damaged by pamela callow

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, October 10, 2010
Title: Damaged (Kate Lange Series #1)
Author: Pamela Callow
Pages: 453
Rating: 4/5

Summary (Author's Website):

How far are you willing to go to forget your past?

Haunted by the death of her sister, and wounded by her ex-fiance'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. Until 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 has 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.

My Thought:

Damaged is book series debut of Author Pamela Callow. Since it is stated as medical thriller, in a moment, it attracts my attention because I think I never read any a medical thriller before. I can't wait to read it the moment I have it in my hands. And boy, I'm not disappointed at being that excited. Yes, it started quite flat even the author try to make it like 'the situation' and it also flipping the flashback of Kate and the present. I know Kate is like a new heroine of the series, but it turned out a little or maybe quite annoying when she feels like she has to help and do everything herself. It's not deniable that she has the enthusiasm which is good and I think it's her character to make the reader feels she is annoying.

I was quite quickly drawn in reading the book when Kate is starting the investigation to solve the case herself. The plot line is actually very engaging and locked your interest to the very end until you know who's the culprit and wondering which is which and what is what. The best part is, I tell you, is the medical part itself. It's quite challenging to understand a situation of House-like or ER-like made into a book when you have not so much knowledge on that particular matter and yes, you will be quite bore to understand or lost interest. But I like it and it's not that hard as you would learn new things from what you're reading. However, I personally think the story is quite dragging a bit when the matter of subject is not particularly interesting in certain parts. Only hope that the sequel will be better.

The author does a terrific job for her first debut. Despite of a tiny flaw, it's actually a very good read and it's really quite a page turner which for me is actually an indicator it is one of a good thriller/legal crime books. Definitely will read the sequel, Indefensible, and I would also recommend it to all thriller's fan.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy courtesy of Tricia from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations in exchange for a fair review. Receiving a copy in no way will ever reflected my review and these are my honest review.

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  1. Great review Darlyn. My best friend loves books that she can learn something at the same time, we both enjoy thriller and mystery's.

    This one is on my Wishlist.

  2. Sounds great! Thanks for the review Darlyn..U did a good job as usual.. Thinking of thriller book, when was the last time I read one? Hmm....haha! Sidney Sheldon's The Naked Face is to be read next. Yeah...=) have a pleasant monday Darlyn...

  3. I enjoyed this one too and I love medical thrillers. I'll definitely read more from this debut author :-)

  4. Theis sounds like a very exciting book. I like medical thrillers. Great review.

  5. This sure sounds like an interesting read. The fact that it is a "medical thriller" making it even more interesting. Hoping that I could find this book to read, very soon!

  6. Great review! thanks.


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