Friday, August 27, 2010

Review - Live to Tell

From GoodReads:

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 twenty-five 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 bestselling 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.


My review:

This was my first book by Lisa Gardner and it will not be my last. It was well written and a great suspense novel. I am really looking forward to reading more of her books.

This is the fourth DD Warren book but it is not necessary to read the previous 3 first. And I say that as one of those people that go absolutely crazy with the thought of reading a series out of order. Sadly I just didn't have time to get my hands on the first three yet.

The summary is above so I'm not going to rehash it. But its a really well done story line where all 3 come together. While I was reading it wasn't obvious how they were going to connect until they practically did. It was great not being able to predict how a story was going to turn out. You really see how the case progresses with Detective DD Warren. And how she puts it all together.

While it is not a romantic suspense novel. I did enjoy the touches of romance included in the story. They helped to make the characters more believable and easier to relate too.

Detective DD Warren is an interesting character. I'm sure if I had read the previous novels I would know more about her. But even in just reading this one I got a well developed idea of her character and sense of who she is.

If you are looking for a good suspense novel. I highly recommend picking this up. You wont be disappointed.

You can order a copy from Amazon or most other major online booksellers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review of Lisa's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. So many bloggers had great things to say about it during her virtual book tour. I hope your readers will check it out.

    Thanks again.