In Damaged by P. Callow, Kate Lange is happy about her new position as a lawyer in a prestigious law firm. She was promised by the founding partner,John Lyons, to work on a civil litigation case but instead she has to work in family law. She is assigned a new client- Marian MacAdam who is seeking custody of her teenage daughter, Lisa, who is possibly mixed up in drugs. Kate wants to notify child protection, but Marian does not want Lisa's mother to be scrutinized because she is a criminal court judge. Kate discovers that Lisa is murdered and dismembered. The case is given to homicide detective Ethan Drake who happens to be Kate's former fiance and he is still mad about the breakup. There are other girls that are murdered and the killer, known as the Body Butcher, carves LOL on the bones of the victims. Kate feels that the investigation is moving too slowly and decides to investigate the case herself and discovers that she may be the next to be killed by the serial killer. Does Kate and detective Drake find the killer and does Lisa get hurt? I guess you have to read the book to find out?
About the Author-
Pamela, drew on her experience working in a blue-chip corporate environment to create series lead Kate Lange, a struggling thirty-something lawyer whose career-making case becomes deadly as she uncovers a scam that rocks the foundations of biomedical research -- and puts her in the path of a dementing killer.
Prior to making writing a career, Pamela worked as a strategy consultant for an international consulting firm. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Bar, and has a Master's degree in Public Administration.
Pamela lives in Nova Scotia, along with her husband, two children and a pug. She loves to go for walks (unlike her dog), and drink coffee. Her most eagerly anticipated vacation is the annual family camping trip where she can sit around the campfire, eat smores, and catch up on some good books. Pamela is currently working on the next three books in the Kate Lange series.
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I feel that the author did a good job on her debut novel. The book kept me engaged and I was always waiting for Kate to be captured or killed by the crazy serial killer. She made so many stupid mistakes throughout the book. I wanted to find out what was to happen next so I kept on reading. I really liked the ending of the story, but I did have some unanswered questions. I look forward to the next book in the series Indefensible due to be published in January of 2011.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book by the Meryl L. Ross Media Relations PR for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.