Book: Everywhere That Mary Went
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Mary, Mary, where’s your little lamb? In Lisa Scottoline’s Everywhere That Mary Went that little lamb is stalking the crap outta her. But is her character strong enough to survive or likeable enough to survive in readers eyes? Let’s see…
Mary DiNunzio is fighting for partner in the cutthroat legal world, but someone is watching her every move. Watching so closely that Mary can almost feel them. As the shadow closes in, Mary may have to fight for more than just her partnership. That is… if she survives.
Okay, not the most exciting blurb, but not the worst either. The story moves along at a fast pace, so even if it does get a little tired at points, the action quickly picks back up. I do have to ding it for one thing though. Sometimes it gets a little dry with legalese and other courtroom mumbo-jumbo. Then again, that could just be boring to me because I work a day job in the legal field and don’t always want to read about it for fun. So, better way to put it, if you like John Grisham… Everywhere That Mary Went isn’t as bad as that.
On another note, I did enjoy the character and found myself relating to her. I wish she delved a little more into her history, but I think that will come out later in the series. However, she did blurt out the most interesting part of her history smack in the middle of the story (okay maybe not blurt, but close enough), which is something I wished she teased into the series more. But this is Scottoline’s first book, so maybe that had something to do with it. I liked it enough, so I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Speaking of relating to the character, the ending hit a little too close to home for me. I’m not going to give it away, but the whole premise surrounding it, yeah a little too familiar. I know some people, including myself, that have had something similar happen (minus the whole graphically violent part, of course). Makes me wonder if Scottoline did too. Wouldn’t surprise me.
Overall, it’s a pretty straightforward legal thriller, but moves along well enough to hold your interest. Give it a try, you might just discover a new series like I did!