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.
"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)
"Hide" is the very definition of a thriller. The characters were vivid and distinct and the story line kept me on the edge of my seat. Kudos to both the Author and the Narrator for a job well done.
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She fits the main character very nicely and rounds her out as a street-smart girl of the appropriate age. Only once in a while does she go over the top and make it a bit cheesy.
All in all I listened to this start to finish with few breaks in between. It definitely had me hooked.
I skipped the first book of the series and went into this one instead. As criminal mysteries go it was pretty good. The gruesome murder had me hooked right away and guessing all the time as to who had done it. The police work was mostly believable, though a few minor parts seemed unlikely to happen in the real world. There were some very interesting plot lines merging together to keep me hanging by every word, but in the end I was disappointed by the whole
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.
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.
Somewhat. I kept listening because I generally like Gardner books. I kept waiting for all the twists and turns I read in the (non-spoiler) reviews, but when they came (and there really weren't that many), they weren't all that exciting. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the narration. Or maybe the lead character just didn't do it for me. The narration was also monotone in a way that detracted from the story overall.
I was actually surprised -- Gardner is very good at misdirection.
More emotion in the general narration. She was somewhat monotone throughout, although there were some emotional scenes that were well done. I just had trouble connecting to her low, monotone voice.
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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!
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.
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The Gardner, D.D. Warren novel does not disappoint. There were so many twist and turns that I was not able to figure out the killer until Gardner supplied the pivotal piece of data. What will make a family move every two years or teach their daughter extensive self defense classes? For all her bravado, Annabelle fought like a girl and pinned her hopes on being saved by Danny.
I did not give it a higher rating for a couple of reasons.
1. The method used on the six mummified corpses, is referred to as wet mummification. It is an unusual process, which hindered the autopsy results. The task force was doing the work blind trying to establish a time line. At one point a specialist is brought in from another country, but you do not hear anything about the results or process.
2. There were six corpses but story dealt with only one. For a DD. Warren novel that is extremely disappointing. Every life is valued and respected, yet here 5 lives get lost in the story.
I did not read the novel in order. So many that is why this D.D. Warren was not a tight like the others. Despite my observations, it was a good read.
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