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Damaged

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Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn. Harlan Coben

One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice.

Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help and Mary DiNunzio is on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart...

With Lisa Scottoline s trademark emotional depth and fast-paced action, "Damaged" will have readers riveted to the last page as they root for the beloved characters and their fight for justice."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 685 pages
  • 137 x 218 x 36mm | 794g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1410492133
  • 9781410492135
  • 2,609,815

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Unanimous Praise for Lisa Scottoline s Novels

A virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot. "The Washington Post"

An intense, breathless ride. Jodi Picoult

Packed with emotion. Sandra Brown

Provocative. Emily Giffin

Gripping. Kristin Hannah

"Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting thriller." "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

Scottoline writes with genuine snap, producing smartly structured mystery thrillers. "Entertainment Weekly"

Scottoline rocks! Nora Roberts

Scottoline is a powerhouse. David Baldacci

"Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve." "Booklist" (starred review)

"A mounting-stakes actioner." "Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)

"Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go." "Library Journal "(starred review)

"Scottoline is one of the very best writers at work today." Michael Connelly

"Scottoline is brilliant at getting the story moving right from the start. She also has a rare talent for creating and defining her characters. Readers are sucked into this story and remain fascinated with everything spelled out on the pages." "The Huffington Post "

"Scottoline excels at turning societal issues of the day into suspenseful plot points...A masterpiece of pitch-perfect storytelling balanced against emotional angst." "Providence Journal""
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About Lisa Scottoline

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a "New York Times" bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-seven novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, she has been published in thirty-five countries, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. Lisa also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for "The Philadelphia Inquirer," and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.
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9,683 ratings
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4 42% (4,082)
3 22% (2,162)
2 4% (413)
1 1% (134)
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