Synopses & Reviews
Many book clubs have written Lisa asking for questions to guide their discussion, so Lisa came up with a bunch for each book. Her goal in writing books is to entertain, so it goes without saying that Lisa wants you to have lots of fun discussing her books, and has reflected that in her questions. She provides the talking points, and you and your group shape the conversation. So go ahead, get together, chat it up with your friends, discuss books, kids, and relationships, but by all means, have fun.
Questions Do we like Bennie? Do we care that she's not so pretty? Do we picture her as pretty? Why did Lisa make her so damn tall? Hint: Wish fulfillment. Does Bennie need a man? No hints. Do we like her partner and lover, Mark? Did he do the right thing or is he a jerk? Do we hate Eve or is she just young and beautiful and it's not her fault. Hint: IT IS HER FAULT. What is it with animal rights people? What about violence in the name of a cause? Or a religion? What does Bennie's relationship with her mother tell you about her? How realistic is this portrayal of depression and its effects on the family? Does Lisa actually know what she's talking about for a change, or is it just her usual make-it-up and see-if-it-sticks? What do we think about Hattie? About Bennie's relationship to her? Why does Bennie keep the kitten? Isn't Jamie 17 a stupid name for a cat? What's up with the cat? How many people don't know that you should not feed Snickers to kittens? Would you be amazed to learn that poor Lisa gets a zillion emails a year about how she is espousing the feeding of Snickers to kittens? What should she do about this? What is the kitten's name in the end?
Lisa Scottoline is a "New York Times bestselling author and former trial lawyer. She has won the Edgar Award, the highest prize in suspense fiction, and the Distinguished Author Award from the Weinberg Library of the University of Scranton. She has served as the Leo Goodwin Senior Professor of Law and Popular Culture at Nova Southeastern Law School, and her novels are used by bar associations for the ethical issues they present. Her books are published in more than twenty languages. She lives with her family in the Philadelphia area.
Bennie Rosato is a maverick lawyer, and business at her law firm has never been better. Then, without warning, a savage murder tears the firm apart. All evidence points to Bennie, who has motive aplenty and an unconfirmable alibi. Her world turns upside-down as the lawyer becomes the client, and the law is now after her. When another killing takes place, Bennie runs for her life, a fugitive armed only with her wits and courage. She is determined to find the real killer -- or die trying.
Benedetta "Bennie" Rosato is a maverick lawyer who prosecutes police misconduct and excessive-force cases, and business at her firm of Rosato & Biscardi has never been better.
Then, without warning, a savage murder tears the firm apart. All evidence points to Bernie, who has motive aplenty and an unconfirmable alibi. Her world turns upside down as the lawyer becomes the client, and the cops she once prosecuted are now after her--with a vengeance.
To prove her innocence, Bennie probes deep into the murder. Then another killing takes place-- a crime punishable by death. Running for her life, Bennie is a fugitive armed only with her wit s and courage. She will find the real killer. Or die trying.
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. She writes a weekly column called "Chick Wit" for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has won many awards, including the Fun Fearless Fiction Award by Cosmopolitan magazine and the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She teaches Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and appears in Court TV's crime series, Murder by the Book. Her books are published in more than twenty languages, and she is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.