Damaged - Pamela Callow


By Pamela Callow

  • Release Date: 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 463 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 


  • Great book!!

    By LV2Flowers
    Loved this book! Definitely a page turner. Can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
  • An interesting read

    By LimeGargoye
    A well-told story, some interesting characters. A couple places I started to get lost, but I was always pulled back in.
  • Heart in my Throat - Great Plot

    By Feisty Bella
    I could not put the book down. It was heavy with mystery, conspiracy, and nonstop sleuthing. Can't wait to read book 2 of the series.
  • Well written book based on a fascinating actual case!

    By Kristileeg
    A nice balance of action and character development. I loved how the characters and events fit together - maybe almost too perfectly, but for me it made the story all that more interesting. The tissue case was fascinating. The pace was great - by the end I couldn’t put the book down. Well written book - I look forward to reading his author again!

    By Clarity2016
    Starting book 2 in one day so far intense read, keeps you wanting more!! 👍🏼
  • Fantastic Book!

    By AndreaInSeattle
    This book really drew me into the story. The storyline was captivating; the characters interesting; the pace was perfect. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
  • Damaged

    By twisun
    Excellent read could not set the book down page turner from beginning to end!!!
  • Gwensie

    By Gwens's Iphone
    A very entertaining read. It's suspenseful with a good plot and character development.I plan to read more of this author's work.

    By Bun Brrabbid Lop
    Pam Callow is the best new author to me! Like the other excellent reviews, I could hardly put down the iPad book! Would love to give 10 stars, if I could. Loved the many pages too...for she gave such great details! The suspense, while the story unfolded, made me think about the book, even when not reading! I will be willing to pay for reading anything she writes! If you are undecided - try this book: Damaged. It was free on iPad.
  • Awesome Book

    By Carrie5206
    Damaged was a book that held my interest from page one to the end. I could not put it down. So very well written. I sure hope there is more from this author!