Benedetta "Bennie" Rosato may be tall, blonde, and built to last, but she's no sucker for a man in uniform. She's a maverick lawyer who prosecutes police misconduct and excessive-force cases. All of the evidence points to Bennie, and the cops she once prosecuted are now after her with a vengence.
To prove her innocence, Bennie probes deep into the murder. Just as she closes in on the killer, another murder takes place, and Bennie finds herself indicted for a double homicide, a crime that is puishable by death.
Bennie runs for her life, a fugitive armed only with her wits and her courage. She'll find the real killer. Or die trying.
©1996 Lisa Scottoline (P)1996 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Harper Audio, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
"Scottoline is wickedly funny....The outcome is Mary Higgins Clark meets Susan Isaacs meets John Grisham." (Philadelphia Magazine)
"Scottoline's writing style is sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip." (USA Today)
Although not the length I usually choose for Lisa's books, this one's a winner. I usually like to spread out the wonderful reads as long as possible! She crammed mystery, breathtaking twists and turns and just a wee bit of romance with such an unexpected finish into this rather short but perfect novel. The "rower" won again. Excellent narration by Kate Burton as well!
The narrator is so distracting it's hard to pay attention. She switches between a Philly accent and a really bad Southern accent. But, it's not the two accents that are the problem, it's the fact that she gets them mixed up between the characters and forgets to switch back.
I like the author so the narrator ruined it for me.
Suspense and love the Benny character.
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