My rating: 4.5 Stars
In Accused, the first in this series, we learned a lot about Mary DiNunzio as she progressed to partner in her firm, and her unusual case. This book focuses on Judy Carrier. She is a bit of a maverick, a lawyer who doesn't stop until she gets answers. When her aunt Barb's housekeeper and best friend is found dead, it is supposed that she had a heart attack. Before long, however, Judy realizes that foul play may have very well been responsible. While at first, she stands by her aunt when she expresses a strong sense of uncertainty, Judy's keen senses assure her that her aunt is correct, and that there is no way the death could have been due to natural circumstances.
Meanwhile, Judy has some personal problems she is coping with. For one thing, her aunt is seriously ill with breast cancer, but she kept it from Judy, although they are quite close. On even a more personal level, her long-standing relationship is beginning to fizzle out. As much as they've been moving towards marriage, things just aren't as they should be and Judy is quite unhappy. As far as work in concerned, Judy is facing a mountainous workload, including a damages case, that is sure to take all of her time.
I really loved Betrayed. It was full of suspense, was fast-paced and an all-around great read. I know that there would be suspense as the ladies in the law firm are adamant about getting to the bottom of unusual situations. What I didn't expect was the amount of action in this book. It was riveting and had me turning pages really fast. Having become a new fan of Lisa Scottoline's it is no surprise to me that I flew right through Betrayed, reading it in just two sittings. Ms. Scottoline's Rosato & Associates series was quite successful and it seems that this series, Rosato & DiNunzio, will follow right in suit. Currently there are six titles in the series, as Feared will be released August 14, 2018.