Corrupted : Rosato & DiNunzio

  • by Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by Kate Burton
  • Series: Rosato & DiNunzio
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bennie Rosato, the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm, hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior, and she doesn't like to fail. Now a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out.
Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a 12-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and to this day it's the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn't been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures - of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth - and justice.


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Great book!

I found this book to be entertaining and absolutely worth the listen!! When a book grabs me at the beginning and doesn't let go, I consider it to be worthy of my time. And I was wrapped up in the characters' lives so quickly in Corrupted! The manner in which legal procedures are expounded upon in this book were so very accurate, in my opinion. It seems the criminal court rules are very similar in Pennsylvania to my home state of Tennessee. I am not an attorney, but a court stenographer for 23 years, and I was pleased that what I was hearing in this book was very close to what I have actually heard in the courtroom and understand to be the rules of criminal procedure. Sometimes courtroom scenes are so far-fetched, I often have trouble believing that those things could actually happen in a courtroom. But not in this book. It is spot on and I was greatly pleased with this book. Sometimes when I read reviews that people have written, I am amazed that so many people could feel so differently about one book. If I read 20 reviews that are good ones, there's always going to be one or two or three people who say it's terrible. So I generally don't write reviews because I am so skeptical when I read the reviews that are submitted. But I love this book, and if you like a good mystery and something beyond that -- can't put my finger on it, but just suffice to say "something beyond that" then you should listen to this book
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- Karen B. Jinks

Daring Heroines

I have been a fan of Benadetta (Bennie) Rosato since book one of the series. In the last few books Bennie has been absent. It is great to have her back in the lead again. Bennie is six feet tall and the head of an all female law firm.

The book is divided in half between the 2002 case and the current 2015 case. In 2002 Bennie defends twelve year old boy Jason Lefkavich who got in a fight with a bully. He is sent to juvenile prison and Bennie feels like she failed Jason. Now in 2015 Jason is accused of murdering the same bully and Bennie is on the job again.

The book, of course, is well written. Scottoline is an excellent story teller and she is also an attorney. The book is in the third person narrative. Scottoline provides lots of local Philadelphia color and her usual information about Italian-American heritage. The characters are believable; the pace is fast with lots of suspense. The plot has lots of twists and turns along with the famous Scottoline humor. At times I felt the story was an issue novel on the juvenile justice system but then Scottoline does not quite cross that line. The courtroom section was high drama and the ending of the book was a surprise.

Kate Burton does a great job narrating the book. I have read a number of books now narrated by Kate Burton in all types of roles and accents; I think I am becoming a fan of her high quality narration. I understand she is the daughter of Richard Burton; now I know where she got that great voice.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio