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By: Lisa Scottoline
Series: Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 2
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 11/2/2014
My Rating: 3 Stars
Lisa Scottoline is back with BETRAYED (Rosato & DiNunzio Series #2), and as usual, there is always much drama surrounding these gals, Judy Carrier and Mary DeNunzio in personal as well as their business lives.
Judy, an attorney with Rosato & Associates, Philadelphia's premier all-female law firm is caught up in the investigation of the mysterious death of a housekeeper, Iris Juarez, an illegal immigrant, of her favorite Aunt Barb (who also has been diagnosed with breast cancer). Barb loved this woman who apparently has been her true friend, helping her with her chemo and has been a loving and supportive employee.
Judy is not thrilled her boss and founding partner, Bennie Rosato, orders her to take on a series of asbestos cases, which will take so much time, and her boyfriend, Frank Lucia, proposes when she decides she wants to break up with him.
When police are called in surrounding Barb’s house, and Iris’s money is discovered the night before she is to have surgery, Judy wants to make sure Barb has no connection whatsoever. So now she is in the middle of trying to solve the case.
Having read many of Lisa’s books and a fan, I enjoyed ACCUSED, the first book in the series; however, unfortunately, BETRAYED did not live up, as not enough here to hold my interest. There is breast cancer, a mastectomy, an illegal immigrant, a dead priest, drugs, juvenile relationship issues, with a lame mystery, and family drama. It is like all over the board; and the pieces do not fit together.
In addition, listened to the audiobook, and narrator, Maria Bellounfortunately did not add any interest or enhancement. It was as she was reading from a script with no emotion. I prefer January LaVoy narrator of (Accused), as a much more engaging voice.