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Devil's Corner
Devil's Corner
Devil's Corner
Audiobook11 hours

Devil's Corner

Written by Lisa Scottoline

Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.

Vicki's suspicions take her to Devil's Corner, a city neighborhood teetering on the brink of ruin -- thick with broken souls, innocent youth, and a scourge that preys on both. But the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murders weren't random and the killers were more ruthless than she thought.

When another murder thrusts Vicki together with an unlikely ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street -- and into the cross-hairs of a conspiracy as powerful as it is relentless.

Performed by Barbara Rosenblat

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateMay 31, 2005
ISBN9780060854584
Author

Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in seven volumes, including Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. Scottoline has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she served as the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    This book was ok, but not great. The main character, Vicki, was annoying and makes poor choices. The most annoying thing was her relationship with Dan., her married coworker. There is no way she should end up with him. Vicki is supposed to be a smart professional, but her personal life is definitely a mess. The most interesting character in the book is Reheema, the woman who Vicki feels was framed for a crime she didn't commit. Together, they team up to investigate the case. The whole plot just feels unrealistic.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Good car-driving audio, with enough suspense, and an unexpected twist at the end, to keep me entertained while out and about. Liked the character of Reheema a lot. Still, what is it about these lawyer type women that sends them running into danger so frequently? I thought they were supposed to be smart, but they apparently leave their brains at home when out sleuthing. Really liked an explanation Dan gives at the end that involves his cat, who has a heart murmur.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    I got to the point where they've solved who killed Morty and wondered what the author would have to discuss in 12 more chapters. For whatever reason, she decided to have who killed Raheema's mother be a separate plot that still needed to be figured out in an extra 12 chapters. Unfortunately, this type of plot seems to be the author's norm in both books of hers that I have read.

    I also didn't like wondering if Dan would dump Vicki for a promotion that made him her boss.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Vicki Allegretti has to be the dumbest US Assistant District Attorney I've read. She constantly ignores danger, the rules and her superiors even after being suspended without pay with a cavalier attitude of "I can't believe I was so naive." The book has a grabber of a beginning when she goes to me a confidential informant and there's a robbery in progress that results in the shooting deaths of the C.I. and her her police partner. While on suspension she decides to the talk with the C.I.'s mother and who is a drug addict and gets her wallet with money and credentials stolen. What does she do? Vicki follows her to where she going to buy her drugs and the woman is shot. It's one risky thing after another especially after befriending loose cannon Rheema.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Devil’s Corner starts off with a bang as prosecutor Vicki Allegretti goes to meet an informant. She is almost killed by two gang members and finds her informant and partner dead. Vicki is relentless in trying to find out why her partner was killed. In the process, she teams up with Reheema, the person that she was trying to prosecute. Reheema has her own incentive when her mother gets murdered. They make an unlikely pair as they dig deeper and deeper and find themselves in more trouble. They run into gangs of drug-dealers and corrupt politicians.This was a high quality work of fiction, something I have come to expect from Lisa Scottoline. Vicki Allegretti is very typical of the heroines that Scottoline uses in her novel. She’s a smart, scrappy white girl who gets in way over her head, but is fearless and unwavering and reaching her goals. The characterization in this novel is well done, not only with Vicki and Reheema, but also some of the side characters. Scottoline researched the subject well and often referred to the real life case that inspired this novel. This is a well done legal thriller that Scottoline and thriller fans will enjoy.Carl Alves – author of Blood Street
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Entertaining, but don't take too seriously. It seemed the author couldn't decide whether this was to have light-hearted or serious undertones. The mood vacillated frequently.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Scottoline, Lisa, Devil's Corner, Vicki Allegretti, prosecutor, has a meet with a confidential informant, but hears her CI shot, and watches as her cop partner is killed. But she can recognize the killers. She is led to a ruined neighborhood, and another murder forces her to team up with the victim's unwilling daughter. The love interest is happily married, and how long is she going to travel down _that_ hopeless road?
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Vicki Allegretti, Asst. U.S. Atty., goes to the home of a confidential informant and runs into two men who have just murdered the informant. She survives the encounter but her associate is killed.Reheema Bristow is the person that the CI claimed to have evidence about and she is freed after the CI is murdered.Vicki goes to Reheema's home thinking that she might get evidence to keep the case open and finds that Reheema's mother is a crack addict. Through some unusual circumstances, both women feel they have lost something to the killers and agree to work together.The reader must suspend their sense of logic to enjoy this story because it is a stretch. The two women have nothing in common and they are going to be spying on an inner city crack house. Vicki is a Harvard graduate and and attorney. I picture Reese Witherspoon of "Legally Blond" and wonder how she could survive the inner city streets.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Just what I like about Scottoline--fast read, entertaining.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Here is a story about Vicki, a determined female prosecutor, who's partner is killed before her eyes. Although she's told to quit the case, she keeps investigating a drug ring with the help of one of the suspects. For some reason, Vicki also has a "non-physical" affair with a married man too.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Great book. I was totally wrong about who the bad "guy" was, loved it. Completely enthralling.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Typical Scottoline - interesting plot, witty and sharp dialogue, fun characters.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    A fun fast-paced thriller starring a slightly neurotic young lawyer (Shoppaholic turns to law) who solves a tripple murder in the drug-infested slums of Philadephia. A great summer read.