One it again with her latest installment to the Detective DD Warren series with Book 10 This is one author I can always co Lisa Gardner confirms her position as the ueen of Thrillers with this latest stellar addition to the Sergeant DD Warren of Boston PD series featuring the return of Flora Dane Flora is a survivor a vigilante but suffering from PTSD after her harrowing experiences with the evil Jacob Ness and no matter how hard she tries the head space he continues to occupy ensures she is trapped and imprisoned by the past espite Ness s Will in the World death Conrad Carter a travelling window salesman has been shot 3 times his computer has been shot 12 times His pregnant wife Evie a school teacher is arrested for his murder at the scene by police with gunshot residue on her hands DD Warren is now supposed to supervise her team of investigators but her heart is in actively working cases and she israwn to the case because years ago she was part of a team that looked into the accidental shooting of Evie s father a famous mathematical genius by a shocked 16 year old Evie Was she wrong about Evie surely this latest killing merits a revisit of the pastFlora is an unpaid confidential informer for DD she is watching the TV news when she sees a picture of Conrad Carter to her horror she recognises him as a man connected to Ness who she met in a bar as part of her traumatic history DD June Fourth Elegies does not know what to make of this and whether it has any impact on her present investigation Flora has stubbornly refused to speak of the past but the once with FBI therapist Samuel she is now forced to revisit and relive the past overtaken by guilt as she is confronted with the possibility that she was not the only victim of Ness it looks increasingly likely that other women were too Flora goes rogue as she hooks up with true crime enthusiast the computer analyst Keith Edgar and contacts FBI SSA Kimberly uincy the female agent responsible for trackingown Ness and freeing Flora uincy and the FBI have never got far with unearthing information about Ness and his criminally Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes deviant past with Flora opening up and the additional thread of Conrad to folow uincy arrives in Boston to join DD s teamespite initial resistance from DD DD is overjoyed at getting stuck in a case that proves to be a twisted tangle of a strange mess that tests her mettle with firebugs the The Confabulist dark web and and where nothing is as it seems where she is surrounded by in her own words by nutjobs with no respect for law enforcementThe narrative iselivered from the perspective of Evie Flora and DD all incredible women in their own right What I particularly loved was the Der Illusionist development of Flora in whom at long last chinks of light and hope begin to open up as she faces her past by once again immersing herself in it and starts to talk about it Evie is a fascinating creation a woman with aysfunctional family hell bent on keeping Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue dark secrets as indeedid her husband DD has a chaotic and loving family with Alex her 5 year old hyperactive son Jack and his Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, dog Kiko whilst she chases the bad guys with enthusiastic gusto its what she lives for This is a fantastic thriller with all the exciting elements that guarantee that the reader will be enthralled turning the pages as fast as possible to find out how it all ends Gardner makes it clear that she is not finished with these characters which has me eagerly anticipating her next novel Highly recommended Many thanks to Random House Cornerstone for an ARC 45 stars Three protagonists Sergeant DD Warren of the Boston Police Department her Confidential Informant Flora Dane and pregnant mum to be Evie Carter Evie isiscovered by the cops holding a shotgun in her husband s home office her husband lies Ask the Past dead his life ended by three shots but what s even bizarre his computer has been shot 12 timesThis isn t the first time that Evie has been found in a very similar situation 16 years earlier as a teenager she was found holding a shotgun in front of her father he too wasead however it was Riding Class (Saddle Club, deemed to be accidental but was it Has history repeated itself or is the truth of it even puzzlingFast paced and action packed the characters are so fully fleshed that it s impossible not to believe in them and with numerous twists in the plot that are not only convincing but in some cases wellisguised and surprising too Never Tell is a Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, dark and tangled tale of all consuming lies andeeply hidden truths Intense and complex it will reuire your full attention but boy is it worth the investmentThank you to Netgalley and Random House UK Cornerstone for my ARC for which I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange. Tracked him Different Class down Flora is nowetermined to learn the truth of Conrad's murder But DD and Flora are about to Short Stories by Roald Dahl discover that in this case the truth is aevilishly elusive thing As layer by layer they peel away the half truths and outright lies they wonder How many secrets can one family hav.
