Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mistaken Identity

I've been meaning to read a Lisa Scottoline book for a couple years now.  I picked this one up last summer at the library's used book sale it was fast paced and kept me entertained.

Bennie Rosato is a defense lawyer who specializes in cases involving corrupt police.  She semi-retired from it but then gets a special phone call from an inmate.  When she shows up to the meeting she gets a shock.  The inmate, Alice Connolly, claims to be her long lost twin.  Bennie gets sucked into Alice's case and starts questioning her own life.

 Alice is awaiting trial for the murder of her boyfriend, Detective Anthony Della Porta.  Of course nothing is as it seems and Alice is adamant that she did NOT kill Della Porta and that the police are framing her.  Bennie doesn't believe her at first but as she takes over the case she learns that her previous lawyers did NOTHING to prepare for Alice's capital murder trial which alarms her. 

The storyline was good, the characters entertaining and the writing was decent.  The only thing that irked me were the last 10ish pages of the book.  It was a rough ending and I think it should have been a bit different (who ACTUALLY killed Della Porta and the way Scottoline ended the police conspiracy drama).

Have you read any books by Lisa Scottoline?

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