Hide puts a whole new spin on the meaning of identity in her latest novel. Who we are is just one part of the story. How we became who we are is the focus.
We’re taken all around Boston and its environs, meeting characters ranging from engaging to maniacal. Could the bloke you buy your newspaper from every evening or the girl who makes your daily skinny latte be the person you should fear most? It seems no one is really who they appear to be.
Terrifying, humorous, thought provoking and certainly paranoia inducing, it’s another fantastic read from Gardner.
'I can't afford to come back from the dead.'
Annabelle has had many names in her life - Sally, Cindy, Lucille. Though her father moved her from city to city from the age of ten, changing names, houses, careers and histories every few months, Annabelle never knew what they were running from. Now in her thirties, with both parents dead, she's settled in Boston. But old habits die hard and she still looks over her shoulder when she leaves her apartment, still blends in with the crowd on the subway.
Then at the Boston State Mental Hospital a multiple grave is discovered. Six young girls left to die in an underground chamber decades ago, while their captor looked on. When her original name appears in the paper, wrongly identifying her as one of the dead girls, Annabelle finally knows. This was the work of the monster her father fled from. But the killer is still on the loose. And he's looked for her for a very long time.
Bobby Dodge has been haunted by the Catherine Gagnon case for years. It nearly cost him his job and his sanity. As a child, Catherine was also held prisoner underground, like the victims in this latest case. But Catherine's captor was in prison when these girls were taken. Yet the similarities are too numerous to be just coincidence...
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 07/02/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||7th February 2007|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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 ...More About Lisa Gardner