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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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Other books by Lisa Gardner

Never Tell

Never Tell

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Chosen as one of Amazon's Best Thrillers and Mysteries of 2019 'A tsunami of a thriller. This may well be Gardner's best work' - DAVID BALDACCI _______________ One death might be an accident. Two deaths looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn't believe in coincidences. But this case isn't as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again. _______________ 'Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.' - DAVID BALDACCI 'Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise,and satisfy you.'- LISA SCOTTOLINE 'Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren's most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.' - A.J. FINN 'Nail-biting ... Gardner's commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.' - REAL BOOK SPY

Never Tell

Never Tell

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER. This may well be Gardner's best work' - DAVID BALDACCI _______________ One death might be an accident. Two looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn't believe in coincidences. But this case isn't as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again. _______________ 'Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.' - DAVID BALDACCI 'a shattering emotional journey that's utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.' - PROVIDENCE JOURNAL 'Never Tell is a pacey and action-packed thriller that will leave you feeling breathless' - CULTUREFLY '...pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.' - MAIL ONLINE 'This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming' - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise, and satisfy you.' - LISA SCOTTOLINE 'Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren's most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.' - A.J. FINN 'Gardner's writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.' - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS 'Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone...Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it's never too late to draw in new fans.' - SHELF AWARENESS 'Nail-biting ... Gardner's commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.' - REAL BOOK SPY 'This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.' - THE BELGIAN REVIEWER BLOG 'gripping, compelling, and full of twists' - BOOK AFTER BOOK BLOG

Never Tell

Never Tell

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER. This may well be Gardner's best work' - DAVID BALDACCI _______________ One death might be an accident. Two deaths looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn't believe in coincidences. But this case isn't as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again. _______________ 'Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.' - DAVID BALDACCI 'a shattering emotional journey that's utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.' - PROVIDENCE JOURNAL 'Never Tell is a pacey and action-packed thriller that will leave you feeling breathless' -CULTUREFLY '...pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.' - MAIL ONLINE 'This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming' - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise,and satisfy you.' - LISA SCOTTOLINE 'Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren's most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.' - A.J. FINN 'Gardner's writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.' - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS 'Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone...Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it's never too late to draw in new fans.' - SHELF AWARENESS 'Nail-biting ... Gardner's commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.' - REAL BOOK SPY 'This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.' - THE BELGIAN REVIEWER BLOG 'gripping, compelling, and full of twists' - BOOK AFTER BOOK BLOG

Never Tell

Never Tell

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2019

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER. This may well be Gardner's best work' - DAVID BALDACCI _______________ One death might be an accident. Two looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn't believe in coincidences. But this case isn't as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again. _______________ 'Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.' - DAVID BALDACCI 'a shattering emotional journey that's utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.' - PROVIDENCE JOURNAL 'Never Tell is a pacey and action-packed thriller that will leave you feeling breathless' - CULTUREFLY '...pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.' - MAIL ONLINE 'This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming' - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise, and satisfy you.' - LISA SCOTTOLINE 'Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren's most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.' - A.J. FINN 'Gardner's writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.' - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS 'Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone...Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it's never too late to draw in new fans.' - SHELF AWARENESS 'Nail-biting ... Gardner's commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.' - REAL BOOK SPY 'This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.' - THE BELGIAN REVIEWER BLOG 'gripping, compelling, and full of twists' - BOOK AFTER BOOK BLOG

Das zweite Opfer

Das zweite Opfer

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2018

Ein furioser Thriller, der vor uberraschenden Wendungen und schockierenden Enthullungen nur so strotzt. Als man sie findet, ist sie schwer verletzt: Nicole Frank hatte auf den Straen New Hampshires die Kontrolle ber ihren Wagen verloren. Der Auslser fr das Unglck ist unklar, Tochter Vero verschwunden. Als Ehemann Thomas am Unfallort eintrifft und erklrt, es gbe keine Tochter, stehen die Ermittler Wyatt und Kevin vor einem Rtsel: Existiert Vero nur in Nicoles Phantasie? Lgt der Ehemann? Der ist pltzlich unauffindbar. Und das Ergebnis der Spurensicherung zeigt: Die Fingerabdrcke im Auto gehren zu Veronica Sellers, als Sechsjhrige entfhrt und seit 30 Jahren vermisst. Vero ...

Look For Me

Look For Me

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

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR '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 __________________ SHOULD THEY SAVE HER - OR STOP HER? 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. Four are dead, savagely murdered. One - a sixteen-year-old girl - is missing. Did she have a lucky escape? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Seeking different types of justice, Warren and survivor-turned-avenger Flora must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who could be victim or suspect. All they know is that the girl is silently pleading: Look for me... __________________ `Lisa Gardner is one of my favourite authors. Her fast-paced and exciting novels twist when you expect a turn and turn when you expect a twist. I cannot recommend her more' - KARIN SLAUGHTER '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

Look For Me

Look For Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Look for Me by Lisa Gardner, read by Regina Reagan.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.'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

Look For Me

Look For Me

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: Paperback / softback 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: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardners latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D. D. Warren and Find Hers Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girls life . . . or bring her to justice. The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, onea sixteen-year-old girlmissing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the casebut so 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, whether 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 / softback 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 / softback 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.

Die Uberlebende

Die Uberlebende

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

472 Tage lang lernte sie, wie viel ein Mensch ertragen kann:Flora Dane, College-Studentin, am helllichten Tag gekidnappt. Wie durch ein Wunder berlebte sie. Und entkam ihrem Peiniger. Sieben Jahre ist das nun her - doch vergessen kann Flora nicht. Die Wnde ihres Zimmers sind voller Fotos: Mdchen, die weniger Glck hatten als sie. Mdchen, die jetzt tot sind. Flora schwrt, sie niemals im Stich zu lassen. Und dann ist wieder eine junge Frau verschwunden. Kurz darauf wird Detective D.D. Warren an den Tatort eines grausigen Verbrechens gerufen: Ein Mann - verbrannt. Eine junge Frau - nackt und gefesselt. Flora Dane.

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 / softback 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.

Right Behind You

Right Behind You

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook 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.Is he a hero?Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nashs older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.Is he a killer?Then the call comes in. A double-murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: the shooter may very well be Sharlahs older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun. All she knows for sure: hes back.As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlahs big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: is her brother a hero, or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.

Right Behind You

Right Behind You

Author: Lisa Gardner Format: eBook 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.Is he a hero?Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nashs older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.Is he a killer?Then the call comes in. A double-murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: the shooter may very well be Sharlahs older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun. All she knows for sure: hes back.As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlahs big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: is her brother a hero, or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.