Author: Lisa Scottoline
Series: Rosato & DiNunzio #4
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 16, 2016
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Police Procedural
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: St. Martin's Press, NetGalley
Book Rating: 7.5/10
From the New York Times bestselling author comes the much-anticipated fourth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio thriller series.
Damaged finds Mary DiNunzio, partner at the all-female law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio, embroiled in one of her most heartbreaking cases yet. Suing the Philadelphia school district to get help for a middle school boy with emotional issues, Mary ends up becoming the guardian ad litem of her minor client. As she goes up against Nick Machiavelli, her opposing counsel and the dark prince of South Philly lawyers who will use any means necessary to defeat her, she becomes more and more invested in the case—and puts everything, including her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, on the line.
Intriguing, suspenseful, and entertaining!
This story begins with a seemingly simple case of a special needs child who has fallen through the cracks, and quickly evolves into a highly complex story involving an in-depth look into the educational requirements of those suffering from dyslexia, the rights and legalities surrounding foster care, abuse, corruption, and, ultimately, murder.
The writing is well done. The characters are determined, intelligent, and empathetic. And the plot, as well as the numerous subplots, are multi-layered, compelling, and captivating.
Overall, this was an enjoyable story, and even though it is the fourth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series, it can definitely be read as a standalone novel.
This book is due to be published on August 16, 2016.
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Thank you to NetGalley, especially St. Martin’s Press, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.