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)
great audio book! it was full if suspense from start to finish. the performance from each reader was terrific and they really brought you into the story.
This book is emotionally powerful and probably will trigger a lot of readers. It deals with mental illness in children in a very blunt, yet well-informed and tender, way, and if you have experiences with that, it can be very hard to take. The mysteries put young children in very brutal situations, and that may not be for everyone, either.
The mystery is engaging and broad, the events are personal and relevant, and the scenes are brutal and emotional. It's a very good read. I wouldn't exactly call it fun--it's too strong on the heartbreak for that. But it is satisfying, and unlike a lot of detective stories, this one will probably linger with you for a while. On the other hand, you may see the world around you a little differently when you finish it. Well worth the listen. The readers do an excellent job, too.
I did enjoy the story, but I'm getting really tired of the female detective whining about wanting to have sex all the time! It really distracts from the story.
I didn't realize how dark this story would be. I couldn't finish it.
I don't care for the detective D.D. 's character. The other plots were too depressing.
The narrators's did well.
I have listened to about 4 of her books...and only one mildy disappointed, and that was because of the narrator.
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.
I haven't read the entire series but I like DD Warren. And the narration is so great, perfect for the stories. And spooky these are. I never spend much time trying to figure out the end of the story. That just spoils it for me. So I meander along, around each crazy corner and enjoy the book for great entertainment.
This and "The Neighbor" are great books to relax and enjoy. "I know something you don't know......"
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