In four days, someone is going to kill me....
Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.’s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle.
Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours. But as D.D. quickly learns, Charlie Grant doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. By her own admission, the girl can outshoot, outfight, and outrun anyone in Boston, which begs the question: Is Charlie the next victim, or the perfect perpetrator? As D.D. tracks a vigilante gunman who is killing pedophiles in Boston, she must also delve into the murders of Charlie’s friends, racing to find answers before the next gruesome January 21 anniversary. Is Charlie truly in danger, or is she hiding a terrifying secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?In four days, someone is going to kill me. But he’s gotta catch me first.
©2012 Lisa Gardner (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
mom of 2 in az
I've been a huge Lisa Gardner fans for years, but this was my first "listen" to one of her books. It won't be the last. Kirsten Potter used exactly the tone and inflections that I hear in my head when I read Gardner's books.
Yes, the books are formulaic, but the individual characters in them are leads I've gotten to know and love, and subjects that I can care about. Their stories find a way to blend current issues (Internet predators this time), sympathetic victims, and a touch of warped criminal mind that keeps me turning pages and wondering whodunnit. I kept going back and forth between 3 different outcomes from the third chapter!
The build-up of suspense in Gardner's novels is amazing. The psychology of the books especially pulls me in.. trying to figure out who sane and who is not. It's always a surprise!
This was my first book listened to which was written by Lisa Gardner. I knew who Detective D.D. Warren was from a t.v. movie that I liked. Having not read any Det. Warren books before, I still gave this one a listen because the synopsis sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed. I felt I had enough background about Det. Warren to get her personality, without having to rely on what was brought out in other books. I even liked the bad guy. The plot was good and kept me interested throughout the book. The narrator did a good job a portraying the female non-nonsense "cop" voice, but could have used a different approach when speaking in Charlie's first person voice. However, it wasn't distracting and I would listen to another book ready by Kirsten Potter. I would definitely read another Lisa Gardner and specifically another Detective D. D. Warren book.
I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.
The books I have read by Lisa Gardner are all twisted and have children that are hurt. This one has more twist that a candy cane....Kirsten Potter did a great job giving the charactors their own personalties...Made the morning drive enjoyable
I’m a huge fan of Lisa Gardner; she always delivers on an intriguing and captivating storyline. She keeps you guessing or at times second guessing. I really thought about what I would do and how I would prepare if a killer was stalking me with a specific date to commit the crime. Would I disconnect from the people I love? Could I trust the people I love? Do you place your trust in strangers? Are they really strangers? I guess it boils down to Flight or Fight. I choose FIGHT, and I hope you would too!
This was probably one of the best books in the series. You see a softer side of D.D. Warren. Just when you think you might have the killer figured out, it throws you for a loop. It was a phycological thriller worth listening to. The research for this book was shown in the writing. I could simply could not stop listening to it. I was late to serveral events due to not wanting to turn it off. GREAT BOOK!
Charlie- she was both a victim and survivor.
Be Brave- We all have to die sometime.
This book is hands down her best DD Warren book yet! The whole time I was listening, I just knew who the killer was by the content.. but when it was all said and done.. I was wrong.. You will be, too! This book had one the best twists I have ever read or heard, and given that all of Lisa Gardner's books have the ability to send chills down your spine.. this one was SO FAR above her usual creepiness and pure terror. "Hello, have we met yet? Don't worry, we will. My name is.."
I am 4.5 hours into it and I just cannot get hooked. Its been 4.5 hours of set up and no real action or excitement. I am a middle school teacher and read a lot of young adult novels so maybe I have been spoiled with too many quick action, hanging by the edge of your seat books. I'm sure it gets better but I have also been saying that for the last 1.5 hours. I just can't get into it.
I don't think it is really her but more so the text that make transitions hard to follow. There are 3 different stories but initially it took a bit to figure out what story you were following.
I have read all Lisa Gardner books. This book was great and it also gave me bits of information in past charecters from her other books that I wondered what happened to them. The whole time I read this book I thought the killer was someone else and at times I was a little creeped out for the craziness of someones mind but couldn't stop listening to it. I love that Detective DD Waren has become a mom in this book and finally has a life beside Boston PD.
When you figures out who Charlie's sister is.
Of course Detective DD Waren.
WE all have to die sometime, Be brave.
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