WHO DO YOU LOVE?
One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?
AND HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO...
As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?
...TO SAVE HER?
For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay.
Love you more...
©2011 Lisa Gardner (P)2011 Random House Audio
"This book had me at the author’s name. Lisa Gardner…no one owns this corner of the genre the way she does - And Love You More might be her best ever." (Lee Child)
"Tessa Leoni is a dedicated single mom when she is swept away by a man who turns out to be the wrong guy. Emotionally true, harrowing, and unputdownable. Brava, Lisa Gardner!" (Lisa Scottoline)
"A heart-pounding tale of family drama by the Mozart of thriller writers. I could not tear myself away." (Tess Gerritsen)
Better writing. Less predictability. Nothing. I just made a poor choice in this book. I do not recommend this book.
I was looking for a well written detective story. This was not it. The reviews I read appeared promising but, ultimately, misleading. The writing was clichèd and just plain painful to listen to.
I just couldn't finish listening to the book. The story was implausible, the narration was of stereotypical tough cop, boss b**ch, pure agony. A disappointing waste of time.
Though I found the narration grating, I think the narrator did a good job with poor material. I did not like voice but yet it was appropriate given the tone of the book. Can't blame the narrator(s).
This was a painful experience. If you're looking for a remotely intelligent detective story, skip this one.
Audio books give my eyes a break...
I would have worked less at trying to convince the reader Tessa was crazy, I think it was a bit overdone "all I want for christmas is my two front teeth" arrrrgggghhhh ...ok I got it already...! I would have left out the foul language(as if). Also I would have written a more believable story for Shane, that "goading" story was a bit shallow and ridiculous.
I can say I was particularly moved by any thing.
I thought the story was common and predictable the bad guys for me were easy to spot however, there were lots of twists and turns in the telling of the story it kept me interested to see how it all connected. This author seems like a great writer and overall ll I did like the story just not 4 stars worth.
No, it dragged and repeated and repeated. Not up to her regular, well-written novels.
Not from this genre, but it was poor enough that I am now hesitant to try another Lisa Gardner book. I loved the past four I've read. May try one more, but not ready still. Felt like this book would never end. I don't even know why I stuck with it. Well performed though, I liked that the two main, women characters had different actresses performing the novel.
No, it should've ended sooner.
Skip this one. Gardner has better, previous works.
I didn't like the narrator's voices... I found her representation of the child particularly annoying.
I usually like Lisa Gardner's stories, but this one was not as good as some of her others. It did, however, have sufficient mystery and surprise to keep me listening until the end.
I want to give this three and a half stars for overall. So I'm being kind. I just though it was a formulaic, overly complicated mystery.
The characters are likeable. And narrators are superb. It held me until things got too unbelievable. I'm not a big mystery fan. So I give it the benefit of the doubt and the 4th star. I read very few of this genre, and then usually because they are sure things. So maybe I'm not the best to judge.
I admit, I stopped caring toward the last hour.
I'm not sure who or what other people are listening to. This is a poorly written novel with weak, trite characterizations. Poorly read as well. How this gets near 4 stars is beyond me. I've listened to more than 100 audio books and this ranks as one of the 3 worst.
It's interesting that this book got 4 stars and positive remarks from many readers - guess it shows the wide spread range of what we all think is entertaining. I, for one, thought it was a waste of money to buy it! I saw through the plot early on, so it got tedious and boring listening to the repeated discussions of the same details of the case over and over and over - it was like the author was filling pages with words we'd already heard several times already. In my opinion, the main character reader was so syrupy and almost whiney sounding - just came across overdone!!! I love a good mystery, a well-written and thought-out plot and storyline, and interesting character development. Sorry, I just didn't like this book!
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