Lisa Gardner - Author

About the Author

Lisa Gardner was our Guest Editor in January 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

 

Lisa Gardner has made a name for herself writing very dark novels but the first books she wrote were romance novels – but she decided that she wanted to write suspense books ‘where she could kill lots of people’.

 

She had various jobs ranging from waitress to management consultant but loathed morning commutes, claustrophobic cubicles and unsympathetic bosses. The only good things were my coworkers and a fresh appreciation of Dilbert cartoons. Lisa now lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who loves auto-racing and black-diamond skiing, and their young daughter.

 

Author photo © John Earle

 

Below is a Q&A with this author.

 

What’s the first book you remember reading? I remember being twelve years old and reading M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavilions. I was completely enthralled by that book, the way she made the setting, history, and characters come so richly alive. I reread it every few years, and every few years I’m entranced all over again.

Where do you live? And why? I grew up in Oregon, enjoying the luxurious landscape of the Pacific Northwest. When it was time to apply for colleges, however, I was ready for a change. I chose a school back east so I could experience a different slice of American life. It turned out I loved New England living as well. Great history, great beaches, great mountains. I still thought I’d return to Oregon someday, but then I met a particular New England man, and my fate was sealed.

What’s the greatest influence on your writing? Reading. I think that’s the only way to truly learn and digest popular fiction – you have to read, anything, everything, it all helps. I read cereal boxes, entertainment magazines, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning fiction. I love non-fiction, I love historical epics, I love fantasy, westerns, mystery and romance. Basically, I worship the printed word. If you’re going to be in this business, you might as well be passionate about it.

Where do you write? I’m blessed to have my own office. This is a nice change of pace from the days when I worked out of my bedroom. To work and sleep in the same place is to become a very dull person.

Typewriter, Word Processor, or pen? Definitely a word processor. If you saw my handwriting, you’d know why.

What educational qualifications do you have? Have you had any formal tuition in creative writing? If so, where and what? Did you find it useful? Since I sold my first novel while in college, most people assume I studied English. In fact, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. I did take some English classes, but the formal educational track for writing focuses too much on the literary world for my tastes; you study all the dead white men – Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald. I love their work, but as a writer I’ve always been drawn to popular fiction. I didn’t want to be Hemingway; I wanted to be Stephen King. As a writing path, commercial fiction is something you must pursue on your own.

Did you always want to be an author? If not, what did you originally want to be and when and why did you change your mind? I’ve definitely always wanted to be a writer. I don’t think it’s something you do, but someone you are. In my case, it was always a little strange as I was raised by two accountants to pursue practical things in life. Starving for your art, living beneath the poverty line – not very practical in an accountant’s world. So I confess, I did the conservative thing and became a business consultant first. But writing continued to call to me, and I found I spent more time writing books than preparing presentations. So I finally gave in and took the plunge. I have to say, becoming a full-time writer is the best thing I ever did.

What were the first pieces of writing that you produced? e.g. short stories, school magazine etc. Growing up, I wrote a lot of really bad poetry. Then I joined the high school newspaper staff where I learned to craft short, well-disciplined essays. I feel as if I still use both skill sets – poetry helped teach me narrative drive, while newspaper articles helped me hone a concise logic flow.

How do you write each novel – i.e. do you block out the narrative first, take each page at a time, create the central character, build a cast of characters?  Each novel develops in its own way. Some books come to me as a character first, some as a crime first. Either way works for me. I try to balance plot with character in my novels, so both elements are equally important.

In the case of my upcoming novel, Alone, I started with an idea for a character – a woman who is sympathetic but disturbing, alluring but cold, courageous but frightening. I basically concocted a series of crimes that made this woman either the unluckiest person in the world – or the most dangerous. I then came up with two plausible endings – one that convicted her, one that exonerated her. Then I started writing to see which ending would prevail. It was neat to work on a project that at any time could go either way.

Any anecdotes about the research or writing of your books?  Research remains my favourite part of writing. For The Killing Hour, I spent several days at Quantico getting to know the FBI Academy. I also converted a team of US Geological Survey members to evil. Yep, I literally met a hydrologist on an airplane, told him I needed all sorts of geological information to commit a series of murders, and he cheerfully lined up a team of experts to assist me. My husband and I then spent a week walking the wilds of Virginia with five strangers, looking at the best places to kill people while determining the most logical clues. The geologists were incredibly cooperative and we all had a blast. People really are nice…in a crafty sort of way.

Have any of your books been televised or made into films? Who by and when were they screened? I just had a novel, The Survivors Club, air as a TV-movie in the United States. It starred Roma Downey of Touched by an Angel  fame. They did a fabulous job and I was very impressed.

Also, several years back, my first suspense novel, The Perfect Husband, became the German-made TV-movie, Instinct to Kill, starring Mark Dacascos. There’s a lot more nudity on European TV. Needless to say, my husband thought the movie was riveting!

What is a typical writing day?  Get up, eat, grab coffee, head to the office. Stare at the computer screen waiting for inspiration to strike. Decide to check e-mail instead. Stare at the computer screen some more. Decide to play computer solitaire instead. Stare at computer screen again. Decide it’s time for lunch. Return to office, check more e-mail, check Amazon.com sales rankings, check e-mail one last time, really stare hard at computer screen now. Decide it’s time for tea. Return to office, check e-mail again. Finally glance at the clock, note the late hour and totally panic. Write furiously.

What is your favourite website besides your own and www.orionbooks.co.uk?
I love www.google.com. One of the best research tools around.

What do you do when you are not writing? How do you relax? What are your hobbies? I used to spend a lot of time gardening and hiking; I love being outdoors. A year ago, however, I gave birth to my first child who now dictates all my waking hours. In the good news department, she also loves being outdoors. In the bad news department, her concept of gardening is to rip all the pretty flowers off their stems. But we’re trying.

Have you started your next book? Can you tell us a little bit about it? I just completed my next novel, Alone, which will be available from Orion in February 2005. I’m horrible at summarizing my own books, but I’ll give it a try:

So there’s a hero, Bobby Dodge, who is a designated sniper with the Massachusetts State Police. He’s called out to a domestic barricade situation, where a father is holding his wife and son at gunpoint. In the course of events, it appears the husband is about to kill his wife, so following the guidelines for proper use of deadly force, Bobby shoots the man dead.

Immediately afterward, allegations surface that the husband wasn’t the threat that night – the wife was. She’s been abusing the son. The husband was only trying to save his child’s life.

That central mystery drives the rest of the novel. What was really going on that night? Who is the real threat in this family? And what does it mean to spend the rest of your life wondering if you killed the right man?

It’s kind of a fun novel. Bobby’s one very sexy man, while the women in the book are just plain dangerous.

Featured books by Lisa Gardner

Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2015

My name is Nicky Frank. I'm in hospital after crashing my car. I am afraid. The only thing that I can think about is Vero. I know I have to save her but why couldn't I find her? She's just a little girl. The man standing in my hospital room tells me we are married but there is no Vero. That six months ago I suffered a traumatic brain injury which caused changes to my personality. I have dramatic mood swings, an inability to concentrate and large gaps in my memory. I'm much easier to anger these days. And I drink. All of which he says explains the car accident and my confusion. Now a Sergeant Wyatt Foster is investigating. He has questions about the car accident. He has concerns about my husband. And he's worried about a missing girl. He would like to know what happened to me. So would I. My name is Nicky Frank. This is my life. Watch me crash and burn.

Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

My name is Nicky Frank. I'm in hospital, afraid. All I can think about is Vero. I have to save her but I can't find her. She's just a little girl. The man by my bed tells me we're married and there is no Vero. He says that six months ago I suffered a brain injury, that I have dramatic mood swings and large gaps in my memory. I get angry and I drink. All of which explains the car crash that put me here. Now a Sergeant Wyatt Foster has questions about the accident. He has concerns about my husband. And he's worried about a missing girl. He would like to know what happened to me. So would I. This is my life. Watch me crash and burn.

Fear Nothing

Fear Nothing

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Heart-racing suspense and irresistable characters from the bestselling author of TOUCH & GO, CATCH ME, LOVE YOU MORE and many others. If your family are killers, what are you? They say family means everything. But Dr Adeline Glen cannot accept that. When you're bound by blood to a father who slaughtered prostitutes and a sister who followed in his sociopathic footsteps, how can you? But now Boston Detective D.D. Warren needs Adeline's professional help to recover from a brutal attack by a psychopath. A murderer who knows too much about Adeline's dead father, and is someone her imprisoned sister claims she can help catch. With the Rose Killer focused on D.D., will Adeline be able to put aside her personal nightmares to help her? All she knows is if she is going to survive what's to come, Adeline will have to...Fear nothing.

Fear Nothing

Fear Nothing

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2014

Heart-racing suspense and irresistable characters from the bestselling author of TOUCH & GO, CATCH ME, LOVE YOU MORE and many others. My name is Dr Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition I can't feel pain. All Boston Detective D.D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene. Next, a creaking floorboard, a voice in her ear...Now D.D. is seriously injured and unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious child murderer. She has killed more people in prison than as a free woman. Then a second victim is found with the same calling cards left at the scene: champagne and a single red rose. Only D.D. may have seen the killer, but she recalls nothing from the night that may have cost her everything. Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer dead for over forty years. The Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn't. All I know is my family still has the power to hurt me. Now D.D. is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn't just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down: Fear nothing.

Touch & Go

Touch & Go

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Compulsive, chilling and utterly unputdownable, this is award-winning bestseller Lisa Gardner writing at her outstanding best. Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter; a gorgeous house; a great marriage, admired by all. Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone. But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?

Catch Me

Catch Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2012

IN FOUR DAYS, SOMEONE IS GOING TO KILL ME...At 8pm on 21st January, twenty-eight-year-old Charlie Grant believes she is going to be murdered and she wants Boston's top homicide detective, D.D. Warren, to handle her death investigation. Confronting D.D. at her latest crime scene, Charlie lays her cards on the table. For each of the last two years, one of her childhood friends has been murdered leaving Charlie as the only one of the three friends to remain alive. But as D.D. delves deeper in to the details of Charlie's case, she begins to question the young woman's story. Because Charlie can now outfight and outrun anyone she meets and D.D.'s instinct is that she's hiding a secret. A secret so explosive that Charlie herself may turn out to be the biggest danger of all...BUT THE SON OF A BITCH HAS GOT TO CATCH ME FIRST.

Love You More

Love You More

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

WHO DO YOU LOVE? A split-second decision and Brian Darby lies dead. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defence and for Boston detective D.D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As D.D.'s homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic state-wide search for a missing child, she must move quickly in order to learn all of Tessa's secrets and understand what has happened to the little girl. But for Tessa, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with no one to trust and nowhere to turn, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training to do what has to be done. All that matters is her child and no one could love her more...Two women. With one question...HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE YOUR CHILD?

Other books by Lisa Gardner

Look For Me

Look For Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

BY THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Terror, twists, and trepidation. Look for Me is a triple-salvo thriller.' Kathy Reichs 'A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching, edgy thriller. LOOK FOR ME is a page turner par excellence.' Tess Gerritsen 'Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 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.

Look For Me

Look For Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

BY THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Terror, twists, and trepidation. Look for Me is a triple-salvo thriller.' Kathy Reichs 'A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching, edgy thriller. LOOK FOR ME is a page turner par excellence.' Tess Gerritsen 'Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 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.

Look For Me

Look For Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

BY THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Terror, twists, and trepidation. Look for Me is a triple-salvo thriller.' Kathy Reichs 'A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching, edgy thriller. LOOK FOR ME is a page turner par excellence.' Tess Gerritsen 'Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 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.

Look For Me

Look For Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

BY THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Terror, twists, and trepidation. Look for Me is a triple-salvo thriller.' Kathy Reichs 'A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching, edgy thriller. LOOK FOR ME is a page turner par excellence.' Tess Gerritsen 'Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 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.

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2017

Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller FIND HER takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights. Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Conner have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no-one, including Pierce and Rainie, will stop him getting to her. Now, Sharlah has one chance to take control. She can run for her life... or turn and face the danger right behind her.

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Following the success of the New York Times bestseller FIND HER, Lisa Gardner is back with the heart-pounding Sunday Times bestseller RIGHT BEHIND YOU. Quincy and Rainie encounter their most personal case yet in the seventh novel in the FBI Profiler series. 'No one owns this corner of the genre the way Lisa Gardner does' Lee Child. Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Conner have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no-one, including Pierce and Rainie, will stop him getting to her. Now, Sharlah has one chance to take control. She can run for her life... or turn and face the danger right behind her.

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights. Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Conner have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no-one, including Pierce and Rainie, will stop him getting to her. Now, Sharlah has one chance to take control. She can run for her life... or turn and face the danger right behind her.

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Right Behind You The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights. Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Connor have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no-one, including Pierce and Rainie, will stop him getting to her. Now, Sharlah has one chance to take control. She can run for her life... or turn and face the danger right behind her.

