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Dead Wrong

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
LAPD Captain Josie Corsino selects a trusted and talented sergeant, Kyle Richards, to supervise a task force in the Hollywood division. When Richards is involved in a shooting, killing an unlikely burglary suspect, he's reluctant to be candid about his relationship with the man. Even while detectives search Richards' mysterious past, exposing her division to fiery ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 2013 by The Permanent Press
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Apr 13, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it
Captain Josie Corsino, of the LAPD’s Hollywood station, is a pleasingly real, intelligent and flawed protagonist. She’s a great cop but knows she knows she owes her promotion as much to being female as anything else. She’s a good friend, wise to the skills and weaknesses of her crew. She’s a loving mother, balancing a need to boot the son out of the nest with a longing to see him succeed. And she’s a faithful wife, for all that she’s tempted to stray, and feels herself let down by a husband who ...more
Barbara Mitchell
Apr 23, 2013 Barbara Mitchell rated it really liked it
This is Dial's second book in the Josie Corsino series. The first one, Fallen Angels, was a book I enjoyed a year ago. LAPD Capt. Josie Corsino is a character who embodies all of women's torn emotions about job v. family. She has worked hard to reach the rank of captain and loves her job despite some of the other officers she has to deal with daily. For instance, her boss who demands daily reports but never reads them. She then calls Corsino to tell her off for not notifying her of things that ...more
Gloria Feit
Oct 01, 2013 Gloria Feit rated it liked it
The author’s bona fides are evident from the first page of this, her fourth novel, and the second in the Josie Corsino series: Connie Dial had 27 years of varied experience as a member of the LAPD, including undercover work, narcotics detective, Internal Affairs surveillance officer, watch commander and captain. And her protagonist, Josie Corsino, is an LAPD captain, trying to juggle that demanding job with that of wife and mother, and not always succeeding. After 20 years in the DA’s office, ...more
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May 31, 2013 Leanne Kale sparks rated it liked it
Strong female cop in charge, works hard to exonerate a fellow cop while struggling to believe he did not intentionally shot another cop, all the while fighting the urge to have a fling with him. I liked the mystery, but was able to figure out the 'whodunnit' as the key players were introduced. The ending was more of a "I knew it," and less "wow, that was a cool twist." The relationship between Josie and her husband, Jake, was very touching, and I got the sense of a lifelong commitment, and the ...more
Apr 21, 2013 Dan rated it really liked it
I received this Advance Reader Copy (ARC) through the LibraryThing Early Review Program.
I enjoyed reading this 255 page police drama. It involves protagonist Captain Josie Corsino in the author's second novel. What kept me reading was the covert undercover operation about half way into the story. The reader is brought along from the beginning of the operation and is progressed step-by-step, gathering key information about the suspects targeted until eventually an arrest could be made. I found th
Apr 04, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
**Please note that I received this book for free from Goodreads First-reads**

A solid 3.5 stars. This was a great little book, and a fast and easy read. It felt a lot like reading an episode of Law and Order or NCIS. While the characters werent very developed, they are definitely relatable in the context of the story. Dial does a nice job of leaving subtle clues without revealing too much, too soon. The book had a nice pace and some interesting twists and turns throughout the story.

Overall, this
Apr 20, 2016 Kay rated it it was amazing
What a good police procedural! It's got everything right--characters who are alive on the page, plot that is tight, lean, clean sentences and themes of capturing corrupt cops and of balancing a cop career and a husband and family. Want to read a lot more Connie Dial ... imagine being a 27-year veteran of LAPD, Hollywood division commanding officer and being able to write like an angel as well! Ah, an editor and journalist pre-policewoman ... so glad I found this one!
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Dec 28, 2013 Chi Dubinski rated it really liked it
Captain Josie Corsino of the LAPD is farced with the possibility that Kyle Richards, her trusted sergeant heading a burglary task force, is lying about his involvement in a shooting of another police officer. The author, a 27 year veteran police officer, shows the complicated workings of police department relationships and politics, and an unflinching look at the damage inflicted to officers home lives. This is the second in the series.
Jun 20, 2013 angelofmine1974 rated it it was ok
I received this book through Early Reviewers giveaway. The premise of this book is a cop is shot dead by another cop and his captain must investigate why the dead cop was out in the alley late at night. What turns out is a bunch of twists and turns and tons of lies and deceit. I thought this book was okay.

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May 23, 2016 3 no 7 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book, and I liked it. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that I am not a big fan of reading novels with lots of bad cops, and lost of cops with family problems. There were just too many people with too many problems There wasn't anyone to like. I really, really tried to like Josie, but her family life was just too out of control, and that, with everything else going on, did not make 5 stars.

David Marshall
Mar 16, 2013 David Marshall rated it really liked it
This is a very impressive police procedural and well worth reading. Although I do have a reservation about the book, it's not something that detracts from it as written. It would simply have improve the book to a 5 star status if there had been the relevant element.
May 19, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
Great story! Lots of twists and turns with a fast paced writing style. Very believable characters and real world issues.
Apr 25, 2013 Bill rated it really liked it
A terrific procedural in the mode of Joseph Wambaugh. Lots of realistic dialogue and insights into why law enforcement officers have personal relationship problems. Well worth reading.
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Nov 16, 2013 Nancy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A mystery that goes through the motions without being especially engaging.
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May 21, 2013 Joyce Terranoa rated it liked it
hard to get into at first. A lot of rambling. Could have been a different ending.
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This series gets better as it progresses!
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Connie Dial is 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Prior to joining the force in 1969, she worked as a journalist and a reporter/photographer for a chain of newspapers in the San Gabriel Valley.

She currently resides in Southern California with her husband, retired Police Detective Jon Dial and their two Yorkshire Terriers named Bogart and Bacall.
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