My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I can’t feel pain. I never have. I never will.
The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work.
My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.
Six weeks later, a second woman is discovered murdered in her own bed, her room containing the same calling cards from a previous crime scene: A bottle of champagne and a single red rose. The only person who may have seen the killer: Detective D. D. Warren, who still can’t lift her child, load her gun, or recall a single detail from the night that may have cost her everything.
Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer who buried young women beneath the floor of our home. He has been dead for forty years. Except the Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn’t. My sister claims she can help catch him. I think just because I can’t feel pain doesn’t mean my family can’t hurt me.
D.D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn’t just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down: Fear nothing.
©2014 Lisa Gardner, Inc. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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Set in current day Boston, this is the seventh book in the Detective DD Warren (DD is a she) series. I've listened to and enjoyed all of them. Author Lisa Gardner has a great writing style. She comes up with good 'whodunnit' crime thrillers and really does a great job with creating some dastardly bad people. If you like this genre I highly recommend the series and, as always, I would start with book #1.
I usually know what I'm getting into with a Gardner book (a bit fluffy, but very entertaining and riveting), but this one was a little less worth it. It also seemed a little short.
Not at all. Just hope Gardner steps up her game with the next book!
I always like Detective DD Warren. This narrator is great, too.
NO way. Too bloody.
I've always felt that the dialogue in Gardner's books was unrealistic and stiff. I wish she'd craft dialogue that represented how people really speak. Even though the books are often cheesy anyway, the dialogue made it more so this time around.
I like this series but this was a disappointment. Very violent and ghoulish series of crimes, and the plot was repetitive. Narrator's presentation of one of the main characters was affected and annoying.
This story was excellent and in keeping with all of the previous Detective D.D. Warren novels.
I enjoy this book series because you become familiar with the main characters, and there is a continuing storyline among them throughout. However, you could also read each novel as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading the other D.D. Warren novels first. I find it interesting that even though D.D. is in every novel, the story is always from a different character's point of view.
I didn't read the paper copy so I have no comment.
The book was dark and graphic. But the writing superior and the storyline strong. I did waiver on my initial thoughts on who done it but it turned out even with the twists and turns my first guess was right. Usually Lisa Gardner does a better job on the twist.
I usually like Lisa Gardner but this book starts out talking about a crime scene where the woman's skin was peeled off in strips and about a cat that the same thing happened too. I can't get pictures like that out of my mind, so I had to stop listening.
Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.
Gardner has a talent for grabbing you at the first word and DARING you to put the book down. Impossible. I wish she could write more books per year, but alas, her books are like cake. They both have to go through stages to become awesome!
I liked many things. But, I don't like spoilers, so lets just say...worth reading!
Yes, and would have, if sleep hadn't been necessary.
Yes I would, Ms Gardner tells a stories that keep you want to know more with no stoping,
I really like Kirsten Potter for me, She is D.D
I have now read three of Lisa Gardner's books and have one common complaint. Once I start, I don't want to stop until I'm done, then I'm sad that the story is over. Lisa Gardner's style is very interesting and can't wait to get the next one.
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