Accused by Lisa Scottoline
Allegra Gardner wants to have the lawyers of Rosato & Associates exonerate a man in jail for the murder of a teenage girl. Mary DiNunzio is intrigued by the case and takes it on as her first pet project as a new partner in the firm. There are a lot of interesting elements in the case: the murder happened six years ago and no other suspects were considered; the Gardner clan is amazingly wealthy and influential in Philadelphia society; Allegra, the client, is only thirteen; the girl who was murdered was her sister and no one in the family besides Allegra thinks that justice wasn’t done years before.
This is a great legal thriller as well as a mystery. Digging up clues six years after the event is difficult, but not impossible, and DiNunzio is determined to do her best. But is her client’s memory flawed? Or is she being lied to by everyone else?
For those that enjoy audiobooks, I have to recommend this series. The accents of the characters are spot on and the story really comes to life when it is read aloud.