Monday, December 5, 2016

Betrayed - #TeaserTuesday and First Chapter / First Paragraph / Tuesday Intros

Lisa Scottoline knows how to ramp up the tension! In BETRAYED, her character is dealing with a demanding job, a favorite aunt who's facing surgery for breast cancer, a strained relationship with her mother, a boyfriend who just isn't working out, and then there are the murders! That's not all, either, but I don't want to include spoilers. This is the only book in the Rosato & DiNunzio Series that I've read, and I'm looking forward to more. (It stands alone.)
FYI: Betrayed is another book I picked up from the bargain shelves at Barnes & Noble. I like this author a lot. 

First Paragraph:
Judy Carrier eyed her reflection in the shiny elevator doors, wondering when mirrors stopped being her friends. Her cropped yellow-blonde hair stuck out like demented sunrays, and her pink-and-blue Oilily sweater and jeans clashed with her bright red clogs. Worst of all was her expression, easy to read on a face as flat as an artist's palette, with troubled blue eyes set wide over a small nose and thin lips pressed unhappily together. 

Teaser (from Page 125):

Whoomp! Judy startled at a rushing sound, a rapid movement in the air around her, too fast to be anything natural. A large figure zoomed into her, a shadowy blur streaking the darkness.

Genre: Legal Thriller/Mystery
Length: 340 Pages (hardback)
Amazon Link: Betrayed
Author Website: Lisa Scottoline

Synopsis (from Amazon):
     Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home. 
     In the meantime, Judy's own life roils with emotional and professional upheaval. She doesn't play well with her boss, Bennie Rosato, which jeopardizes her making partner at the firm. Not only that, her best friend Mary DiNunzio is planning a wedding, leaving Judy feeling left behind, as well as newly unhappy in her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Frank.
     Judy sets her own drama aside and begins an investigation of Iris's murder, then discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. She finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability. Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt -- but it comes at a terrible price.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn of Books and A Beat. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you're reading. No spoilers, please!

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  1. Well it certainly sounds like this book is jam-packed with surprises. That opening is good - I hate the mirrors in lifts, never flattering!

  2. That is a really good teaser and opening I will have to check this book out, thanks for visiting my blog

  3. I really like this series and this author too. In particular, I thought this book was very interesting with the family connection and then her investigation as well. Very good reading.

  4. Wow - that's a lot of stress! This book looks very interesting - good descriptions which always makes me want to know more.

  5. This is an author I really want to read and never have. It sounds good and full of action so I'd say yes.

  6. I like Lisa Scottoline.

    Mine this week is a steampunk series:

  7. I liked the intro and enjoyed the books that I listened to by this author in 2016 so, I would definitely read more ---enjoy

  8. I love this series! In fact, I love everything this author writes, from her memoirs to her legal thrillers. I read this one not that long ago. I think I've read most of the Rosato & DiNunzio books by now. You are in for a treat!

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  9. Oh this is a new one for me. Fantastic teaser.

    Feel free to pop over and check out my Teaser Tuesday

    Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World

  10. Between the first paragraph and the teaser I'd say she'd got it rough.

  11. The opening with her looking at her reflection is a great way to naturally include a description of the main character. I have only read one book by Lisa Scotoline, and I really enjoyed it. I had a chance to meet the author a few years ago at a book festival and she is so funny. I really liked her.


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