Mary DiNunzio has just made partner in the all-female law firm at which she works in Philadelphia. She's also agreed to marry her boyfriend, Anthony, although she's having doubts about the union. When wealthy teenager Allegra Gardner wants Mary to act as her counsel to help her discover who murdered her older sister, Fiona, six years ago, Mary agrees. She feels an emotional bond with Allegra and would also love the challenge of the case. Allegra believes that Lonnie Stall, the man in prison for Fiona's murder, is innocent. However, Mary and her associate, Judy Carrier, face an uphill battle because Allegra's parents are against her plans and believe that Fiona's killer is in prison. As Mary investigates the case, part of her believes that Allegra could be right, but she has doubts about Allegra's state of mind after talking to her parents. Will Mary be able to find peace in her personal life while helping Allegra? Accused is the latest novel in the Rosato and Associates series. It will be published in October.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Jodi and Todd have been a couple for over twenty years. Todd is a wealthy property developer with a wandering eye. Jodi is a psychotherapist working out of their Chicago condo with a view of Lake Michigan. In a couple of months, Jodi will murder Todd. This is the premise of The Silent Wife. What follows is the unraveling of their relationship--in part because of Todd's affair with his best friend's college-age daughter. Told from both Jodi's and Todd's points of view, the story gives the reader insight on how both characters feel about themselves and each other. I enjoyed the novel because of its Chicago setting and the unfolding story of a failed relationship, leading to such a desperate and violent act. Give to readers who enjoyed Gone Girl, although I enjoyed this book much more. It will be published next month.