• Publication date: 8 Feb 2018
• Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
BY THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR
‘Terror, twists, and trepidation. Look for Me is a triple-salvo thriller.’ Kathy Reichs
‘A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching, edgy thriller. LOOK FOR ME is a page turner par excellence.’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.’ Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door
Thank you to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley
My Thoughts & Review
This novel does start off with graphic scenes of violence against a group of young women in student accommodation. Then the story switches to a separate case of the massacre of members of a family, the Baez family. Usually this would put me off continuing to read on, but with all credit to the author, the way it was written held my attention plus one of the family members, Roxanna Baez, a young girl, was missing. The background to the case and the subsequent inquiry made me want to read on and carry on reading to find out exactly what happened on that day.
Detective D. D. Warren, referred to throughput the book as ‘D.D’, is the investigating officer. A young woman, Flora Dane, a survivor of an extended rape/hostage situation, has started a group for traumatised women who survived violent crime. Flora runs a secret chat support forum for the women, counsels them and teaches them survival skills. She herself is completely self-contained and constantly training and learning those same skills and puts herself forward to D.D. to help to find Roxanna because the young girl had previously been introduced to the support group by another member – a condition for membership is that new members have to be vouched for by other members. D.D. Makes Flora a CI (a confidential or criminal informant) in the case because Roxanna needs to be found. Time may be running out for her.
I really liked both the characters of D.D. and Flora Dane and I understand that they both feature in previous books from the author that I haven’t read but plan to. I became so absorbed in this right from the start so the book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.
I haven’t read any other book by Lisa Gardner but now plan to read more.
Absorbing, compelling, rollercoaster non stop action that hooked me in from the start and didn’t let go!
About Lisa Gardner
New York Times #1 bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, criminal minds and twisted plots into a streak of bestselling suspense novels. Her 2010 novel, THE NEIGHBOR, won Best Thriller from the International Thriller Writers. Most recently, she was honored with the Silver Bullet Award for her work with at-risk children and homeless animals. Lisa loves to hike, travel the world, and yes, read, read, read!
Readers are invited to enter the annual “Kill a Friend, Maim a Mate” Sweepstakes, where they can nominate the person of their choice to die in Lisa’s latest novel. Readers have nominated themselves, spouses, bosses. It’s cheaper than therapy and twice as much fun! For more details, visit Lisa’s website.
Lisa lives in the mountains of New England with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs. Her latest novel is LOOK FOR ME, where Boston Detective D.D. Warren must join forces with victim-turned-vigilante Flora Dane to find a missing sixteen year old girl, who may be the next victim…or the perfect killer.