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Mistaken Identity (Rosato and Associates #4)

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Lisa Scottoline continues to enthrall a growing legion of critics and fans with her superb talent for creating gripping, unpredictable stories that rival the best of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Richard North Patterson. Filled with twisting plots, unforgettable flesh-and-blood characters, and absorbing dramatic tension, her previous national bestsellers have propelled he ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 3rd 1999 by Harper (first published 1998)
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Asghar Abbas

A lackluster offering. The only thing memorable was when someone drove a car up the courthouse steps. It was unintentionally funny. Sad mostly.

Only reason this is being reviewed is that I was reading this when we ruled the wastelands.
Terri Lynn
I am really loving this series about the all female law firm of Rosato and Associates even though I did get started by reading the most current book and have now gone back to read the earlier stories. Each one features either a story about Bennie Rosato or Mary DiNunzio, lawyers in Philadelphia. Of course their associate Judy Carrier is in each book (Mary's best friend). I often find Mary to be an idiot and she gets tiresome with the Catholic guilt and her cowardice.

Bennie is content and happy
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Kwoomac
Feb 06, 2011 Kwoomac rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, mystery
The author is a lawyer, main character, Bennie, is a lawyer. She is cold and pretty unlikable. Too tough. This book is about her family, dying mother, missing father, twin sister she didn't know she had. Plot is a little hard to follow. Lots of vague references and very little detail. Bennie learns that family isn't about blood connections but about commitment, love, blah blah blah. Her real family is her boyfriend, her dog, and her staff.
JBradford
Dec 26, 2008 JBradford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another of Lisa Scottoline's novels about Bennie Rosato and her all-woman law firm, and is a prequel of sorts to Dead Ringer, which I had already read, inasmuch as this is the book in which Bennie finds out that she has a twin sister--who happens to be coming up for trial on a murder case and wants to hire Bennie to represent her. Part of the issue is that Bennie is not all that sure that the woman in question, Alice Connolly, really is her sister, and another part is that Bennie becomes ...more
Debbie Maskus
Sep 08, 2009 Debbie Maskus rated it really liked it
This is an interesting story about twins-the good one and the bad one. In this story, Bennie Rosato, is asked to defend a woman accused of murdering her lover. The problem is that the accused killer may be Bennie's twin. As in the past, the story centers on corrupt policemen, as Bennie and her all female law firm, rush to develop the case for Alice Connolly. The story has the ups and downs of a rollercoaster, as Bennie's mother dies, and as Bennie's father enteres her life. The huge question is ...more
Msjodi777
All right! I admit it... I listened to an abridged version of this book, simply because there does not seem to be an unabridged audio version, and I had to listen to it so I could knit. Unlike the last book I read Kisscut by Karin Slaughter, this one was pretty light. I also liked the narrator a lot better than the one reading Kisscut if only because she just fit better. Just what I needed after Kisscut <><
Kristine
I've read almost all of Lisa Scottoline's book--and loved them for the fast pacing and twists--but this one just dragged. I forced myself to get to the end (a nagging question I yearned to find the answer to) but not without skipping a few chapters.
KayLee
Aug 23, 2010 KayLee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.5) Awesome in the begginning, but I kind of lost focus during the end...
Savannah Hendricks
Nice story that kept me wanting to read more.
Allan McLeod
Mar 05, 2017 Allan McLeod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another intriguing Scottoline yarn with interesting target characters. I've read many of her novels; none has disappointed.
Helen Lind
Jan 05, 2017 Helen Lind rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written story that really grabbed me. But 550+ pages? She probably could have told this tale in 400.
Cnelsonquilt
Mar 06, 2017 Cnelsonquilt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best of her books so far. Did not see that ending coming!
Lareg Enid
I'm surprised that this is Lisa Scottoline's book in one of her series. It's not as entertaining/mind twisting. Most of all, the ending FAILED the whole story. Hope it gets better next time
Dick Ulmer
Dec 10, 2016 Dick Ulmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Back to the unabridged. Much better.
Chris
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

I am really loving this series about the all female law firm of Rosato and Associates even though I did get started by reading the most current book and have now gone back to read the earlier stories. Each one features either a story about Bennie Rosato or Mary DiNunzio, lawyers in Philadelphia. Of course their as
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Jonathan
Sep 11, 2013 Jonathan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: John Grisham- or legal thriller-fans in general.
THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.
IF YOU WANT NO ASPECT OF THE PLOT GIVEN AWAY, READ THE BOOK BEFORE THE REVIEW.


Well, well, well...

'Mistaken Identity' is a typical legal thriller,with an interesting plot, to begin with. The author has created a set of characters whose actions promise to unveil a greater truth in the end- to, somehow, contribute to the story that flows smoothly and with suspense. There are some surprises, there is a lot of mystery, and all the separate 'stories' that unfold
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Patti
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Dyana
Oct 10, 2015 Dyana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read from Lisa Scottoline. For me this was a riveting thriller, and I enjoyed the tight courtroom scenes in the second half of the book.

