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Publisher's Summary

As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son. Facing awkward stares and a crippling wrongful death lawsuit, Bobby begins his own investigation into the fateful shooting, and a fight to reclaim the life he holds dear. As the trail takes him into a twisted minefield of sordid wealth and family secrets, he is learning that nothing, and no one, is what they seem.
©2004 Lisa Gardner, Inc.; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A twisted, effective psychological thriller." (Booklist)
"Gardner keeps readers spellbound, not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge." (Publishers Weekly)

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Very Disappointed

I have been a big fan of Lisa Gardner's and was so thrilled to see she had a new book out. Unfortunately, this book was not her best. I didn't care for the reader as he read too mechanically. The book just didn't have the twists, turns, and excitement of her previous books (i.e., The Survivor's Club, The Next Accident). It's an okay listen, but certainly not worthy of 5 stars.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Great story, worst narrator ever

Even though this narrator sounded like she had a permanent head cold and was even worse when reading other roles, I persevered because it was a good story. If this narrator does any more books in this series, I. shall not waste a credit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Decent story, weak narrator

Having listened to several other (later) Lisa Gardner books, I have to rate Anna Fields a C-. She's OK on the female voices and even exceptional on the child voices, but the male voices are a joke and very distracting from the story. It takes more than speaking in a low-pitched voice to sound like a man would speak!

By contrast the recent Love You More read by Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol is very well-done and Hide (the "sequel" to Alone) with Maggi-Meg Reed is also good. The book itself is good and typical of Lisa Gardner - twisty plots, manipulative women, and fast-paced. So far Love You More is my favorite LG novel though,

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wrong narrator

The book was mediocre at best. The plot was so unreal it was beyond belief. I have listened to narrator Anna Fields read other books and I like her. I did not like her on this book at all. Her attempt at the different voices was terrible and distracting. When a reader just reads the book I like it better. I can imagine the voices. Some readers are great at the different voices and accents, but if the reader is not, they should just read.

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Love the DD Warren Series

I am glad that I stumbled upon this DD Warren series. I absolutely love Bobby Dodge and in a weird way he reminds me of Harry Bosch (Those books were written by Michael Connelly)

Nothing is predictable and the story is entertaining. It is one of those books (series) where you actually think about the plot and characters after you finish the book.

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Twist and turns

Good read. There was a lot of plot twist and interesting turn to the story.

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Great story but poor performance!

Interesting characters made unsympathetic by poor voices. Would have been a good book to read.

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If this is your first Lisa Gardner book

Then just don't do it.

Move on to something else, or buy the hard copy.

The narration in this one is horrid and really messes over the whole story line.

I'm half way thru and am going to buy the book and read it.....rather than listen to it.

I can't take the narrator any more.

My first Lisa Gardner book was --Hide--, then --Love You More--

Both kept me on the edge of my seat, ear buds plugged in and snapping at anyone who interrupted my listening time.

I grabbed this one for the back story on the characters in the first two books I listened to and I want the back story...but not read to me by this narrator.

So far, the story is great, Lisa Gardner has an amazing way with plot twists, building the story and the characters.

Raw and gritty.

I rarely do female authors since they tend to go heavy handed on the bodice ripping romance syrup even in story lines that aren't romance.

Ms. Gardner does not.

What little bit of sex/romance that is thrown in to advance a story line...isn't over the top Harlequin type writing.

If you are a fan of the twisting quirky way Harlan Coben takes story lines...then Lisa Gardner may be your next Audible addiction..she's mine...just ....ooooooohhhhhhhh lord......not with this narrator.


From now on I will check to see if this person is the narrator and if they are....I'll go old school and purchase the hard bound version of a Lisa Gardner book.

For that matter I'll not purchase anything read by this narrator.

By the way...did I mention the narration is HORRID?

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Love all of Lisa Gardner's books

Every time I listen to Lisa Gardner books, I can't wait to read the next. I like how the characters and story lines are some what linked to eachother.

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Great Performance but weak plots and outcomes

character development was interesting, but story was weak compare to Gardner's other works. a tad disappointing.