4th Man (An FBI Profiler Short Story)

4th Man (An FBI Profiler Short Story)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2017

FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy, Officer Rainie Conner and D.D. Warren come together on a baffling cold case in this exclusive ebook short story by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner.A young woman is found strangled in the stairwell of a college library, with only her shoes missing. With no physical evidence and no witnesses, all the police have to go on are the three men who were in the library with her: her boyfriend, and two campus security guards. They all have secrets to hide, but none of them can be proven guilty. Five years later, ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, former police officer Rainie Conner consult with D.D. Warren on the still-unsolved case. Will they be able to build a case against one of the three suspects, or is there a fourth man out there? And if the killer has eluded the police this long, how far will he go to ensure justice is never served? With Gardner's singular ability to delve into the minds of criminals and law enforcement alike, The 4th Man is a shocking look at the reasons for taking a life... and just how far profilers need to go to learn them. Includes an early look at Gardner's next chilling thriller, Right Behind You, coming 31 January 2017.

4th Man

4th Man

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2016

FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy and Officer Rainie Conner return in a baffling cold case in this short story from #1New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner.A young woman is found strangled in the stairwell of a college library, only her sneakers missing. With no physical evidence, no signs of sexual assault, and no witnesses, all the police have to go on are the three men who were in the library with her: her boyfriend and two campus security guards...all of whom have secrets, none of whom can be proven guilty.Five years later, ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, former police officer Rainie Conner, agree to consult on the still-unsolved case, delving into deep background to comb for any clue that will lead to the woman's murderer. But with no leads and the case colder than the body, will they be able to build a case against one of the three suspects, or is there a fourth man out there? And if the killer has eluded the police this long, how far will he go to ensure justice is never served?Includes an excerpt of Lisa Gardner's bestselling thriller, Right Behind You.

Find Her

Find Her

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2016

AN ESCAPED KIDNAPPING VICTIM BECOMES AN AVENGER OF INNOCENTS. CAN SHE ESCAPE WHEN SHE'S TARGETED AGAIN? The eighth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's Detective D. D. Warren series. Harlan Coben says FIND HER is 'taut psychological suspense' which 'should not be missed'. A LOST GIRL FOUND 472 days locked in a pine box, at the mercy of a madman. Flora Dane survived her hell with only one goal: develop all the deadly skills necessary to make sure she's never caught again. ANOTHER GIRL MISSING Detective D.D. Warren believes that Flora may be the key to finding missing college student, Staecy Summers. But she must follow rules that Flora has no interest in. For Flora no risk is too great, no cost too high, even if it means playing into a predator's hands. Two victims. One cop. TIME IS RUNNING OUT...if you're going to FIND HER

Find Her

Find Her

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

AN ESCAPED KIDNAPPING VICTIM BECOMES AN AVENGER OF INNOCENTS. CAN SHE ESCAPE WHEN SHE'S TARGETED AGAIN? The eighth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's Detective D. D. Warren series. Harlan Coben says FIND HER is 'taut psychological suspense' which 'should not be missed'. A LOST GIRL FOUND 472 days locked in a pine box, at the mercy of a madman. Flora Dane survived her hell with only one goal: develop all the deadly skills necessary to make sure she's never caught again. ANOTHER GIRL MISSING Detective D.D. Warren believes that Flora may be the key to finding missing college student, Stacy Summers. But she must follow rules that Flora has no interest in. For Flora no risk is too great, no cost too high, even if it means playing into a predator's hands. Two victims. One cop. TIME IS RUNNING OUT...if you're going to FIND HER

Find Her

Find Her

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2016

Flora Dane is a victim.Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.Flora Dane is a survivor.Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother whos never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person shes become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls whove never made it home.Flora Dane is reckless.or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crimea dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed himshe learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One whos determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Find Her

Find Her

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2016

Flora Dane is a victim.Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.Flora Dane is a survivor.Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother whos never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person shes become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls whove never made it home.Flora Dane is reckless.or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crimea dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed himshe learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One whos determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Mamma, Be My Valentine

Mamma, Be My Valentine

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

Author Lisa Gardner's "e;Mamma, Be My Valentine"e; is a celebration of the love between grandmother and grandchild. A valentine from grandmother to grandchild and grandchild to grandmother. Few things are more special than a grandchild's love for Mamma or Mamma's love for her grandchild. This book is designed for reading to a baby, toddler, preschooler or kindergartner, or for a beginning reader to read aloud to Mamma.

Find Her

Find Her

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

AN ESCAPED KIDNAPPING VICTIM BECOMES AN AVENGER OF INNOCENTS. CAN SHE ESCAPE WHEN SHE'S TARGETED AGAIN? The eighth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's Detective D. D. Warren series. Harlan Coben says FIND HER is 'taut psychological suspense' which 'should not be missed'. I ESCAPED My name is Flora Dane and I was kidnapped from a beach on spring break. I spent 472 days with my captor before I was found. I SURVIVED I spent the last five years trying to reacquaint myself with the rhythms of my life. But everything is different. I've had to learn how to protect myself in this dangerous new world. I'M RECKLESS There are other predators out there and I'll do anything to stop them. Am I a victim or a vigilante? Detective D. D. Warren doesn't know. Sometimes neither do I. When another girl disappears, I know I have to FIND HER, whatever it takes, even if it means putting myself in danger... Escaped kidnap victim Flora Dane has once again disappeared. Has the self-proclaimed vigilante become a victim? Or is something far more sinister at play? D.D. will have to race against the clock if she is going to Find Her.

Momma, Be My Valentine

Momma, Be My Valentine

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2016

Author Lisa Gardner's "e;Momma, Be My Valentine"e; is a celebration of the love between mother and child. A valentine from mother to child and child to mother. Few things are more special than a child's love for Momma or Momma's love for her child. This book is designed for reading to a baby, toddler, preschooler or kindergartner, or for a beginning reader to read aloud to Momma.

3 Truths and a Lie

3 Truths and a Lie

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2016

Boston Detective D.D. Warren faces her most brutal adversaries yeta class of jaded thriller writersin this short story from #1New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner.Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted casesa case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution...and a severed leg. With Gardner's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, Three Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career. Includes an excerpt of Lisa Gardner's shocking New York Times bestsellerFind Her.

3 Truths and a Lie (A Detective D.D. Warren Short Story)

3 Truths and a Lie (A Detective D.D. Warren Short Story)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2016

Boston Detective D.D. Warren faces her most brutal adversaries yet - a class of jaded thriller writers - in Sunday Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's exclusive eBook short story. Includes an extract from Lisa's next psychological thriller FIND HER.In Lisa Gardner's latest eBook exclusive short story, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases-- a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution... and a severed leg. With Lisa's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, 3 Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career. Includes an early look at Find Her, coming out on 9 February 2016.

Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2015

My name is Nicky Frank. I'm in hospital after crashing my car. I am afraid. The only thing that I can think about is Vero. I know I have to save her but why couldn't I find her? She's just a little girl. The man standing in my hospital room tells me we are married but there is no Vero. That six months ago I suffered a traumatic brain injury which caused changes to my personality. I have dramatic mood swings, an inability to concentrate and large gaps in my memory. I'm much easier to anger these days. And I drink. All of which he says explains the car accident and my confusion. Now a Sergeant Wyatt Foster is investigating. He has questions about the car accident. He has concerns about my husband. And he's worried about a missing girl. He would like to know what happened to me. So would I. My name is Nicky Frank. This is my life. Watch me crash and burn.

Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Sophie Hannah says it's 'the perfect thriller', now read Sunday Times bestseller Lisa's Gardner's compulsive and unputdownable thriller CRASH & BURN. A WOMAN, UNABLE TO REMEMBER THE EVENTS OF A CAR ACCIDENT, JUST WANTS TO KNOW WHERE HER DAUGHTER IS.... If you love Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen, you'll love Lisa Gardner. My name is Nicky Frank. I'm in hospital, afraid. All I can think about is Vero. I have to save her but I can't find her. She's just a little girl. The man by my bed tells me we're married and there is no Vero. He says that six months ago I suffered a brain injury, that I have dramatic mood swings and large gaps in my memory. I get angry and I drink. All of which explains the car crash that put me here. Now a Sergeant Wyatt Foster has questions about the accident. He has concerns about my husband. And he's worried about a missing girl. He would like to know what happened to me. So would I. This is my life. Watch me crash and burn.

Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

In the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling master of psychological suspense,* featuring a cameo by fan-favorite Boston detective D. D. Warren, memories can be murder....Nicole Frank shouldnt have survived the car accident, much less the crawl up the steep ravine. One thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down helpshe must save Vero.If the girl even exists.Arriving at the scene, Sergeant Wyatt Foster joins the desperate hunt for a missing child, only to learn that Nicky suffers from a rare brain injury that causes delusions. According to her husband, there is no child. Never has been. And yet Nicky remains adamant. She must save Vero.For Wyatt and investigator Tessa Leoni, nothing about this case is simple. It turns out Nicky has recently suffered more than one close accident. Is she indeed delusional, as her husband claims, or perhaps she knows more than she thinks? Because clearly someone out there wont rest till Nicky crashes and burns....*The Associated Press

Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

In the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling master of psychological suspense,* featuring a cameo by fan-favorite Boston detective D. D. Warren, memories can be murder....Nicole Frank shouldnt have survived the car accident, much less the crawl up the steep ravine. One thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down helpshe must save Vero.If the girl even exists.Arriving at the scene, Sergeant Wyatt Foster joins the desperate hunt for a missing child, only to learn that Nicky suffers from a rare brain injury that causes delusions. According to her husband, there is no child. Never has been. And yet Nicky remains adamant. She must save Vero.For Wyatt and investigator Tessa Leoni, nothing about this case is simple. It turns out Nicky has recently suffered more than one close accident. Is she indeed delusional, as her husband claims, or perhaps she knows more than she thinks? Because clearly someone out there wont rest till Nicky crashes and burns....*The Associated Press

Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren 7)

Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren 7)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

In FEAR NOTHING, the seventh novel in the Detective D.D. Warren series, Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner 'continues to show why she is on the short list of top thriller writers today' (Suspense Magazine). IF YOUR FAMILY ARE KILLERS, WHAT ARE YOU? For fans of Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen. They say family means everything. But Dr Adeline Glen cannot accept that. When you're bound by blood to a father who slaughtered prostitutes and a sister who followed in his sociopathic footsteps, how can you? But now Boston Detective D.D. Warren needs Adeline's professional help to recover from a brutal attack by a psychopath. A murderer who knows too much about Adeline's dead father, and is someone her imprisoned sister claims she can help catch. With the Rose Killer focused on D.D., will Adeline be able to put aside her personal nightmares to help her? All she knows is if she is going to survive what's to come, Adeline will have to...

Fear Nothing

Fear Nothing

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Heart-racing suspense and irresistable characters from the bestselling author of TOUCH & GO, CATCH ME, LOVE YOU MORE and many others. If your family are killers, what are you? They say family means everything. But Dr Adeline Glen cannot accept that. When you're bound by blood to a father who slaughtered prostitutes and a sister who followed in his sociopathic footsteps, how can you? But now Boston Detective D.D. Warren needs Adeline's professional help to recover from a brutal attack by a psychopath. A murderer who knows too much about Adeline's dead father, and is someone her imprisoned sister claims she can help catch. With the Rose Killer focused on D.D., will Adeline be able to put aside her personal nightmares to help her? All she knows is if she is going to survive what's to come, Adeline will have to...Fear nothing.

Fear Nothing

Fear Nothing

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2014

Heart-racing suspense and irresistable characters from the bestselling author of TOUCH & GO, CATCH ME, LOVE YOU MORE and many others. My name is Dr Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition I can't feel pain. All Boston Detective D.D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene. Next, a creaking floorboard, a voice in her ear...Now D.D. is seriously injured and unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious child murderer. She has killed more people in prison than as a free woman. Then a second victim is found with the same calling cards left at the scene: champagne and a single red rose. Only D.D. may have seen the killer, but she recalls nothing from the night that may have cost her everything. Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer dead for over forty years. The Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn't. All I know is my family still has the power to hurt me. Now D.D. is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn't just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down: Fear nothing.

Fear Nothing

Fear Nothing

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I cant feel pain. I never have. I never will.The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear. She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work.My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.Six weeks later, a second woman is discovered murdered in her own bed, her room containing the same calling cards from a previous crime scene: a bottle of champagne and a single red rose. The only person who may have seen the killer: Detective D. D. Warren, who still cant lift her child, load her gun, or recall a single detail from the night that may have cost her everything.Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer who buried young women beneath the floor of our home. He has been dead for forty years. Except the Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldnt. My sister claims she can help catch him. I think just because I cant feel pain doesnt mean my family cant hurt me.D.D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isnt just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down:Fear nothing.

Brandon's Bride

Brandon's Bride

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for.For years, Brandon Ferringer has sought to untangle the mystery surrounding his fathers disappearance. Now training as a hotshota seasonal wildland firefighterBrandon feels hes on the verge of finally discovering the truth. In need of temporary lodging, Brandon rents a room at a local farm, and he is surprised when his attraction to the ranchs alluring owner threatens to distract him from his mission.Single mother Victoria Meese struggles to find time for herself in between raising her son, Randy, and running the Lady Luck Ranch. When she meets Brandon, she suddenly finds something to believe in again. But Brandons search for answers is about to turn dangerous, threatening their growing connectionand their very lives. If you love romantic suspense, dont miss Lisa Gardner's version. Intelligent, smart, and romantic. Jayne Ann Krentz

Touch & Go

Touch & Go

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Compulsive, chilling and utterly unputdownable, this is award-winning bestseller Lisa Gardner writing at her outstanding best. Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter; a gorgeous house; a great marriage, admired by all. Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone. But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?

