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.
I enjoyed the series and this wrapped it up well. My only complaint would be there seemed to be an above average repeating of facts, story details that kind of thing.
This was a suspenseful, interesting story. I am never disappointed by Lisa Gardner. Definitely worth the read. I am moving on to the next in the series.
Kept me guessing till the end. Narrated was decent with different tones & voices. Easy to follow her. Enjoy listening to Audible during my 1/2 hour drive to work & home.
Very disappointing. The entire book could have been written in about 3 chapters. Book goes like this: Character A experiences event 1. Character A tells Character B what happened. Character A thinks about what happened. Characters A and B talk about what happened. Character A tells Character C what happened, etc. Event 2 happens and is hashed and rehashed like event 1. Event 3, grand finale, happens and is hashed and rehashed like events 1 and 2. Don't waste your time.
I love suspense, murder mysteries, psycho thriller books most of all! I listen when not taking classes for my masters degree.
This was a good flipping book!! Lisa Gardner out did herself!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love a thriller with no romance
Yes, I did both.
This was my second read by Lisa Gardner. I loved this book. I really enjoyed how she kept the sisters the same but at the same time had wrote them different. It was a good read, but I didn't care too much for the ending.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
OMG! Dr. Adeline Glen, the psychiatrist who is supposed to help severely injured hard-boiled Sgt. D.D. Warren deal with her pain! What a history! The AMAZING physical handicap of NOT being able to feel pain - that MOST people would originally think is a blessing. Plus, she's the daughter of serial killer Harry Day & sister of Shana, is a sociopath in jail for life, after being tried for murder as an adult at 14. And Dr. Glen has her own guilty secret! All this while the Rose Killer (Harry Day) appears to be operating again and D.D. is supposed to be off-duty healing, but you know how likely it is for her to take time off....
Dr. Glen's disability - NOT being able to feel pain and how that can put your life in danger every day. Really thought-provoking. Second: the fascinating interplay between the sisters. Third: D.D.'s determination to (literally) work thru the pain.
"Read" all the D.D. Warren on audio. Always great.
Daddy was a sadistic serial killer who played pain games at home but one child couldn't feel pain & one could. Guess how that worked out?
WOW. I just don't think Lisa Gardner will ever be able to top this. SPECTACULAR. I love almost all of her books. LOVED the Pierce Quincy family "profiler" series (FBI/GBI). Didn't like Alone, the first D.D. Warren with Bobby Dodge -- did NOT like him -- but the second with him was much better. The Neighbor was excellent. Live to Tell touched my heart in so many ways I didn't care if the identity of the killer wasn't a big mystery; the story of the mother trying to care for her sociopathic son (very much like subsequent "I am Adam Lanza's Mother" letter) blew me away. I was also devastated with the little cat girl disappeared; loved this character and loved the nurse. Love You More was another great mystery, as was Catch Me. Touch and Go was a little disappointing - and this isn't D.D. Warren but Tessa Leone -- a GREAT character I'd love to see more of -- from Love You More.
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