Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio #1) by Lisa Scottoline

Firstly,  happy Independence Day to all my Amazon friends.
A while back I had a great run of absolutely wonderful books  –  all four to five star reads. Well now I seem to be having a run of mediocre reads, with Accused by Lisa Scottoline being the latest.
Accused by Lisa Scottoline
Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio, #1) 

Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)

EXCERPT: ‘I’m here about my sister. Her name was Fiona and she was murdered six years ago at a party at my father’s new offices. . . The thing is, I believe they sent the wrong man to jail.’

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra’s parents don’t believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out.

MY THOUGHTS: 2.5 stars

I am in a bit of a quandary about this book. It was easy to listen to, didn’t strain my brain, and was reasonably enjoyable. It is not something that I am going to remember. I am not going to rush out to read the next in the series, but if I came across it when I had a gap in my reading schedule, I possibly would read it. If nothing else was available.

There were a few things that irked me. A lot of the behavior of the characters was stereotyped. The behavior of Mary, who has just been made partner in a legal firm, and Judy is often childish and I found myself wondering just how old Mary is… Her behavior and comments are often unacceptable. They were, perhaps, meant to be humorous, but they certainly didn’t strike me that way. I did like Mary’s name for her mother-in-law to be, Elvirus, but she too was very much stereotyped.

Overall, a very average read/ listen.

I listened to the audiobook of Accused by Lisa Scottoline, narrated by Katherine Fenton and published by Headline. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

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