Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8) (ARC Novel) | Book Review


Author: Lisa Gardner

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Rating: 5/5 Stars


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.


Thank you to PENGUIN GROUP Dutton Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was full of suspense from page one and it was a total roller coaster ride full of mystery and so intense. The author had you guessing; everyone was a suspect and it was so nerved wrecking trying to get to the truth.  More questions more suspects and I was panicking the entire time. This book was twisted, raw, disturbing, but yet I just couldn’t stop reading this thriller of a story.

I loved the pace and way this author built her momentum. Nothing was wasted or repetitive for me. Her characters rang true and were very human. Which means, not everything was cookie cutter perfect.

I loved everything about this book no matter how disturbing it was it kept me hooked and intrigued and guessing everything at the same time. To all my thriller suspense readers you will love this book. The fact that this author takes her time investigating missing cases in real life and talking to detectives makes this book so much more amazing and enjoyable because even though it’s fiction we do get a detailed of how these cases work in real life and how the Detectives work to Find Her.

The research and details she applies to her plotlines are so subtle that the story has such a natural flow to it. Flora is a flawed but totally sympathetic victim who refuses to give in and be defined by her experiences.

You don’t have to read the previous books in this series or know the prior history of Detective D.D. Warren to enjoy Find Her, but I will defiantly be looking into more books by this author as I love her writing style.

Be sure to check out this amazing book, which is perfect for everyone looking for a new thriller to read.

-Read On Darlings!




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