My first book of Lisa Gardner with the D. D. Warren series. I have heard of the author and series, but somehow I seemed to have missed the opportunity to read their books. So mighty glad to have read this one. In saying that, I could read this book easily, there was enough background information to the main characters. So I didn’t feel I needed to read the first few, though I will go back to read them as time permits.
This time D D Warren is joined by Flora Dane, apparently from ‘Find her’ book, who runs a Survivor Support group and acts as a partner to Warren. I love books which write about strong women, and you can’t go wrong with 2 of them. Flora intrigued me; she taught survivors of traumatic incidents to toughen up and start living life.
Warren is called to investigate a family massacre where one of the kids 16 year old Roxy has left home earlier with 2 blind dogs. Has she been kidnapped? Is she a victim? Did she get her family killed.? Is she the lone witness? Survivor or suspect is the theme, and finding her is the race against time.
This book too follows the path of a suspense thriller but it had a social theme of abuse of kids in foster care, which just pulls the heart strings.
I enjoyed Lisa Gardner’s flow of writing, the plot was fast paced, with short chapters. Her main characters Flora and Warren had great chemistry, their dialogs were the highlight of the book. And the plot, though slightly predictable for people who read this genre, it still had its intrigue and suspense to make this an entertaining read.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Random House UK Cornerstone, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Lisa Gardner started her writing career at 17. Having caught her hair on fire while working in food service, crafting a novel seemed a safer bet. A mere 10 years later she became an overnight success with the publication of her first thriller, The Perfect Husband.
Now a #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best suspense novel, Lisa lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her auto-racing husband and black-diamond skiing daughter. When not glued to her computer, she can be found hiking the mountains with her two dogs and/or researching new and interesting ways to get away with murder.
Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl’s life – or bring her to justice.
A family home has become a crime scene. Five people are involved: four of them have been savagely murdered; one – a sixteen-year-old girl – is missing.
Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister?
Detective D. D. Warren is on the case, as is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane.
Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.
Publication date : 8th February, 2018
Publisher : Random House UK Cornerstone
Language : English
Available on Amazon