Lisa Scottoline’s Latest Legal Thriller: Corrupted

23 Sep

Gripping legal thriller that humanizes people caught up in the justice system as juveniles. I haven’t read any of Lisa Scottoline’s Rosato & DiNunzio series previously but thoroughly enjoyed this. Bennie Rosato, a hard-boiled attorney, was unable to help her client when, as a boy, he was committed to juvenile detention. Now, as he stands accused of murder, she fights to ensure that justice is done. The personal and legal stories are told in a series of flashbacks. The descriptions of the law and the trials are well-done in a vivid and accessible manner.
Some aspects of the underlying story are based on reality – where kids were shipped off to a detention center and the judge who did the sentencing received kickbacks. Ms. Scottoline deftly arouses our sympathy for both the murderer and the victim, and keeps the reader engaged throughout. A must read for fans of legal thrillers.



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