“Plot twists aplenty raise the stakes.” —People Magazine


Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues—ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.


Lisa Scottoline is one of those writers who is high on my go to authors when I’m in the mood for a good mystery as she has yet to disappoint.

Her latest is no exception as she offers up a new entry into her Rosato & DiNunzio series with the criminal element exposed and ready to do whatever it takes to bury those secrets before they find the light of day in yet another one of her cleverly written novels. Scottoline slowly unwinds all the elements and leaves it nearly to the end before you finally unearth the truth in this fast paced thriller that brings new meaning to the phrase “guessing to the end”.

She delves into some interesting ethical issues as you have two law partners whose clients have a complicated connection to each other and the firm. Mary, our protagonist, wants to take on a wrongful termination case but her partner in the firm represents the company she wants to use. Talk about conflict of interest! It only gets better as Scottoline throws in a major plot twist that has both partners reevaluating their respective stances as the case heads off into an unexpected direction.

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to review this book.

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