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Love You More Audiobook

Love You More: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 09-25-12
    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 09-25-12
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    What did you love best about Love You More?

    what a mother would do for her child


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol – was your favorite?

    Kirsten Potter. I could picture the character more with her voice.


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

    Both. I Felt so sad for all the thing she had to do to make things right.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to all of Lisa Gardens books. This one to me was her best. I really enjoyed the story. A mother's love for her child. great book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Jean Philippines 09-21-12
    Mary Jean Philippines 09-21-12 Member Since 2010

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    "What A Story! Great Book by Lisa Gardner"
    What did you love best about Love You More?

    Everything you can ask for a suspense thriller book, action, drama, love story, and suspense


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters, they all gel together to make the story great.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol – was your favorite?

    The narrators had done justice in telling a well-written story by Lisa Gardner. I ended up buying additional credits to download more of Gardner's audio books and beside James Paterson, I think Lisa Gardner became a favorite author of mine. Worth every penny for my credits.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Tessa Leoni was ready to die for her child near the end. It depicts the purest form of love of a mother to her child.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like suspense-filled books, I think this is one of the best out there. Worth the time and money to enjoy a great story written well by Lisa Gardner. Highly recommend it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy S. Rowden 09-03-12 Member Since 2005

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    If you could sum up Love You More in three words, what would they be?

    thought-provoking thriller


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

    The story is told from multiple points of view and even the protagonist's isn't straight-forward. You know she was involved but you don't know how or why and the plot is ladled out in small doses.


    What does Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The best parts of a movie are usually the actor's voices and what they do with that here is pretty good. Since what you have is voice and script, you get to fill in your own visuals. The voice actors really help with that.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Finally understanding the backstory with the prior killing was a head slapper. It's kind of too bad the author decided to go that route though. It would have been more realistic to keep it as a part of her character.


    Any additional comments?

    We didn't know the bad guys very well which is always an easy way to satisfy the reader but I would have like to have them more a part of the story from the beginning although I suppose that would have spoiled the surprise.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Toi Olympia Fields, IL, United States 09-03-12
    Toi Olympia Fields, IL, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Love You More the most enjoyable?

    I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was excited and mad throughout the entir book. Well work the read/listen.


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

    yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she started to get payback.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end with her daughters.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Florida Mom 08-30-12
    Florida Mom 08-30-12

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    "Truly "Suspense" throughout"

    I really enjoyed this book because it was truly suspenseful throughout the story. It was a good story line and it wasn't obvious where it was going. Also, it didn't have a lot of "fill in" chapters that could have been left out, as I find in a lot of books. This was a very well written book and I really enjoyed the story line, and the suspense that truly kept me guessing. No - boring parts for me; a treat & a good listen. I've never read a book from this Author, but will seek more.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandra 07-19-12
    Alexandra 07-19-12
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    "excellent start but lingers too long"
    What did you like best about Love You More? What did you like least?

    I like the Davenport stories but this one dragged on a bit, and had a side story that did not mesh well with the overall story


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No surprises at the end - everything ties up as expected


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol ’s performance?

    performed in character


    Do you think Love You More needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no. it was long enough


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 06-22-12
    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Cop Drama Pretending to be Psychological Thriller"
    Would you try another book from Lisa Gardner and/or Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol ?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Lisa Gardner’s story?

    Too many 'cop' cliches; eye-rolling machismo; formulaic and derivative, mines heavily from the 'Boston Police Drama' genre; unlikable main characters; unfunny attempts at humor.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol ’s performances?

    Not really


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Love You More?

    I'd have to gut-renovate this novel entirely, leaving the bones but remodeling the characters and settings. I'd take it out of the cliched world of 'cop drama' (YAWN) and nudge it over to the 'psychological thriller' realm. Good story, but the execution was predictable and grating at times.


    Any additional comments?

    I cringed my way through this book. I'm sorry, because there seem to be a number of devoted fans out there, but this 'tough lady cop' drama just wasn't for me. I don't care for pat, snarky one-liners from one-dimensional characters. I don't care for 'Go ahead, make my day' machismo. I don't care for 'Jekyll and Hyde' style, mentally-ill bad guys.

    This story is good underneath all the gimmicky cop talk, but I just can't get past the gimmicky cop stuff enough to enjoy it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 06-19-12
    Dawn 06-19-12
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    A little too descriptive on being a mother, but other than that I liked the twists and turns of the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BJ SIDES KINGWOOD, WV United States 06-18-12
    BJ SIDES KINGWOOD, WV United States 06-18-12
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    "Had me hanging on to the very end!"

    This was a great listen. I was on edge to the very end, fully expecting a different outcome. The last few chapters just kept twisting and turning; I loved the way Lisa just dribbled the full story out. I had so much fun trying to second guess the plot. Once the ending was clear, I thought "Well of course that was how it happened". What fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 06-17-12
    Barbara 06-17-12
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    "Great Book !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love You More to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I love audio books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept me guessing throught the whole story.


    What does Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They brought the characters to life.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I didnt like was how it kept saying over and over "All I want for christmas was my two front teeth". Extreme overkill on that phrase.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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