Monday, November 24, 2014

ARC Review | Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline | Review + Hardcover Giveaway[International]!♥

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lisa Scottoline

Series: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Book 2)
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
  • (November 25, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1250027705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250027702
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Pre-Order Now: Amazon | B & N

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Synopsis: Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever.  Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play.  The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home.In the meantime, Judy's own life roils with emotional and professional upheaval. 

She doesn’t play well with her boss, Bennie Rosato, which jeopardizes her making partner at the firm.  Not only that, her best friend Mary DiNunzio is planning a wedding, leaving Judy  feeling left behind, as well as newly unhappy in her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Frank.Judy sets her own drama aside and begins an investigation of Iris’s murder, then discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction.  She finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability.  Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt -- but it comes at a terrible price. 

I have read past books of Lisa Scottoline, and I find her books quite good especially the writing. Betrayed is a book that moves in a quick and fast pace, it has enough plots and twists to make a reader go insane, in a good way of course. The plot is revolved around Judy Carrier's aunt's beloved friend's unusual death. Her death seems to be a murder that someone or something caused. The murdered individual is Iris, and Judy who happens to be a lawyer takes upon the case.

  • This novel can be read as a standalone alone; but it has a cliffhanger, you have to read the third book in the series to find out what happens next. I really like the ending though, it was quite clever! I had no problem picking up the story-line, and I had not read the previous book. It's a thriller that I overall enjoyed beginning to the end. 
  • Sometimes, it can be hard for me to get into a book, but in this case it was quite easy. The writing is engaging, and encourages the reader to turn the page. It is an entertaining book, and it is quite emotional as well. My favorite character would have to be Judy, she was more of incredible investigator than an actual lawyer though. Detectives and lawyers aren't the same thing. Lawyers talk more and detectives are more in action, but I guess, when the police can't do their work right sometimes you have to do something. My least favorite favorite character would be Judy's boyfriend Frank. Their relationship was disturbing,  and he was quite annoying at some parts. 
  • This is more of a personal tale than I would have liked it be. It is about Judy who's a lawyer and apparently now a investigator, it deals with personal issues ranging from her boyfriend Frank to her aunt. It's worth reading although it had minor flaws. So what's the betrayal? Well, you're going to have to read this book to find out! The cover justifies the novel well. 
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The winner for the previous giveaway for the book A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray is: Maria B. Congrats love! Don't despair, if you didn't win. There's lots more giveaways coming soon, infact here's one more international giveaway for you guys :) This one is actually a finished hardcover copy.

-The more entries you enter for the giveaway below, the better. However, they are not required though - there is a free entry for everyone. 
-It is an international contest that ends on December 8!
-The winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter! 
-Please enter only from one email.
-The winner has 48 hours to reply, before I randomly chose another winner. 
Best wishes :)

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Shukran for reading this! Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out & follow :) Stay in tuned pretty creatures..

Disclosure: Review copy was sent free of charge from St. Martin's press in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Great post and giveaway :)

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  2. Oh wow... This sounds like an intriguing read... And it's the second in the series, I bet I'd get hooked!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. I enjoyed it, hope you like it as well :)♥

  3. Oh, this sounds like a brilliant mystery to read, and definitely like my kind of thing. I can't wait to read it and see what I think! I would probably start with the first in the series though. And thank you for the giveaway <3

    1. It was a great read overall, anytime I love holding giveaways!♥

  4. Wow! This sounds like a good read! I'll check it later. Thanks for sharing! I love your blog!


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  5. I hate cliffies but I do like the sound of this one. I am going to have to check out this series. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  6. Cliffhangers definitely suck, but at least it - usually - means that there will be a another book to follow. Great review and I'll be sure to enter in the giveaway!

    You have a lovely blog and I'm so glad I stumbled across it! I've followed via Bloglovin. =)

    Brittany @

    1. Yes, cliffhangers usually demand a sequel that follows the book - and yaay thank you!

  7. Gorgeous post!♥
    Maybe we can follow to each other? Let me know :)

  8. Thank you for the lovvely post on my blog, dear! You have a great blog too :)

  9. thanks love :) lovely blog, your are pretty

  10. You seriously have the prettiest blog ever, fab posts!

  11. I love a good mystery thriller. This one sounds like it would be really interesting...another one to add to my ever growing TBR list lol. Good review!

    1. Haha aww mines growing as well x thank you :)


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