Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline
Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
Date Read: February 2014
Mary DiNunzio is strong, smart, and she's got plenty of attitude. In recent years, she's become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office is Trish Gambone, her high school rival. Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She's terrified of her live-in boyfriend, who's an abusive, gun-toting drug dealer for the South Philly mob. There's only one problem—Mary remembers the guy, too, and had a major crush on him.
Before Mary knows it, Trish vanishes. Then a dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare. She goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and on the way, finds new love in a very unexpected place. But before the novel's shocking surprise ending, Mary is forced to confront some very uncomfortable truths about her own past, and the profound effects of lifelong love—and hate.
Series: Rosato & Associates #10
Listened for Fun (Library)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline was my first book by this author and it was a hit for me.
Story Thoughts: I admit that the best part of this story was that the main character(Mary DiNunzio). The fact that she has to help her high school nemesis (Trish Gambone) out of a pickle is just icing on the cake. How many of us have hoped to “be better” than the ones who bullied us in High School only to find out that we didn’t really want them suffering (at least not anything drastic)? I have been there so I identified with Mary’s journey in this story. The action was great. The case was twisty. I have a new series to add to my TBR (Clearly I read these out of order as this was book 10)
Character Thoughts: I loved Mary! Seriously I could totally identify with being good at your job but not wanting to overstep where you are because of fear of being deficient. She is just brilliant but doesn’t realize her brilliance. I am glad that those around her (sans her boss but I think even she does) see how talented she is! I loved all the side character too (even the mean girl club). Lisa Scottoline evidently knows how to write good characters.
Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat / Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
I am always shocked when an audiobook circa anything before 2010 is done really well. However other than some music ques (which always get on my nerves) this one was done really well. Barbara had a great voice for Mary and Co. The pacing was excellent and the “feel” of the story was real. I enjoyed this one on audio.
Final Thoughts: Clearly you can read these books out of order and find them enjoyable. I will be reading more in this series!
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