feared“Feared” by Lisa Scottoline is the sixth book in the Roseto & DiNunzio series, but this book certainly stands alone. Scottoline plunges readers into the world of political correctness when three men claim that they were not hired because they were men and announce a lawsuit against the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for sex discrimination. If that were not bad enough the lone male employee wants to quit, and then … the murder. The lawyers are forced to become detectives to save the firm. Murder, turmoil, lawsuits, a venomous lawyer mean there are plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Mary is pregnant, so there is a lot, a whole lot, of everyday trauma and pregnancy hilarity as well. The humor and the family antics provide comic relief in the midst of the courtroom drama.

I received a review copy of “Feared” from Lisa Scottoline, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley. This was my first Rosato and DiNunzio book, and I had no trouble jumping right in. It is an enjoyable book with both a compelling legal story line and a “homey” family component. Rosato and DiNunzio fans will love the book, and now this first time reader wants to go back and read the previous books.