A Rosato & Associates Novel

Book - 2013
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It begins with an astonishing request from a thirteen-year-old prospective client. Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was murdered six years ago. It seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. Taking on the case seems foolhardy to Mary DiNunzio, because the Gardner family is one of the richest and most powerful in the country and Allegra's parents do not believe in reopening this case. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250027658
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 25 cm.


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Sep 07, 2019

First book I've read by Scottoline and certainly not my last. As a fellow Italian I found myself bursting outloud with laughter as I could relate to Mary's family. The story was great and the characters loveable especially the 3 Tonys. I could see this as a movie with Robert de Niro and Danny DeVito in the roles of 2 Tonys. Loved Scottoline's writing style. Highly recommended.

May 29, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator annoyed me with some of the characters but overall it was great

May 29, 2015

enjoyed the story when I could find it. For my taste it was way overdone with the discription of EVERYTHING..which lost the story at times...

Oct 07, 2014

I think this book is not meant for adults as the author overplays the Italian characters and the black christian church members.
In one private thought of the main character, Mary/Mare,Maria, she states that as an Italian she knows that sex is dirty. This will be news to a lot of Italians. It is also in complete disagreement with other references of how the main character enjoys sex with her partner.

Sep 22, 2014

Its been so long since a Rosato & Associates book has come out and it didn't disappoint!! I'd maybe have liked more involvement with the other girls, but who doesn't love Mary!? I hope we don't have to wait so long next time!

laurine1943 Aug 02, 2014

Really enjoyed this book, suspense, comedy, and love story all rolled into one

Jul 28, 2014

Mary DiNunzio's first case, as a full partner in Bennie Rosato's lawyer firm. Allegra Gardner, a poor little rich girl thinks her sister, Fiona, was murdered, but the wrong guy went to prison. A story of relationships- Allegra and her family, Mary and her fiance, Mary and Judy, Mary and her family, including the 3 Tonys. It helped a bit to have read the previous books, to know how Mary and her lawyer associates work, but is not really needed.
Well written, some humour, some seriousness when needed. A good twist to solve the mystery.

Jun 17, 2014

Awful. Cliched.

Dec 19, 2013

Too much silliness for my taste.

UglyPeg Dec 06, 2013

Very enjoyable, easy read. Spent the entire day reading this entertaining novel. Love Scottoline's writing.

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