by Lisa Gardner
4 / 5 stars
Another fantastic couldn't-put-it-down thriller from Lisa Gardner.
One of the best parts of the book? Flora Dane is back in all her darkness. Loved that is still relevant to Lisa Gardner and I do hope to see her again.
The plot was, of course, twisty. Done brilliantly. I still had a full cast of characters that were all possible suspects nearing the end of the book. I was emotionally tied to not just D.D. and Flora but other characters that came to the defense of those weaker than them.
Also, loved that dogs were a large part of the book...the old ones and a brand new one. Rescues, of course.
Every time I finish a novel by Gardner, I feel a little ... empty. Like I wanted it to just go on and yes, the ends of her novels are just that. Nothing that has you wondering if the plot was plausible or the outcome unrealistic. And more than just a bit of anticipation for the one that comes next.
I recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys thrillers or contemporary fiction or police procedurals or reading. Really!
Born The United States
Genre Mystery & Thrillers, Suspense, Romance
aka Alicia Scott
New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of eleven bestselling suspense novels.
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Lisa lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs and one extremely neurotic three-legged cat. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations.