Gardner's latest book has D.D. Warren as the main character investigating the crimes. D.D. is a very strong, pragmatic person, who, since having her baby has softened somewhat. There are also brief appearances from Gardner's other regular characters, Quincy and his daughter, Kimberly.
'Catch Me' has three plots running simultaniuously; Charlie, who believes she only has 4 days left to live before she will be murdered, a child pornography investigation, and the murder of two paedophiles. And whilst all seemingly disconnected, there is a common thread that needs to be identified.
The book opens with a scene where the characters are not identified, although further on through the book it is possible to guess a little what happened, but a full explanation is not given until the end. 'Catch Me' seemed to give a lot more personal information on D.D., and as with all Gardner novels, the reader will feel that they really get to know the characters. This latest is missing the edge of Gardner's best, but it is still a great read and one readers will greatly enjoy.