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Favorite uotesDD gave the childless Goldilocks the Three Bears detective a look If pregnancy hormones led to homicide there wouldn t be a husband left alive You know anyone will hang with the litepartment but tell someone you teach math or science and it s like you re personally reminding them of every test they ever failedIn movies everyone loves the kickass heroine I m less convinced the average man wants one in real lifeI o not shoot my exes Frankly I couldn t afford that many bulletsMy father was brilliant my mother was melodramatic my husband was a hero and a liar my family was complicatedMy ReviewNever Tell was a cleverly crafted maddeningly paced complicated and slowly eveloping tale with multiple POVs and complex storylines full of secrets lies and manipulations Other than the recurring police offices none of the other characters were as they were initially presented I couldn t Socialist Realism decide where several fell on the spectrum of good vs evil I spun wild theories that spiraled flamed and flip flopped every other chapter Sigh thiseviously talented author bested me I couldn t get a firm handle on a number of her compelling and intricately fabricated characters they were so annoyingly slippery The plot evolved at a fiendishly slow pace while each new hard won yet oddly intriguing revelation just seemed to add several additional layers of complexity and confusion and led nowhere but a new itchy and brain teasing rabbit hole I was fully vexed and taut with tension yet eeply engrossed and totally invested It was exceedingly cunning and while I should be ashamed to admit that I was so very wrong I m actually not Lisa Gardner has mad skills although she must be a bit scary to know I love DD Warren she s such a good cop and it s great to see her happily married to Alex with a elightful little boy DD is now the Supervisor of a team of Doctor Extraño detectives but old habitsie hard and she still can t help getting out in the field to see things for herself Especially in her latest case where the woman accused of murdering her husband was also accused of killing her father in one of DD s earliest cases as a etective The woman Evie Carter was found by police holding a gun next to her ead husband shot three times and his computer riddled with bullets As a teenager Evie accidently shot her father a famous mathematician and has carried that stigma and guilt all her life Now married and expecting a child it looks as if history might be repeating itself except that Flora Dane a woman who survived a horrendous kidnapping recognises Evie s husband Conrad as someone she met while in the grips of the kidnapper To ig eep into Conrad s background and find out what he was up to and if his wife had cause to kill him DD calls her old FBI friend Kimberley uincy onto the caseIt s great to see DD and uincy back together again working in tandem to solve this case It s also great to see Flora step overcome her PTSD to confront her past experience when she thinks it will help find other girls abused and killed by the monster who took her Lisa Gardner always writes such well plotted thrillers and this on is no exception With thanks to Netgalley and Random House for a Feminism is for Everybody digital ARC to read 435 Stars roundedownAn Emotional Heart Pounding ThrillerThree women who are tied together in ways they never imagined DD Warren and her current murder suspect Evie Carter They met once before when Evie was accused of murdering her father sixteen years ago and whose his Deterring Democracy death was ruled an accident Now she is accused of murdering her husband Conrad Coincidence DD Warren and Flora Dane her confidential informant DD calls Flora in to help her investigate the murder of Conrad Carter Flora Dane and Evie Carter Turns out Flora met Conrad Carter Evie s husband a few years ago when her captor Jacob Ness took her to a bar the night he tried to get rid of her Now that she s been arrested for murder again DD can t help but wonder if Evie actually got away with murder sixteen years ago Evie sure appears to be keeping secrets As DD and Flora start investigating they realize that this case goes beyond what happened to Evie and Conrad and reaches back to Flora s past She is the ultimate survivor up until now Flora has been extremely tight lipped This time however she realizes that she needs to start talking if she wants to save others from the same fate Never Tell by Lisa Gardner is a taut tension filled thriller It was an emotional roller coaster ride that I wanted to stay on Lisa Gardner knows how to keep readers invested To say that I love the character of Flora Daneoesn t begin to Comet in Moominland (The Moomins, describe my feelings That girl is tough yet she has a vulnerabi. A man isead shot three times in his home office But his computer has been shot twelve times and when the cops arrive his pregnant wife is holding the gun DD Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman Evie Carter from a case many years back Evie's father was killed in a shooting.
