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Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiance's accusations, Kate Lange throws herself into her new career at a high-powered law firm.

When the grandmother of a lonely private school student seeks her counsel, Kate thinks it's just another custody case. But then the teen is brutally murdered. And it isn't only Kate who wonders if her legal advice led to th
Paperback, 453 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Mira
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When I was first approached by a publicist to review Damaged by Pamela Callow, I was a little hesitant to accept. I tend to steer away from books that I think fall into the adult commercial fiction genre because they usually end up annoying me. But since Pamela Callow was a new author (Damaged is her debut novel), and since I had worked with this particular publicist before, I decided to give it a shot.

I'm surprised to say that I'm glad I did. I actually ended up enjoying Damaged a lot more than
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"Damaged is a fast-paced medical thriller that introduces us to young lawyer Kate Lange. She's trying to overcome her past and make a career at a prestigious law firm when she's faced with a case that will bring up old pain and guilt ..." From a review posted by an member. Read more HERE.
Kate Lange is a first year associate at a high-class law firm who is embroiled in a mess – a mess she feels partly responsible for; a mess made by the Body Butcher…

The Body Butcher… did that grab your attention?

Kate is trying to make a name for herself at the law firm of LMB, but when she keeps getting handed the piddly little family law cases, she becomes exasperated. When her new client, a grandmother who would like to gain custody of her out-of-control granddaughter, who also happens to be th
Damaged introduces Kate Lange, a lawyer who gets involved in finding a serial killer. Due to her involvement with the grandmother of the victim and a slight involvement in a medical law suit, Kate feels that the police are missing something and goes after the killer herself. She does a better job of interviewing the witnesses than the police do.

My problem with this book is that it doesn't know exactly what it wants to be. There is suspense, but not quite enough. There is medical mystery but not
Confession: I do not normally read thrillers. I like watching them well enough, but I've never read John Grisham, nor am I likely to. So why did I pick up Damaged?

Damaged is a thriller set in Halifax, my home town, and I will admit that was the draw. A big time trade paperback set in any Canadian city is intriguing enough, but one that isn't set in one of Canada's big 3 cities? And Halifax?

So that's what got the book into my lap. What kept it there (until long after I should have gone to bed) w
Embrace yourself for a new kind of thriller. Take part legal thriller and part medical thriller, you get an amazing combination of a fascinating thriller. That's what Pamela Callow did in her Kate Lange series set in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In Damaged, Kate Lange is an associate in a prestigious law firm and stuck with the family law cases with litigation dreams. When she received a case of a missing private school student, she's more than stuck in family drama, but she has issues of her own haunt ...more
Kelly Boyce
An awesome, awesome read from a brilliant new author. A definite page turner to keep you reading into the wee hours of the night.
I started this book a long time ago. I was not feeling it, so I put it down. When I saw a long time ago, I am talking years. Not that meant to never come back to this book as I read another book by this author, the second one in fact and enjoyed it. I would walk by the book or chance at it from time to time and think, I need to try reading this book again. However my to be read pile grew and grew and I would forget about the book again. I finally picked it up as I was making a committment to att ...more
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
Kate was a new lawyer at Lyons McGrath Barrett law firm. She knew that she was going to have to work hard to prove that she belonged there. Having recently ended an engagement to Ethan Drake, detective, she had got a new job, bought a new house, and acquired a dog named Alaska.

Barrett was determined to keep Kate practicing family law for 2 reasons - He had a bone to pick with Ethan Drake and with John Lyons - the partner who had recruited her. He assigned her a case with a futile outlook. A gra
Deborah Sloan
Kate Lange a young attorney hired by a big law firm finally gets her chance to get her career going in the direction she wants-litigation; when she’s handed a child custody case sought by a grandmother from an upperclass neighborhood. When the young girl is found murdered and dismembered Kate finds herself once again dealing with her ex-fiancé; a cop Ethan. Kate wonders if she is to blame for the girls death, just as she blames herself for her sister’s death 15 years earlier. When she is finally ...more
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Kate Lange is one of the newest lawyers at the Lyons McGrath Barrett lawfirm. She's got to work hard to prove herself to the partners and to herself. She's got a tragic past and after a painful breakup with her ex-fiancé, she's got a new job, a new house, and an adopted dog. This is two stories in one that intersect in a brilliant manner. Kate's got a new client - a grandmother who wants custody of her granddaughter from her ex-daughter-in-law, who's a judge. After giving the best advice that sh ...more
I think I found a new author to follow. This is the 2nd book I read. Read her 2nd book, Indefensible, first not knowing it was based on the same character so I went back and read Damaged. Enjoyed both books. There were actually two stories going on and then they started to connect into one. I do think Callow could have given us a better view into the serial killer than she did, developed the story a bit more,his background and how he stalked his victims. May have made the middle of the book more ...more
A new lawyer with a major case of curiosity that gets her into trouble. She tries to investigate a case where she thinks she could have done more. She doesn't know who she can trust and thus, she trusts no one.
Can't wait for Pamela Callow's next book with lawyer, Kate Lange.
This was another medical based mystery involving a feisty young lawyer from a law firm. She is on the case and determined to solve it. She is writing more books with the characters from the law firm and police department. They should be fun to read as well. (2010)
This was a really good book- I'd love to read more from this author. It was also quite interesting to see how similar Canada's police and legal systems are to ours, and to learn about the differences.
Jun 29, 2010 MARGO rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: yes
what a wonderful book, fast paced with many twists and turns , intriguing plot, well defined characters, I look forward to reading more from this very talented Canadian Writer.
Just like its written on the book its a really strong debut.
A really great book with great charachters.
I recomend it too everyone how likes thrillers.
I was looking forward to this - but, alas it was disappointing. The book was based on an interesting and reasonable premise, unethical/unlawful trafficking in body parts. Oh, and there's a serial killer on the loose. It could have been good. Instead the heroine, lawyer Kate Lange, comes across as snivelling and indecisive. I really hate lengthy internal dialogue about relationships and career ambitions, especially when its repeated ad nauseum. And what was that with the silly incident with the d ...more
good mystery and good twists and turns--more to come

"Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiancé's accusations, Kate Lange throws herself into her new career at a high-powered law firm.

When the grandmother of a lonely private school student seeks her counsel, Kate thinks it's just another custody case. But then the teen is brutally murdered. And it isn't only Kate who wonders if her legal advice led to the girl's death.

Put on notice by Randall Barrett, the firm's charismatic managing partner, Kate must fight for her car
The cover of a book is usually a good indicator of the kind of story I'm going to get out of it. In the case of DAMAGED by Pamela Callow, the cover portrays the feel and intensity of the book wonderfully. Just as the cover draws you in with the eerie feeling that something is going to go wrong and yet you can't help but go along anyway, so does the book.

I don't read a lot of suspense unless it has some sort of paranormal aspect to it. I don't know why - typically it just doesn't interest me all
Wendy Hines
Kate Lange is a new attorney at one of the top law firms in Nova Scotia. Being new though, she keeps being fed family law and is frustrated since she was promised ligature, but does her best. But when an elderly woman comes to Kate wanting to pursue custody proceedings for her teenage granddaughter, Kate directs her to family services. Unfortunately, the girl is found murdered days later.

Kate feels really guilty, but is offered a chance at a new case at work that could be just the ticket to show
Damaged is book series debut of Author Pamela Callow. Since it is stated as medical thriller, in a moment, it attracts my attention because I think I never read any a medical thriller before. I can't wait to read it the moment I have it in my hands. And boy, I'm not disappointed at being that excited. Yes, it started quite flat even the author try to make it like 'the situation' and it also flipping the flashback of Kate and the present. I know Kate is like a new heroine of the series, but it tu ...more
From My Blog...[return][return]Being a fan of mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels I was quite excited to read Damaged by Pamela Callow as the description made the story sound positively riveting. Attorney Kate Lange is almost finished with her probationary period at finally, a large law firm, LMB, located in Halifax. One partner promised Kate she could work on criminal cases, yet Barrett, her boss, keeps her on family law cases. Kate has a troubled past and secrets from her childhood that s ...more

2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and predictable., July 8, 2010

This review is from: Damaged (Mass Market Paperback)
This novel was melodramatic romantic suspense at less than its best. The premise: someone is killing and dismembering young girls. Is there a connection to the body parts/tissue procurement industry? Who is involved in the dastardly plot? It's an attempt at a legal/medical thriller but there's not much law and much less medicine.

The protagonist, attorney Kate Lange, is definitely an angst
I'm a fan of the suspense/thriller genre but over time I have become quite discerning and tend to read mostly authors I'm familiar with and already enjoy. My favourite suspense thrillers are those with a medical or forensic theme, preferably graphic & horrific (sick I know) so the appealing synopsis of Damaged influenced my decision to try debut author Pamela Callow ... and I was not disappointed.

Damaged moves along at a page-turning pace but not at the expense of character development. The
As this is Pamela Callow's debut novel, I have to say she did an amazing job writing an honest-to-goodness mystery novel, one that takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Kate Lange is a lawyer who is lucky to get a job at a very prestigious law firm. Top partner John Lyons is trying to make her his protege and gives her a huge civil case to help on. Firm manager Randall Barrett is doing his best to bury her in family law cases when all she wishes to practice is litigation. She then discovers that h
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Damaged by Pamela Callow
Published by Mira Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2750-9
At the request of Meryl Moss Media, The Book Trib, a PB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis (back of book): How far are you wiling to go to forget your past? Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiance's accusations, Kate Lange throws herself into her new career at a high-powered law firm.
When grandmother of a lonely private school student seeks her counsel, Kate thinks it's just
Damaged, author Pamela Callow's freshman effort at legal mystery/suspense/conspiracy thriller, started slowly but if you are patient, you will be rewarded by what became a page-turning, perfect summer read. It builds slowly, while painstakingly laying the groundwork on central character Kate Lange, her former fiance, Detective Ethan Drake, Kate's employer, and its partner, Randall Barrett, plus a bevy of supporting characters.

I found the murder mystery and conspiracy aspects of the story to be
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In DAMAGED, 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.

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