Damaged: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Mass Market)
With Lisa Scottoline’s trademark emotional depth and fast-paced action, Damaged will have readers riveted to the last page as they root for the beloved characters and their fight for justice.
Ten-year-old Patrick O’Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick’s grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio becomes Patrick’s true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector—or break her heart.
“Outstanding…Tensions mount until the story concludes with a satisfying, unexpected twist.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio Series
“Scottoline’s merging of the themes of her family-driven stand-alone thrillers with her ongoing legal series continues to work splendidly.” —Booklist on Damaged
“Scottoline’s third entry in her Rosato & DiNunzio series does not disappoint. Fans will be on the edge of their seats eager to discover what happens next.” —Library Journal (starred review) on Corrupted
“There is nothing as riveting as a skilled writer creating tense courtroom scenes and Scottoline does that in Corrupted.” —Huffington Post
“Betrayed is populated with the kind of smart, funny women you love to watch working crime scenes.” —All You Magazine
“Scottoline writes terrific legal fiction with warm, smart characters and lots of humor and heart. Her legion of fans will be happy with this one, and it should find her new readers as well.” —Booklist on Betrayed