has dropped a huge caseload of damages claims on Judy, and she finds a rather surprising solution to her dilemma.
Scottoline writes terrific legal fiction with warm, smart characters and lots of humor and heart, adding additional depth to her stories. Her legion of fans will be happy with Betrayed, and should find her new readers as well.
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BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline. St. Martin’s Press (November 25, 2014). ISBN 978-1250027702. 352p.