Touch & Go

Touch & Go

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Chilling and compulsive, Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with Touch & Go - A FAMILY OF THREE ARE KIDNAPPED. CAN TESS LEONI (of LOVE YOU MORE), FIND THEM? Also featuring series lead Detective D.D. Warren. By the author proclaimed by Karin Slaughter as 'an amazing writer'. Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter; a gorgeous house; a great marriage, admired by all. Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone. But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?

MacNamara's Woman

MacNamara's Woman

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for.When Tamara Allistair lost her family, she quickly learned that the only person she could rely on was herself. Now Tamara wants revenge against the man who wronged her. But going after a target with far-reaching connections is a dangerous gamble, and soon Tamara is the one being threatened.A man with his own share of family issues, ex-marine C. J. MacNamara knows that protecting Tamara is the right thing to do. Keeping her safe is no easy task, but getting her to trust him is an entirely different challenge. As Tamara attempts to right a wrong ten years in the making, C.J. puts his own life on the line to protect the woman who is more worthy of love than anyone hes ever known. Always delivers heart-stopping suspense."e; Harlan Coben

Maggie's Man

Maggie's Man

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 06/08/2013

Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for.When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that hes innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars.Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cains freedombecause he just might be the kind of man she can love.Lisa Gardner's work has the chills and thrills to excite, and the heart to draw you in."e; Sandra Brown

FBI Profiler Series 6-Book Bundle

FBI Profiler Series 6-Book Bundle

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2013

Throughout this electrifying series from ';one of the best thriller writers in the business' (Associated Press), brilliant FBI profiler Pierce Quincy faces off against all manner of serial killers and psychopaths alongside his partner, Rainie Conner, and his daughter, Kimberly Quincy. Now this edge-of-your-seat eBook bundle assembles all six of the superb novels featuring Lisa Gardner's extraordinary protagonist: THE PERFECT HUSBAND THE THIRD VICTIM THE NEXT ACCIDENT THE KILLING HOUR GONE SAY GOODBYE A convicted murderer escapes from a maximum security prisonto go after the wife who put him behind bars. A maniac who kills for sport hides in the shadows, even as a boy confesses to his horrific crimes. A predator torments his victims with unspeakably intimate acts of violence. A butcher leaves two bodies each time he strikes, with the first containing clues that lead to the second. A madman pursues money, power, and celebrity by adopting the alias of a notorious killer. A sadist hunts the streets for vulnerable girlsand makes their nightmares come alive. These are just a few of the souls that haunt Lisa Gardner's riveting series. But all these criminals have one thing in common: They are no match for Pierce Quincy. Praise for Lisa Gardner and her Pierce Quincy novels ';Lisa Gardner always delivers heart-stopping suspense.'Harlan Coben ';An unforgettably evil villain and a throat-gripping climax make The Perfect Husband a real page-turner!'Tess Gerritsen ';Riveting, hold-your-breath suspense!'Iris Johansen, on The Third Victim ';A suspense-laden, twist-filled tale that easily equals the best of Sue Grafton and Kathy Reichs.'The Providence Journal, on The Next Accident ';Gardner keeps us guessing. . . . She also keeps us on edge.'Los Angeles Times, on The Killing Hour ';As usual, Gardner delivers the thrills.'The Orlando Sentinel, on Gone ';Just when you thought Lisa Gardner couldn't get any better . . . she does. Say Goodbye is a stunning, chilling, up-all-night thriller that will leave you shaken.'Lee Child

Touch & Go

Touch & Go

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2013

How do you vanish a family?Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesnt like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family has been kidnapped. At worstHow do you disappear a marriage?The more Tessa learns about the Denbe family, the less she likes their chances. What might have looked like the perfect existencea powerful CEO, his adoring wife, their angelic childis not what it appears. Husband, wife, daughtermagazine perfect, but each hiding dark secrets<pHow do you erase a life?Tessa knows more than shed like to about families riddled with lies. What she doesnt know is where the Denbes are and if any of them are still breathing. Shell have to climb over unbending feds and territorial local cops to find out, and if shes not fast, the Denbes chances of survival will quickly become little more thanTouch Go

7th Month

7th Month

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2013

In Lisa Gardners first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D.D. Warren.In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston. D.D. figures shell be useful to someone for at least one night, serving as a police expert and making a little extra money in the bargain.It seems like a simple taskuntil the previous film consultant, a former Boston cop, is found beaten to death. Suddenly D.D.s date with Hollywood gets serious. Extremely pregnant, on the trail of a killer, and surrounded by a hundred and four murder suspects in the middle of a graveyard, D.D. must quickly unravel a tangled web of lies. As another cast member is attacked, D.D. realizes that like it or not, her priorities have changedand her last desperate hope is that she can catch a killer before she and her unborn baby face mortal danger.Packed with the suspenseful storytelling that has turned Gardners novels into New York Times bestsellers, The 7th Month reveals new insights into a beloved series heroine.

Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren 6)

Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren 6)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Detective D.D. Warren returns in the sixth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's series. IN FOUR DAYS, SOMEONE IS GOING TO KILL ME BUT THEY HAVE GOT TO CATCH ME FIRST. Karin Slaughter says she is 'an amazing writer'. Have you read Lisa yet? At 8pm on 21st January, twenty-eight-year-old Charlie Grant believes she is going to be murdered and she wants Boston's top homicide detective, D.D. Warren, to handle her death investigation. Confronting D.D. at her latest crime scene, Charlie lays her cards on the table. For each of the last two years, one of her childhood friends has been murdered leaving Charlie as the only one of the three friends to remain alive. But as D.D. delves deeper in to the details of Charlie's case, she begins to question the young woman's story. Because Charlie can now outfight and outrun anyone she meets and D.D.'s instinct is that she's hiding a secret. A secret so explosive that Charlie herself may turn out to be the biggest danger of all...

