By Lisa Scottoline
New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning writer Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction whilst she brought her all-female legislations enterprise of Rosato & affiliates, exciting readers together with her twisty, fast moving plots and taking pictures their hearts together with her forged of sturdy and relatable woman characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy service, and Anne Murphy are again with all cylinders firing in Accused.
Mary Dinuzio has simply been promoted to accomplice and is ready to tackle her most unique case but, dropped at the enterprise by means of a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was once murdered six years in the past, and it gave the impression of an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, used to be noticeable fleeing the scene; his blood used to be on Fiona and her blood used to be on him; so much damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded in charge. yet Allegra believes Lonnie is blameless and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner kin is among the strongest within the state and Allegra's mom and dad don't think in reopening the case, so taking it on is dicy. however the Rosato & affiliates enterprise can by no means face up to an underdog. was once justice relatively served all these years in the past? it's going to take a crew of unstoppable girl attorneys, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to determine.
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Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1) by Lisa Scottoline