Lity that guts me DD and Flora I m in it for the long haul This was a buddy read with Kaceey which we were waiting anxiously to get our hands on Kaceey kindly gifted me a copy Thank you so much Kaceey I loved reading this one with you Published on Goodreads Twitter and Instagram on 22619 Fabulous One of those great books which is unputdownable And if you Hunters Heart do have to put itown you cannot wait to pick it up againI must admit when Flora Dane was first introduced in this series I Menneskefluene (K2 did not like her much but she has certainly grown on me I really enjoyed the tough butamaged person she brought to the plot and I was pleased that she met someone who may be important to her in the futureDDWarren is in a good place and I loved the scenes with her boy and his Nazi Gold dog She brought lots of strong police work to the story along with her team The FBI was added to the plot in a convincing manner and Warren and uincey sparked off each other in an entertaining wayI thought this was a really excellent read and am very happy that the next book is already out Another incredible outing by Gardner another interesting case for D D Warren Plus the very scarred Flora is back now looking for answers from her time held captive Twoeaths sixteen years apart the common Mr Majeika and the School Inspector denominator a young pregnant woman All three will connect in a very unusual waySuch a good series and some terrific characters added to keep the series fresh This is a tangled weave of a case one that provesangerous for a few of the characters Suspenseful I couldn t figure out where it was going but avidly followed along I love the brief looks into D D Warren s personal life her young son and young puppy Adds an element of humorARC from Dutton DD Warren is back with Flora Dane in another nail biting installment that had me on the edge of my seat turning the pages as fast as I could I love DD Warren and she has been a favorite character of mine right from the very first installment with Alone When DD Warren arrives at her new case she sees a woman from a case from the past and then soon realizes the victim has ties to Flora s kidnapper Secrets start to unravel and through the well written layers we start to piece together the ties from the past to the new cases When I first met Flora Dane in Find Her Book 8 I loved her character and she is now becoming my favorite character I love how kidnapped survivor Flora now turned vigilantly becomes DD s unofficial informant and I love the Selected Poems dynamics between them SSA Kimberly uincy makes an appearance here as well and enjoyed theynamics between the three of them and I was reminded just how much Lisa Gardner brings humor to the character s ynamics allowing me to love them even There is also another character I hope to see back in future installments In this installment Flora allows herself to revisit her ark past and remember the monster who kidnapped her Jacob Ness Her chapters became my favorite part of the story and enjoyed learning about her and how her past is connected to DD s new caseLisa Garner knows just when to reveal those well layered twists one right after another and wrapping up this story almost perfectly for me She Doctor Strange, Vol. 2 did push it a bit there in the end and I began to uestion some things but in the end she is another author who cano no wrong by me and will always be a favorite of mine We have history Five cannot put it own is glued to my hand and possessed my mind starsI m embarrassed to admit that is my second book on these series and I idn t enjoy much the previous book But this one is absolutely fantastic twisted perfectly The Train Robbers developed book about three protagonists One of them is brilliant smart badass police officer DD Warren who tries to lock the other one Eviemodest introverted antisocial math teacher but secret genius person of interest to kill her husband but she only tried to kill his computer And the last one who is my favorite Flora survivor tormented but not broken tough vulnerable but fighter informant of DDI loved these characters and I think on the next books we ll see of them The story needs real focus and concentration because there are too manyetails that you should not miss it It s efinitely worth it You have an amazing breathtaking ride And I also liked supporting characters especially I m curious about Keith he s coming from wealthy family but what s his motive to choose a career as true crime blog writer As a summary I m not big fan of classic action crime books But this is than an ordinary crime book You re gonna love these three amazing women and I m sure of that you re gonna enjoy this book Captivating edgy wholly satisfyingLISA GARDNER has That was ruled an accident But for DD two coincidental murders is too many Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face She remembers a night when she was still a victim a hostage and her captor knew this man Overcome with guilt that she never.
Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name1 mystery & thrillers suspenseLisa Gardner is a #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist A self described research junkie she has parlayed her interest in police procedure and twisted minds into a streak of twenty plus thrillers Her latest WHEN YOU SEE ME comes out January 28 2020 and features fan f