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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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  • epeep
  • Sterling, VA, United States
  • 01-30-15

Another book in a great series ruined by narration

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.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Fastpaced & fun

I prefer the story about Mary, but i still enjoyed this. Bit too much drama, especially towards the end, but i liked it anyway.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Bad narration spoiled the book

I couldn't finish this because of the narrator. I usually enjoy the author so I may buy the book on Kindle at some stage.

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 12-01-14

A good page turner

In this book of the Rosato series now the Rosato and DiNunzio series, the story focus on associate attorney Judy Carrier. Judy is at odds since Mary DiNunzio became a partner in the firm. Judy is busy with the Linda Adler’s sex discrimination suit against Penn Bank. Bennie Rosato turns over 75 asbestos liability cases to her. It’s the type of work that could establish Judy as a rainmaker and pave the way to becoming a partner. But Judy doesn’t want to argue down the worth of each individual life lost to Mesothelioma.

If this is not enough Judy’s Aunt Barb is about to have surgery for Breast Cancer. Judy is with Aunt Barb when the police tell her that Rita Lopez or as Aunt Barb knows her Iris Juarez, has been found dead behind the wheel of her car. Father Keegan the pastor of Iris’s church is killed in a hit and run accident. Judy thinks both have been murdered. How can Judy juggle the demands of the Adler case, the 75 cases she would rather not work on, her Aunt Barb’s surgery, and solve the murder of the two people connected to her aunt.

The book is well written, there is suspense, humor done in the usual Scottoline story telling fashion. The story is told in such a way that even though there are several different story lines and characters, I was never confused. In the traditional way of a Scottoline story just as you think things have calmed down and are starting to work themselves out Scottoline throws a curve ball at you. As the story gets closer to the end the storyline speeds up I found I just could not stop reading. Maria Bello narrated the story.

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Good Story Dissapointing Narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator was very monotone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Judy Carrier is a good heroine.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No, She read with a lack of emotion.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Bummed about the narration but a good story overall.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Good story - awful narration.

Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Maria Bello?

I enjoy Lisa Scottoline but Maria Bello's narration is not enjoyable.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was nice getting to know Judy.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Maria Bello?

The narrator that has read past Scottoline books - she was fabulous.

Do you think Betrayed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Of course.

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  • Stephanie
  • Danbury, CT, United States
  • 04-21-15

Okay story, Less than okay narrator.

Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Maria Bello?

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.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

No Frank. He's obnoxious.

How could the performance have been better?

Maria Bello could have not read it.

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Narrator was blah

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.

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  • Megann
  • TORRANCE, CA, United States
  • 04-23-15

Narrator ruined the book for me.

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-22-16

Worthwhile legal/suspense thriller

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.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful