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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by Lisa Scottoline
"For the fourth installment of Lisa Scottoline's Rosato & DiNunzio series, narrator Rebecca Lowman takes the helm as Mary DiNunzio finds herself in a complex case just before her wedding. Lowman competently connects with the emotional element of the novel's plot, but Scottoline's tendency for extraneous explanations and excessive detail drags the momentum to a crawl. The awkward, unnatural- sounding dialogue is especially evident in the audiobook, and Lowman's efforts to smooth it into the high drama of the story often makes the situations and characters unconvincing. Listeners searching for an exciting legal thriller will do best to steer clear of this one. J.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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