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 . . .
Near the start of Thriller Award winner Gardner's gripping fifth novel featuring Boston PD Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren (after Live to Tell), D.D.'s former partner and one-time lover, Det. Bobby Dodge, of the Massachusetts State Police, asks her to look into what appears to be a clear-cut homicide case. The evidence suggests that Tessa Leoni, a state trooper colleague of Bobby's, shot and killed her abusive husband, Brian Darby, who may have kidnapped her six-year-old daughter, Sophie. But Tessa won't talk about her bruises, her husband, or what might have happened to her child. D.D. examines every detail about the family, while Tessa uses her skills to manipulate the investigation. From Tessa's point of view, we learn about her and Brian's courtship, his affection for Sophie, and how the marriage began to disintegrate. Gardner sprinkles plenty of clues and inventive twists to keep readers off-kilter as the suspense builds to a realistic, jaw-dropping finale. Author tour.
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This one is "Hit"
When it comes to Gardner, it's a hit or miss for me. This is definitely a hit. Since I'm the farthest thing from perfect, I expect silly mistakes. The only reason I mention this one is because I laughed hysterically....
Too cute how Tessa had to sign forms in the ER for "HEPA" filters to protect her privacy rather than the annoying "HIPPA" forms that we have to. Hahahah
Good Read/improbable Ending
The title about says it all. Throughout the first two thirds of the novel, the plot maintained the suspense and was credible. After Tessa's escape from jail, the credibility declines and the suspense factor does as well. The conclusion, as with many modern thriller mysteries, lacked all credibility. That the Boston PD and a DA bought Tessa's obviously manufactured account of events was completely unbelievable. Would never happen.
But well? This is fiction and as such it is good entertainment worth the price and the time to relax, read and suspend, for the moment, rational analysis.
Loved, Loved, Loved this Book!
This has been my favorite Lisa Gardner mystery/thriller so far! Could not put this book down. Great storyline, engaging characters, so many twist & turns, that you never will guess the ending!!! Absolutely Awesome...Thanks for the ride!!!