Excerpt from Accused

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I just finished Accused: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel by Lisa Scottoline. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator does such a good job of the various voices and accents, it’s a very fun read. I see there are a number of semi-negative reviews of people who like Lisa Scottoline’s gritty thrillers and did not like Accused because it is more of a fun book. Not quite a cozy, but pretty close. So if you’ve previously read Scottoline’s work, pick this one up with the understanding that it is not an edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Her father shouted, “IS THIS KID THE RICH ONE?”

Her mother was already engulfing Allegra in a big hug. “Che carina! Si carina!”

“Whoa, hi.” Allegra giggled as she righted her cap, which had come askew in the love attack.

“Ma, please don’t hug the clients!” Married hurried over to extricate Allegra. “Sorry, this is my mother and father.”

Lisa Scottoline, Accused

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Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and 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. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra’s parents don’t believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. 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.


  1. I enjoy Lisa Scottoline’s writing, so I’m sure I’d like this book too. She creates such interesting characters and has such a wonderful sense of humor!
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  2. Sounds like a good one – I think I’d like “not quite a cozy” although I haven’t read this author before. Here’s my Teaser for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/teaser-tuesdaysfirst-chapter-first_8.html

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