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 . . .
This is the second book by Lisa Gardner I have read and the second with Detective D.D. Warren as the investigator on the case. And I have to say I think its possible I liked this even more than the last.
While there is not a lot of details that can really be mentioned in a review without giving spoilers I can say that you will be on a roller coaster ride from the beginning. For one reason this book does have a controversial topic. It does after all involve a child and what could have happened to her. Is she kidnapped, dead, could the mother have done it? These are all questions D.D. has to race to find the answers too before time runs out. As she says multiple times in the book, the longer it takes to locate a kidnapped victim the less likely it is they will still be alive.
While on this race against time you also see a new side of the Detective. In this novel more so than the last one I read with her in it. She seems to be not quite as cold and aloof. I liked her character before, I liked how she was able to focus and solve her cases and find out who did it. But now I understand her more as a person who is learning they dont always have to be a cop. She really seems to have grown as a character just between these two books.
If you are looking for a great suspense novel. One that will keep you reading. One that you wont want to put down. Definitely go pick this one up. You wont regret it. There are twists and turns from the start and it keeps you going until the conclusion.
You can purchase a copy here from Amazon.