It arrived today, and now I am debating if I want to read it. For two reasons. 1) it is several books in of a series of books, none of which I have ever read, and 2) it is signed by the author.
Accused, by Lisa Scottoline (read more about her here). Stories about an all-female law firm called Rosato and Associates. Reading the jacket has me really wanting to read this story, but I try to not pick up books in the middle of a series of books. I prefer to go back and buy lots more books to read to get myself caught up 🙂 Like I need another reason to visit Barnes and Noble.
From the jacket; Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner’s sister, Fiona, was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case: The accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damning, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country, and Allegra’s parents don’t believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. (Scottoline, L. 2013, Accused)
This storyline is right up my alley of types of books I like to read, and I don’t know how long I can leave it sit on the bookshelf without cracking it open. And since I need to go to the library tomorrow, I have to hope no one else is looking for this gem of a book and I can snatch it up and have it read within the week.
Have you read her stories, and what did you think of them? It seems along the lines of James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series, which I enjoy as well. And why would I buy a book by an author I was not familiar with? Yes, because it was signed. I have a couple of other books that are signed and very important to me.
To read or not to read? That is the question that will likely keep me awake tonight until I can go tomorrow and borrow or buy another book 🙂