Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review: Damaged

Damaged by Pamela Callow


(For review from Media Muscle)

Synopsis:

Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded 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.

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.


Thoughts:

The debut novel by Pamela Callow, Damaged, will have readers on the edge of their seats throughout the book. The 450 pages fly by as readers become engrossed in plot. There are a lot of medical thrillers out there and there are a lot of crime thrillers out there, but the combination of the two in Callow's first effort is fascinating. The plot development starts out a little slow in the beginning but makes up for it with a thrilling ending which may leave the door open for a sequel.

The main character, Kate Lange is a young lawyer with a troubled past including a father in jail, the loss of her sister and past lover who can't seem to stay out of her present. Kate works her way through college and becomes a lawyer. Being the protégée of the boss doesn't make it easy for her though. Resentment and old grudges put Kate in harms way when she is given the case of a grandmother seeking custody of her grandchild. Sounds simple, but it's anything but when Kate advises the woman that she doesn't have a case based on the fact that the mother of the child is a high ranking court judge. When the girl ends up dead Kate is left wondering how much damage she has caused.

It's a great book with a great storyline. If you like thrillers, this will be right up your alley.

Damaged is available now from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!




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1 comments:

Mystica said...

A debut novel with quite a storyline. Thanks for this.