Catch Me (Detective D. D. Warren Series #6)

Catch Me (Detective D. D. Warren Series #6)

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by Lisa Gardner
     
 

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ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR

Charlene Grant believes she is going to die. For the past few years, her childhood friends have been murdered one by one. Same day. Same time. Now she’s the last of her friends alive, and she’s counting down the final four days of her life until January 21.

Charlene doesn’

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ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR

Charlene Grant believes she is going to die. For the past few years, her childhood friends have been murdered one by one. Same day. Same time. Now she’s the last of her friends alive, and she’s counting down the final four days of her life until January 21.

Charlene doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing, shooting, and running. She also wants Boston’s top homicide detective, D. D. Warren, to handle the investigation.

But as D.D. delves deeper into the case, she starts to question the woman’s story. Instinct tells her that Charlene may not be in any danger at all. If that’s true, the woman must have a secret—one so terrifying that it alone could be the greatest threat of all.

Editorial Reviews

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“Frighteningly real.”—People

“The best thriller Lisa Gardner has written to date...It will hook you from the start.”—The Huffington Post

“Plan to stay awake for a few nights...[It's] terrifying."—Bookreporter.com

“[A] scare-your-socks-off thriller.”—Library Journal

 

“Shocking...A 'must read' for any suspense aficionado.”—The Associated Press

Publishers Weekly
The well-wrought suspense offsets the shaky plot of bestseller Gardner’s sixth novel featuring Boston Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren (after 2011’s Love You More). Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, a 28-year-old police dispatch officer with a horrific childhood, expects to be murdered on January 21. One of her two best friends was strangled at home on January 21 two years earlier; exactly a year later, her other best friend suffered the same fate. On January 17, Grant seeks out Warren at a crime scene and asks the homicide detective to investigate her expected murder. Meanwhile, Warren is looking into the execution-style slayings of two pedophiles. Rookie sex crime detective Ellen O brings her expertise to this second case. Gardner skillfully tacks back and forth from Grant’s childhood traumas to her preparations to face a killer as it becomes increasingly murky whether Grant is victim, predator, or both. Fans should enjoy the numerous cameos by characters from other Gardner novels. Author tour. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews
Like her fifth case (Love You More, 2011, etc.), Boston PD Det. Sgt. D.D. Warren's sixth subordinates her to another woman just as strong as she is, and a lot more interesting. Back in high school, Randi Menke, Jackie Knowles and Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant were the Three Musketeers, inseparable buddies who'd do anything for each other. Now Randi and Jackie are dead, strangled a year apart on Jan. 21. So as this Jan. 21 approaches, Charlie is naturally terrified that her turn is coming. Accosting D.D. at a crime scene, she announces that she's marked for death, describes how she's gone on the run from her job as a small-town police dispatcher and begs her to solve her murder, still several days away. Underlining her peril is a note left at the scene: "Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave." But something about Charlie's story doesn't add up. If she's so scared that she's pulled up stakes and high-tailed it to the big city, why hasn't she changed her name? Instead of being a victim, could she be the vigilante killer of pedophiles D.D.'s squad has been hunting? Or is she both killer and victim? Alternating between the third-person narration of D.D.'s investigation and Charlie's feverish first-person narrative, and throwing in more subplots showing abused women fighting their abusers, Gardner brings the ingredients to a rolling boil until she's finally cut Charlie off from her police defenders, disarmed her and backed her into a corner awaiting her killer. Irresistible high-wire melodrama, though it's easy to see why D.D. observes, "I think we just fell into a Lifetime movie."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451413437
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/24/2012
Series:
Detective D. D. Warren Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
107,753
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 7.52(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Frighteningly real.”—People

“The best thriller Lisa Gardner has written to date...It will hook you from the start.”—The Huffington Post
“Plan to stay awake for a few nights...[It's] terrifying."—Bookreporter.com

“[A] scare-your-socks-off thriller.”—Library Journal

“Shocking...A 'must read' for any suspense aficionado.”—The Associated Press

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