Detective D. D. Warren Series 5-Book Bundle

Detective D. D. Warren Series 5-Book Bundle

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2012

Number one New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner thrills readers with her novels of suspense featuring Boston homicide detective D. D. Warren. Hostage standoffs, copycat killers, missing wives, brutal crimes, haunted survivorsGardner weaves all these elements into compelling fiction. Now the first five books in her acclaimed D. D. Warren series are together in one convenient eBook bundle, including:ALONEHIDETHE NEIGHBORLIVE TO TELLLOVE YOU MORE';Lisa Gardner always delivers heart-stopping suspense.'Harlan Coben';One of the best thriller writers in the business.'Associated Press

Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren 4)

Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren 4)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The fourth book in the Detective D.D. Warren series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES YOU'LL LIVE TO TELL WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO YOU? The Irish Independent says this novel 'could cause sleepless nights'. Are you ready? In one night of terrifying violence, four members of a family are brutally murdered, leaving the father - a possible suspect - clinging to life. When police detective D. D. Warren is called in, she's all too aware that it's a race against time. But there's more to the case than meets the eye... Twenty-five years ago, Nurse Danielle Burton's life was rent asunder by a horrifying family tragedy. Now working on a paediatric psychiatry ward, she's sure that the past is long-buried. Until D. D.'s questions bring it all flooding back. Victoria Oliver is a devoted mother, determined to protect her son, no matter the cost. But, like Danielle and D. D., she's soon to discover that the most devastating crimes can be those closest to home.

The Neighbour (Detective D.D. Warren 3)

The Neighbour (Detective D.D. Warren 3)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The third in the Detective D.D. Warren series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner for fans of Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen. Publishers Weekly says THE NEIGHBOUR is 'full of inventive twists' - WHEN EVERYONE BELIEVES YOU HAVE THE PERFECT LIFE , HOW DO YOU TELL THEM IT'S A LIE? A house in suburban Boston, a perfect family; pretty, young mother Sandra Jones seemingly has it all. But when Sandra goes missing, leaving her four-year-old daughter as the only witness, it appears that all is not as idyllic as her neighbours would believe... As Detective D. D. Warren delves deeper into the fabric of the Jones' lives, she discovers the darkness therein. With Sandra's husband Jason seemingly intent on destroying evidence and isolating his young daughter, D. D. must determine if he is struggling to protect his way of life or fighting to cover his tracks. The perfect family or the ultimate lie?

Alone (Detective D.D. Warren 1)

Alone (Detective D.D. Warren 1)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

ALONE introduces Lisa Gardner's series character Detective D. D. Warren. YOU HAVE A SPLIT SECOND TO MAKE YOUR DECISION. IF YOU DON'T SHOOT, WILL HE? The Sunday Telegraph calls it 'fast-moving' and Karin Slaughter says the Sunday Times bestseller is 'an amazing writer'. Now find out why... As he watches a potentially fatal hostage situation unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle, Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge knows that he may be all that stands between life and death. But from the moment Bobby pulls the trigger, killing an armed man holding his own wife and child hostage, it may be Bobby's own life that is lost. Detective D. D. Warren's investigation into the shooting leads her to the impossibly beautiful young widow, Catherine Rose Gagnon, and the darkness in her past. Even as the truth behind the facade of this wealthy Boston family's life is revealed, the body count rises. And with a sadistic, vengeful killer newly released from prison, everyone must be on their guard. For he strikes the solitary wanderer - and no one can stay protected forever...

Hide (Detective D.D. Warren 2)

Hide (Detective D.D. Warren 2)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Detective D.D. Warren is back in HIDE, the second book in the series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. YOU CAN RUN. YOU CAN HIDE. BUT CAN YOU EVER ESCAPE YOUR PAST? The Independent on Sunday says 'it's a brilliant book, not to be missed under any circumstances'. Love Tess Gerritsen? You'll love this. Annabelle Granger was seven years old when it first happened. She arrived home to find the suitcases packed and her parents desperate to flee their home. Then followed years spent running, from what, or who, she doesn't know, just an endless blur of new faces and new towns. Now, aged 30, Annabelle has finally settled in Boston and is happy with her life. Until the bodies of six girls are found in the grounds of an abandoned mental institute and a newspaper declares her one of the victims. Detectives D. D. Warren and Bobby Dodge are determined to unravel the decades-old riddle and they fear that the discovery signals the return of a notorious serial killer, Mr Bosu - Bobby's worst nightmare. As they get closer to the truth they will all be forced to confront the uncomfortable truths in their pasts; because ultimately, there is no hiding place...

The Next Accident (FBI Profiler 3)

The Next Accident (FBI Profiler 3)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

THE NEXT ACCIDENT is the third book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. WHEN SOMEONE KNOWS YOUR EVERY WEAKNESS HOW CAN YOU STOP THEM PREYING ON YOU? Karin Slaughter calls Lisa Gardner 'an amazing writer'. Do you want to find out why? When FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy's daughter was killed in a tragic accident, her drink problem and chequered past ensured that the official report deemed it just that - an accident. But what if someone knew her weaknesses? What if someone knew just how to catch her at her most vulnerable? What if someone was determined to kill her? Ex-cop Rainie Connor jumps at the chance to help Quincy after he saw her through the darkest days of her life. Together, they move closer to the twisted psychopath responsible - someone who craves revenge, who feeds on fear, someone who knows Quincy has another daughter, just as precious to him as Mandy. But as they race against time to save Quincy's surviving daughter from her sister's fate, they know must take drastic action and decide that they need bait - Rainie. Can the killer resist the temptation of Quincy's ex-lover? And will Rainie live to regret her decision?

Say Goodbye (FBI Profiler 6)

Say Goodbye (FBI Profiler 6)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with SAY GOODBYE, the sixth book in the FBI Profiler series. AS A TWISTED KILLER WEAVES HIS WEB CAN YOU STAY FREE? The Daily Mirror says this is 'suspense of the highest order'. Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen love Lisa Gardner. Have you read her yet? Women are going missing; prostitutes, runaways, the forgotten ones. Eighteen-year-old Delilah Rose knows something about their disappearances but she'll only talk to one woman, FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy. Even as Kimberly struggles to comprehend the horrifying tale Delilah has to tell, she must trace their only lead - a man who gets his kicks in the creepiest of ways - if she is to find a brutal serial killer, who is surely about to strike again. With no bodies and no clues, Kimberly's options are limited. Yet she feels herself drawing ever closer to the culprit. But how close is too close? And when is it time to say goodbye?

Gone (FBI Profiler 5)

Gone (FBI Profiler 5)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

GONE is the fifth book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE VANISHES WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO GET THEM BACK? If you love Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter you'll love Lisa Gardner. It's 2am on a rain-beaten stretch of road near Bakersville, Oregon when a car is found abandoned, the door wrenched open, the engine running, the headlights on full-beam. The driver, Rainie Conner, is nowhere to be found. Ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy will not rest until he's found his estranged wife, and, together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, he knows he will have to comb every facet of his wife's life since they separated if he is to understand what happened to Rainie. Could the troubles of her past have caught up with her? Or is her disappearance connected to the horrifying cases they'd been working on? All Quincy knows as the clock ticks down is that he is in the most desperate hunt of his life...

