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Loved it to the last page. Differently a fan of Lisa Gardner, this is the second book of hers I have read and passed it along.
Took me a bit to get into ; probably the first 5-7 chapters , but once I was hooked , I was hooked . Definitely a good read and one I would recommend to anyone who loves a mystery that kind of gives you a sense of uneasy . Well done , Lisa !
Hooked from page 1. I couldn't put it down. First book I have read by Lisa Gardner but won't be my last. Terrific read!
For anyone who has been a victim, male, female, young, old, this is a must read. There is a huge difference between being a victim and being a survivor: you do not get to chose whether or not you become a victim, but you can decide not to stay one. Few of us become like Flor, but we can all be survivors.
Deeply disturbing. Inspired by the author learning about the need for victims' advocates, this book tells the story of a survivor of an utterly horrendous kidnapping who is kidnapped again five years later. The second kidnapping is the mystery the detective is trying to solve; the first kidnapping was resolved from a law enforcement perspective - but certainly not from an effect-on-the-survivor perspective. You get enough detail to understand how horrible the crimes are - but the worst is left to the reader's imagination.
This book has all the twists and turns and connections I'm coming to expect from Ms. Gardner. Unlike some other authors, they feel earned. She leaves enough crumbs that they make sense when they happen but keeps enough in reserve that you don't always see them coming. She is quickly becoming one of my favourite mystery authors.
All that said, if you are triggered by violence against women, this book is not for you.
First book I've read by this author and I am hooked!
She captures the reader from page one to the final page.
This book had lots of action and kept you wanting to read to find out what happens.
Read this book in one day - it really kept me guessing until the end! Would love recommendations on which other Detective D. D Warren books are of this calibre.
I like the author books but usually don't give more than 2.5 stars but this book was basically a 4 star. Was a page turner and the last 10-15 chapters you just wanted to know. I usually can pin point the culprit but this time you wondered if Flora could be lost in the head or crazy like her kidnapers or what. Like suspense then read the book.
This book grabbed me from page one right up to the end. Flora has been kidnapped and held for 472 days before she was rescued. She tells her story throughout the book. But while she is telling her story, she is trying to find another girl who was kidnapped. I don't want to give anything away, but this is a must read. I couldn't put it down.
From the first page to the end ...this book held my interest and my breath...amazing......outstanding will read more of Lisa Gardner
This book was great. D.D.
Warren was a difficult character to like initially - considering Flora a murderer rather than a heroine. The plot was excellent - drawing the reader into the horrors of Flora's captivity and her present need to rescue victims of similar crimes. A must-read - yet another pulse-pounding novel by Gardner
The story held my attention from beginning to end with its twisting plotline and a character struggling to survive and adapt to her circumstances. I enjoy Gardner's style of writing whether to quicken pace or increase emotional tension. Recommend the book to readers who love psychological thrillers.
I agree that DD didn't show much compassion to a victim (especially with all shes been through) but the story was compelling and kept me reading.
One of my favorite authors.
If an author needs to move forward in a story by having an annoying lead character (DD) jump to conclusions (mostly wrong) and wildly accusing people without any evidence whatsoever, in my opinion that's very poor story-telling. The plot has a lot of potential, the telling of the story was mediocre. Right off the bat, it was absurd, suspecting a bound and kidnapped woman of not being a victim but a perpetrator -- with no evidence whatsoever. Waste of my time, and annoying to boot.
This was a fantastic book, and I couldn't figure things out until closer to the end. In the past I have read others like this and was able to figure out the plot before half way. Suspenseful, nail biting and satisfying. Enjoyed the character Flora and thought other characters were well developed too. My first Lisa Gardner book but definitely not my last - 5 stars!
Love her as an author and this book certainly was one of her best. It is a page turner and I enjoy how she develops the characters and storyline. Must read for sure.
4.5 stars. Wow. I can't say enough about this book. Asbolutely unputdownable. Heart-poundingly stressful. Dark & frightening. Simply put, I absolutely loved this book and its two strong female protagonists. Highly recommended.
Gardner returns with another hard hitting D.D. Warren mystery involving the disappearance of young women, Flora Dane, who endured over a year of torture and is now seeking revenge or justice.
I'm not tired, I'm not hungry, I'm not cold, I'm not in pain. Then I am fine. This is Flora's mantra. A survivor story mixed with a murder mystery/psychological thriller. What more could I ask for. It's been a while since I've picked up a Lisa Gardner book. I forgot how much I like her writing style. Have read most of the Quincy and Rainie books, but this is only my 2nd D.D. Warren book. Never a dull moment - the pages flew by. Definitely recommend if you like this genre.
Very good thriller. Interesting and dark characters, lots of plot twists and a nail-biter ending. This is my first book by this author but won't be the last.
I always enjoy (if that's the correct term!) Lisa Gardner's books. This one was a complete page turner; I didn't want to put it down and got nothing else done while reading it!
I was up half the night. Could not put it down. Such unexpected twists and turns. I have not read a thriller or mystery like this before!