Daddy's Girl

Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (517 ratings)

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Law professor Natalie Greco has an ordered life. She feels a passion for teaching, especially her arcane History of Justice seminar, even though the course is pathetically undersubscribed in the high-powered law school. She has an attentive boyfriend and a protective family, although her testosterone-fueled big brothers and very successful parents tend to overlook the quiet Nat.

Then, one terrible day, everything changes. Nat accompanies her colleague Angus to a prison in Chester County, where he's a guest lecturer. They are hardly inside before the speaker system announces a "disturbance" and the warden orders a lockdown. They're smack in the middle of a riot. In front of a horrified Nat, a prison guard is fatally injured. Nat rushes to help him, only to hear his last words: "Tell my wife. It's under the floor. The money."

At that moment, reinforcements arrive, the riot is quelled, and Nat and Angus are escorted out of the building by U.S. marshals. Remembering the dying guard's words, Nat feels she must find his widow. But this is no simple quest, and along the way, Nat is framed for murder and the retiring scholar finds herself in a desperate fight to save her own life.

©2007 Lisa Scottoline (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"This one finds the author in good form, combining suspense- and character-building effectively." (Booklist)

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  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book

Quick moving, with twists and turns. A great read. Very enjoyable!

18 people found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable

Daddy's Girl is a fun read and just when you think the mystery is solved you get another treat. Performance is, as usual, excellent. Book is not as good as the regular series with Bernie and gang but the Nat Grego is the typical gutsy heroine and most LS fans should enjoy this book.

17 people found this helpful

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  • J
  • 04-10-07

Great Book

This was a great book to listen to and the narrator was excellent, I really enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story. This book was put together very well with the exception of why the book was titled "Daddy's Girl", I thought the title should have been something different.
I still give this 5 stars and look forward to listen to more of Lisa's books and hopefully with the same narrator.

5 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

jimbo2all

Probably one of the most enjoyable reads I've had this year. A little humor -A little mystery - A fresh story line - A little education...
A very good book...I give it an "A"

9 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Daddy's Girl

Lisa Scottoline has once again written a book that keeps you entertained and guessing. With a very unexpected twist at the end, this book will keep you entertained.

3 people found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Solid Mystery

Natalie Greco is a solid Scottoline heroine - she's got a core of iron in there somewhere, but is a Legal Prof at a university where she's not taken very seriously, and the only daughter of a very masculine family of loud men who don't tend to hear her when she speaks.

A colleague asks Natalie to come with him to a local prison, to teach a course to some convicts, and she agrees. While there, a riot breaks out, and a dying police officer whispers something to Natalie that might be a clue to a greater corruption.

Soon, attempts are being made on her life, and Natalie is trying to figure out if there can be Justice in the world or not - and whether she can keep herself alive in the process.

Read wonderfully, this audio was a thrill ride, steeped with some historical content that I'm really starting to respect Scottoline for including in many of her stories.

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Took effort to give this one a chance

Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Barbara Rosenblat?

Probably not since there are so many other authors to choose from.

What was most disappointing about Lisa Scottoline’s story?

I was not interested in the main character at all. In my opionion, the author did a poor job of making her a likeable character. I need to be able to like / connect with the main character(s) in books and movies. If that isn't the case, I quickly loose interest.

Would you be willing to try another one of Barbara Rosenblat’s performances?

No. However, I might accidentally since I likely will not remember her name. She did not leave a good impression as far as narrating ability. (Unlike Ralph Cosham, the narrator of Louise Penny's Three Pines series which I have recently been listening to. He does a great job.)

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I could not bear to listen beyond the first few chapters. I hoped it would get better but eventually gave up.

1 person found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

A Thriller Through and Through

A real "page turner" and hard to turn off. Kudos to Barbara Rosenblat - she did an awesome job narrating.

1 person found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting

This was my first Lisa Scottoline book and I have to say I was very impressed! Nice plot and pace. Looking forward to more from Lisa.

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    4 out of 5 stars

twists and turns

Yes, this Scottolini thriller had plenty of twists and turns and it was an enjoyable listen. If anything I'd like it to have been longer, more character development. But, it's interesting listening to books from a female perspective, it's good having them be strong. I was sad to realize the final twist in this one was true. It must be fun being an author deciding what to do with your characters. I hope Lisa's students appreciate her!

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