The stalker comes out of nowhere at the end and the journey to get there was super boring. The firm is not the all-female Rosato and Associates but the male run Stalling and Webb. Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership—her life. Taut, tense, fast-paced and funny, Everywhere That Mary Went was Lisa Scottoline's first novel and earned her a nomination by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award, the equivalent of an Oscar in the suspense business. This book was entertaining, but there were parts that really bothered me. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B. Everywhere That Mary Went was fascinating! This is a fun book, which gives a brief history of Mary, her dead husband, and her law background.
Scottoline is very adept at building suspense and has a keen knack to make the reader want to turn the page. This was an enjoyable debut in the Rosato and Asociates series, however initially it didn't feel like the first book in a series and I do wonder if originally it was written as a standalone. Overall great read, and I cant wait to read my next Lisa Scottoline book. I have read other Lisa Scottoline's books but I can't think of one that I have read straight through in one sitting. But who can she trust when everyone she knows is a lawyer? Some of it was skillfully and naturally woven in to the story and some was less so, but none of it was bad. Soon follows a chain of strange discoveries: after sleeping with friend and associate Ned Waters, she finds anti-depressants in his medicine chest; Ned's wife-beating father manages a rival law firm; a partner has been tampering with her files. The plot matches Mary's queer emotional life, appearing uneven to me and it doesn't quite make sense.
I'm done with Lisa Scottoline's novels. Good thing I can laugh at myself and am slowly losing the need to be the best at everything. The author does a good job of building suspense and also showing that all is not brightness and light in this life Mary has chosen. What Scottoline does better than her contemporaries is handle nuanced characters with foc I really went into this book with high hopes; I'd long been bored with the formulaic legal template utilized by greats like Grisham and Lescroart and thought the perspective of a ball-busting female corporate attorney would be a refreshing twist on the predictable. The characters and setting could be better developed. So this novel is about a stalker, but unfortunately a not very entertaining stalker. So the structure of the novel is split into 3 parts imo.
The part that really bothered me about this book was the love story that didn't seem to fit into this book at all. This was a good introduction to Mary and Julie and the life of an up and coming lawyer. Everywhere That Mary Went is book one in the Rasato and associates series by Lisa Scottoline. These calls start getting really annoying and somewhat frightening and Mary starts to look for who it can be. That being the case, I was more caught up in the character's work dealings than with her private life. Somebody has been following her and sending notes, ending was shocking.
My enjoyment was probably more like four stars' worth, but I don't pretend that this is great literature--plus I'm leaving room for improvement in future books, which I plan to read. Scottoline is very adept at building suspense and has a keen knack to make the reader want to turn the page. She pu This is the first book I have read of the Rosato series finally and I am so glad that I have started it! If he murdered her husband why did he wait so long to make some sort of move on her? Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Soon follows a chain of strange discoveries: after sleeping with friend and associate Ned Waters, she finds anti-depressants in his medicine chest; Ned's wife-beating father manages a rival law firm; a partner has been tampering with her files. At the end of the book, though, the scene was set for possibly making it into a series. This novel has the rare pacing that the story flows off the page.
I decided to go back and read the remainder of her books in order. There is literally no reason or information given about this mystery. Recommended to lovers of the legal thriller and those seeking books with a strong female character in the pivotal role. The police even said there was no evidence for this claim. I've read a later book by Scottoline, and really enjoyed it. I suppose what caught my attention right off was that the main character was in a major law firm.
Mary was the first character of hers that I met, and remains my favorite -- m After reading three of her books in no particular order which I chose based solely on plot , I've become enough of a Scottoline fan to want to go back to the beginning and read her books in order. The shadowboxing turns deadly when her worst fears are realized, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than partnership -- her life. She's too busy to worry about the crank phone calls that she's been getting--until they fall into a sinister pattern. Everywhere Mary Went will keep you engrossed all the way until the end five stars! When reading such selections, or the ones won in a Goodreads drawing, I ignore introductions, prefaces, other reviews, and even what is printed on the cover. It kept me on the edge of my seat. He loved her so much that he waited almost a full year? When Brent Polk, her good friend and secretary, is killed by a car that's been following Mary around, she goads police detective Lombardo to check for similarities between his death and that of her husband a year earlier.
Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership--her life. . I hadn't suspected it at all, but it made sense. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America. Unfortunately, the novel didn't really live up to the hype. It was definitely insta love which is already annoying, but it served no purpose in the plot whatsoever which made reading about it annoying.