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Daddy's Girl

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  5,183 ratings  ·  513 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,
Published January 29th 2008 by Harper (first published 2007)
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Apr 05, 2008 Lorraine rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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,
Cindy Huffman
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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
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
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
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)
"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
Shonna Froebel
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
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
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
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.
Lisa Scottoline novels are always enjoyable page turners with many twists and turns. This was no exception. I would rate it a 3.5 if that was an option. I did see the surprise ending coming this time and without giving anything away, Nat should have seen it too. I even wonder if this person was more involved than what the evidence showed. Based on the synopsis on the back cover of the book, I kept expecting Nat to be charged with Saunders murder but I'm sure that was the intent. Part of the twis ...more
Good Philadelphia thriller by Lisa Scottoline, who does second generation immigrant daughters and legal fiction so well. In this one, tiny but smart Natalie Greco is untenured at Penn and thinking she's not going to make it to wear the golden handcuffs. The handsome, successful prof in the class after hers asks her to go with him to a prison where he's teaching a class. During that time, a prison riot occurs, Natalie is nearly raped, and she encounters a dying prison guard who breathes his last ...more
I always enjoy Scottoline's writing. Many of her books are similar, but they are well written and intriguing. Nat Greco, a well-to do young professor gets caught up in a prison riot when helping a friend teach classes to minimum security prisoners. Shocked, and hurt Nat is asked by a dieing man to relay a message to his wife. Nat, thinking is is a simple, easy to understand message readily agrees, and the adventure begins. In an attempt to relay, and help the wife to understand the message, Nat ...more
Many years ago, I read Nancy Drew: #1-64 books. I remember loving them back then. In this book, the main character Nat continues to compare herself, with excitement, to Nancy Drew. I was a little over Nancy Drew by the end of it all. I found the story highly unrealistic, there's car chases, threatening phone calls, riots, shootings and mysterious last words, just to name a few. All which hardly faze Nat. Instead, she thinks to herself, "well, I'm just like Nancy Drew!"

So, the blurb drew me in, b
I liked this! Quick paced law-thriller with HUMOUR and interesting (non-mob or crack whore) characters...will be reading more of this author!
This book was short and sweet--only 5 CDs long. It was interesting and held my attention while driving, but not too much so.

Natalie had always done just what she was supposed to do - hence, the book title. She was the only daughter with all brothers. Everyone listened to the father. Nat teaches law at a local college. Coworker, Angus, and she go to the local prison to teach the inmates. She is a guest speaker for Angus who always teaches at the prison. While at the prison there is a big problem
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Jul 27, 2010 Nicole rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of legal thrillers, with strong female leads
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Edell Fiedler
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
Lisa Scottoline is a new to me author. This review is based on the unabridged audio book, which is read by Barbara Rosenblat.

Natalie Greco, is a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania. When another professor, Angus Holt invites her to join him in teaching a class at a local prison, she agrees. A riot breaks out while she is at the prison. When Nat is trying to help a badly injured guard, he whispers some dying last words to her "tell my wife it's under the floor".

Natalie has no clue wha
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Here a professor at a law school got into so much trouble. She goes with another professor to teach at a minimum security prison - people are in for drugs, lessor problems. The lockdown goes into effect since something is happening at the prison. A guy grabs her and tears her shirt, the other professor is trying to get him off her, he gets to fighting, she runs away. Gets to where another guard is down, plus an inmate. She tries to save the guard but he dies. Before he dies, his last words were ...more

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
I'll start by saying that I've never read any of Lisa Scottoline's books. My mom loaned me her copy of Daddy's Girl since she is a fan of Ms. Scottoline's and thought that I would enjoy it. I have to say that at the beginning of this book, I struggled to become invested in the characters or the story. The plot centers around a law professor, Natalie Greco, who plays it safe and has a pretty cookie cutter life until she agrees to teach a class at the local prison with one of her counterparts. A p ...more
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Aug 13, 2007 Donna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Lisa Scottoline is a real-life attorney who somehow made it through law school with her sense of humor intact. She's perfected a technique for letting the reader in on what characters are thinking, as well as what they're saying out loud. The result is sometimes hilarious and often a good way to get the reader to connect with the character.

In this departure from the Bennie Rosato series (in which Bennie almost, but not quite, makes an appearance), Scottoline creates some really great situations
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
Never, ever again. I used to read & enjoy Lisa Scottoline books right after high school. After this most recent (and LAST) attempt, I'm beginning to wonder if I've just aged out of her target demographic. All the brand name dropping... The insta-love just to create a twist later... And what was the point of the Underground Railroad, anyway? Added nothing except more pages & hence, more time of my life that I can't get back.

So as I said. Never, EVER again! I gave two stars because I (surp
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