by Lisa Scottoline
#NetGalley #feared Available August 14, 2018
This is the sixth book in the Rosato & DiNuzio series. The nearly all lady law firm is caught off guard when they discover that they are being sued for reverse discrimination by three men. To make matters worse they find that John Foxman, one of their employees is planning to resign due to feeling uncomfortable and not always being treated fairly.
The lawyer representing the reverse discrimination case is Nick Machiavelli, a man who earlier lost a case to Mary and is more than happy to take her firm on again. However, the legal suit takes a turn when John Foxman, the man working for Mary's firm ends up dead. This, of course, makes her firm look more guilty than ever since Machiavelli was hoping John would testify against Mary's firm.
The ladies try to stay ahead of Nick Machiavelli as they hurriedly attempt to solve who murdered their employee and friend. They also need to find out why the reverse discrimination was filed by applicants who had applied for jobs at their firm.
What Concerned Me: I had a very hard time becoming interested in this story until approximately a quarter of the way in. If this hadn't been a book that I felt obligated to read because NetGalley was kind enough to give me that opportunity, I'm sure I would have stopped with the first chapter. I felt it was mostly dialogue and not very well written at that. For several chapters nothing made me want to continue turning pages.
I also felt Nick's reactions weren't always true to character.
What I Liked Most: I really liked the characters comprising the Italian family.
As an avid mystery/thriller reader, I felt this didn't really fit the "thriller" billing that it has been labeled with. That said, this is a very prominent author with a large following. I think this probably is a case of different books for different folks. Admittedly, it wasn't my type of mystery/thriller.
Thanks, NetGalley and St. Martin's Press, for the opportunity to read this ARC.
Author: Lisa Scottoline
EXCERPT Chapter One
EXCERPT Chapter One