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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,439 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rosato and Associates Series Release Date: February 2004 ISBN: 9780060752323
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Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato has her eye focused firmly on the bottom line, especially since she has three dedicated young associates and a very pregnant secretary on her payroll, and she takes a professional risk when she charges into a class action lawsuit that could make or break her career. Never mind that she’s never handled anything like this before. Having won nearly every civil and criminal case she’s ever tried, the brilliant and unconventional Bennie has the guts, and she’ll do what it takes to succeed—even if that means wearing pantyhose and putting herself on a curse diet.

Then her wallet goes missing, and Bennie’s life goes crazy.

It’s not just that one of her associates has dyed her hair pink, or that another’s old-world Italian mother gives Bennie the evil eye. Someone posing as the outspoken, blue-eyed, blond attorney is wreaking havoc around town, apparently determined to destroy everything Bennie loves. Only one person can pull off this double deception—Bennie’s identical twin sister, Alice Connelly. But as far as Bennie knows, Alice left Philly long ago and never looked back.

When events escalate into murder, the maverick lawyer realizes that the stakes are far greater than she feared, but Bennie Rosato refuses to be anyone’s victim. To find the killer, she’ll plunge head-first into a life-and-death investigation that will bring her face-to-face with evil darker yet more familiar than anything before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another bestseller is on the docket for Scottoline.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It’s nice to have Bennie back in the spotlight in a series whose focus jumps among the four partners.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 2/18/2014

    " This was a perfect book to listen to during my comute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/3/2014

    " Great Author! Love her humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 2/1/2014

    " Her descriptions were vivid and often amusing and the plot lent itself to self-parodie but I felt she stayed true to the intention. However, I thought the reveal of the murderer was rather sudden and abrupt with little or no build up of tension on that point. It was almost a by product of another tension filled part of the story. It felt like the author had suddenly remembered that she had not yet revealed the murderer and rushed to get it over with. All in all, a good book with funny legal characters but it didn't hold my attention as much as I felt it should. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 1/31/2014

    " My first Scottoline book. Got me hooked and I went on to read many others, mostly about the various associates at an all female law firm. Great paperback/beach reading - mystery/detective genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sapna | 1/30/2014

    " I like to read this author for a quick entertaining read--not to thought provoking. Benny's twin sister makes a re-appearance and is up to no good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammie | 1/26/2014

    " I will read more of her! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica McCauley | 1/17/2014

    " Half way through the book and couldn't care less about the characters or even how it might end.... never a good sign.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 1/14/2014

    " Way to much language! I started, liked the story line, but had to put it down about 75 pages into it. If language doesn't bother you, then it seems like a good story lie, but not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/31/2013

    " love the character, need to read the first one first "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 chambejd / Joy | 11/29/2013

    " This is the first book that I have read by this author. I really enjoyed it. It was a fast paced mystery/legal thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Athena | 9/18/2013

    " Pretty good, but mostly due to the narration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beanse | 2/12/2013

    " Funny, more enjoyable then the other books in the series. I recommend.... Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnna | 10/29/2012

    " Another favorite author -- love to see what's up with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci Bertz | 9/1/2012

    " This book was really interesting - very dark. i still enjoyed every minute of it and didn't see the ending coming! I'm turning into a big Lisa Scottoline fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl Fredricks | 8/7/2012

    " I listened to this on CD. This book would have been much better abridged. It was very long and it really didn't need to be. It was a great story, just too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Rush | 7/6/2012

    " I thought this was a very good book. There were lots of twists and turns that I did not expect and I like to be surprised when I read a book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/6/2012

    " One of a series about Bennie Rosato and her law firm. A great story unfolds as Bennie battles her own twin. I enjoy how Scottoline incorporates much about herself into the character of Bennie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 3/24/2012

    " Lisa writes popular mystery thriller with humor and style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/9/2012

    " I'm really enjoying all of Lisa's books. I'm reading them in order and they do build on the characters. Lot's of fun. Fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 10/16/2011

    " I liked the book. I loved it was set in Philly and the characters grabbed you. I wish I would have read other books first but I will definitely add this author to my list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 7/23/2011

    " I enjoy this author and this book was no exception. Good story development and recurring characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 5/14/2011

    " I'm really enjoying all of Lisa's books. I'm reading them in order and they do build on the characters. Lot's of fun. Fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/26/2011

    " Great Author! Love her humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 4/9/2011

    " An older book in the series...same theme as Look Again, which I just read. Still, I enjoy these mysteries. Lisa Scottoline is a talented tour guide... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/23/2010

    " Audio book. I liked it ok, nothing special. There were a couple of good lines from it, including "Hearing it out loud gave Bennie the creeps. She sipped her coffee but the creeps were still there. Creeps are the only thing that coffee doesn't cure." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marca | 12/20/2010

    " Annoying - Bennie Rosato is annoying "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 11/14/2010

    " A totally fluffy beach read kind of book. But I liked it okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 8/13/2010

    " I'm being generous with the 3 stars. There's no way a female law firm would act so airheaded in meetings--that part irritated me some. I thought a lot of the characters needed more depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 8/12/2010

    " This book was pretty good but since I had accidentally read a later book first, it made it kinda tough to really get into it....know what I mean? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 7/30/2010

    " Good story with a subplot of an evil twin. Bennie Rosato is the owner of a law firm whose main client is murdered. Bennie has three associates at her law firm all of which have their own book in this series. I will be on the look out for them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 7/2/2010

    " It was okay. A little slow at first. Definitely like other Scottoline books better than this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 6/19/2010

    " Now this book was an easy read. It was also a very good read. I enjoyed it.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/16/2010

    " somewhat over the top and unbelievable at times, but funny and quirky enough to keep me listening "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America. She has won the Edgar Award, as well as many other writing awards. She also writes a Sunday humor column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, titled “Chick Wit,” with her daughter, Francesca Serritella. There are thirty million copies of Lisa’s books in print, and she has been published in over thirty-five countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with an array of disobedient but adorable pets.

About the Narrator

Kate Burton is best known for her work on Broadway (Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife, Spring Awakening) and television (Grey’s Anatomy, Empire Falls). Her films include Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, and Remember Me. She can also be heard on the audiobooks Port Mortuary and The Scarpetta Factor.