The Survivors Club

The Survivors Club

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

THE SURVIVORS CLUB is the second standalone thriller from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller LISA GARDNER. REVENGE IS SWEET BUT IS IT WORTH THE PRICE YOU PAY? Karin Slaughter calls Lisa Gardner 'an amazing writer'. Have you read her yet? Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo's lives changed forever in an instant, when Eddie Como - the College Hill Rapist - came into their lives. But they refused to be victims; instead, they chose to be survivors. Helping to put him away was one form of justice but they couldn't deny that secretly they wanted his life destroyed, as he destroyed theirs. So when Eddie is shot down outside the courtroom on the eve of the trial, they are both relieved and revenged. But now they're also prime suspects and surviving is about to get tougher still. Detective Roan Griffin thinks this was a professional hit and all that remains is to work out who ordered it. He knows that the women are key but when another woman is savagely attacked, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For Griffin, the hunt is on to find the person responsible, before membership of the exclusive club grows...

The Third Victim (FBI Profiler 2)

The Third Victim (FBI Profiler 2)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

THE THIRD VICTIM is the second book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF A KILLER HAD YOU IN HIS SIGHTS? Sophie Hannah and Karin Slaughter love Lisa Gardner. Have you read her yet? Following a shocking act of violence, a young boy confesses to a horrific shooting spree at a local school. The frightened residents of Bakersville, Oregon are demanding answers but is all as it seems? Officer Rainie Conner is leading her first homicide investigation, and whilst the event is bringing up past sins and painful memories of her own, she knows that she has to find the whole truth. With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, Rainie launches a full investigation but she soon realises that the shooting is just the beginning; there's someone out there watching Rainie and he won't rest until he's finished what he started.

The Other Daughter

The Other Daughter

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

THE OTHER DAUGHTER is a brilliant standalone thriller from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. IF YOU CAN'T TRUST YOUR FAMILY, THEN WHO CAN YOU TRUST? Sophie Hannah and Karin Slaughter love Lisa Gardner. Have you read her yet? When Melanie wakes up in hospital all she knows is that she can't remember any of the first nine years of her life and no-one is there waiting for her. For Dr Stokes - who treated Melanie that night - and his wife, their decision to adopt the abandoned child comes as a blessing following their desperate struggle to deal with the brutal murder of their four-year-old daughter, Meagan. But when, after twenty years of happy family life, Melanie suddenly finds her past under investigation by a reporter and an FBI agent, everything she thought she knew about her new life is questioned. And when horrific messages and gifts start arriving, Melanie is forced to face the terrifying reality that her family may be the last people she should trust...

The Perfect Husband (FBI Profiler 1)

The Perfect Husband (FBI Profiler 1)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2012

THE PERFECT HUSBAND, the first book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. What would you do if the man you loved wanted to kill you? If you love Karin Slaughter, you'll love Lisa Gardner. When Tess Beckett married Jim, a well-respected and decorated cop, she thought all her dreams had come true. But within two years the vows she made were shattered as her husband was charged with murdering ten women. With Jim behind bars, Tess feels certain that she can move on with her life. Until she learns that Jim has escaped from prison. As a frantic and rigorous manhunt gets underway in four states, Tess knows that it's only a matter of time until her perfect husband tracks her down for the revenge he is sure to demand. And when he finds her, she must be ready. Because this time she's determined that their separation will be 'till death do us part'.

Catch Me

Catch Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

In four days, someone is going to kill me. . . . Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Bostons top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.#8202;m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours. But as D.D. quickly learns, Charlie Grant doesnt plan on going down without a fight. By her own admission, the girl can outshoot, outfight, and outrun anyone in Boston, which begs the question: Is Charlie the next victim, or the perfect perpetrator? As D.D. tracks a vigilante gunman who is killing pedophiles in Boston, she must also delve into the murders of Charlies friends, racing to find answers before the next gruesome January 21 anniversary. Is Charlie truly in danger, or is she hiding a terrifying secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?In four days, someone is going to kill me. But hes gotta catch me first.

Catch Me

Catch Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

In four days, someone is going to kill me. . . . Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Bostons top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.#8202;m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours. But as D.D. quickly learns, Charlie Grant doesnt plan on going down without a fight. By her own admission, the girl can outshoot, outfight, and outrun anyone in Boston, which begs the question: Is Charlie the next victim, or the perfect perpetrator? As D.D. tracks a vigilante gunman who is killing pedophiles in Boston, she must also delve into the murders of Charlies friends, racing to find answers before the next gruesome January 21 anniversary. Is Charlie truly in danger, or is she hiding a terrifying secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?In four days, someone is going to kill me. But hes gotta catch me first.

Love You More

Love You More

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

WHO DO YOU LOVE? A split-second decision and Brian Darby lies dead. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defence and for Boston detective D.D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As D.D.'s homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic state-wide search for a missing child, she must move quickly in order to learn all of Tessa's secrets and understand what has happened to the little girl. But for Tessa, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with no one to trust and nowhere to turn, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training to do what has to be done. All that matters is her child and no one could love her more...Two women. With one question...HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE YOUR CHILD?

7th Month (A Detective D.D. Warren Short Story)

7th Month (A Detective D.D. Warren Short Story)

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Sunday Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's first novella, THE 7TH MONTH, takes readers into an eventful day in the life of Boston Detective D.D. Warren. Featuring an extract from CATCH ME. D.D. should be taking it easy in the seventh month of her pregnancy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film, thinking that serving as a police expert and making a little extra money may make her feel more useful than she's felt for a while. A simple task, until a crew member is found beaten to death. Suddenly, D.D.'s date with Hollywood is serious. Extremely pregnant, on the trail of a killer and surrounded by a hundred and four murder suspects, D.D. must quickly unravel a tangled web of lies. As another cast member is attacked, D.D. realizes that like it or not, her priorities have changed - and her last desperate hope is that she can catch a killer before she and her unborn baby pay the ultimate price.

