Review - Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline 
Narrated by Kate Burton
Series: Rosato & DiNunzio #5
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press / Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Date Read: May 28, 2020
Length:  341 pages / 8 hours 49 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Library via Overdrive

In this New York Times bestselling novel, a battle for justice pits partner against partner...

Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues—ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.


My Review

I thought that this book was really good.  This is the fifth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series but it can be easily read as a stand-alone.  I have enjoyed all of the books that I have read in this series so far and this book was no exception.  I was hooked by this story pretty early on and was really eager to see how things would work out.  I am so glad that I finally decided to pick up this book.  

Mary DiNunzio agrees to represent a close family friend in a wrongful termination lawsuit.  Her friend, Simon, was let go from his job and it seems that it might have a lot to do with the fact that his daughter's illness is costing the company a lot of money due to the way they are insured.  She soon learns that her firm often represents the parent company and that there is a conflict of interest in representing Simon but she is determined to do whatever is necessary to make it happen.  

I have read several books in this series and expected this book to be told from either Mary or Benny's point of view so I was thrilled to get to see them both take a leading role in the story.  It was really interesting to get the chance to get in both of their heads in a case where they don't always agree with each other.  I liked that the book had a nice mix of legal maneuvering and action to keep things exciting.  There were a lot of twists and turns in this story and it was exciting to see everything develop.  The mystery was able to keep me guessing until the very end.  

Kate Burton did an excellent job with the narration.  I thought that she did a great job with all of the character voices and that she was able to add a lot of excitement to the story.   I thought that she had a very pleasant voice and that she read the story at a good pace.  I believe that he narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book to fans of legal thrillers.  I thought that this was a well-crafted story that kept things exciting and had some feel-good moments.  I will definitely be reading more of Lisa Scottoline's work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.

About the Author

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-three novels. She has served as the president of Mystery Writers of America. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the U.S., and she has been published in thirty-five countries. She writes a column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. Sounds like an interesting story, Carole. 🙂👌🏻

  2. Yay it's great that it's another good one!

  3. Scottoline is a brilliant writer, and her work never ceases to grab my attention. Hugs, RO

  4. Oddly enough, someone just mentioned Scottoline to me a few days ago (my mom or sister, I forget which). None of us have ever read her so seeing your review makes me wonder if the universe is sending me a message. :)

  5. I loved this book, too, and really enjoy the series. In fact, I have never read a Scottoline book that I didn't enjoy. Great review!

  6. i have never been disappointed with a scottoline book. glad to see another good one
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. I know about this author but have only read one book in a different series. I'll have to try her again sometime. Fantastic review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. I haven't read a legal thriller in forever but this sounds interesting and Scottoline is an author I've been wanting to try.

  9. This sounds like a book that I would like. I like watching legal thrillers on tv but I don't think I've read many of them.

  10. I did read legal thrillers, way back :D

  11. I've read some of her standalone novels and really enjoyed them. I'll have to start this series at some point.

  12. really fun premise. I cannot imagine how this will end well for everyone, which makes me like it more

  13. This sounds like a perfect book for a dual POV. I really need to get back to this series. Nice review!

  14. I really enjoy her books and have fallen behind in the series.

  15. I'm glad you're still enjoying the series as you go through it!

  16. I do enjoy thrillers. I can't remember if I've read a legal one. I've watched and enjoyed many in the past, though, so I'd probably enjoy this one. Nice review, Carole!

  17. I've never read anything by Scottoline, but she seems like an author I would like. I should give this series a go.


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