I’m back with another installment of the ‘Waiting on Wednesdays’, a weekly event hosted by Jill, from ‘Breaking the Spine’. Our WoWs showcase forthcoming books that us bloggers are eager to read. Today, I have chosen Corrupted!, by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press, October 27, 2015).
What a title, one that I feel needs an exclamation point when I write it. Corrupted is the latest novel by Lisa Scottoline, as part of the all-female Rosato and DiNunzio series (#3). I’d say this is more of a “loose” series, where you can read the books out of order and not get lost. I chose this title because a.) I really enjoy Lisa Scottoline’s work and b.) because I’m reading one of her books right now (Every Fifteen Minutes, St. Martin’s Press, 2015). I knew she had a forthcoming novel coming out, and after reading many of the books separate from this series, I felt the “need” to get back into the world of Bennie Rosato and friends. Now, I have to say that the Rosato and DiNunzio series is a spin-off of the popular Rosato and Associates series – same cast of characters, same type of novels. It’s a great series of crime fiction/legal drama that draws you in with fun characters – you get to know them and their families.
Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn’t like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn’t free Jason, and to this day it’s the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn’t been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn’t know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures–of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.
Looks like a good one! What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Link below if can.