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(Rosato & DiNunzio #2)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  11,554 ratings  ·  1,126 reviews
The women of Rosato & Associates return, after the relaunch of the series that started with Accused. This second entry, Betrayed, stars Judy Carrier, who has had the starring role in only one previous Rosato book. When Betrayed opens, Judy Carrier finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her best friend, Mary DiNunzio, has just become partner and is about to become a bri ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Press
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Asteropê This is #2 of the series. If you want to read this series from the beginning, than you should start with "Accused" -…moreThis is #2 of the series. If you want to read this series from the beginning, than you should start with "Accused" -

This series, though seems to be a continuation of another, longer series. So if you want to start further back than you should be reading the "Rosato and Associates" -
Book 1 being "Everywhere That Mary Went" -

The character Mary DiNunzio is in both series. Chronologically, the stories in "Rosato and Associates" occur before those in the "Rosato & DiNunzio" series. In "Rosato and Associates," for example she is not yet a partner at her law firm (at least not in the beginning), whereas in this series she is.

That being said, the author probably wrote them in such a way that reading the previous series of 1-11 books is not necessary. I've even seen people reading books in this series out of order and they, according to their reviews, didn't seem to suffer from it. (less)

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May 31, 2015 rated it it was ok

2.5 stars

In this 2nd book in the 'Rosato and DiNunzio' series, attorney Judy Carrier helps her Aunt Barb look for a killer. The book can be read as a standalone.


Judy Carrier, an attorney with Philadelphia's Rosato & Associates law firm, is having a rough time.

Her beloved Aunt Barb, diagnosed with breast cancer, is preparing for a double mastectomy.

Judy's experiencing friction with her mom, who's in town to help Barb. Judy's boyfriend Frank is behaving like a clueless lout. And Judy's b
In theory, I am a big fan of this author and really admired her series about the all-women law firm in Philadelphia. However, this is by far the weakest entry. Judy Carrier, previously a very appealing character, does nothing in this book besides whine and complain about her family situation, her professional situation, and her boyfriend - oh, and put herself in danger (which one could argue is required if one is investigating a murder, although she should use some common sense). In addition, sh ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a courtroom/lawyer thriller, and this is 2nd book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series. This book was not what I was thinking it would be, but it was so much better. I loved this Rosato and DiNunzio book one, and I cannot wait to read book 3. I listen to the audiobook of this book, and the audiobook was very good. (*)
Oct 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
As much as I have loved Scottoline, I won't be reading any more of the Rosato & DiNunzio series, but will just stick with her stand-alone books. The juvenile, tweenish behavior of these "lawyers" is beyond annoying. At the beginning I became highly irritated....Judy is a lawyer, not a 12 year old....but this is her dialogue in response to her Aunt's cancer....Her aunt tells her she has stage 2 cancer and Judy thinks "Stage II sounded terrifying, though she wasn't about to ask what was the highes ...more
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars I won this book from Goodreads for an honest review - so here goes... I have read other books by Ms. Scottoline and have liked the writing. For me, this book just lacked in many ways. I felt the writing/prose was a bit juvenile as well as the main character. Judy is supposed to be a top notch lawyer and at times sounded and acted like she was a teenager. I just didn't connect with her. Her boyfriend was ridiculous and childish. There was a lot going on and I felt it took away from the ...more
Ellen Moore
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This was an excellent book! I like Lisa Scottoline as an author and was pleased to win an advanced reader's copy from Goodreads. This book was different from others I have read in the Rosato and Associates series since it focused on Judy rather than Mary. It was interesting to learn more about Judy's family and her boyfriend and to observe how she worked in the firm. There was lots of action and suspense and questions to be answered throughout the story. I recommend it to persons who enjoy legal ...more
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I forgot I wasn't going to read this author again. Remembered really quick when I started reading. Two stars is overly generous but I really can't go so far as to say I didn't like it. Although, now that I think about it I'm wondering why I bothered to finish it.

the writing isn't great - actually I felt like the author has really "dumbed" down her plots, her characters, pretty much everything. Really no one in the books acts with any maturity. Inconsistencies abound. the dialogue feels meant fo
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Always enjoy Scottoline, there were some interesting plot twists, BUT I hated the main character, Judy, an immature, crybaby!
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
What has happened to Lisa Scottoline? I thought the last book I read was an anomaly--poorly written, feeling like Scottoline phoned it in. It happens. But this one was the same: it felt as if it were written by an adoring assistant, attempting to channel Scottoline's usual sass and plotting skills.

