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Daddy's Girl

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  6,950 Ratings  ·  651 Reviews
Natalie Greco loves being a law professor, even though she secretly feels like Faculty Comic Relief. She loves her family, too, but as a bookworm, doesn't quite fit into the cult of Greco football, headed by her father, the team captain. The one person whom she feels most connected to is her colleague Angus Holt, a guy with a brilliant mind, gorgeous façade, and a penchant ...more
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Published February 19th 2008 by HarperAudio (first published 2007)
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Jun 11, 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
Cindy Huffman
Jul 27, 2011 Cindy Huffman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 05, 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,
Apr 09, 2016 Magpie67 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just up my ally into the twisted domain of law. Natalie 'Nat' Greco is my kind of girl. A nerdy, reading professor with a large family. I mean she named her cat Jelly from a book character. Got to love that! What seems as a new adventure in teaching her ideas of justice to prison inmates, quickly turns into a nightmare for Nat. Her world is turned upside down in a flash and as she searches for the answers, she discovers a new soul beneath her wings. Nat can make a difference and accomplishes muc ...more
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
Feb 08, 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
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
Oct 29, 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)
"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
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
May 02, 2016 Marleen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book didn't do it for me. There was a naïve feel to the characters, and that didn't reel me in - at all. On the contrary, from the very first pages, I felt no connection to Nat Greco, or her family & entourage. They felt like cardboard characters. The whole plot, and particularly what happened to Nat during the prison visit felt way too far-fetched. Talking about being naïve – Nat didn't see who Angus really was.
Fortunately, Lisa Scottoline has become a better writer with the years, an
Feb 18, 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.
Jan 13, 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
Aug 04, 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!)
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
Sheri faulk
I had NOTHING to read when I had a long drive ahead of me. I checked this out online - but had to get to Wi-Fi to download (UGH). Quick and easy listen! Like that there is some history in it.

The unlikely heroine of this Lisa Scottoline thriller (which follows 2006's Dirty Blonde), mousy University of Pennsylvania assistant law professor Natalie "Nat" Greco, finds herself in way over her head when an unintended visit to a minimum-security prison in nearby Chester County puts her in the middle of
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.
Nov 26, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I truly enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down once I began reading it. It reminded me of Grisham's "Pelican Brief" when Nat was on the run. Cutting and dying her hair was definitely out of Grisham. The book had lots of twists and turns all the way through to the end. The mystery was solved by Nat in pits and pieces. It gave you a sense of how Nat's mind worked. I found Nat and Angus to both be interesting characters. Nat was seeking her independence from her family, and her boyfriend. She f ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 28, 2016 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Natalie Greco's large family is a sports loving, construction building bunch but she is the outsider, being a law professor. Nat agrees to lecture at a prison with fellow professor Angus Holt when a prison riot breaks out and she rushes to help a dying corrections officer. The CO's dying words are to tell his wife it's under the floor. Nat goes to see the widow and begins to get threatened to stay away. She doesn't listen and on the way back from a visit, a state trooper is killed and she is acc ...more
Jan 30, 2014 Nicola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-books
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
Lorin Cary
Jan 22, 2016 Lorin Cary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scottoline's Daddy's Girl moves away from her Bennie Rosoto character and introduces us to Nat Greco, who teaches law. With a colleague she presents a talk at a local prison and while there a riot erupts and she aids a dying guard; he whispers to her and she promises to contact his wife. That's the skinny, the setup for a whirlwind story. Nat comes from a domineering family and that and the nature of her relationship with her live-in boyfriend spin out. Nat is charged with a crime she didn't com ...more
Donna Siebold
Nat Greco has always done what her family - especially her father wanted her to do. One day one of her fellow professors asks her to accompany him to the local jail to teach the inmates a class on justice. While there a riot breaks out and an inmate and a corrections officer are murdered.

Nat is caught up in the crime because she tried to perform CPR on the guard. Against all odds Nat begin to rebel against the wishes of her family and go her own way.

The story is fast-paced and the mastermind beh
Nov 24, 2015 Sep rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Parts of this book were 5 star but these parts did not seem to connect with each other. We have the title but Nat seems to be the family outsider not her dad's special pet. We have a murder at the prison and the famous dying words that sends "Nancy Drew" Nat off to solve the mystery, we have her live-in lover that seems to spend all his time with one of her brothers instead of with her (Not sure where that was going), we have a rival love interest who is, of course, totally the opposite of the l ...more
Dec 18, 2015 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-books
Natalie is a professor who is invited by a fellow professor to go with him to a prison to teach a class. While there the inmates riot and she is attacked by a prisoner. She get away and goes for help for the other professor but stumbles on a dead convict and an injured corrections officer plus another officer. The uninjured guy goes to help her colleague but she stays to help the injured man. He tells her to tell his wife it is "Under the floor". Lots of weird things happen and she is wanted by ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Chloe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 16, 2015 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.
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Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 23 novels, including her latest, EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, which releases in April 2015. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Chick Wit" which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman's perspective.
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