Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Damaged; Lisa Scottoline

Damaged; Lisa Scottoline
Macmillan Audio - 2016
Rebecca Lowman - narrator

Damaged is a mystery/thriller that held my interest from beginning to end.

In this story Mary DiNuzio is a busy Philadelphia attorney with a lot on her mind. She's about to be remarried and, a new case she's taken on has her emotionally involved.  Mary's new client is Edward, a retired veteran who is the guardian of his 10 year old grandson, Patrick O'Brien.

Patrick is a small boy, shy, and dyslexic; he's the perfect target of bullies at school.  His grandfather has been Patrick's guardian since his mother was killed in an auto accident. Edward only wants the best for his grandson but, now Patrick has been accused of attacking a teacher's aide. The aide has resigned and is now suing Patrick, his grandfather and the school district.  Mary knows quite a bit about special education and disability law so she agrees to take on this case. She quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes than she could have anticipated for.  To say much more might lead to spoilers.

This is a fast paced thriller/mystery with unexpected twists along the way. I enjoyed the writing, the characters and the story even though a few things seemed a bit contrived.  I hadn't realized that this novel was book #4 of the Rosato & DiNuzio series but, that didn't detract from my overall enjoyment. The audio was a delight to listen to.

4/5 stars
(library audio)

16 comments:

  1. It's easy to jump in at any point with a well written series. Glad you enjoyed this book!

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  2. Sounds like a good story. I have not read this author, but someday I will.

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  3. This sounds like a well written, perhaps a little emotionally charged, mystery/thriller. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I've only read one of Scottoline's books (Killer Smile), but I may have to give her others a try some day. She's written quite a few!

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    1. Yes, she has Les. Looking forward to trying more from this series.

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  5. I like Mary DiNuzio & Co and even though things fall into place too neatly they are good stories.

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  6. I haven't heard of this series - but the book sounds like a fun read. I'm going to add it to my "to read" list to remember for the next time I'm looking for a new book.

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  7. I just discovered this series and am currently reading book #3. I really like them and am already thinking if book #4 is worth reading. I'm so glad I read your review.

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