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The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel | [Lisa Gardner]

The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create.
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Publisher's Summary

From a master of suspense comes a chilling new novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors.

This is what happened...

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.

In the last six hours...

But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create. On the surface, Jason and Sandra Jones are like any other hardworking young couple raising a four-year-old child. But it is just under the surface that things grew murky.

Of the world as I knew it...

With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and the media firestorm building, Jason Jones seems more intent on destroying evidence and isolating his daughter than on searching for his beloved wife. Is the perfect husband trying to hide his guilt, or just trying to hide? And will the only witness to the crime be the killer's next victim?

©2009 Lisa Gardner; (P)2009 Random House

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    "Another winner from Lisa Gardner"

    Once again, Lisa Gardner does not disappoint. Excellent story, interesting characters. Narration was excellent as well. I have all of the audible books by this author, and look forward to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gert Glenden, Australia 02-10-10
    Gert Glenden, Australia 02-10-10
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    This was a good choice, some days I have trouble connecting to a title and have taken books that just fall short. I took this one just because.. it was there. Good luck!! Would recommend it.

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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 02-21-10
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 02-21-10 Member Since 2005
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    "I'm moving"

    Sorry, but I would never call Lisa Gardner a "master of suspense", especially after this dud. Every character had a secret, (some creepy) making the plot so ridiculous that by the end, I really didn't care "who did it." A complete waste of time and credits.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 10-30-09
    Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 10-30-09

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Unrealistic and ridiculous"

    I said what a lot of people are probably thinking- the book just went in too many directions. Characters thrown in just to try and build some tension, and the police actions were comedic. I can't believe anyone reading this would think it is plausible. The lead female voice sounds like a 12 year old. If I could have rated this book with a zero- I would have.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 08-22-09
    Paul 08-22-09
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    "Plot Succeeds Despite Irritation"

    First off, the multiple-voice narration is great and adds to enjoyment of listening. The plot line kept me interested, but Detective Warren became quite irritating, leaping to unwarranted conclusions on the flimsiest, or even absence, of any real evidence. I found her becoming "whiney", bemoaning at one point that she "just wants to arrest someone". In contrast, Gardner does a good job laying out some issues related to sex offenders, and our tendency to overlook the varying severity and nature of the wide range of offenses that can cause someone to be labeled as a sex offender. The plot was compelling enough to flirt with 5 stars, but ultimately the irritating Detective knocked this down to 4 stars for me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Åsa Varmdo, Sweden 07-31-09
    Åsa Varmdo, Sweden 07-31-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Not as good as it seems from previous reviewers"

    Usually pick books based on other listener's reviews, which I also did with this one. It's a good and interesting book, but there are lots of others out there that's more worth your time. The characters are quite shallow, and the story is dragged on, not realy letting you know anything, and then towards the end everything's told in 3 minutes.
    If you've got a lot of time: Listen to it. Otherwise pick something else!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 07-08-09
    Becky Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 07-08-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Great book!"

    I stayed on the treadmill longer just so I could listen to this book. This is one of the best books I have ever listened to.

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    Dan kansas city, MO, USA 07-26-09
    Dan kansas city, MO, USA 07-26-09 Member Since 2001
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    "fell apart"

    The ending is preposterous thus dissappointing.

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    James Long Beach, NY, United States 06-20-14
    James Long Beach, NY, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2006

    Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week

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    "Last 5 minutes tells it all."

    Now this was a difficult one to get through. But everything brought together at the last moment. Actually might have saved too much until the end.

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    mary 06-15-14
    mary 06-15-14

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Unbelievable"

    Gardner is fairly new to me so I was unsure as to the quality of her writing overall. This book kept me interested every moment! I couldn't believe it. I've also been listening to some Steven White and Lee Child and am very tired of having to listen through the dull, tear my hair out, boring parts to get to the good parts. I couldn't figure this book out at all. It kept me guessing right up to the last twelve minutes. The readers were very good and didn't detract from the novel. I highly recommend this listen.

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