Damaged - Pamela Callow


By Pamela Callow

  • Release Date: 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 614 Ratings


The thriller that launched lawyer Kate Lange into the hearts of a quarter of a million readers—and into the path of a serial killer...

"...every bit as exciting as books by many New York Times bestselling authors..."—Fresh Fiction

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.

"...a taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller..."—#1 Internationally Bestselling Author Linwood Barclay

Put on notice by Randall Barrett, the firm's charismatic managing partner, Kate must fight for her career, for 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.

"Part medical mystery, part bloody thriller, here is a debut that had me flipping pages until the wee hours of the morning."—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author James Rollins

A Levy “Need to Read Pick" with Top Ten Bestseller display, now under option for television development. For fans of John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, and Tess Gerritsen.


“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 NYT 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, internationally 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."
—Fresh Fiction

"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 

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  • Damaged

    By Ppirt
    This book is an excellent read! Suspenseful! Don't miss out on this page turner!
  • Damaged

    By Zombiekyller
    Great book. It was a real page turner. I enjoyed it very much. I love a mystery and there was plenty of twists to keep you interested.
  • Fast action . . .

    By airamy222
    All the way through. Very good read.
  • It’s Good!

    By Otitus
    How do you fairly rate a book that is obviously a success? This is a good read and an interesting plot. The writing is fine and the character development is very good, for many of the characters. But, for me, a guy, the heroine just seems more suited for a romance novel (which I can only assume since I’m not into romance novels). Her responses to the men, and less so the men to her, just derails the narrative because I start wondering if the writer writes romance novels and is trying to exit that niche. Or maybe the writer wants to be a romance novelist. But that’s why I didn’t give it 5 stars. By the way, I think the cover art is “romance novel” category as well.
  • Damaged

    By Bozowota
    Great read! Great characters and kept things interesting throughout!
  • Great read!

    By Recc74
    Many twists and characters you can love and hate. Hard to put down.
  • 👍🏽

    By Henrie_Alexander
    Pamela, this was a really good read. Like, literally what I enjoy reading about. Haven’t picked up a book in years, and I’m glad your book didn’t let me down.
  • Great book

    By 4pooches
    Unique story line and likable characters!!!!
  • Damaged

    By Hayestrent
    I couldn’t put this book down! The story grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let it go. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
  • Damaged

    By littlebits516
    I enjoyed this book from start to end. It kept you enthralled throughout and I can’ wait to see what else might be in store. Great book.