Friday, September 16, 2016

"Damaged" by Lisa Scottoline ... and a GIVEAWAY!

In celebration of her latest release, Lisa's publisher has graciously offered to give away a hard copy of the book (US Only). To enter, see the Rafflecopter box at the bottom of this post. (Contest ends September 23, 2016.) If you are the randomly chosen winner, I'll contact you and pass on your information. Good luck!

Back cover blurb...

One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice.

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 is on the case. Soon Mary 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…

My review...
(I rated it 4 1/2 - TOP PICK!)

Click here to read the first chapter...

Amazon link for purchase...

About Lisa...

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and also writes a weekly column, called Chick Wit, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has won many honors and awards, notably the Edgar Award, given for excellence in crime fiction, and the Fun Fearless Female Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine. She also teaches a course she created, called Justice and Fiction, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and regularly does speaking engagements. There are twenty-five million copies of her books in print, and she is published in over thirty other countries. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her array of disobedient pets.

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  1. I have read several of her books, but I truly can't pick a favorite. They are always riveting and fast-paced, with characters that make you care about the outcome. I'll definitely be reading this one (even if I don't win!)

    1. I agree! There's no way I could just pick one. Whichever one I've just read tends to become my favorite...until the next one releases :)

      Good luck!

  2. I really can't chose a favorite, but I love all the Rosato & DiNunzio books.

    1. I understand, Susan. There are so many great ones!

      Good luck, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I just started reading Lisa's books this spring. A friend loaned me the book Every 15 Minutes, and we ended up passing it around to all the teachers. I'd love to read Damaged!

    1. I loved that book, too, Dianna. I even featured it on my blog. (

      The other teachers will likely enjoy this one, too, as it does have an educational component to it.

      Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!