Lisa Gardner

Catch Me

"..a great read and one readers will greatly enjoy."


D.D. Warren, the relentless Boston investigator must solve a coldly calculated murder - before it happens. D.D. is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.'s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston's top detective to handle the death investigation.

'It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle'. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21st, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.

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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.

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