Monday, March 30, 2015

Teaser Tuesday 255: Accused

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week I am teasing from Accused by Lisa Scottoline, which I have just finished.

Suddenly they all looked over as the front door of the house opened and three older men in pinstriped suits emerged and strode toward them at a clip so purposeful it could only be billable, like a legal cavalry. The Gardners had lawyered up, but Mary could have told them it wouldn't work. The more outgunned she and Judy were, the more they liked it. You didn't choose to be a lawyer unless you relished a good fight.

(Chapter Eight)

(Rosato & DiNunzio Series #1, a spin-off/continuation of her popular Rosato & Associates series)

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra's parents don't believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love this series...and this author. She has so many different kinds of books, so she is always a favorite.

Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BLUEPRINTS”

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Scottoline has been a favorite of mine since the first book of hers I ever read, Killer Smile, which c=had me greedily hunting down all previous R&A books. One more book and I'll be caught up on this series. ☺

Cleo Bannister said...

This book certainly has a fascinating premise so I want to know more. Thanks for visiting my Tuesday post

Heather said...

Cleo: It was an interesting premise, and this one had a twist I did not see coming. Hope you look up the author and her books!

Alice Audrey said...

I love that billable line.

Laura Thomas said...

Don't you just love her writing. I've been reading her books for a long time. This is on my reading list. Can't wait!
My TT -

JLS Hall said...

I've never read anything by Lisa Scottoline, although I think I've seen her on TV once or twice. This sounds like a series I should check out. Thanks for the teaser.

Heather said...

Alice: Isn't that great?

Laura: I too have been reading her for years. I have one more in this series in Mount TBR, plus two others.

Joy: It's a good series, though I do recommend starting from the beginning -- there are some overlapping story lines, not to mention growth of characters over years.