“Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.” –Harlan Coben
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 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.
“Outstanding…Tensions mount until the story concludes with a satisfying, unexpected twist.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Damaged
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.
Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio Series
“Scottoline’s merging of the themes of her family-driven stand-alone thrillers with her ongoing legal series continues to work splendidly.” –Booklist on Damaged
“Scottoline is an A-lister all the way, and her Rosato series is always an A-plus.” –Booklist (starred review)
“Scottoline’s third entry in her Rosato & DiNunzio series does not disappoint. Fans will be on the edge of their seats eager to discover what happens next.” –Library Journal (starred review) on Corrupted
“There is nothing as riveting as a skilled writer creating tense courtroom scenes and Scottoline does that in Corrupted.” –Huffington Post
“Scottoline excels at turning societal issues of the day into suspenseful plot points, a proclivity she takes to a whole new level in Corrupted, out-Grishaming Grisham. After twenty-plus books, she has written her best ever, as tightly fashioned as it is nail-bitingly suspenseful. A masterpiece of pitch-perfect storytelling balanced against emotional angst.” –Providence Journal
“Pop culture’s current crop of female lawyers owes a great deal to the attorneys at Rosato & Associates…The deliciously dramatic and slightly over-the-top Betrayed reaffirms that after more than twenty novels, the Edgar Award-winning Scottoline is still able to create surprising, suspenseful plots with likable, daring heroines at the center.” –The Washington Post
“Betrayed is populated with the kind of smart, funny women you love to watch working crime scenes.”—All You magazine
“Scottoline writes terrific legal fiction with warm, smart characters and lots of humor and heart. Her legion of fans will be happy with this one, and it should find her new readers as well.” —Booklist on Betrayed
“Accused is Scottoline in top form.” —Time.com
"Accused is a scorcher of a story...you'll be riveted till the very last page." —Linda Fairstein
“After some rockin’ standalones, Scottoline returns to her popular series about feisty all-female law firm Rosato and Associates. Nice to have them back.” —People magazine on Accused