Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline

March 2, 2008 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Mary DiNuzio is back! It’s been four years since Lisa Scottoline wrote a book featuring Rosato & Associates. I’ve been a fan of these books for years and I was looking forward to another great mystery (even though we shelve them in Fiction, and they’re probably more thriller, than mystery – although Mary did more independent sleuthing than I remember, maybe a new twist Lisa’s going to take her on?), and Lady Killerdid not disappoint.

Trish Gambone, her high school rival, comes to Mary for help as her boyfriend is abusing her and she’s afraid for her life. Mary can’t do much to help her legally but when Trish disappears, the neighborhood holds her responsible, so Mary goes searching for Trish. There’s also a lovely little romantic subplot as well as the main storyline.

The pacing of the novel is great, and there are plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing. Also the title is perfect. At first I was put off by the title, but (not wanting to do a spoiler I’m not going to say much) it makes perfect sense when all is revealed at the end. Great (and plausible) ending.

Not sure if I should but this in the sequel category as Lisa says on her web site www.scottoline.com that she doesn’t think of her books as a series, but I do so I think I will categorize it that way (but not in mystery series, out of respect).

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