Book 1, Detective D. D. Warren
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Lisa Gardner's runaway New York Times bestseller—a fast-paced thrill ride featuring Detective D. D. Warren.
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.
Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.
When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
From Publishers Weekly
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D.D. Warren Novel!
Find Her is Lisa Gardner’s latest D.D. Warren book (the eighth book in series). Florence “Flora” Dane was kidnapped seven years previously and held captive for 472 days by Jacob Ness (what a horrible experience). Flora has never returned to the happy go lucky girl she was before the attack. Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren is called out to a scene and finds Flora Dane naked with zip ties on her wrists. A bartender “rescued” her at a bar and then kidnapped her. Flora used resources in the garage (where he put her) to attack him. The man is now dead (and a little crispy). Warren finds out that this is the fourth such incident that Flora has been involved in. Was Flora an innocent victim in these incidents or a vigilante?
Stacey Summers, a Boston College student, is missing. No one has been able to find her. Then Flora goes missing. Are the cases related? Was Flora kidnapped or is she trying to rescue Stacey on her own (playing vigilante again)? Follow D.D. Warren as she sets out to find both women.
Find Her is different from Lisa Gardner’s other books. The majority of the book is written from the victim’s point-of-view. How it feels to be kept in a small box by a kidnapper. It goes on for many, many pages. It was just not enjoyable or a good part of the book. I like the crime. Following the mystery to the end (this part of the book was good). These parts with the victim (what she was thinking, doing, what the attacked did to her) seemed to drag and were difficult to get through (I started skimming through them). I give Find Her 3.5 out of 5 stars. The novel is just not up to Lisa Gardner’s normal standards. This will not, though, stop me from reading her books in the future.
I received a complimentary copy of Find Her from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Brilliantly written and so poignantly sad. Brava!
Horrible storyline. Way too dark. Have read her past books but this one is way over on the dark side. Not entertaining nor suspenseful. Do not recommend.