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Daddy's Girl

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7,367 Ratings  ·  677 Reviews
Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down.

A violent prison riot breaks out,
ebook, 416 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2007)
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Cindy Huffman
Jul 27, 2011 Cindy Huffman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 03, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, audiobook
Lisa Scottoline easily passes the first book test with DADDY'S GIRL. This legal thriller is full of great characters and a twisting plot and guarantees that I will be reading many more books by this best-selling author.

Nat Greco is a law professor at Penn State hoping to earn tenure. Her father is a rich construction magnate and her boyfriend Hank fits right in with her three boisterous brothers. Disaster strikes when Nat visits a local prison with another professor, Angus Holt, to teach a class
Mar 20, 2008 Lorraine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults who grew up loving Nancy Drew
Shelves: listened-to
I have mixed feelings about this book, though overall positive. An adult-style Nancy Drew-like mystery.

The narrative begins well, with sufficient detail and interest, so that I could not predicate how the story would unfold. Before I got too bored, there was sufficient action to renew my interest (prison riot) and I still did not know where there plot was leading. Then there was too much action for me, because it seemed like every outing Nat went on led to disaster (car accident, prison blocks,
Jun 03, 2015 Cherylannb7 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Could not predict the ending and was very surprised. G
I've read some of this author's other books -- ones set in a law firm where all the lawyers are female. This is another female lawyer, but one who is a law professor, not part of the firm. Her world branches out a bit when a fellow professor coaxes her out of her comfort zone to help teach a seminar in a prison. Her first session there, a prison riot breaks out. A prison guard dies in her arms, his last words a message for his wife that seems to make no sense, but sets her on a path that has her ...more
Sep 08, 2007 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Lisa Scottoline does the same thing over and over - but she does it so well! She kept me up late last night finishing this page-turner.

This book is set in the same environment as her many other books about the all-female law firm, but thankfully we have a new character, a law professor who accidentally gets involved in a prison riot. Scottoline knows how to turn up the heat on her poor protagonists. If you're in the mood for a page-turner that's light and fun, I recommend this. It would be perf
"Daddy's Girl" is a fairly entertaining novel characterized by short chapters, a simple writing style, a fast-moving plot filled with lots of suspense, and an unusually strong protagonist who constantly succeeds in escaping dangerous and violent situations. The plot, however, also is full of coincidences and improbabilities that prevented me from being entertained and enthralled by the action.

The “girl” of "Daddy’s Girl" is Nat Greco, an assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvan
I am beginning to wonder if it's the reader's digest version of these books that I am reading or the books themselves that is so terrible. So this is a tentative review to be updated later after I have read the full version of this book.

This was nothing much of a mystery that was filled with over exaggerated characters who talk in all caps the whole book. This is annoying if the author didn't know. I wasn't terribly impressed with the male characters they all were really resoundingly cliché and
Feb 06, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been doing some heavy non-fiction reading lately -- most recently, the kind of historical/political stuff about US misdeeds that usually has me wanting to set something on fire. At times like these I find some light fiction helps leaven things out, and among my first go-tos in that column is Lisa Scottoline.

I recently finished one of the novels in her Rosato & Associates series which I gave pretty high marks, more because I enjoyed the plot idea than because of the quality of the writi
Oct 26, 2011 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the author's writing style. The characters and their interactions seemed realistic, and she does a great job describing the environment. It's fast-paced, action-packed, reveals information at an appropriate rate, and is full of unexpected plot twists.

I did, however, have a small problem with how the climax panned out; bullets seemed to end up in very convenient places. (view spoiler)
Shonna Froebel
Nov 17, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Natalie Greco, only girl in the Greco construction family, is a law professor who loves her job and feels that she doesn't quite fit in to her football-loving, loud and raucous family. A colleague at the university, Angus Holt involves her in a clinic program he runs at a local minimum security prison. While they are there a riot breaks out and Natalie is attacked by a student in the program Angus and Natalie are teaching. As Natalie tries to find help, she ends up offering consolation and medic ...more
Jan 10, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOW! I simply could not put down this book! Natalie takes detective work to a whole new level. The best part about this Scottoline novel is the unexpected twists and turns. Being an avid reader of Scottoline , I can usually figure out where the story is going, but not with Daddy's Girl! This book really focuses on the murder and law involved, with less emphasis on ther personal life of the main character. Scottoline exposes Natalie's life, traits and flaws gradually throughout the story. Her par ...more
Glenda L
May 21, 2011 Glenda L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Natalie Greco, a law professor. She loves her job and her family. She meets another professor, Angus Holt who talks her into going with him to teach at a prison. A riot breaks out and she rushes to help an injured guard. He gives her a message for his wife before he dies. She finds that she is plunged into a nightmare, gets accused of murder and has threats to her life. The cops are after her, the ruthless killers are after her and she seeks the solace of the "safe" Angus, but ...more
Feb 14, 2016 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit to being a tad disappointed in this book. Don't get me wrong it was okay but not more than that for me, hence the three stars. I just felt that I never was fully engaged with the story. It had some great potential but took a while to get going. There was a good twist at the end but not sure I fully bought the twist. I will be persevering in read more by this author as I enjoyed the previous story I read by this author.
Jul 29, 2015 Charlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as riveting as some of Scottoline's other books I've read, until I got to the last quarter of the book and couldn't put it down to go to sleep. Now I'll be sleepy the rest of the day. (But it was worth it!)
Jess Van Dyne-Evans
I liked this! Quick paced law-thriller with HUMOUR and interesting (non-mob or crack whore) characters...will be reading more of this author!
May 26, 2011 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Law Professor Nan Greco is caught up in a prison riot while teaching a class at the prison. She soon finds out things weren't as random as they first appear.
Dec 27, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ereader-owned
In Daddy's Girl, Natalie Greco's quiet and idyllic, if not predictable, life turns chaotic when a violent riot breaks out while she is teaching a course at the local prison. Nat rushes to give CPR to a grievously injured prison guard. Before he dies, he asks her to deliver a cryptic message with his last words: "Tell my wife, it's under the floor."

The dying declaration plunges Nat into a nightmare. Suddenly, the girl who has always followed the rules finds herself suspected of a brutal murder.
Lael Braday
Natalie "Nat" Greco teaches law. Her colleague invites her to guest teach at a prison externship, which happens to have a riot the day she's there. She is attacked, and as her colleague fends off her attacker, she seeks safety, but finds herself giving CPR to a Corrections Officer with a knife wound. He asks her to give a cryptic message to his wife. Twists and turns in the story leave her a fugitive from the law as a suspected cop killer. However, she figures out the subterfuge and solves the c ...more
Dejanee Smith
Feb 06, 2017 Dejanee Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dejaneé-smith
The book could be realistic because the main character Natalie was in the middle of a riot in a prison she was teaching at and people were killed, a dying man said to her ''its under the floor''. Later she gets accused of murder and has to find out what really happened. Natalie found out that the riot was a distraction for a prisoner to get out and she now understands what ''Its under the floor'' means the prisoner and his accomplices were going to escape through a tunnel beneath the floor of th ...more
May 26, 2017 Roxx rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is my second LS book and I wonder if her books are formulaic. Woman in wrong place wrong time then proceeds to solve the whole investigation with little skills that you didn't know about. Overall it was ok but I have a hard time believing that she solved things that quickly with little to no evidence.
Elizabeth Alton
May 27, 2017 Elizabeth Alton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa Scotolino always has several twists that catch you in her books. This was no exception. I enjoyed it a lot.
Rosemary Kafka
Feb 19, 2017 Rosemary Kafka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this audiobook over the course of a week. The narration was pretty good and the story line engaging with several unexpected twists. I would recommend it.
Maureen Mantrop-utterback
actually had an unpredictable ending. Fast moving storyline
Nov 01, 2016 Homegirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the author including the Underground Railroad in the book.
Mar 19, 2017 Weradi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining read while in the car.
Feb 16, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of legal thrillers, with strong female leads
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May 29, 2011 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Disclaimer - my "reviews" are not truly that. Rather than a critical analysis, each "review" is mostly my quick summary of the plot -- so I can refresh my unreliable memory. Also, I find that once I journal a book, it's easier for me to give it away. That's important, as our house is getting "overgrown" with books.


Heroine Natalie Greco - anotherPhilly filly lawyer by Scottoline - falls in the category of short h
Edell Fiedler
Aug 03, 2008 Edell Fiedler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daddy's Girl opens with Nat Greco, a law professor and the book's main character, using some creative ways to get her students more interested in what she's saying than what they are typing on their laptops. And this is where I almost decided to quit reading the book. The opening didn't have that initial "hook" to make me want to keep reading more. If I wasn't reviewing the book, I might have done just that. However, much to my surprise, Daddy's Girl proved to have more excitement than what it l ...more
Jan 07, 2009 Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was on the "Hot Picks" shelf at the library - never heard of it and the title did not intrigue me, but I was in the mood for a good murder mystery and this seemed to fit the bill. Nat, the main character, is a law professor at Penn St. (or some law school in Pennsylvania). She has an overbearing family, and a boyfriend who fits in with them, but is not quite in tune with her. She is passionate about her law and literature class and loves books, but with dwindling interest in her subject rig ...more
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Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 28 novels, including her latest, ONE PERFECT LIE, which releases in April 2017. Her previous emotional thriller, MOST WANTED, has been optioned for a TV series. Lisa also co-authors a bestselling series of humorous memoir with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, which is based on their weekly Philadelphia In ...more
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