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(Rosato & DiNunzio #2)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  9,061 ratings  ·  946 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 ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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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

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 boss, Bennie Rosato, has saddled her with a stack of work on behalf of asbestos firms that she's morally opposed to.

To top it off, Aunt Barb's companion
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
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 hi ...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
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
Kelly Woodward
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.
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!
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! :)
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
Naomi Young
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, aclib, read-aloud, series
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.
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
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"The office was quiet, but Judy knew she wouldn’t be the only one in, because lawyers regarded weekends as a chance to work uninterrupted, which was their version of relaxing."
Lisa Scottoline, Betrayed

This is my life. On weekends the phone doesn't ring and you can think about how you are going to get cases ready for trial. Lisa Scottoline has this part of my life as a trial lawyer down pat. Like Judy Carrier I have been an associate with eyes on a partnership and the freedom that goes with it, L
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.
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.
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
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
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 surge
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
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“she wondered if justice was possible in a world full of profoundly evil and damaged human beings, in a veritable universe of damage.”

It disappoints me to say that I did not finish this book. I have loved Lisa Scottoline’s books in the past, but this one did not work for me. Let me explain.

The characters were interesting and well-developed. The mystery grabbed my attention. The writing was fine, but not as good as other books she has written. But the politics in this story were horribly distra
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
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
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....
Patricia Bradley
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Will be back for a more in-depth review when I have more time.
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?!
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read in the Rosato & DiNunzio or Rosato & Associates series where Judy Carrier is the main focus. I have not read all of the Rosato & Associates books so it is very likely I missed a lot of history with Judy.

Judy tries to prove to Bennie that she is a worthy associate and possibly partner material by working on 75 cases against an asbestos company. A lot work with very little reward. While dealing with this massive caseload, she also has to deal with her
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I really had mixed thoughts about 'Betrayed' by Lisa Scottoline. The mystery itself is interesting, it isn't particularly hard to solve but it is interesting and the reader does feel a connection to Judy and her family. Where my frustration comes in, has to do with some of the obvious inconsistencies and comparisons used throughout the book that either the author, editor, or reviewer should have caught at some point during the publishing process. The inconsistencies detract from the book; or at ...more
Judy 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 l
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I got this book free from Firstreads. This is my honest review.

Lawyer and defender of the underdog, Judy Carrier, finds herself with a plate full of trouble. Her boss wants her to take on defense of a class action suit that she believes is unfair, her beloved aunt is having surgery for breast cancer, her boyfriend is proving to be more self-involved than she can accept, her mother seems to find more and more to criticize about Judy, and her aunt's best friend, Iris Juarez, is found dead from an
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Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 30 novels, including her #1 bestselling, AFTER ANNA. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, h ...more

Other books in the series

Rosato & DiNunzio (6 books)
  • Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio, #1)
  • Corrupted (Rosato & DiNunzio, #3)
  • Damaged
  • Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio, #5)
  • Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio, #6)
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