Accused:A Rosato & Associates Novel
In Scottoline's intriguing 12th novel featuring the all-woman Philadelphia law firm of Rosato & Associates (after Think Twice, 2010), Mary DiNuzio has become a partner in the firm. Her first client is 13-year-old Allegra Gardner, who wants Mary to prove that Lonnie Stall, imprisoned for the murder of Allegra's older sister, Fiona, six years earlier, is innocent--and to find the real killer. Allegra may be precocious, and she has her own funds, but her wealthy parents oppose her actions. A myriad of legal and ethical problems complicate the case, including Stall's own confession.