Feared Book Review

Feared Book Review

Title: Feared: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
Author: Lisa Scottolini
Published: August 14, 2018, St. Martin’s Press
No. of Pages: 400
Cover Price: $27.99 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa Scottolini, has released the sixth novel in the Rosato & DiNunzio series, Feared. Unlike the previous novels, where the firm is representing clients who are in trouble, in this novel the plaintiffs are targeting both Mary and Bennie personally, and the suit is serious enough that it is causing them to suffer bad press; they are expecting to ultimately lose their firm if things go as they are. All of the beloved characters are back in this novel, which makes it like reading about family. Unfortunately, one of their own has been found murdered, and Judy Carrier is the main suspect. Mary is very pregnant, and that hinders her in investigating the murder and the bogus charges against the firm.

One of the most charming aspects of this delightful series is Mary’s Italian family – it’s very true to form as to close Italian families and shows how loyal family can be no matter what. Mary is working overtime, and her husband is worried that she is putting their soon-to-be-born baby in jeopardy; several events finally convince Mary that she needs to let up a little. However, the reputation of the firm and those who work there is at stake, and Mary won’t give up.

Scottolini’s well-developed characters seem real, and readers will be able to relate and have empathy. Of course readers sometimes see what is happening before the victims, so reading can be frustrating until the characters figure it out. The story flows, and is hard to put down, and the suspense builds throughout. As the details are unraveled and explained, readers will be on the edge of their seats.

Highly recommended, this series is not only fun, but suspenseful and well-written. The bonus to this novel is that readers will ultimately find out the baby details, but not until the very end, even after the dénouement, so there is extra incentive to pick it up and read it quickly.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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