Search Results: "Lisa Scottoline"


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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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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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DON'T GO by Lisa Scottoline
Released: April 9, 2013

"A surprisingly successful attempt to retool the damsel-in-distress formula."
A cascade of melodramatic reversals for a podiatric surgeon, who returns from Afghanistan to find even more trouble waiting at home. Read full book review >

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ONE PERFECT LIE by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A bonus is some strategic leavening via Scottoline's journalistic aphorisms, as when one of the students' mothers imagines a romance with the imposter hero: 'She knew that it was an inappropriate fantasy, but no fantasy worth having was appropriate.'"
The chronicler of Philadelphia law firm Rosato & DiNunzio (Damaged, 2016, etc.) heads out to the suburbs to insert a fraudulent teacher into the staff of Central Valley High School. 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 >

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RUNNING FROM THE LAW by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Scottoline's hardcover debut is a keeper, with a heroine who's almost as funny as she thinks she is—which puts her miles ahead of most other lawyers you know."
Rita Morrone won't reveal her age, but she's old enough to have a pretty solid position in her Philadelphia law firm, a great poker circle, a fortyish architect lover, and a gratifyingly innocent client in a high-profile sexual harassment case. Read full book review >

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BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio's cases and Scottoline's family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.)."
It's associate Judy Carrier's turn to feel the heat at Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's premier all-female law firm. And girl, does she ever. Read full book review >

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DADDY’S GIRL by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2007

"On the down side, Nat's relation to her male-dominated construction family, despite the emphasis promised by the title, is less compelling than usual, and the lead criminal is easily spotted by readers less starry-eyed than Nat."
Still another untested female member of the Philadelphia bar undergoes baptism by fire when a routine prison visit erupts in violent death. Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"As usual with the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Corrupted, 2015, etc.), the complications aren't worked out nearly as carefully as they're piled up, and fans who race nonstop through the last hundred pages will be doing both themselves and Scottoline a favor."
Mary DiNunzio, the second-best attorney in Philadelphia, is about to walk down the aisle when she gets sucked into the very real possibility of becoming a mother, or at least a foster mother, first. Read full book review >

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DOES THIS BEACH MAKE ME LOOK FAT? by Lisa Scottoline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"A silly, featherweight confection that will only appeal to the authors' many fans."
A mother and daughter team up for another volume of anecdotal stories. Read full book review >

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MEET ME AT EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE CLAIM by Lisa Scottoline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Erma Bombeck for mothers and daughters, with a zesty Italian twist."
A warm, lively collection of narrative vignettes chronicling the day-to-day relationship of two women who also happen to be part of a successful mother-daughter writing team. 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 >