This is the first of Lisa’s books to become a New York Times bestseller, holding a spot on the paperback list for four weeks and going as high as number five! In Mistaken Identity, Bennie Rosato faces her greatest challenge by defending an accused cop-killer who claims to be Bennie’s twin sister. Readers and critics loved it, and Lisa received more reviews and emails about this book than any of her others. The novel received the coveted star awarded by Kirkus Reviews, which means the book is strongly recommended by this journal. Lisa’s response to FF6699the review was typically sophisticated: “Woweeee!” At fortysomething, Lisa should be above getting excited by such things as gold stars, but then she’d be way too cool to be any fun. Publishers Weekly also raved about the novel. You’ll find its review here as well.


"Continuing her run of coming up with the best hooks in the legal trade, Scottoline tosses Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato her most challenging client — an accused cop-killer who claims she's Bennie's identical twin... Her biggest book yet.
– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A multi-layered thriller that plunges Rosato & Associates into a maelstrom of legal, ethical and familial conundrums, culminating in an intricate, dramatic, and intense courtroom finale."
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A legal thriller that seamlessly combines courtroom strategies and family secrets. Scottoline raises the bar!"
– Robert K. Tanenbaum

"For ratcheting suspense, dynamic characters, and a master's touch in the courtroom, it's tough to beat Lisa Scottoline's Mistaken Identity."
– David Baldacci