In Lisa Gardner's second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases - a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution...and a severed leg.
With Gardner's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, 3 Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career.
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The short story was very enjoyable... it only I'd stopped there. The story is followed by a couple of sample chapters from Gardner's next release. The first chapter is something I wish I could un-hear. The description of the experience was way too graphic for me.
I listened to approximately 30 minutes of this and was so annoyed with the narrator's interpretation that I had to quit. It was awful. I think I might try actually reading this one. I feel like the content is there, but Ms. Kirsten's portrayal is grossly off and does it no justice. My apology to the author.
What a fun romp, if you can call a gruesome little detective story a romp. It's the perfect blend of narrator with the story to create a truly fun listen. Plus, it's super short, so it's good to listen in between longer books.
I love the set up of the detective presenting her most memorable case to a group of writers. It made the listener feel like they were in the room. So much fun.
Yes. It's a story.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
...crime novel authors at a conference. This one hour short story is about one of Warren's cases. She engages her audience to get their input on what she should have done next at each point in the case. Kirsten Potter does her normal great job of narration. The short story is free at Audible. The short story is followed by the first two chapters of Find Her, the D. D. Warren thriller to be released on Feb. 9, 2016.
what a fun story!
my first DD Warren, many more coming to my library
not every story is educational and comedy at the 1 hour crrime class
Only listen to audio version.
It was interesting the way they set it up that DD Warren was teaching. But the best part was the first two chapters of the next book.
She brings a voice to DD Warren. I don't think you'd get this in the book because you can't hear the inflection in her voice when reading print.
I HATE these .5 books. Yes, they are cheap but... I'd rather this be included with the whole book so I can make 1 purchase instead of 2. I'd rather pay $25.00 for the whole book versus getting settled in and have this .5 book end in an hour and a half!
I love books!
Short stories are such a tease, short by definition, no character development and they leave you wanting more. With this book defined as #7.5 in the DD Warren series we have the rest of the series to satisfy our appetites. On to book #8 in the series I will go, which does have great reviews.
In this short story, DD goes from Boston to Wisconsin to speak at a crime writer's seminar. I've seen these get togethers advertised so I know they exist. Lisa Gardner likely attends them and probably presents. In this story, DD isn't sure what she's going to talk about until she walks out on the stage and only then decides to describe one of her most gruesome murder cases. She challenges the crowd to figure out the three truths about crime solving in the story as well as the one lie she will present. I didn't get the lie although it made sense at the end. Being a short story, this was a quick listen.
The story line is just another version of dystopia style take off on overdone theme.
Instead of good writing and original storyline, the author replaces good dialogue with foul language; making this just another cheap knockoff of so many trying to appeal to the dumming down reader.
No, just the author.
Not compelling because the writing was limited, expressive.
I'd like my credits returned.
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