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Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel Audiobook

Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Gardner never sensationalizes her story, and the book ends with a resolution that is creatively and emotionally appropriate. An excellent novel." (Booklist)

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    Alexandra Perez 03-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "suspense from start to finish!!"

    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.

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    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 08-24-14
    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 08-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Powerfully emotional, complex mystery."

    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.

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    Jane United States 03-28-14
    Jane United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story, but too Winey!"

    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.

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    lynda 01-10-14
    lynda 01-10-14
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    "Brilliant"

    I have only read one and listened to one Lisa Gardner book but will be reading and listening to all of them. This book was fantastic and the narrators were all very good.

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    judy 11-13-13
    judy 11-13-13
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    "Dark story"
    What disappointed you about Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel?

    I didn't realize how dark this story would be. I couldn't finish it.


    What could Lisa Gardner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't care for the detective D.D. 's character. The other plots were too depressing.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    The narrators's did well.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    depressing, horror


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    Julie Tampa, FL, United States 10-02-13
    Julie Tampa, FL, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2017

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    "WOW..this lady can write a story"

    I have listened to about 4 of her books...and only one mildy disappointed, and that was because of the narrator.

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    Julie 09-27-13
    Julie 09-27-13
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    "Good story line"

    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.

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    Zach 09-16-13
    Zach 09-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty intense, typical Gardner."

    I really enjoyed this book but felt a little left out to dry by the ending. If you like Lisa Gardner you'll like this story.

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    Connie Clinton, MS, United States 09-15-13
    Connie Clinton, MS, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Read!"
    Would you listen to Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to it again only because I never listen to a book twice. But I highly recommend this book!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Definitely! It was very exciting from start to finish.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of these narrators are wonderful in everything they read.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were flirty parts that made me smile. Other scary parts that made me cringe.


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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 06-02-13
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 06-02-13
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    "Creepy, creepy, creepy. Love these!"

    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......"

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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