And she worries inwardly that she only looks the part; dark blonde hair in a chignon and a Chanel suit donned like overpriced armor. The judge was single, so she picked up strange men in bars for quickie sex. Her daughter, Francesca Serritella is also a bestselling author and columnist, just like her proud mom. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. It could have been done better, or so someone who couldn't write a novel on a dare says! She has a great career, the great house, all the trappings of success. Not any of your business.
For she leads a dark, double life that she hides from everyone. I was very interested in the authors sense of civil duty in bringing awareness to her readers. But Cate also has a little secret—she likes to stop in seedy bars, pick up random men and find the nearest hotel for a little bit of adult fun. Mixing poignancy with her trademark wit and wonderfully compelling characters, it questions whether law and justice are always the same thing. Although, the end is weak, Dirty Blonde is still a compelling page-turner. What I do like is that Scottoline always ends her chapters with a cliffhanger.
It is a riveting page-turner about sex and murder, which starts in the elite chambers of a sexy female judge and ends in the cold, gritty alleys of Philadelphia. Although it's not one of Scottoline's series books, I was engrossed in the story line and the characters. You bet, but equally interesting and up to Scottoline's usual standards. When two participants in a civil case meet a violent end in the aftermath of one of her decisions from the bench, Judge Cate Fante falls into the circle of suspicion, which only intensifies when her dirty secrets are discovered and hit the papers. She's in her thirties, and she feels like she's joining the world's most exclusive retirement village.
To the casual observer, Centralia, Pa. Scottoline's verbal imagery of sulfuric steam rising from earthquake-style fissures in the ground, and the all-encompassing, dizzying stench of noxious chemicals in the air rival any photos of the devastation left behind. Yet it disappears pretty quickly. The title of this book pretty much describes the main character, Cate Fante. She has just been appointed to be a judge, the promotion she's been working so hard to achieve. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Flames must have fallen into the mine and set fire to the coal, and over the next several decades, state and federal governments lost chance after chance to put out the fire when it was still possible to do so. Mixing poignancy with her trademark wit and wonderfully compelling characters, it questions whether law and justice are always the same thing. Please note that the tricks or techniques listed in this pdf are either fictional or claimed to work by its creator. But in the end, she guessed wrong with a shocking twist in the end, when she fought for her life and from her arch-nemesis with a chilling conclusion.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This problem extends to every other character in the book as well. A blonde woman, Cate Fante, becomes a judge and is not taken seriously by some because of the way she carries herself. She's mad at her fellow judges because they have a bad opinion of her. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Or that she might be suspended for missing court dates, failing to read the file before showing up to sentence someone, etc.
. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. An enemy no one anticipated sends her running for her life, and she'll have to fight her way back to the truth. I had no expectations since I was not even aware this was a best seller. My only disappointment was that the villain just sort of turned up in the final chapters as such.
Sure, the pages turn, but at the end of the novel, I was left wanting more character exploration of Cate and what made her tick. Scottoline's books, both audio and written. The rational for her hobby is thin as are some of the stock characters that appear. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of 448 pages and is available in Paperback format. Not sure that all those loose ends could be tied up in 30 pages. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops - the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. But Cate also has a little secret—she likes to stop in seedy bars, pick up random men and find the nearest hotel for a little bit of adult fun.