Book 1 of the Kate Lange Thriller Series
A Levy "Need to Read" Pick with Top Ten Bestseller Display across North America.
In the explosive instant bestseller thriller by Pamela Callow, JD, a young lawyer desperate to outrun her past uncovers a conspiracy that rocks foundations of biomedical research—and puts her in the path of a serial killer. Page-turning suspense for fans of John Grisham, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, and Robin Cook.
"Part medical mystery, part bloody thriller, here is a debut that had me flipping pages until the wee hours of the morning." —James Rollins, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Meet lawyer Kate Lange. She has one chance to prove herself—and to prove to herself that she can make it—in a firm where everyone wants her to fail. But landing this job is what Kate believes will lead to redemption in the tragic death of her sister years ago. Instead, Kate makes the biggest mistake of her career... and becomes the target of a serial killer.
"Saying it's action-packed is a bit of an understatement. It's the kind of book you buy on Friday and stay up all night reading." —The Chronicle Herald
Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiancé's accusations, lawyer 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.
"...a taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller..."—Linwood Barclay, New York Times Bestselling Author
Put on notice by Randall Barrett, the firm's charismatic managing partner, Kate must fight for her career, her reputation—and for redemption. Unwilling to live with the damage she may have caused, Kate pursues the case on her own and unearths some chilling facts.
"...dark and dangerously suspenseful." —Atlantic Books Today
Facts that lead straight to the heart of a legal conspiracy.
Facts that lead Kate directly into the surgically skilled hands of The Body Butcher.
"...every bit as exciting as books by many New York Times bestselling authors..."—Fresh Fiction
With over one million readers, Damaged is both a legal and medical thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat while exploring the private purgatories and hidden ambitions of characters spanning the fields of law, forensics, medical research and homicide investigation. At its essence it is a thriller— with a very human heart in the unforgettable character of Kate Lange.
“Heroine Kate Lange is a standout…”—RT Book Reviews
For fans of John Grisham, Robin Cook, James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell:
"My favourite authors are James Patterson and John Grisham and this book easily fit amongst these great authors."
"Right up there with Robin Cook...great writer and subject matter."
"I'm a big 'King' fan so for me to read a book of a different flavor and keep me interested is great writing. I think Pamela has a great talent."
"This had the feel of John Grisham's 'The Client'."
"The plot reminded me of early Patricia Cornwell."
"This book was so well put together it reminded of Kathy Reichs and Linda Fairstein."
Those who compare her to master thriller writers aren't exaggerating! This book is masterfully written and put together. The writing as well as the editing is superb."
"A great thriller. Rivals the best. One of my favorite authors."
PRAISE FOR DAMAGED:
“Pamela Callow’s debut thriller, Damaged, reminded me of the best of Robin Cook: lightning paced, innovative, topical… and most of all, frightening. Part medical mystery, part bloody thriller, here is a debut that had me flipping pages into the wee hours of the morning.”
—James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Damaged is a taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller with strong characters and a driving plot. Pamela Callow is Halifax's answer to both John Grisham and Tess Gerritsen."
—Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author
"Taut, tense, and relentlessly chilling… this fast- paced thriller is the definition of page-turner: you can't wait to find out what happens -- but you're not sure you want to know."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha-winning author
"A compelling page-turner... Pamela Callow is a rising star."
—Rick Mofina, bestselling author of Six Seconds
"Extremely well plotted, Callow's debut novel is a hybrid of a police procedural and medical thriller. Heroine Kate Lange is a standout character, and readers will certainly look forward to reading her further adventures."
—RT Book Reviews
"Pamela Callow's debut thriller, Damaged, is every bit as exciting as books by many New York Times bestselling authors... This tightly wound thriller springs through an intricately woven plot to keep the reader anticipating and squirming to the last pages."
"Saying it's action-packed is a bit of an understatement. It's the kind of book you buy on Friday and stay up all night reading."
—The Chronicle Herald
"...this debut novel by a member of the Nova Scotia bar is one utterly complete, complex and convincing book that has one hooked from the first line...while this is a thriller, well-written and with a great plot, it is one that defies categorising. While the mystery may be medical with sophisticated and high technology required to improve lives, it’s dark and dangerously suspenseful..."
— Atlantic Books Today
A page turner.
Loved the book-disappointed in the language
I just finished reading Damaged. I could hardly put the book down. I loved the plot-how all the different “trails” of Damaged came together. My heart was in my throat toward the end. I just wish authors would not feel the need to lace their otherwise superb books with foul language. I have never heard anyone say that they wished a book they had read had had more cursing. But I’ve thrown away books that did. There’s no need for it and the author lowers herself to the gutter when she includes the f-bomb so much.