Friday, October 19, 2018

Review: Feared by Lisa Scottoline

by Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. 

The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline's trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared...

Kritters Thoughts:  Since I have spent the week reading this series, I will say this one more time, but please start at the beginning of this series.  The cases are completely self contained in each book, but you will miss so much by not reading them in a row when it comes to the ladies in this law firm.

This book has quite a few cases going on, but one that is timely and interesting is the reverse discrimination claim that the women in the law firm knowingly do not hire men except the one associate and ex police investigator.  One of their rivals from a previous book is the one to bring on this case and it is so interesting that they have to hire an outside counsel to manage this case.  I enjoyed reading about this case and how they dealt with it most in this book.

The other thing that I loved about this book is that since they were all involved in the case above they all worked together in this book and not one person felt like a main character, it felt like they split this book equally among the three - Judy, Mary and Bennie.  I have come to love reading about these women and how they compliment each other in that they all recognize that the other has strengths that they do not have and that they may need to solve one case or another.  

I really hope there are more books to come in this series and I hope to read them now as they come out one a year or so.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 85 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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