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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Riveting

loved it. am now obsessed with lisa gardener! disturbing but couldnt put it down

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Whoa!

One incredible listen! Stopped everything else to finish. Seriously this is so well written and so well read and performed that everyone should be congratulated.

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waste of time

the story didn't go anywhere. It seem like she went over the same things over and over again. I found it boring and predictable

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Are we there yet?

I wasn't disappointed because my expectations were super high. The story was interesting but had a slow start. I found it a bit confusing as I tried to keep up with all the times and characters. I love this author and I am on to the next book in the series!

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good story

the afterlife stuff was kind of thrown in then became more the focus. good overall

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WOW......This One's Great!!

Ms Gardner hit it out of the park with this one. Well organizer, great flow ....easy to Want to know more....Plus all the while keeping me on the skinny limb of NEVER quite figuring out what/who/how it all fit together......Great Read!!

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Excellent

I did a lot of nothing enjoying every minute of this!! I could not wait to finish now I wish it did not end.

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Never disapponts

What did you love best about Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel?

I love the way Gardner tells all sides to her stories through her characters.

What did you like best about this story?

Timely subject matter

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I got pulled right in!

I don't write reviews often,but this was a must. Lisa Gardner took me into an area I'm really not familiar with, mental illnesses. She wrote in a way where I clearly understood, with so many twists, and really interesting characters. I was hooked and in suspense through the whole book. I really liked Detective Dee Dee Warren much more in this book. She was just as cocky and brass as always, but her character didn't take over the entire story this time. This story constantly kept me wanting for more, and couldn't put the listen down for long except for when I had too. Great Narrators, and a truly great story all around.

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Could not stop listening!!!

This book was a great book!!! Could not stop listening!!! Storyline was great!!! Suprising twists and thrillers!!!! Cannot wait to read other books!