A sweeping work of love, betrayal,loss, and of course, loyalty. A look at history mixed with a bit of fiction and I am here for this one! Scottoline is one of the best storytellers of our generation and she has not let us down on this one!

The Story:

We follow Franco, a good-looking lemon-grower who wants more. More than what men in his class should be happy with. As he sets out to ingratiate himself with his boss, Baron Zito, he is asked to do some underhanded and downright nasty stuff. Which he does. Climbing out of the class you were born in takes a certain hardness and I think Franco achieved that when he is asked to get rid of a boy. Just a little boy whose existence is causing the Baron problems. Although he doesn’t kill the boy, he has him deposited in an insane asylum.

With this act he sets into motion what will become the first Mafia family.

On the other side of the coin is Gaetano Catalano. A young lawyer passionate about the law and justice. Himself a member of a secret society, the Beati Paoli, and yes it is their job to investigate crime. Crime and Corruption are rampant in Sicily. Gaetano will risk everything for this cause and to find the boy and bring him home.

The boy, Dante, is left to grow up in the insane asylum, not knowing who he is or why he is there. Is he mad? He thinks he may be. But when he meets someone with another tragedy, they fall in love and team up to find out who did this to Dante and most importantly who he is!

I loved this book and I hope you will too.

NetGalley/March 28th, 2023 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

2 responses to “LOYALTY by LISA SCOTTOLINE”

  1. It sounds like a great read, Patty. I just watched an interview with Lisa Scottoline about this book and it was really interesting. Wonderful review.

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    1. It was so interesting. She is so funny too.

      Liked by 1 person

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