Feared by Lisa Scottoline
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Published: August 14, 2018
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: January 17-24, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back…with a vengeance.
When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case.
The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline’s trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared…
Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness.
Feared is the sixth novel in the Rosato & DiNunzio series and I can’t wait to see what happens next! I have been reading the series out of order; you don’t really miss much as Scottoline catches you up on what has happened previously. I cannot wait to go back and listen to Betrayed and Corrupted which focuses on Judy and Bennie!
This time the ladies are back and they face a reverse discrimination lawsuit: That they did not hire three men because they are men! But the ladies have John who works with them so it can’t be reverse discrimination! Or can it???
Like all the other novels in the series, Feared starts in one direction and ends up going in another. This time Scottoline went in a direction I NEVER saw coming! You grow attached to these characters over the course of the series and then we get this… Bravo Scottoline!
We also have back Mr. Bad himself: Nick Machiavelli. He is a villain you just love to hate! And of course Mary’s family and ‘the three Tonys’ are back for more family craziness and comic relief. These books would not be the same without Mary’s crazy Italian family!
If you enjoy legal thrillers with some humor, give the Rosato & DiNunzio series a try and if you are a fan of the series, do read this one!