Book Review: Damaged by: Pamela Callow



Rating:
5/5

Publisher:
Mira

Publish Date:
June 1, 2010

Origins:
From Publisher for Review

Format:
Mass Market Paperback

Order From: 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
HOW FAR ARE YOU WILLING TO GO TO FORGET YOUR PAST?

Haunted by the death of her sister and wound by her ex-fiancé's accusations, Kate Lange throws herself into her new career at a high-powered law firm.

When the grandmother of a lonely private school student seeks her counsel, Kate thinks it's just another custody case. But then the teen is brutally murdered. And it isn't only Kate who wonders if her legal advice led to the girl's death.

HOW FAR ARE YOU WILLING TO GO TO REDEEM YOURSELF?

Put on notice by Randall Barrett, the firm's charismatic managing partner, Kate must fight for her career, for her reputation - and for redemption.

Unwilling to live with the damage she may have caused, Kate pursues the case on her own and unearths some chilling facts.

Facts that lead straight to the heart of a legal conspiracy.

Facts that lead Kate directly into the surgically skilled hands of the Body Butcher.

Review: Kate Lange is one of the newest lawyers at the Lyons McGrath Barrett lawfirm. She's got to work hard to prove herself to the partners and to herself. She's got a tragic past and after a painful breakup with her ex-fiancé, she's got a new job, a new house, and an adopted dog. This is two stories in one that intersect in a brilliant manner. Kate's got a new client - a grandmother who wants custody of her granddaughter from her ex-daughter-in-law, who's a judge. After giving the best advice that she could, she finds out a few days later that the granddaughter, Lisa, has been brutally murdered. At the same time, one of the partners (John Lyons), gives her a case to look into - but is definitely more than it seems. Kate now has entangled herself in the web of a killer...

I really enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting. Kate's not a heroine, she's just someone who tries to do the right thing. Not that it always works out in her favor, of course. She needs to find out the truth behind Lisa's death and her shady new case from John Lyons before she ends up on the chopping block - literally! Meanwhile, Kate's ex, Ethan, who is a cop investigating the murder of Lisa, finds himself drawn back to Kate time and time again. Kate's story kept me very interested and entertained. This is definitely a rainy day book, just one to curl up with and enjoy! This is definitely a novel that stands on it's own, but I'm happy to hear that Kate will be coming back with new cases in 2011.

Kate Lange Series: Damaged (1), Indefensible (2), Tattooed (3)

3 comments:

  1. Excellent review! The story sounds riveting and mysterious enough to keep me entertained for hours. Definitely adding this to my TBR pile :)

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  2. Oh, I'm so glad you liked it. I just got for review and so I'm planning it to be my next read. Thanks for the review. :)

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  3. I'd been wondering about this one. Definitely sounds interesting.

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