He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide.
On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.
Danielle Burton is a survivor, a dedicated nurse whose passion is to help children at a locked-down pediatric psych ward. But she remains haunted by a family tragedy that shattered her life nearly 25 years ago. The dark anniversary is approaching, and when D. D. Warren and her partner show up at the facility, Danielle immediately realizes: It has started again.
A devoted mother, Victoria Oliver has a hard time remembering what normalcy is like. But she will do anything to ensure that her troubled son has some semblance of a childhood. She will love him no matter what. Nurture him. Keep him safe. Protect him. Even when the threat comes from within her own house.
In New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner’s most compelling work of suspense to date, the lives of these three women unfold and connect in unexpected ways, as sins from the past emerge—and stunning secrets reveal just how tightly blood ties can bind. Sometimes the most devastating crimes are the ones closest to home.
©2010 Lisa Gardner (P)2010 Random House
"Gardner never sensationalizes her story, and the book ends with a resolution that is creatively and emotionally appropriate. An excellent novel." (Booklist)
I've listened to so many audio books over the years and this one in particular stands out. Lisa Gardner's short, clipped sentences work very well in audio format. The story moves at a cracking pace with just the right amount of detail. The other vital component is the excellent narrators, particularly the main voice who has a delivery that is crisp, wry and absolutely perfect. One of the best I've listened to.
I agree with one reviewer that it is hard to read about sad circumstances which involve children, but this book is so worth listening to, and WOW the readers are just exceptional. "thumbs up for Lisa Gardner"
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This is a very powerful and terribly sad book. I think normally I would have returned the book but I have a history caring for children like those in the story. I stuck it out till the crazy end.
I have never read a book that covered this topic so intensely. I became angry with the detective's accusatory way with the nurse who was clearly a devoted worker in a fiercely difficult job. The detective seemed be in awe of her own big offensive ego.
The book has a number of narrators, with similar voices, at times it was hard to keep track of who was speaking.
You will not want to have kids if you see this film.
This story was pretty gripping for the most part. Creepy, unexplained moments that bordered on paranormal or spiritual. I feel it wrapped up kind of silly, though.
Love Kirsten Potter, Rebecca Lowman.
Don't love Anne Marie Lee. Her style annoys me to no end. Too contrived. Every last word if her sentences reads like some life lesson. Or, she reads like she's trying to sell diamond rings. "Give her the gift...of diamonds"
sorry for the AML hatefest =/
This is the second book I have listened to by this author. I didn't like it as much as the other so I'm giving it three stars for story because I thought the plot wasn't realistic but it was still kept me guessing. If the books where only told from the main character detective DD Warren then I wouldn't like them. DD is a real bitch. But the great thing about both the books I have read is they are from the perspective of different characters within the book making them a lot more interesting. I also really enjoyed that there are more than one person narrating the book.
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