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Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio, #5)Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review with Kaceey.

Exposed is the fifth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series and the first one that I read. I read it along with Kaceey who is a fan of the series and has read them all. While I enjoyed this one it probably wasn’t the best one for me to have jumped into. I think it can be read as a stand-alone but Kaceey felt it wasn’t one of her favorites.

Exposed is a witty, suspenseful legal thriller with a little drama that digs deep and focuses a lot on the law here with this story. We could tell Lisa Scottoline did her homework with all the information used in the story. We found it became a little repetitive and not all that interesting. We could have done with less.

Lisa Scottoline brings a lot of warmth to her characters and I really liked all the main characters right from the start and Kaceey has already developed a connection with some from the previous books. We really enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and the strong sense of family within the story.

The story revolves around a child’s illness and a father without insurance that pulled on our heart-strings and it was a little hard to take at times but we felt Scottoline handle all of the scenes well.

Well this might not have been the best one for us, Kaceey still remains a fan of this series and I look forward to another one in the series. Think I will try the first one in the series.

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Lisa Scottoline for an advanced copy of this book to read and review.


Kaceey’s review


I’ve been a huge fan of this series for years. What makes this storyline so special are all the quirky characters involved. Unfortunately, this one fell a little short for me, in that the spotlight was on the lawsuit at hand, rather than the characters. I found myself skimming through most of the legal jargon looking for any hint of when the characters might take center stage.

Simon, Mary’s longtime family friend is in dire trouble. His wife passed on, his daughter has cancer and is fighting for her life, and now he’s just lost his long-time job. Desperate, he turns to Mary to sue the company for wrongful termination. Not to mention recouping some much-needed money for his daughter’s medical bills and hopefully get his job back.

Soon the lawsuits quickly pile up. (On both sides.) Followed by serious criminal charges and Mary’s head is spinning. What happened here? How did a simple termination lawsuit turn into a murder case? Is the partnership between Bennie and Mary falling apart? Or will Bennie join Mary to find the truth? Bennie may even come away showing a little heart. Huh… who would have thought that’s even possible?

This was not my favorite in the series, but I remain a dedicated fan of Lisa Scottoline and am already looking forward to her next release!

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Lisa Scottoline for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.


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