The founder of the all-female law firm Rosato and Associates, Bennie Rosato, gets a call from a prison inmate who has been waiting over a year for trial which occurs in a week. Bennie specializes in prosecuting police for misconduct. Alice Connolly has been accused of murdering a policeman named Anthony Della Porta who also happened to be her lover
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Robert Beveridge
Lisa Scottoline, Mistaken Identity (Harper, 1999)

Three pages into Lisa Scottoline's sixth novel, Mistaken Identity, I wasn't sure I was going to make it to page ten. Scottoline opens the novel with her protagonist, Bennie Rosato, walking into the county prison where her newest client is in residence, mentally rattling off statistics that we've all heard a million times, most of which are, to say the least, on shaky ground as far as their worth is concerned. It is a horrible opening; thankfully,
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Agos Caro
Dec 21, 2015 Agos Caro rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2016
Empecé este libro sin ninguna expectativa y, ni siquiera sabía de qué iba al momento que lo comencé a leer, y creo que gracias a eso (o a lo muy poco que sabía al respecto) se me hizo bastante llevadera y atrapante la lectura. Si el libro es la cuarta entrega de una saga de once libros, o no, no tengo idea. En ningún momento tuve ni un solo problema con la trama o alguno de los personajes, me encanta la forma de escribir de Lisa, no tengo conocimiento alguno de si ella ha estudiado abogacía o mu ...more
Tamara Peterson
Sep 24, 2016 Tamara Peterson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Do not read this! It's constant horrible language. I'm disappointed in Scottaline. Her other books weren't like this. What gives?
John Marsh
Dec 26, 2014 John Marsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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J
Jun 22, 2011 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
BEWARE. I DON'T FLAG SPOILERS. BUT I DON'T PUT MY REVIEWS OUT ON ANY FEED, EITHER.

I've read the books out of order. This is the one where Bennie mets her sister for the first time -- defends her, successfully in fact, in a murder trial. To that point, Bennie had not even known she had a twin -- as she was raised alone by her mom, who due to mental-health issues, did not ever disclose Bennie's full family history (and specifically the fact that the mom had borne twin girls, given one up, and actu
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Mackenzie
Jun 14, 2009 Mackenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought-used-new, 2009
Mistaken Identity is the first book I've read by Lisa Scottoline. My parents bought three books by Scottoline at the local used book store, so I had three to choose from. I chose Mistaken Identity because the whole might-be-twins thing intrigues me. After reading one of Beverly Barton's books about twins I've been very interested in reading others that may be somewhat similar.

I really liked this book, partly because it wasn't like the typical plot lines that I usually read. This one was slightly
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Jerry
Jul 24, 2010 Jerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bennie's Twin or Not? Just one of the good mysteries herein...

Here we have Scottoline's sixth offering, and no exception to a repertoire that only improves as it enlarges. In this book, (Ms.) Bennie Rosato herself enjoys the limelight occupied by her associates Mary and Judy from other stories (although they both appear with small parts herein); so it's nice we finally get to learn much more about the principal herself. Moreover, the author baits our hook in chapter 1 that the murder defendant,
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Susan Johnson
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Jennie  Veazey
Nov 29, 2016 Jennie Veazey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the unabridged version. The best!
Susan
Dec 04, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My last Rosato book until Scottoline writes a new one. In the Rosato series, Bennie is my least favorite character, but I enjoyed this one. Bennie is confronted with the most challenging and most personal case of her legal career. Although Bennie is an expert on police corruption, this particular case makes her question everything she has learned as a criminal attorney, and everyone she considers to be family. Bennie is called to defend an inmate, Alice Connolly, who is behind bars at the Philad ...more
Tammi Looney
Dec 15, 2016 Tammi Looney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very engaging mystery. Female characters in this story were tough as nails and didn't shy away from adversity or danger. This book was 4th in a series and I plan to back track and read those before and also read those after it. The ending left you wondering what might be in store for the main character Bennie Rosato later down the road. I enjoyed this mystery and had no idea "who dunnit" till it was revealed! Looking forward to more from this series!
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Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 28 novels, including her latest, ONE PERFECT LIE, which releases in April 2017. Her previous emotional thriller, MOST WANTED, has been optioned for a TV series. Lisa also co-authors a bestselling series of humorous memoir with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, which is based on their weekly Philadelphia In ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Rosato and Associates (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Everywhere That Mary Went (Rosato & Associates, #1)
  • Legal Tender (Rosato & Associates, #2)
  • Rough Justice (Rosato & Associates, #3)
  • Moment of Truth (Rosato & Associates, #5)
  • The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, #6)
  • Courting Trouble (Rosato & Associates, #7)
  • Dead Ringer (Rosato & Associates, #8)
  • Killer Smile (Rosato & Associates, #9)
  • Lady Killer (Rosato & Associates, #10)
  • Think Twice (Rosato & Associates, #11)

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