Here's what I kept thinking, as I was reading: Whoever wrote this needs an aggressive editor, because the level of sophistication hovered around the level of a Nancy Drew book. There were also misspell
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
Judy Carrier is mad at her happy-go-lucky, but self-centered boyfriend Frank and her boss, Bennie Rosato for asking her to work settlements for 75 asbestos cases for the corporation. But all of this takes a back seat to her aunt's breast cancer and pending mastectomy. When the aunt's closest friend, an illegal Mexican immigrant, dies shortly after meeting Judy and her mother, the aunt and Judy start asking questions. Judy quickly gets in over her head, and is attacked as others, including the lo ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Read the first 50 pages and jumped ship. The writing is overly simplistic and inconsistent; the main character sounds like a lawyer at times (which she is) but at other times like a precocious middle schooler. The "mystery" was just getting started when I gave up, and I considered sticking around to give the plot a chance, but I hated the writing too much to continue.

Note: I received a free review copy of this book at BookCon.
Samantha Canesi
Aug 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
So I picked up an advanced reader copy of this at Book Con. Now it's the first time I've ever had an opportunity to acquire advanced copies so I grabbed everything I could without thinking about it to much. I mention this because after getting home and having a moment to go through the books I realized this was a genre I didn't really care for and it wasn't the first book in the series. That being said I felt there was an unwritten agreement that by taking the free advanced copy I agreed to read ...more
♡ Kim ♡
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Now, I am ready to start reading Corrupted! :)
Naomi Young
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aclib, series, 2014, read-aloud
This book, alas, realizes a great fear I've had ever since Scottoline announced last year that she planned to release 3 new books a year: One Rosato & Associates; one non-series novel; and one compilation of columns/essays.

Even though I know am a part of the maw of demand that screams for more from our favorite writers, I'm begging the industry to STOP. STOP asking authors who don't have the natural bent to write by the ton (e.g., not Nora Roberts, Barbara Cartland, G.K. Chesterton or P.G. Wode
Una Tiers
Jan 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
What a poor excuse for a thriller. Horrible horrible dialogue, repetition and unlikeable characters.
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Life happens is what I thought while reading this book. We think we know how we will react to happenings in our life but until they are encountered we just do not know for sure. Judy is uncertain about what is occurring in her life and what is occurring around her. Is she where she wants to be and if she is not, what is she going to do about it. Although her reaction as well as response may appear immature and make the reader go, huh, it was not enough to turn this reader off from reading hte ne ...more
Patrice Hoffman
This book was quite the thrill ride especially towards the end. Betrayed follows the story of Judy Carrier and associate with Rosato & Associates. This novel is the second installment in the Rosato and DiNunzio series. I read this novel while in my daily confessional... and it was highly entertaining.

Because I'm familiar with this author and some of the other guest appearances in the book. Judy Carrier is given the news from her aunt Barb that she's battling breast cancer and will need surgery s
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Good murder mystery. I always enjoy a Lisa Scottoline book. Lots of twists and turns in this action packed book.
Terri Lynn
This is the latest in the Rosato & DiNunzio series which is the follow-up series to the Rosato & Associates series and both series feature the same characters doing the same things as always. The only difference is that Mary DiNunzio is now a partner and not just an associate anymore.

I enjoyed the book. It was focused on Judy Carrier this time. Personally I think that the author tossed everything but the kitchen sink at Judy and overdid it somewhat. The storyline got a bit too busy with Judy fac
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Philadelphia law firm of Rosato and DiNunzio, Judy Carrier is an associate, and as such, must often take cases that are unappealing to her.

Such an assignment has just landed in the form of seventy-five asbestos cases referred from a big New York firm...and her job will be to defend the damages portion.

