Accused by Lisa Scottoline is part of the Rosato & Associates legal thriller series featuring Mary Denuzio (available October 29, 2013).
Everyone has an opinion of lawyers. That opinion usually depends on which side of the courtroom you are on. They're godsends if you win, if you lose, well that's another story.
If you are a lawyer like Mary Denuzio you try to find good in everyone. Sometimes that reasoning can cloud your judgment temporarily. When a sweet 13-year-old girl seeks help from her firm, Mary can't resist being drawn into her plight.
Mary’s heart went out to Allegra, but then again, her heart went out to everybody. She was more surprised when it stayed in her chest.
With logic thrown out the window, Mary follows her instinct into another murder case. All the evidence points to the guilt of a young black man; the police have blood evidence and a confession. Banking on a six-year-old memory of a then 7-year-old Allegra, Mary plunges deep into finding justice for the brutal murder of this aching little girl's sister.