Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home.
In the meantime, Judy's own life roils with emotional and professional upheaval. She doesn’t play well with her boss, Bennie Rosato, which jeopardizes her making partner at the firm. Not only that, her best friend Mary DiNunzio is planning a wedding, leaving Judy feeling left behind, as well as newly unhappy in her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Frank.
Judy sets her own drama aside and begins an investigation of Iris’s murder, then discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. She finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability. Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt -- but it comes at a terrible price.
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I have listened to every one of Lisa Scottoline's Rosato and Associates books in the series. I always purchase Audible versions of Scottoline's books because the narration by Barbara Rosenblatt has been outstanding and pure enjoyment. Maria Bello is simply awful as a narrator. Some words are almost mumbled, others over-enunciated to the point of annoyance, terrible attempts at Spanish accent, common words mis-pronounced, poor pacing of narration ... you name the potential problem with a narrator and it has been exemplified in this book. If Maria Bello is reading the next one, I'll be buying the book and reading instead of listening.
I enjoy Lisa Scottoline but Maria Bello's narration is not enjoyable.
It was nice getting to know Judy.
The narrator that has read past Scottoline books - she was fabulous.
I didn't like the way the reader portrayed some of the characters especially the main character. Very rarely did she get the voice inflection
Correct and seemed quite snotty and almost robotic most of the time which is not the image I got from the story or words. Sometimes the attitude was warranted, but it was largely unwarranted and distracting.
I do like Lisa Scottoline but I do not like Maria Bello as a narrator. She puts accents on way to many words and her narration for men is SO ANNOYING.
No Frank. He's obnoxious.
Maria Bello could have not read it.
The narrator was very monotone.
Judy Carrier is a good heroine.
No, She read with a lack of emotion.
Bummed about the narration but a good story overall.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Betrayed is Book 2 in the all female Rosato & DiNunzio legal thriller series, but neither Rosato nor DiNunzio is the protagonist in this novel. The protagonist is Judy Carrier who is a young associate it their law firm. The novel is a solid suspense thriller and is a very worthwhile listen. Several other reviews complain about the quality of narration. I disagree! From my perspective Maria Bello does an excellent job of narration.
I think I would have enjoyed this book so much more if the narrator had been better. Very lack luster voice with little excitement or reading flow. The story line was good and Lisa Scottoline is an amazing writer. This narrator almost made me give up on the book and I continually felt my mind wandering due to her monotone reading. I will avoid this narrator in the future.
I struggled thru this because the story was good but the narration had me grinding my teeth. Maria Bello might be a good actress but narrating a book is not her thing! I suggest you buy the book.
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