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Hide | [Lisa Gardner]

Hide

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.
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Publisher's Summary

It's a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

Bobby's only lead is wrapped around a dead woman's neck. Annabelle Granger's childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. But what or who her family was running from, she never knew. Now a body is unearthed from a grave, wearing a necklace bearing Annabelle's name, and the danger is too close to escape.

Dodge knows he must solve the mystery of Annabelle Granger, and to do that, he must team up with his former lover, partner, and friend D. D. Warren from the Boston P.D.

From its beginning to its shocking climax, Hide is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears - where there is no one to trust, where there is no place left to hide.

©2007 Lisa Gardner Inc.; (P)2007 Random House Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Through expert use of red herrings, Gardner takes the reader on a nail-biting ride to the thrilling climax." (Publishers Weekly)
"Gardner fans look out: this one will take your breath away." (Booklist)

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    Glynis Oak Park, IL, United States 08-21-10
    Glynis Oak Park, IL, United States 08-21-10
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    "Before you use your credit, read this!"

    I know you don't know me, but I need you to trust me. Hide is engaging from the start, from the introduction of the main characters to the build up to the surprising end, this book keeps a steady pace. If there were a 3-1/2 star rating, this book would get it. I didn't rate it higher because while "steady" is good, to be able to say "exhilarating" or "exciting", or "I couldn't wait to get back to this book", are what 4 and 5 stars are made of. Hide wouldn't be a waste of a credit, but just know you will get a little better than mediocre.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard J. Riker Southampton, NJ USA 04-05-07
    Richard J. Riker Southampton, NJ USA 04-05-07 Member Since 2000

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Seek out “Hide”!"

    The first line of Lisa Gardner’s “Hide” catches your attention right away. Definitely better than “It was a dark and stormy night.” No plot or character discussion here, but suffice to say that the first hour of the book after that first line hook keeps you careening along.

    There are a few slower moments scattered about, but all-in-all this book is a real page turner, word listener, or a CD switcher (your choice). Much of the credit also goes to the reader, the aptly named Maggi-Meg Reed.

    I’ve seen some criticism of the ending -- which may not be the book’s strongest point -- but by my standards the book hung together right through the slightly convoluted ending. Good book!

    I’m going to squeak out five stars for this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 02-18-07
    Barbara Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 02-18-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Felt cheated by the ending"

    I was hooked by this book at first -- a troubled young woman who has spent most of her life in hiding, a serial killer who may be stalking her, links between this case and another one from the detective's past. But I felt so cheated by the climax -- without spoiling the ending, it was bizarre that a case this complex, with an entire task force devoted to solving it, could almost go off the rails because of shoddy police work. They blow the budget on surveillance and travel and an ill-considered sting operation, but forget such minor details as background checks on suspects and remembering to guard the killer's target? Please! Also really bugged me that at least two people knew the identity of the serial killer years earlier but one of them is still portrayed as a hero. Very frustrating ending after such a promising premise.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Nam HanoiViet Nam 02-15-07
    Nam HanoiViet Nam 02-15-07
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    "Almost a great story"

    Lisa Gardner did a great job in setting up the plot at first with the mysterious 6 wet mummies and the peculiar behavior of many of the characters. This constantly keeps the readers on the edge. But when it is time to reveal the whole story, Lisa leave it to a single character. This guy basically fill in all the blanks. Suddenly, the whole novel loses its shroud of mystery, and with it, its excitement. I was anticipating a much more of a grand plot, or at least a long hard adventure for the other characters to find out the truth. Apparently not the case here. Also, the final fight between the psychopath and the "good guys" is also disappointing with little suspense.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Marietta, GA, United States 12-04-11
    Valerie Marietta, GA, United States 12-04-11

    I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..

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    "AWESOME JOB Lisa Gardner!!!"

    This is one of her best books yet! The ending was so surprising! I couldn't stop listening and finished in 3 days. Worth the credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Stevens 06-15-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Draws you in; keeps you guessing"

    Enjoyed this book very much. Will listen again to this author. The reader is excellant as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    renee soteropolus 03-21-07 Member Since 2011
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    "great listen"

    this is her best yet. kept me going. great read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa C. Kukura 03-07-07 Member Since 2005
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    "HIde Review"

    This book caught my attention right from the start. The book is a very good mystery and keeps you guessing throughout.

    I would greatly recommend this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Stengle 06-08-14 Member Since 2010
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    "great series"
    What did you love best about Hide?

    Kept my interest


    What about Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance did you like?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't think the ending was as good as it could have been... was expecting more...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Otto MA 12-05-13
    Kristin Otto MA 12-05-13
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    "7th or 8th Lisa Gardner Book"
    What did you love best about Hide?

    As a Boston based person, the setting was fun to hear about throughout the book - being familiar with the neighborhoods and streets.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Very disappointed. I've loved the twists at the end of every other LG book, this one was way too far fetched - it felt a bit like she pulled a name from a hat to tie it all up.


    Have you listened to any of Maggi-Meg Reed’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'm not sure - but this one was fine. I enjoyed the narration.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You can't trust anyone these days.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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