Feared

Feared

Book - 2018
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Thee 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. 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 determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. When the case turns deadly, will they be able to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love?
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250099594
1250099595
Branch Call Number: F SCOTTOLINE
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 25 cm.

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0007548100dmw
Jun 30, 2019

Good read with a ton of twists and turns. A totally surprising ending.

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mltopacio
Jun 14, 2019

As in her other books, Scottoline's characters are credible and personable. She also depicts the warmth of the South Philly Italian community which adds a unique flavor to her writing. This is lost though in her endings. In this one, totally left field, which seems typical of her books.

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Zoelexi777
Jun 01, 2019

I enjoyed this book with a number of twists and turns. Some of it was a little unbelievable but it is fiction so have fun reading it.

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Eil_1
Apr 17, 2019

A fast-paced thriller. Enjoyed it and would recommend.

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DT_kcls
Apr 01, 2019

'Feared' is another episode in a great series by Lisa Scottoline. I am a huge fan of both her fiction and non-fiction.
I was a bit disappointed in 'Feared' in that the main characters just don't sound or act like themselves. Mary seems to become more inane as her pregnancy goes along, her Italian family becomes more caricature than Italian (unless Philly Italians are really that much different than Cleveland Italians!) and I don't know what is up with Bennie, but none of them clearly aren't themselves.

The story itself is riveting with twists and turns you won't expect.
3.5 stars

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talk2terih
Nov 02, 2018

I enjoyed everything about this book except the ultimate reveal. The perpetrator has a 180 degree change of personality for the slimmest of reasons. I shook my head and couldn't embrace the impossibility of it.

The characters are interesting and fun. The friendships are believable and true. And Nary's South Philly Italian family reminded me of the large Italian family who lived next door when I was a youngster.....in a very good way.

And Hooray for Flavia Machiavelli!

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Oct 28, 2018

Ms. Scottoline does not disappoint! There are so many plot twists that you have no idea who the antagonist is until the very end, and as usual, it's a surprise.

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writermala
Oct 20, 2018

Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio are once again facing their nemesis Nicky Machiavelli who believes that it is better to be feared than loved. He files a reverse discrimination suit against the firm alleging they only hire women. While the pair try to fight this suit the stakes are heightened when their one and only male associate says he wants to quit. Things go from bad to worse but as is always the case with all the twists and turns in a Rosato DiNunzio novel all's well that ends well.

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lpreston214
Oct 08, 2018

Great addition to the series and sure to be enjoyed by insiders. All of the usual elements are here: Mary's South Philly family and culture, the power of girlfriends, good, solid lawyering, fun investigation and an action-packed ending. This book had just a tiny deeper element of Mary's ambivalence toward her pregnancy that I think rang true.--especially with first time parents. I also like that Mary and Anthony have selected to go forward with a less common division of family labor. I hope it works out. As for Mary's enemy, Machiavelli, we don't know what the future holds for him and his relationship with Mary but we know one thing for sure: never underestimate the power of the MOTHER.

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namiha
Oct 02, 2018

Bennie, Mary and Judy are back and battling a legal attack on their law firm. An enjoyable read with a doozy of an ending. If you haven't read Lisa Scottoline before, you might want to start at the beginning of the Rosato & Associates series to get the back story on the legal trio of women lawyers.

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