Friday, July 06, 2007

Daddy's Girl

by Lisa Scottoline
Candleman and I listened to this book on our trip. It's a very good mystery with lots of woe heaped on the heroine. Scottoline knows how to build the suspense. Even though we saw some things coming, there were some good surprises. I think I would have enjoyed reading this one instead of listening, but there is just too many wonders to see out the windshield.

This is an independent novel - not part of the Rosario Law Team series. I hope she will again write about those women because I miss them.
"Natalie "Nat" Greco's law students just aren't that interested in the history of justice, and she can't seem to find a way to reach them. Then a new teaching opportunity develops that would take her out of the University of Pennsylvania and into a local prison classroom. She opts for the dramatic change of scenery and soon finds herself in the middle of a prison melee, attempting to save the life of an injured prisoner, who makes a dying declaration intended for his wife. In attempting to deliver the bewildering message, Nat nearly gets herself killed and winds up being framed for murder. Ever concerned with justice, Nat goes on the lam as she tries to uncover the mystery of the prisoner's final words. Scottoline mixes stand-alones and her Rosato and Associates series in fairly even proportions, so series fans have learned to expect the occasional interruption. This one finds the author in good form, combining suspense- and character-building effectively. Like her heroine, Scottoline has recently begun to teach at Penn." -Booklist


Alyson said...

I didn't expect to see any posts on this blog until after your trip. I enjoyed the two Scottoline books I read, and this one sound just as good. I hope you are really enjoying yourself on adventure!

JoanneMarie Faust said...

I picked this up from the library earlier this week. I can't wait to read it, but I am definitely ready for another Bennie Rosato book.

Anonymous said...

I've read all of Ms. Scottoline's books and love them. And I'm ready for more of Bennie and the girls too.

alisonwonderland said...

hey, it's good to hear from you "on the road"!

this book is definitely on my TBR list - but with all the book challenges i've been trying to participate in, i've not been reading as many mysteries as i usually do.

Framed said...

I have another of her books to read and really liked the one I have read.

Anonymous said...

I love Scottoline, but I haven't read this one yet.

Psst....hope your trip is going well and I tagged you as a Rockin' Girl Blogger on my blog today, even though you might still be gone. :-)

Bellezza said...

How fun that you're posting from your vacation! I trust all is going well.