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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.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781250099631
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Nov 24, 2017

This is the first Lisa Scottoline thriller that I've read and I am so happy to have found a great author who has written lots of books to keep me busy. Scottoline does a fantastic job portraying the lawyer, Mary DiNunzio, as a caring and brave person who is willing to fight for justice. There is so much subtle humor mixed in as well. A few comments had me either smiling or laughing-out-loud :)
DiNunzio is hired by an elderly man who is is guardian to his 10-year-old dyslexic grandson, Patrick. This adorable boy has been the victim of bullying and sexual abuse at his school and DiNunzio puts her life on the line to protect and help him. Great read!

May 07, 2017

I always enjoy Lisa Scottoline's books and this was no exception. It was an easy read with a surprise ending. I did find Mary to be a little unbelievable and intense regarding the 10 year boy and opposing counsel was over the top but the storyline was good.

Apr 18, 2017

Great book. Good plot and characters. Loved the ending. Have to get more from this author.

Jan 25, 2017

I would be generous enough to give this one a 3.5. Mary DiNunzio has always been my fave of the group since I first ready about her in "Everywhere Mary Went" and have been reading about the girl lawyers ever since. I thought that Mary's opposing counsel was a bit over the top in his machinations against her ten-year-old client. Another thing I noticed was the small number of days that it takes for the events in this book to take place. Mary must have the super power of multiplying hours!

The element of suspense does continue to grow throughout and there is a happy ending with resolution of the mysteries in the plot. So, you get to read about Mary, see her solve the problems of the world and have a happy ending, too. That's enough to make me watch for the next Scottoline book to come out.

Nov 27, 2016

Another great book by this author. It kept my interest and beckoned me to keep reading to see how it turned out. Recommend!

MCPL_Maxine Oct 19, 2016

must read.

Sep 17, 2016

I would probably have to classify "Damaged" as an emotional thriller - if there is such a genre. Mary diNunzio falls for a little 10 year old dyslexic boy Patrick who seems to attract trouble to himself - starting with bullying and heading all the way to murder. It is good he has Mary in his corner since she never gives up. The thrills at the end are somewhat unbelievable but Scottoline is probably catering to all groups of her readers. All in all an exciting pageturner - don't start this book unless you have time to finish it in one sitting.

Sep 07, 2016

Very good book in the series. We all love "Mare" DiNunzio and her big-hearted family. When a perfect storm of bad stuff happens to a 10-yr-old boy Mary takes the case and fights to become foster mother (not guardian ad litem as the summary says). As usual our heroine spends plenty of time running around and dodging bad guys. The only bizarre thing is her adversary in a case against the boy and school district is an incredible jerk but then does a huge about face at the end. Just weird. Otherwise, a very good ending.

Sep 01, 2016

Really enjoyed this book. Filled with emotion, twists, turns and kept you reading until the very end. One of her bests for sure. Please read you will not be disappointed. Very Good!!!

Aug 24, 2016

This is one of the best books by this author. She befriends and protects thru the book with a surprise ending. Cant wait to see what she comes out with next. Enjoyed it so much!!!!!

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