Before she is caught up in the cases, Judy and one of the partners, Mary DiNunzio, who is her best friend, have been shopping for wedding dresses for Mary's upcoming wedding. But then Judy i
Another terrific story from Lisa Scottoline. I had to reduce my rating by one star because I felt that the chase chapters were too long and dragged out.

Judy's aunt has discovered breast cancer and having an operation and her mother is caring for her. Judy's aunt has a good friend, Iris, who was found dead in her car and this starts a chain reaction of events right up to murderers and drug dealers.

Meanwhile her mother drops a bomb on her regarding things that happened when she was born. And to to
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This installment of the Rosato & DiNunzio series features lawyer, Judy Carrier. A unique story of family, friendship, and drugs that keeps you guessing. From illegal immigrants to family decisions made years ago, this is an enjoyable, well written story. 6 out of 10.
Judy D Collins
Lisa Scottoline returns with BETRAYED (Rosato & DiNunzio Series #2), and as usual, there is always much drama surrounding these gals, Judy Carrier and Mary DeNunzio in personal as well as their business lives.

Judy, an attorney with Rosato & Associates, Philadelphia's premier all-female law firm is caught up in the investigation of the mysterious death of a housekeeper, Iris Juarez, an illegal immigrant, of her favorite Aunt Barb (who also has been diagnosed with breast cancer). Barb loved thi
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Sometimes being a librarian pays off as I got this as an ARC. This is a Rosato and Associates Novel which reunites readers with Judy Carrier and Mary DeNunzio. This time out, Judy gets center stage as she becomes involved with trying to discover who murdered Iris--a dear friend of her aunt Barb's who also happens to be an undocumented worker. Unfortunately, Scottoline may have tried to crowd too much into this book--a mystery, a story about the difficulties of being an illegal alien in the U.S., ...more
Aug 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was a good read.
This series #1 ACCUSED was little light touch story that's almost like a comedy with the characters. But this book has totally changed. Very thrilling. Last half of book was non-stop.
Main character of this book, Judy was so full of her mind with her ton of her job, family emergency, her relationship with her boyfriend and suspicious death. And unexpected truth. Full course.
But on the mystery part, it was easy to guess what was coming next. I expected some twist though
Agnes (BookBubbe)
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, suspenseful, twists, love and just a great story. Judy, a lawyer, loves her Aunt Barb and when she find out she has cancer, will do anything to make her life better. But in caring about her aunt, the mystery starts when her aunt's housekeeper, Iris, is found dead. Ruled as a heart attack, Judy cant help but think there is more to it than that.....and therefore, she is determined to find out the truth.

In doing so, she also finds out the truth about herself....
Kristen Dutkiewicz
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Judy is a friend and associate of Mary DiNunzio (who just starred in the last book I finished!). Judy has a lot on her plate, and her Aunt Barb just told her she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Things become even more complicated when Barb’s close friend and caretaker is suddenly murdered. Will Judy be able to handle all this or stretch herself too thin?

I was more interested in Judy’s family than really the storyline itself. Overall I’d say it was an easy read but I have read better from Scotto
Ashley Daviau
I was expecting to thoroughly enjoy this book after liking the first one in the series so much but I ended up being disappointed by this one. I just really dislike Judy as a character, she really really gets on my nerves and it made it REALLY hard to enjoy this book and get through it. I thought the story lacked a lot of the punch that the first one had, it was just so lacklustre. And did I mention how much Judy annoys me?!
(****review of the audio book)
This book was not as good as the first one. I thought the characters are poorly developed. There also seemed to be too much drama crammed into the end of book. I think that author should ahve included Allegra more in this book.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars rounded up to 4 for Goodreads
If you have been following my reviews, then you know I have been listening to the Rosato & DiNunzio (R&D) series and really enjoying it. Yes, I have been listening to them out of order- but that was not my fault: I won a copy of Damaged via a Goodreads giveaway. Damaged sounded interesting and I did not know it was part of a series. Ove
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Lisa Scottoline is a #1 bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of 33 novels. Her books are book-club favorites, and Lisa and her daughter Francesca Serritella have hosted an annual Big Book Club Party for over a thousand readers at her Pennsylvania farm, for the past twelve years. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America, and her reviews of fiction and non-fiction have appear ...more

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