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Daddy's Girlby Lisa Scottoline
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Natalie Greco loves being a law professor, even though she can't keep her students from cruising Sex.com during class and secretly feels like Faculty Comic Relief. She loves her family, too, but as a bookworm, doesn't quite fit into the cult of Greco football, headed by her father, the team captain. The one person she feels most connected to is her colleague, Angus Holt, a guy with a brilliant mind, a great sense of humor, a gorgeous facade, and a penchant for helping those less fortunate. When he talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, her comfortably imperfect world turns upside down.
A violent prison riot breaks out during the class, and in the chaos, Nat rushes to help a grievously injured prison guard. Before he dies, he asks her to deliver a cryptic message with his last words: Tell my wife it's under the floor.
The dying declaration plunges Nat into a nightmare. Suddenly, the girl who has always followed the letter of the law finds herself suspected of a brutal murder and encounters threats to her life around every curve. Now not only are the cops after her, but ruthless killers are desperate to keep her from exposing their secret. In the meantime, she gets dangerously close to Angus, whose warmth, strength, and ponytail shake her dedication to her safe boyfriend.
With her love life in jeopardy, her career in the balance, and her life on the line, Nat must rely on her resources, her intelligence, and her courage. Forced into hiding to stay alive, she sets out to save herself by deciphering the puzzle behind the dead guard's last words...and learns the secret to the greatest puzzle of all — herself.
Filled with the ingenious twists, pulse-pounding narrative drive, and dynamic, flesh-and-blood characters that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers, Daddy's Girl is another wild, entertaining ride about love, family, and justice from the addictively readable Lisa Scottoline.
"[Daddy's Girl] finds the author in good form, combining suspense- and character-building effectively." Booklist
"Unfortunately, Daddy's Girl is not as compelling as previous Scottoline novels, but the writing remains fast paced and full of appropriately placed humor." Library Journal
"[Nat shows] all the resourcefulness of Scottoline's other Philadelphia lawyers...en route to a clever and well-prepared surprise. On the down side...the lead criminal is easily spotted by readers less starry-eyed than Nat. Kirkus Reviews
In her latest New York Times bestseller, the author of Dirty Blonde delivers a fast-paced thriller in which a young law professor must unravel a conspiracy to see justice done.
Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down.
A violent prison riot breaks out, and Nat rushes to save the life of a mortally wounded guard whose last words are: "Tell my wife it's under the floor." Nat delivers the cryptic message, but before she knows it, she's suspected of murder and hiding from cops and killers alike. She is forced on the run to solve the riddle of the dead man's last words and to save her own life — and find real love.
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times-bestselling author of thirteen novels. She has been given the Fun Fearless Female Award by Cosmopolitan magazine and has also won the Edgar Award for excellence in writing suspense fiction. She serves on the board of the National Italian American Foundation and the Mystery Writers of America. A former trial lawyer, Lisa also teaches Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Her books are published in more than twenty languages, and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.
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