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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 Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him.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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By Karen B. Jinks on 10-31-15
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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By Tracy P. on 12-21-15
Lisa Scottoline OUTDID herself with "CORRUPTED"
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this audiobook to a friend! I read all of the Rosato/Diunzio series because they are based in Philadelphia, where I am from. Being a fellow U of Pennsylvania Grad, and having worked the same streets as a geriatric social worker, I eat up her fantastic story lines.
BTW: Everything Scottoline refers to in Philadelphia, Streets, Restaurants, etc,, are real.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Bennie was terrific in this one! I LOVE when the storyline revolves around her, because she is such a tough, intelligent, yet also ( secretly/undercover ) caring and compassionate person. Bennie is NOT to be outdone in the courtroom! I'd want her as a defense attorney if ever I needed one. Guilty or not, I have faith she could get me acquitted!
Which scene was your favorite?
My favorite scene was towards the end, in the courtroom, and Bennie trying to get Jason to tell the "TRUE" details of the crime of which he was standing trial for. VERY emotional and suspenseful!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES! I believe I listened to it in 2 sittings. That's how much I was riveted to this story! Hope there is more about her relationship with Richie's uncle in the next one. Really enjoyed hearing about how it panned out throughout the novel. Roller coaster ride for poor Bennie!
Any additional comments?
Keep them coming Ms. Scottoline!
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