Book Review: Look for Me (Lisa Gardner) @LisaGardnerBks @DuttonBooks

Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 8.07.57 PM.pngDetective D.D Warren is back and, this time, she has brought Find Me’s Flora Dane with her for the ride in the ninth instalment of the Detective D.D Warren series by Lisa Gardner, Look For Me. I loved Find Me so I was thrilled to find out that Flora Dane would be back in this D.D Warren novel. I found her character completely fascinating and loved her “kill or be kill, seek revenge” attitude. Fast paced and intricate, Gardner has done it again with her newest publication!

The novel opens with a family of four savagely murdered, a teenage girl, Roxy, is missing and police desperate for leads. Is Roxy in need of help or is she the perpetrator? Detective Warren is on the scene with the help of her new sidekick, Flora Dane. I loved the banter between Warren and Dane. They really cracked me up and I feel like they will be a brilliant new partnership moving forward in the series. Warren’s serious need for rule following and Dane’s offbeat justice are the perfect juxtaposition.

I found this novel to be incredibly entertaining and I was completely addicted to the storyline but found it a lot less “thrilling” than Find Me. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved the story and I was glued to the pages but I feel that fans of Find Me, who are looking for that same type of FEEL that Find Me had, may find themselves a bit disappointed. Dane is fairly well behaved throughout this novel and seems to be more of a law-abiding citizen. The plot is fairly straightforward, well developed, but straightforward. I didn’t mind this at all.

This is the ninth novel in the series but I had no problems following along (in fact, the only other D.D Warren novel I had read previously was Find Me) so this can absolutely be read as standalone.

A great, entertaining crime read that I think crime fiction fans will absolutely enjoy.

4/5 stars.

Thanks to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for a digital copy of this novel; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.

Chandra and Jessica gave this one a read too!  Want to see what they thought of Lisa Gardner’s Look for Me?  Keep reading to find out!

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Book Review: Find Her (Lisa Gardner) @DuttonBooks @LisaGardnerBks

Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 8.28.03 PM.pngLast year I had seen Find Her by Lisa Gardner all over the place and people were raving about it. I promptly picked it up and put it on my bookshelf…where it sat in solitude for the last year.

I figured what better way to celebrate the novel’s paperback release (which is today!) than to read and review it.

And, let me tell you, I am glad that I decided to read this one.

This novel surrounds survivor, Flora, who spent over 470 days with her kidnapper who transported her around the country in a wooden box. Five years later, Detective D.D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime where a dead man is on the floor of a garage and a naked, bound Flora who has killed him. Is she a victim or a vigilante?   With several missing women, Detective Warren begins to piece together these abductions and finds herself in a race against time when Flora disappears.

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#cjsreads2017: Right Behind You (Lisa Gardner) @LisaGardnerBks @DuttonBooks

As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica.   For our last January read,   we chose Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner.  This book is out TODAY!

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Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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