Excerpt from Dead Ringer

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I am just about finished reading Dead Ringer (Rosato and Associates Series) by Lisa Scottoline. This is not my first read by Lisa Scottoline. I previously read Accused, the first book in the Rosato and DiNunzio series. Same characters, but from a different lawyer’s perspective. Cool to see the same characters again from a different perspective. Lisa Scottoline writes good suspense with lots of tongue-in-cheek humour.

“No, I have to get ready for the meeting,” Bennie said, but she wasn’t sure she could stand anyway. The control-top waistband bisected her ovaries like a do-it-yourself hysterectomy.

Dead Ringer, Lisa Scottoline

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Bennie Rosato is fighting the battle of her life — against her own twin. The action starts innocently enough, with a stolen wallet, but in no time events escalate and the twin wreaks havoc that can be created only by a dead ringer. Her twin tries to destroy Bennie’s law firm, Rosato & Associates, and then strikes at her very heart — which just happens to be otherwise engaged by a handsome, hunky stranger with the perfect amount of chest hair. But when a brutal murder occurs, Bennie realizes that the stakes have turned deadly. And the face of evil looks like her own.


  1. Thanks for sharing, this one looks interesting!

  2. Bone chilling!

  3. I’ve read several books by this author and enjoyed them all. LOVE her sense of humor!
    My Tuesday post features LATE FALL.

  4. Good teaser! Love the humor in it. I’ll have to check into her work. My Teaser is from Unraveled by Jennifer Estep.

  5. I love this series, and how did I miss this one? I had to go bookmark it on Amazon. The descriptions like the one above make me laugh…the characters feel so real, like people I know. Thanks for sharing.


  6. Sounds really interesting. Might want to read this later. Here’s mine Teaser Tuesday| August 23, 2016 – http://wp.me/p7KAUt-2D

  7. Kathy Martin says

    Great description! I haven’t read anything by this author for a while. Looks like it is time to start again. My teaser this week comes from Magic & Manners by C. E. Murphy. Happy reading!

  8. The premise is an intriguing one – I hope it fulfils the promise of the blurb. Though I’m not too sure about the waistband bisecting her ovaries – surely they are well below her waist and then protected (to some extent) by her hipbones??

    • Spoiler alert—you will be happy to know that she did not, in fact, bisect her ovaries but was just using literary license. Her ovaries are still intact at the end of the book.

  9. A mystery that involves twins! This one sounds right up my alley. I hope that you enjoy this one! 🙂

  10. What a funny way to describe something that I bet many of us feel! LOL This was a good one:)

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