NetGalley Review: Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren #8) by Lisa Gardner
Date to be published: Feb. 9, 2016
Publisher: Penguin Group Dutton
Genre: Murder, Mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
Flora Dane is a victim.
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.
Flora Dane is a survivor.
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.
Flora Dane is reckless.
. . . or is she? 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.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
First let me say I love Lisa Gardener her books are really amazing. So when I saw Find Her up for review I figured I would see if I could review it. I haven't read anything about D.D. Warren so when I saw afterwards this book was number 8 I thought I would be lost. That was far from it it makes a great stand alone though you do wonder who exactly is D.D. Warren.
Right from the beginning I was pulled into the story girl in a coffin say what? What is heck is going on here what story is being told. Well we are told the story of Flora. A girl who was kidnapped for four hundred and seventy two days and at times lived in a coffin. Why you have to read that part to find out.
We learn that Flora has taken it upon herself to read into cases where people have gone missing so when a young woman named Stacey Summers is missing Flora starts investigating. Though it seems that there is more here than meets the eye. Someone from Flora's past is coming into the present you should always know by now that the past has a way of coming back to you.
D.D. is a good detective and I see how hard it is to probably balance home life and work especially in cases like this. I liked how she didn't give in to her injuries even though she was suppose to be just "supervising" it shows how much she loves her job.
I really liked how we went back and forth between the present of trying to not only find Flora and Stacey but also to the past on what happened to Flora. We get to see how Flora survived her ordeal and how it made her stronger though yes maybe reckless.
I liked how the author kept us guessing at who was behind the kidnapping of Stacey but for me it started to finally fall into place close to the end.
I felt so many emotions within this story I couldn't imagine how it would be to live in a coffin and have no room to do anything, heck I couldn't imagine what Flora went though but it felt creepy.
If you want a good mystery I saw pick it up. You won't be disappointed.
New York Times 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, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of eleven bestselling suspense novels.Readers are invited to get in on the fun by entering 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. Every year, one lucky stiff is selected for literary immortality. It's cheaper than therapy, and you get a great book besides. For more details, simply visit Lisa's website.
Lisa lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs and one extremely neurotic three-legged cat. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations.