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Damaged

Narrated by: Eva Christensen
Series: Kate Lange, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiancé’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. But then 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 may have 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.

©2010 Pamela Callow (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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“Part medical mystery, part bloody thriller...a debut that had me fl ipping pages into the wee hours of the morning.” ( New York Times best-selling author James Rollins)

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Canadian Medical/LegalThriller

Damaged is an intriguing Canadian medical legal thriller that grips the audience from the moment that a horrified Kate feels remorse that she allowed her fears to overwhelm her sense of decency as she knew the grandma made a strong appeal in the interest of her granddaughter. The key to the story line is Kate who is a classic scaredy cat who ends up in "Hell", which could have broken her or given her a backbone of steel. Fans will enjoy a sort of coming of age tale as the women who always chose flight now must choose fight for the first time in her life against a powerful influential opponent.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Cheryl
  • Douglasville, GA, United States
  • 12-20-14

This 1st book in Series not as good as the 2nd.

I read the second book in the series, "Indefensible", before I read this first debut in the series. I must say that I enjoyed the second book much better than this one. I got a little annoyed about how she kept reflecting on how guilty she felt about being responsible for the death of her sister. That seemed to be described again and again when she could have just moved on with the story. Yeah, I get it that she feels remorse and will feel the loss forever, but it doesn't need to be brought up again, and again, and again.

I wish that she could have developed the main characters more than what she did. There were definitely some interesting characters and the book could have been much better if we could have gotten to know them better . . . oh, but did I tell you that she feels guilty about her sister's death as a result of the car accident . . ?

I would recommend that if you are trying to save credits, skip this one and move on to the second book in the series "Indefensible." I enjoyed the second book and have already purchased the third book "Tattooed."

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A story to make you feel mad and bad!

The story was okay, but made me sad as I listened. The main character is this guilt ridden women who hasn't done anything worthy of all this guilt. Then the guy, who supposedly loves her, treats her rotten because of what she supposedly did. Her terrible sin was that, while she was driving, her sister died when she had an accident. This theme carried too much weight for me. Guilt permeated the story plus there was so much repetiton; the same facts given over and over. The story didn't make me happy or excited to hear more of it. It made me mad and disgusted at how guilty she felt all the time and how her boyfriend was so heartless. I just wanted it over.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great read. Lots of suspense.

It has a hard time getting going. Painting the setting took a little longer than I would have liked but once it was done I loved the story and how they went from all characters’ perspectives.

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A good beginning, but....

This is not a feel good book with a HEA. I don’t know why it is categorized as a romance. The mystery has a good beginning but then gets convoluted by the end. Just okay.

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sucks you in

very good book that really pulled me in. I'll definitely read the nest one because I want to know more about Kate, Ethan, and Randall.

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Damaged

This book kept me entertained all day. I really enjoyed the dogs in the story and the characters' interaction with them.

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  • NanaS
  • Acme, PA
  • 01-20-18

Good book

The book was interesting the whole way through. But why so much swearing? For someone that doesn't appreciate casual swearing and using God's name in vain, it was hard to continue to the end at times. I get people swear, and maybe some in the book would satisfy those that need that kind of stuff. But I guess I disagree. The sexual references just take away from the story. they felt like the author wanted to get a R rating like movie producers do. I don't understand why they feel their success depends on that stuff. The story should stand for itself. Sex and swearing don't add to it. If it weren't for those two things I would be looking to read more of Callow's books. But, I don't think so.

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  • Write1
  • MARIETTA, GEORGIA, United States
  • 03-09-13

Great Story and Performance

What did you love best about Damaged?

I loved the story and suspense. Pamela Callow has quickly become one of my favorites.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes it did. However, I listened to the books out of order. Listening to Indefensible first ruined some of the plot twist for me. But, I was hooked til the bitter end.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Kate broke into the funeral home. I was so afraid. Acutally said to myself, Kate what are you doing stupid.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by the two elderly ladies. They were sharp. And no one was going to take advantage of them because of their age.

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I can't finish this drivel

The narrator is aweful on this story. She pauses and breathes dramatically with the end of every sentence and the tone of her voice and over enunciation of each word precisely and slowly make it sound like she's reading to people who have English as a second language. It's just too painful to finish. Who knows if the story would be a good one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful