Search Results: "Lisa Scottoline"


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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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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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MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1999

"But even the most skeptical fans will be impressed at how tightly Scottoline knots them all together in her biggest book yet."
Continuing her run of coming up with the best hooks in the legal intrigue trade (Rough Justice, 1997, etc.), Scottoline tosses Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato her most challenging client—an accused cop-killer who claims she's Bennie's identical twin. 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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THE VENDETTA DEFENSE by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2001

"Generously plotted and emotionally wide-ranging, though readers less dewy-eyed than Judy will see cracks in the structure that a pro like Frank would never let by."
The latest criminal defendant for Bennie Rosato's all-female law firm (Moment of Truth, 2000, etc.) is an elderly Italian-American who's killed another elderly Italian-American with his bare hands. 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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LOOK AGAIN by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Fans will spot the last twist a mile away, but it doesn't matter. For once Scottoline subordinates the criminal plot to the human-interest story that rides sidesaddle in all her thrillers (Lady Killer, 2008, etc.), and the result is her best book yet."
Legal and illegal shenanigans take a back seat to mother love and its vicissitudes in Scottoline's barn-burning crossover novel about every adoptive mother's worst nightmare. 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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HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP by Lisa Scottoline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Short and snappy, these comic essays are best read in small doses."
The Italian mother-daughter team is back with another series of amusing commentaries on life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"A treat for fans of observational humor."
Slice-of-life vignettes from a mother-daughter duo. Read full book review >