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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 in Lisa Scottoline's New York Times bestseller, Corrupted .

Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Lefkavick, a twelve-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 Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him.She doesn't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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250027931
Characteristics: 424 pages ; 25 cm.


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Jan 10, 2021

Great story! Two little boys get into a school shoving match and end up in juvenile prison. Flash forward and they meet again and the nightmare continues. Excellent ending, will knock your socks off.

Sep 10, 2018

a great novel April 2017

Mar 20, 2018

This is second book by Lisa Scottoline I’ve read and have to say I’m hooked. Really enjoyed this book. Never lost interest through entire book from page 1. Great read!

Jun 09, 2016

Its a great book! Ones you start reading it, you never want to put it down.

May 24, 2016

Loved, loved, loved this book. Couldn't put it down. Would highly recommend it.

May 06, 2016

This is the first book I've read by Scottoline. It was terrrific!! Never a dull page; I couldn't put it down. For sure, I'll pick some of her other books.

Apr 16, 2016

Couldn't be better. What a great turn of events at the end.

eringate Jan 20, 2016

This book was so incredible, that I had to hunt down Lisa Scottoline on Facebook and tell her how incredible the book was! (she was delighted, BTW)

This is the story of Bennie Rosato, a partner in a law firm who decides to take the case of a 25 year old accused in the stabbing death of his long time enemy. Considered "run-of-the-mill", one of countless murders occurring in Philadelphia, people wonder why she has taken the case. The reason quickly becomes clear in the first few pages. Her new "client" is someone from her past that she thought she would never get to see again. He was a child when she first represented him in an assault case and for reasons that are beautifully told throughout the story, she let him down. As a result, the sweet young boy that she tried to represent grew up to be a hardened man, faced with life in prison if convicted. She vows not to make the same mistake twice and will do whatever it takes to make sure he doesn't spend one more day in jail.

Lisa Scottoline is nothing short of an artist. The story was masterfully written and will easy have you spending every free moment with your nose in the book! This story will stay with me for a long time. I gave this book 4 stars. It would have been 5 if I wasn't 'personally' disappointed with the decision Bennie makes at the end.

Jan 05, 2016

This was a really good read. Lisa Scottoline never disappoints. The ending was a total surprise.

Dec 31, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. I always enjoy Lisa Scottoline's books and this one was no exception. It kept me guessing until the end and I totally did not see what happened at the end coming.

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