Reviews for Accused : A Rosato & Associates Novel
AudioFile Reviews 2013 December
January LaVoy's narration is a fine match for Lisa Scottoline's prose. A 13-year-old genius named Allegra, her dysfunctional family, a young man who may have been wrongly convicted of killing Allegra's sister, and attorney Mary DiNunzio are the centerpieces of this book. The combination could make for a real tragedy, but LaVoy's bright performance of Scottoline's humorous writing leads listeners to expect that things will turn out well in the end. LaVoy deftly handles the many characters, including three elderly gentlemen with bathroom issues and the female lawyers of Rosato & Associates--although the loud voice she uses for one geriatric gent can be annoying. This book is a fine diversion. G.S.D. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
Library Journal Express Reviews
Mary DiNunzio's first client after she makes partner at Rosato and Associates is Allegra Gardner, a 13-year-old girl firmly convinced that the man serving time for killing her sister is wrongly imprisoned despite his guilty plea and eyewitness testimony. When Mary and Judy Carrier begin to investigate, they encounter stiff opposition from members of Allegra's powerful family who are convinced that the girl is deeply disturbed. January LaVoy gives the book a terrific read, with nuanced vocal characterizations that will be especially enjoyed by fans of the series. A bonus interview with the author adds background to the writing of the novel. Verdict This audio is highly recommended for adult collections.--Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.