Love You More

Love You More

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

WHO DO YOU LOVE? One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? AND HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO . . . As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper's mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child? . . . TO SAVE HER? For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay. Love you more . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Live to Tell

Live to Tell

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2010

';A suspenseful roller-coaster ride.'Karin Slaughter *;';Lisa Gardner always delivers heart-stopping suspense.'Harlan CobenHe knows everything about youincluding the first place you'll hide.On a warm summer night in one of Boston's working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The fatherand possible suspectnow lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There's more to this case than meets the eye.Danielle Burton is a survivor, a dedicated nurse whose passion is to help children at a locked-down pediatric psych ward. But she remains haunted by a family tragedy that shattered her life nearly twenty-five years ago. The dark anniversary is approaching, and when D. D. Warren and her partner show up at the facility, Danielle immediately realizes: It has started again.A devoted mother, Victoria Oliver has a hard time remembering what normalcy is like. But she will do anything to ensure that her troubled son has some semblance of a childhood. She will love him no matter what. Nurture him. Keep him safe. Protect him. Even when the threat comes from within her own house.The lives of these three women unfold and connect in unexpected ways, as sins from the past emergeand stunning secrets reveal just how tightly blood ties can bind. Sometimes the most devastating crimes are the ones closest to home.

Neighbor

Neighbor

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2009

From a master of suspense comes a chilling novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors. This is what happened It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzya young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. In the last six hours But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses' snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create. On the surface, Jason and Sandra Jones are like any other hardworking young couple raising a four-year-old child. But it is just under the surface that things grew murky. Of the world as I knew it. With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and the media firestorm building, Jason Jones seems more intent on destroying evidence and isolating his daughter than on searching for his ';beloved' wife. Is the perfect husband trying to hide his guiltor just trying to hide? And will the only witness to the crime be the killer's next victim?From the Hardcover edition.

Say Goodbye

Say Goodbye

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2008

Thebestselling author of Hide and Gonedraws us into the venomous mind games of a terrifying killer. Come into my parlor . . . For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be truebut prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care. Said the spider to the fly . . . As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren't exactly Kimberly's specialty. The young agent is five months pregnantshe has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly's own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it's all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder . . . or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened. Kimberly's caught in a web more lethal than any spider's, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she's trapped. What she doesn't know is that she's closetoo closeto a psychopath who makes women' s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won't be long before it' s time for Kimberly to . . . SAY GOODBYEFrom the Hardcover edition.

Next Accident

Next Accident

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner is at the top of her form as she takes us on a desperate manhunt for a killer who preys upon his victims mindsjust before he claims their lives.What do you do when a killer targets the people you love the most? When he knows how to make them vulnerable? When he knows the same about you?These are the questions that haunt FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy. The police say his daughters death was an accident. Quincy will risk everything to learn the truthand theres only one person willing to help. Ex-cop Rainie Connor had once been paired professionallyand personallywith the brilliant FBI profiler. He helped her through the darkest days of her life. Now its time for Rainie to return the favor. But this killer is like none these two hard-boiled pros have ever encountered. This twisted psychopath has an insatiable hunger for revenge...and for fear. As the clock ticks down to one unspeakably intimate act of vengeance, the only way Rainie can unmask this killer is to step directly in his murderous path. She will become a murder waiting to happen. She will be...the next accident.From the Paperback edition.

Hide

Hide

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2007

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this daythe case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.Bobbys only lead is wrapped around a dead womans neck. Annabelle Grangers childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. But whator whoher family was running from, she never knew. Now a body is unearthed from a grave, wearing a necklace bearing Annabelles name, and the danger is too close to escape. Dodge knows he must solve the mystery of Annabelle Granger, and to do that he must team up with his former lover, partner, and friend D. D. Warren from the Boston P.D. From its tense beginning to its shocking climax, Hide is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears. Where there is no one to trust. Where there is no place left to hide.From the Compact Disc edition.

Killing Hour

Killing Hour

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Each time he struck, he took two victims. Day after day, he waited for the first body to be discovered--a body containing all the clues the investigators needed to find the second victim, who waited...prey to a slow but certain death. The clock ticked--salvation was possible. The police were never in time. Years have passed; but for this killer, time has stood still. As a heat wave of epic proportions descends, the game begins again. Two girls have disappeared...and the clock is ticking. Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy knows the killer's deadline can be met. But she'll have to break some rules to beat an exactingly vicious criminal at a game he's had time to perfect. For the Killing Hour has arrived....

Survivors Club: A Thriller

Survivors Club: A Thriller

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

One of todays most electrifying suspense novelists, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner returns with a shattering thriller that dares to play on our deepest vulnerabilities. In this masterful new novel, the killer may very well be the one you sympathize with the most....THE FIRST RULE IS NEVER BLAME THE VICTIM.They survived what no woman should ever have to endure. Now these three women have the means, the opportunity, and the perfect motive. Are they trying to get away with murder--or is someone trying to make sure that this time they dont get away at all? The Survivors Club. . .thats what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call it. They wont consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They faced the blazing headlines and helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. And now that Eddie Como, the College Hill rapist, has been murdered, shot down outside a packed courthouse moments before his trial was about to begin, all three women are openly ecstatic that hes dead. They are also the prime suspects in his murder. Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. But he has never seen a case quite like this one. No one doubts that the murder of Eddie Como was a professional job, especially when the gunman is killed only blocks away from the shooting. But questions taunt Griffin: Who ordered the deaths of Eddie Como and his killer? Could three ordinary women have been driven to do he unthinkable? Had someone in the Survivors Club become a killer? Griffin seeks the truth--and finds himself confronted with the leader of the Survivors Club. Jillian Hayes is beautiful, successful, cool as ice, and she harbors a pain that mirrors Griffins own. Did the horror of what happened to her push her over the thin and desperate line that separates survival and revenge? And if it did, could he blame her--or anyone in the Survivors Club? Then another woman is brutally attacked. Suddenly, with the city on the ragged edge of panic, gripped in a media and political firestorm of controversy, cover-up, and conspiracy, the hunt is on for a ruthless and cunning killer. For Griffin, this may well be the case that shatters his career. For Jillian, the harrowing nightmare is beginning all over again. Someone is out there. Someone who wants to finish what was started. Someone who wants to make sure that no one survives the Survivors Club.

Alone

Alone

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Alone . . . Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The mans finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react . . . and forever pay the consequences.Alone . . . thats where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his sons death . . . and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital. Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where hed done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous . . . and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violencebut what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose whos woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone.From the Hardcover edition.

Gone

Gone

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

From thebestselling author of Alone and The Killing Hourcomes a thriller that goes from heartbreaking to heartstopping in the blink of an eye.When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back?For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it's the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver's seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate.Did one of the ghosts from Rainie's troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they'd been working a particularly vicious double homicide or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart? Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time, and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he's been afraid to ask. One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the alias of a killer caught eighty years before, he has already contacted the press. His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn't get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good. Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it's still not enough.As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethaltruth, and for the love of his life, who may forever begone.From the Hardcover edition.

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