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 work at a psychiatric hospital with patients from 6 yrs old to 80+yrs old. I think she portrayed the hospital well. It is a sad place to work and gets tough at times. It can also be a very rewarding place to work. Thanks Lisa for bringing pediatric mental illness out in the open and bring awareness to it.
I wouldn't listen to it again only because I never listen to a book twice. But I highly recommend this book!
Definitely! It was very exciting from start to finish.
All of these narrators are wonderful in everything they read.
There were flirty parts that made me smile. Other scary parts that made me cringe.
She's Just Great
All of it was good,
I thought the job was just great
I didn't laugh or cry, I usually just enjoy the book's I read
A very good book to listen to, in fact I plan on listening to it again...
Again I like the multiple narrators. That is really a nice part of this whole audio book experience. Live To Tell is another good, suspenseful story that made me want to listen straight through from beginning to end, without taking a break.
While this book's basic storyline is about a very sad subject, no story about crime is a laugh a minute. One reader said it was too depressing but I would disagree. It's another crime thriller and, yes, the story is features a children's acute care psych ward as a main thread and, yes, there is another thread revolving around child abuse but the story threads are not tole distastefully. In fact the underlying theme was handled in such a way that it was an effective part of the story with any sensationalizing about the topics.
This is a crime/detective/thriller and that genre is not meant to be a light-hearted, happy read. I almost passed on this one because of the "depressing" review from one of the readers but I am really glad I read a bunch of reviews and ignored that one. The story was good and I enjoyed the book while, at the same time, mentally acknowledging that the underlying storyline was and is a sad fact of life.
The one thing I have to say (again) is the D.D. Warren character is getting on my last nerve! Her rush to judgement, her sexual obsession, her overall bad attitude is getting to be so annoying I fear it will start to take away from my interest in this series. If male, main character detectives in other authors' books can be somewhat annoying characters but still likable, why can't this female, main character detective be at least a little likable? If I were reading these books instead of listening to them, the parts with D.D. Warren's dialogue would be the parts I would skim over quickly. She is SO annoying to the point of distracting from the stories.
But I will push on with the next one in this series. Maybe the author tones down the acidity of this character as time goes on. One can hope!
Like detective stories and Lisa Gardner is one of the most entertaining detective authors I have read.
If you love the series you will enjoy this novel
D.D. Warren she is always such a multi-layered character
I've only listened to two audio books and both were by Lisa Gardner so I would have to rank them both the same and consider them equally brilliant!
I would have to say that Danielle is the most memorable character that has stuck with me many months after listening to this book.
Again, I've only listened to one other audio book so I really don't have a lot of experience for which to rate.
It was particularly interesting to see where Danielle fit in with this whole story and how it kept coming back to her but yet it didn't seem to have any thing to do with her. Her desire to help and try to help sort out the issues was one thing that kept me listening.
Overall, this was a great book and the narrator's and author has done a wonderful job!
I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.
A decent listen, narration was a little too dramatic at times. Takes only minor suspension of reality to enjoy and not pick apart the story. I did find myself saying oh come on, but not overmuch. I have istened to other stories in the series and find them to be pretty much the same. Enjoyable, but not great mysteries or thrillers just good light listens that don't take any effort.
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