Book Reviews of Moment of Truth (Rosato and Associates, Bk 7)

Moment of Truth (Rosato and Associates, Bk 7)
Moment of Truth - Rosato and Associates, Bk 7
Author: Lisa Scottoline
ISBN-13: 9780061030598
ISBN-10: 0061030597
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 415
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 195 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
If you are a fan of "who done it", a current or former Philadelphia resident, and/or an attorney - especially a female, you will love this and everything written by Lisa Scottoline.
As a former resident of the City of Brotherly Love, I admire the accuracy of her descriptions of each suburb, each street in town and the attractiveness and the disrepair Ms Scottoline makes Philadelphia appear.
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Helpful Score: 3
interesting and a good read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Scottoline has been compared to John Grisham and I can see why, because she tells a great story. However, the language is terrible. I managed to make it through this one and also tried reading "Mistaken Identify," which was so full of foul language that I decided not to finish it. Sadly I won't be reading any more of Scottoline's books.
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Helpful Score: 3
really like this series, good author, good story line.
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Helpful Score: 2
Moment of Truth begins with what appears to be an open-and-shut case. Jack Newlin, a wealthy attorney with one of the most influential law firms in Philadelphia, killed his wife in a moment of drunken passion, stabbing her repeatedly when she announced she wanted a divorce. Or at least that is what he is claiming to the police.

The fact is, Jack is framing himself because he fears his wife's murder was his daughter's crime of passion. Sixteen-year-old Paige Newlin is a successful model whose relationship with her manager-mother had been famously rocky. To make sure that he's convicted, Jack hires rookie lawyer Mary DiNunzio to defend him. But Mary doesn't buy Jack's story, and neither does the senior detective on the case. In a fascinating turn on the usual courtroom tale, then, Jack struggles to maintain his false story of guilt while his lawyer and the police struggle to prove him innocent. Meanwhile, Mary wrestles with both her uncertainty as a lawyer and with her attraction for her client.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a Mary DiNunzio tale of a man who frames himself for murder.
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It was just okay. I liked the story, but it moved slow for me, and I wasn't that impressed with the ending. It left something to be desired. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood to read it.
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Another winner from Scottoline. A page-turner.
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Good read
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An Edgar-award winning lawyer-lawyer-turned-author, Scottoline uses her hometown and profession to tell the story of a rookie lawyer who gets caught up in a murder trial, defending a defendant who wants to confess the crime - which he didn't commit.
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A little too burecratic for my tastes...but hey if law and espinionage is your bag...bets are you're gonna like it!!!
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The story of a man who frames himself for murder. Riveting.
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excellent!
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great story
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Lisa Scottoline is the best! I love all her books.

This is a story about a man who frames himself for murder, and then picks a very inexperienced attorney to defend him. She surprises him.
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face paced
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The story of a man who frames himself for murder. When Jack Newlin discovers his iwfe dead in their elegant home,he's convinced he knows who killer her - and is equally determined to hid the truth. He decides to take the rap and hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, Mary DiNunzio. Smarter, gutsier and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened.
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From Publishers Weekly
A bullet-proof premise distinguishes this expert crime thriller from Scottoline (Mistaken Identity): handsome, successful estates lawyer Jack Newlin frames himself for the murder of his heiress wife in order to shield the real killer, their 16-year-old daughter, Paige. It doesn't matter to Jack that Philadelphia's hyper D.A., Dwight Davis, wants the death penaltyAJack is determined to protect his girl, a legally emancipated model who dabbles in crystal meth despite her recently discovered pregnancy. But not everyone is buying Jack's eager confession. Something about his story bothers veteran detective Reginald Brinkley, who's convinced that the traces of physical evidence at the murder scene point to Paige, and possibly to her preppy boyfriend, Trevor. And Mary DiNunzio, the young lawyer Jack hires for her presumed inexperience, finds herself Jack's "worst enemy" as she, too, begins focusing on the jittery teenager. Scottoline cuts a few corners: it's implausible that Mary, schooled only in "the law according to Steven Bochco," would be running such a big case unsupervised, or that this lapsed Catholic with hardwired guilt would allow herself to represent Paige while fighting for Jack, on whom she's developed an unprofessional crush. But Mary is a most appealing crusader, with a highly developed working-class wit ("she struck Mary instantly as the kind of girl for whom the delicate cycle was invented"). Sharp, funny characters, crafty plot twists, and a flavorful depiction of high- and lower-middle Philadelphia society will keep readers riveted to this tense, often mischievous page-turner. Agent, Molly Friedrich. (Mar.)
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A twisted tale of an attorney who framed himself for the murder of his difficult wife in order to protect his daughter. There are lots of characters who might have murdered the unpleasant woman, but the police didn't look beyond the husband's confession.
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I liked this book, very good read
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good book love scottoline
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When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their home, he's convinced he knows who killed her - and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to frame himself for murder, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. She doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened - because, as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.
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Great story with a strong woman central figure!
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Classic Scottoline! She's one of the best legal writers...and if you love Philly, you'll love her writing!
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Good courtroom story...
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Very Thriller. Loved it
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This is an abridgement.
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This book is real good reading. Lisa Scottline isone of my favorite authors. She writes stories with women as the heroine. Is is a great book on who really done it and why. A man frames himself for his own wifes murder. He supects who really done it but hires the best lawyer he can find to convict him. She figures out the truth.
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It was a good read.
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I love her books - and I couldn't figure it out until the end!
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"I coudn't put this book down but I didn't want it to end. Just when you think you know where the plot is going you turn out to be wrong. I got caught up in the characters and I look forward to seeing some additions in future books."

Another well-done piece by Scottoline. She holds your attention and keeps you interested right through to the end.
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Interesting read that kept my attention. A real whodunnit.
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I thought I knew how it would end up, then I changed my mind and thought someone else did the deed, then I got lost entirely. A really good who-dun-it!

From back cover: Moment of Truth is the story of a man who frames himself for murder. When attorney Jack Newin discovers his wife dead in their elegant home, he's convinced he knows who killed her-- and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to take the rap, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates.
But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. Mary doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened--because as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.
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A lawyer frames himself for a murder he didn\'t commit to protect someone he loves. Who really committed the murder?
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Great book
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Very good story, well written hard to put down, yet without a lot of violence. I am looking for more of Ms. Scottoline's work
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Another good one.
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This is the story of a man who frames himself for murder. When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their elegant home, he's convinced he knows who killed her and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to take the rap, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, Mary DiNunzio. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. Mary doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Mary sets out to prove what really happened because as every lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is every certain until the final moment of truth.
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Moment of Truth is the story of a man who frames himself for murder. When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their elegant home, he is convinced he knows who killed her and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to take the rap, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. Mary doubts Jack's confession and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened because as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.
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Rosato @ Associates series

Subjects : Women Detectives - Lawyers- Legal Thrillers - Fiction

Main character - Mary DiNunzio ~ Rosato @ Associates law firm.
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Moment of Truth is the story of a man who frames himself for murder. When an attorney discovers his wife dead, he's convinced he knows who killed her and decides to take the blame.