Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Corrupted
by Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: St Martin's
Pages: 464
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn't like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and to this day it's the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn't been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures--of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.


Kritters Thoughts:  The third in the series and as I have said before the cases in each book are self contained, but I would say that there is definitely character development that you would miss if you read them out of order.  And why would you when they start with letters in the alphabet in a row!

This third book takes the focus and shifts it to the lead partner in the law firm, Bennie Rosato.  Like the other two books, the reader gets a full picture of Bennie.  I loved reading about her family and getting to know the person behind the lawyer.  

This book and the case were different from the previous two.  The young man that asks her to represent him in a murder case is someone from her past and the book goes back in time to tell the full story of how they met and what happened then to compel her to take his case now in the present.  The thing I loved about this book was that she was a seasoned lawyer, but she was out of her element representing a murder suspect.  

For the book so far in the series, I think I liked this one the most because the case was so different and in this book the reader spends a lot of time shadowing her in the courtroom.  There was a lot of procedural and it was interesting and different from the other books in this series.  


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel 
(of course there are three more in the series!)

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