Search Results: "Lisa Scottoline"


BOOK REVIEW

LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Despite some overheated damsel-in-distress complications toward the end, a stellar demonstration of the proposition that although it can't bring back the dead, 'justice was still the best consolation prize going.' The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah."
Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's most drama-ridden law firm (Damaged, 2016, etc.), faces perhaps its most dramatic episode ever when it's threatened from both outside and in. Read full book review >

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LADY KILLER by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"As usual in Scottoline's recent cases, the opening movement is the best. This time, the half-hearted mystery is upstaged by Mary's pleasantly unlikely romance."
Philadelphia's favorite all-female law firm is back with a case that poses refreshingly little danger to life, limb or professional ethics. Read full book review >

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DEAD RINGER by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Less synthetic than the last outing for Rosato & Associates, but just as fast-moving: a salute to heroines who've sworn off swearing but are 'tired of saying damn all the time. It just didn't go far enough.'"
Philadelphia attorney Bennie Rosato faces bankruptcy, infighting, stalking, and identity theft, at least two of them courtesy of her evil twin. Read full book review >

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MOMENT OF TRUTH by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Scottoline's women (Mistaken Identity, 1999, etc.)—well-crafted and appealing—have always been an unfailing strength. Not here, though. Mary seems mailed in, a stick figure who isn't much help in making unlikely things credible."
An unpersuasive legal thriller about a man crying mea culpa everywhere and getting the same response as Chicken Little. Read full book review >

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EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato's all-female law practice (Betrayed, 2014, etc.)."
A sociopath targets a suburban Pennsylvania psychiatrist whose success is only the prelude to a series of nightmarish reversals. Read full book review >

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COME HOME by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Connoisseurs of mother love imperiled will prefer Save Me (2011). But it would be a mistake to count Scottoline out; she's sure to be back next year with another dose that might be even more potent."
Another stand-alone suspenser that rams home the point that there's no such thing as an ex-mother. Read full book review >

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KILLER SMILE by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"No matter who carries the ball at Rosato & Associates, Scottoline keeps it fast, fleet, and funny. Her Philadelphia is both dangerous and aglow with the promise of justice and hot new men who'll steal your heart—if they don't kill you first."
Mary DiNunzio, Bennie Rosato's law associate, pursues her claim on behalf of the late interned family friend Amadeo Brandolini (Dead Ringer, 2004) to a rousing courtroom finale. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"As so often for the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Betrayed, 2014, etc.), the ending, logical but woefully underprepared, is a serious disappointment. Fans eager to see Bennie's courtroom mettle won't care a bit."
Twelve years after a Kids-for-Cash scheme ends the childhood of two boys, Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato must defend one of them on a charge of murdering the other. Read full book review >

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SAVE ME by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Scottoline, who shifts gears at every curve with the cool efficiency of a NASCAR driver, expertly fuels her target audience's dearest fantasy: 'Every mom is an action hero.'"
The creator of Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato (Think Twice, 2010, etc.) pens another white-hot crossover novel about the perils of mother love. Read full book review >

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THINK TWICE by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2010

"No matter. You won't believe a word of this tale of cat and mouse, but you won't put it down unfinished either."
Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato's evil twin takes over her life. No, really. Read full book review >

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DIRTY BLONDE by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2006

"If only the fireworks which Scottoline (Devil's Corner, 2005, etc.) uses to extricate her feisty heroine from her problems were as compelling or believable as the sure-footed mastery with which she plunges her into hot water."
Judges who live in glass houses shouldn't mouth off, as the latest of Scottoline's Philadelphia legal eagles learns when her public and private lives collide with a bang. Read full book review >