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Lisa Scottoline has garnered legions of fans with highly entertaining legal thrillers that offer a trademark blend of suspense, romance, comic wit, and strong female characters.
Courting Trouble introduces Anne Murphy, a feisty, fashionable, beautiful young attorney who seems to have it all. (She can even run like a first-class sprinter in her Manolo Blahniks.) But when Anne's cat-sitter is brutally murdered while she's out of town -- and the mutilated corpse is mistaken for Anne -- her envious colleagues at the all-female law firm Rosato & Associates are forced to confront some harsh truths about the price of beauty, the power of jealousy, and their own cold judgments.
Anne has pressing concerns of her own. After reading about the murder in the papers, she secretly contacts her boss and two of the firm's top associates for help. Trying to lull the killer into a false sense of security, the crack team of legal eagles decides to keep Anne's alive-and-kicking status a secret. They quickly track down their main suspect, an escaped convict and stalker who threatened Anne once before, and report his whereabouts to the police. But if you think Courting Trouble ends there, you haven't read much Scottoline. As with her incredibly popular bestsellers The Vendetta Defense, Everywhere That Mary Went, and Final Appeal, the suspense doesn't let up until a whammy of a surprise ending in the final pages.
Sexy, sassy, suspenseful, and just plain fun, Courting Trouble is exactly the kind of thriller Scottoline fans crave. (Brian Perrin)