Books by Lisa Gardner

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Catch Me

Do you remember the first eight years of your life? Probably not well. What you do recall are probably bits and pieces, images more than a complete history of an event. Like most kids your memories are probably augmented by anecdotes from the mouths of your parents. My sons will have it from videos ...

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Love You More

In real life, strong women aren't hard to find. I am surrounded by them. In books, they seem tough to locate. Many times verbosity seems to be confused with strength. TSTL is many a time described as "independent." This is why a Lisa Gardner book is always such a treat for me. She nearly always writ ...

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Live to Tell

Are our childhood memories ever as accurate as we think they are? Do our minds sometimes force us to forget the unthinkable, shielding us from things that might make it hard for us to heal? Live to Tell is all about memories that destroy, but more, it is about the dangerous place that the human min ...

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Say Goodbye

My roommate asked me the other day if I liked murder mysteries. I told her I did, as long as there were good characters. Though I initially despaired of making a connection with the characters of Say Goodbye, things eventually picked up to make a well crafted, if disturbing, mystery. ...

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The Neighbor

I've long been a fan of the television show Without a Trace. The disappearance stories on the show sometimes end in the discovery of a murder and sometimes in the victim being found alive and often one doesn't know until the very end how close to a happy ending it will be for all involved. So it ...

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Gone

Gone is a solid and engrossing mystery with a fairly suspenseful plot. However, readers should not expect a romance, because this isn't one, although it does examine the relationship between a husband and wife. Rainie Connor Quincy, a capable former cop turned child advocate, h ...

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The Survivors Club

Lisa Gardner has become one of my favorite suspense writers. I thought The Third Victim was fantastic psychological suspense, and while The Last Accident wasn't quite as good, my faith is restored with The Survivors Club. It kept me absorbed and drew me into the story while I was trying to figure ou ...

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The Next Accident

I gave this book a C. For page-turning suspense and police procedure accuracy, the book certainly deserves an A. For the problems I encountered in not having read its prequel, the issues I had with the female protagonist, as well as its over-the-top heartbreak, this book deserves an F. So, C is the ...

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The Third Victim

In Lisa Gardner's The Third Victim, she delves into a topic that is extremely current and always heartbreaking: school shootings. Bakersville, Oregon is a small town with all the charm and peace a small town has to offer. Their police department consists of Sheriff Shep O'Grady, two full time office ...

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The Other Daughter

In Lisa Gardner's The Other Daughter, we meet the Stokes family, a wealthy Boston family with, as it turns out, a lot to hide. When Melanie Stokes was nine, she was found in a Boston hospital. She didn't know who she was or where she came from. Harper Stokes, a brilliant cardiac surgeon, helped to s ...