Betrayed

Betrayed

A Rosato & Associates Novel

Book - 2014
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"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 bride, leaving Judy vaguely out of sorts. She's not jealous, but she's not happy either and she's wondering where her own career and love life are going. To make matters worse, she is rocked to her emotional foundations when she learns that her beloved Aunt Vicky has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She races to her aunt's side, and so does Judy's mother, only to find that her aunt is dealing with the sudden death of a friend who had been helping her through chemo. The friend, Emelia Juarez, was an undocumented worker at a local farm, but her death doesn't look natural at all, to Judy. Judy begins to investigate, following a path that leads her into an underground world far more dangerous than she ever imagined. Judy has to dig to uncover what happened to Emelia, and at the same time unearth the secrets in her own family"-- Provided by publisher.
"Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home. In the meantime, Judy's own life roils with emotional and professional upheaval. She doesn't play well with her boss, Bennie Rosato, which jeopardizes her making partner at the firm. Not only that, her best friend Mary DiNunzio is planning a wedding, leaving Judy feeling left behind, as well as newly unhappy in her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Frank. Judy sets her own drama aside and begins an investigation of Iris's murder, then discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. She finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability. Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt -- but it comes at a terrible price. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250027702
1250027705
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 25 cm.

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cherymcginness
Apr 24, 2017

Girl finds her mother is really her aunt. Aunt is her mother.

sunmist18 Sep 27, 2016

This was my first Scottoline book. I give it solid 4🌟s.
Very well written. Easy to follow. The book has few interesting twists. I've added Scottoline to my favorite authors list.

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LaShawnaM
Aug 13, 2016

I listened to the audio book version of Betrayed during a road trip and the miles flew by. I almost hated stopping for bathroom breaks. :)

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colleenmmm
Aug 12, 2016

A little different from other Scottolini mysteries and I liked the depth. I am familiar with the geographic setting, which helped.

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Eil_1
Jun 30, 2016

This was a fast-moving, quick read, with revelations that are surprising. Enjoyed "Don't Go", "Corrupted" and "Devil's Corner" much more.

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bookpusher
Aug 16, 2015

I liked the book, good story line, but I really want the ensemble cast back! I don't like that the entire book is focused on just 1 lawyer. I miss the old style!

Djeremay Jul 27, 2015

Good pacing, lots of plot twists & an ending you won't see coming! Awesome read.

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foxylady31
May 12, 2015

Totally enjoyed this book. my first Rosato & Assoc. but I intend to pursue others. I thought the story was very exciting and I like the way Judy dealt with all the things in her personal life as well as her involvement in solving this case.

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writermala
May 05, 2015

I thought "Betrayed" was the story of Iris's betrayal of Judy's aunt Barbara's trust and love. It was on some level; but it was much more. The betrayal involved Aunt Barb and Judy's mom too. Judy Carrier fights all sorts of odds and the book tells remarkably the story of this fight. I couldn't put it down.

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22950004980520
Feb 07, 2015

I am a big fan of the Rosato & Assoc series, but frankly, Judy is probably the most boring character and the story was really weak. I only stuck through to the end because I am a fan.

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