Damaged (The Kate Lange Thriller Series, #1)
Damaged (The Kate Lange Thriller Series, #1)

Damaged (The Kate Lange Thriller Series, #1)

by Pamela Callow

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Overview

The thriller that launched lawyer Kate Lange into the hearts of over ONE MILLION readers—and into the hands of a serial killer...

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

What would you do if you faced a serial killer?

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.

"Lawyer Kate Lange is a standout character..."—RT Book Reviews
"Pamela Callow has introduced a new hero..."—Reviewer
"Thank you for a heroine that is just like us."—Reviewer
"...an incredibly complex and engaging character."—Reviewer
"Kate Lange is one of my heroes."—Reviewer
"She believes in finding the truth."—Reviewer
"I loved the fact that there was an intelligent, ballsy female lead character."—Reviewer
"She is one tough cookie." —Reviewer
"Loved, loved, loved Kate."—Reviewer

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, #1 Internationally 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.

"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

A Levy "Need to Read" Pick with Top Ten Bestseller Display across North America.

For fans of John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson and Tess Gerritsen.

Praise for DAMAGED:

A Levy Home Entertainment "Need to Read" Pick
Top Ten Bestseller in North America
A Chapters/Indigo "Hot Summer Read"
An Atlantic Books Today "Crime Fiction Highlight"
Halifax Magazine's "Top Five Books of Halifax"

"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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161281383
Publisher: Pamela Callow Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Series: Kate Lange Thriller Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,100
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pamela Callow, JD, MPA, is the bestselling author of the Kate Lange legal thriller series. With over one million readers, Pamela Callow's critically-acclaimed series has been compared to works by Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen and John Grisham. Her debut novel DAMAGED was a Levy Home Entertainment "Need to Read Pick", with Top Ten Bestseller placement everywhere books were sold across North America. The series has been translated in eight countries. She is also a contributor to the International Thriller Writers' bestselling THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER anthology, edited by New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown, as well as LEGAL ACTION, a box set of bestselling first-in-series novels and LEGAL ACTION, an anthology of crime fiction from six bestselling authors comprising Ladies of the Legal Thriller.

A member of the Nova Scotia bar, Pamela Callow also holds a Master's degree in Public Administration. Prior to making writing a career, she worked as a Strategic Services manager and was the Canadian executive for the Global Justice Team with international consulting firm Accenture.

She is currently working on INFLICTED, the fifth release of the Kate Lange thriller series, as well as a television treatment for the series. She would love to visit all the countries where the Kate Lange books are published, but in the meantime, she drinks copious amounts of coffee, daydreams, spoils her pug Peaches, and sings in a barbershop chorus.

Visit www.pamelacallow.com for more information about her books.

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Damaged 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 359 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed the storylines in this book. Lots of suspense. Loved the characters Kate and Ethan, but was disappointed there wasn't a fairytale ending. Hope they cross paths in future books. Will be reading more by this author. mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this one down, well written, great characters, good plot. Everything I look for in this engaging book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Damaged was worth the time i spent reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start to a new series. Can't wait to find out what happens next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it ... couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good read, 338 pages that keeps you guessing. I found myself skimming a few pages so I could find out who the bad guys were. I would have liked an epilogue. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice free book. Would read more by author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! If you like Robin Cook books, you will likely enjoy Damaged. Maryn
knittingmomof3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From My Blog...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 still haunt her. These secrets kept her from being engaged to homicide detective Ethan Drake, who happens to head up the investigation of the case she dismissed during her probationary period at the law firm of LMB. The murder brings unwelcome publicity to the firm and Kate is placed on notice, rather than being concerned about her job and her life, feels responsible and decides to investigate the murder herself. If that was not enough to occupy her time, Kate appears to attract every man she meets. Damaged is one of those novels you truly love or take your time reading. I was in the latter category. The character of Kate truly annoyed me and I could not decide if this book was supposed to be a romance, a legal thriller or a medical mystery. There is an alleged legal conspiracy that I shall not delve into for fear of spoiling the novel. The murderer, known as the Body Butcher is the character I felt I knew the most. I continued reading, hoping for answers to the questions building up only to learn there is a second book, Indefensible, due out in January of 2011. Damaged was not a bad book, I truly do not think there is such a thing, rather Damaged was neither a book I enjoyed nor was it a book I disliked, it just was. I strongly suggest my readers read other reviews and form their own opinions, as I know not every book appeals to every reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and going to the next one in the series. Looking forward to see what happens to Kate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was wonderful from beginning to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't want to put this one down. Great characters and they all pull of their jobs well. Can't wait to read book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Callow had me talking out loud to myself, jumping out of my seat and walking away from my nook that's how excellent she kept the plot. You will not be disappointed with "DAMAGED."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good suspenseful read! I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and looked forward to picking up my nook to continue reading this .Defiantly not a boring book it keeps you lit .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was filled with suspense and had me sitting on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put my nook down because I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. I would recommend this to everyone! Good job to the author and her amazing help!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, lots of twists & turns...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I plan on re-reading this author. I have purchased the paperbacks I was holding on to to re-read on the nook. I have two titles for this author and when I finish reading even one I find myself looking to see if she has had anything else released. I haven't anyone to compare her to off the top of my head, just a quick read that is enjoyable.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
Kate is a lawyer and the majority of her cases so far have dealt with family issues. But she's in for a real eye-opener when she lands the TransTissue case. This company works with cadaver tissue. When a teenager is murdered, she can't help but blame herself. She had given advice to this teenagers grandmother and she wonders if her advice was completely wrong. Kate throws herself into the case, determined to unscramble the clues that will lead her somewhere she doesn't want to go. The truth has a price and it just might be too high to pay. Talk about a thriller! Damaged is awesome! This is the first book in a series that I will definitely be addicted to. If you're a thriller and suspense fan, this is a much read.
Anonymous 12 days ago
nahyee 13 days ago
A few minor plot issues but still a good read Kate Lange is a law associate for a "major" firm in Halifax, who gets herself embroiled in a serial murder case and a medical scandal. She is pushed to find the answers because of guilt surrounding her sister's death. I didn't like that the author made everyone attracted to and drooling over everyone else. There's no need to imply romantic elements in this story. Overall, I enjoyed it and will probably read the rest of the series.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Great
Anonymous 5 months ago
This book kept me reading all night just so I could get to the end to see who dun it! Read this book. it's great!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great story.wil.wwi!l
Anonymous 9 months ago
OK