Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with Betrayed,
and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more
personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when
Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is
found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul
play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions
than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home.
In the meantime, Judy's own life
roils with emotional and professional upheaval. She doesnít play well
with her boss, Bennie Rosato, which jeopardizes her making partner at
the firm. Not only that, her best friend Mary DiNunzio is planning a
wedding, leaving Judy feeling left behind, as well as newly unhappy in
her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Frank.
Judy sets her own drama aside and
begins an investigation of Irisís murder, then discovers a shocking
truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely
different direction. She finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of
people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where
others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability. Judy finds
strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt ó
but it comes at a terrible price.