Love You More (Detective D. D. Warren Series #5)

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WHO DO YOU LOVE?
Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?
 
AND HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO . . .
As the homicide investigation ratchets...

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Overview

WHO DO YOU LOVE?
Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?
 
AND HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO . . .
As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?
 
. . . TO SAVE HER?
For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn and no one to trust. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay.

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Tessa Leoni would do anything to save her six-year-old daughter, even if it means confessing to murdering her husband. Now the child is missing and the state police trooper is the accused in what appears to be a slam-dunk homicide case. Called to investigate, veteran detective D.D. Warren senses something amiss, but as officials race to find the girl, he and his partner (and former lover) Bobby Dodge are forced to improvise almost every step of the way. Another compelling series novel by the author of Live to Tell and The Neighbor. Now in mass market paperback and NOOK Book.

Tim Flannigan

From the Publisher
“One of the best thriller writers in the business has written her best book to date.”—Associated Press

“Leads the reader on a breathless search until the final pages.”—The Star-Ledger

“Having already produced a dozen successful thrillers, Gardner proves herself not only a very clever storyteller here, capable of pulling together a complicated series of events, but also a writer able to invest her characters (particularly her female ones) with emotional substance. Compelling and unexpected, this tale of mystery and maternal devotion shows Gardner at her very best.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Gardner’s characters are fully drawn . . . and her taut storytelling and dizzying plot will appeal to fans of Harlan Coben.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Gardner hits an impressive new high with her latest taut thriller. . . . Unbelievably gripping and clever, you won’t want to put it down until the final page!”—RT Book Reviews

“Gripping . . . jaw-dropping.”—Publishers Weekly

“This book had me at the author’s name. Lisa Gardner . . . no one owns this corner of the genre the way she does—and Love You More might be her best ever.”—Lee Child

“Tessa Leoni is a dedicated single mom when she is swept away by a man who turns out to be the wrong guy. Emotionally true, harrowing, and unputdownable. Brava, Lisa Gardner!”—Lisa Scottoline

“A heart-pounding tale of family drama by the Mozart of thriller writers. I could not tear myself away.”—Tess Gerritsen

“I dare you to try and put this book down. Gardner does her homework and loads this thriller chockfull of authentic details, giving readers a front seat ride that will leave you gasping.”—Alex Kava

“Crisp prose, crackling plots, layered characters. A stickler for detail. Lisa Gardner is the best female thriller writer working today.”—Steve Berry

“Lisa Gardner is an amazing writer. Her characters are multi-dimensional and believable, and they tell the kinds of stories that grip you right from the first page.”—Karin Slaughter

“I loved that this book had not just one but two amazing, compelling, complex, and incredibly strong kick-ass female characters.”—Suzanne Brockmann

“Lisa Gardner’s books come with a built-in set of hands. They reach up out of the pages, grab you by the lapels, and hold you until you’ve read to the final, suspense-filled sentence. And Love You More is no exception.”—Linwood Barclay

“It has the chills and thrills to excite, and the heart to draw you in.”—Sandra Brown

Publishers Weekly
Near the start of Thriller Award–winner Gardner's gripping fifth novel featuring Boston PD Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren (after Live to Tell), D.D.'s former partner and one-time lover, Det. Bobby Dodge, of the Massachusetts State Police, asks her to look into what appears to be a clear-cut homicide case. The evidence suggests that Tessa Leoni, a state trooper colleague of Bobby's, shot and killed her abusive husband, Brian Darby, who may have kidnapped her six-year-old daughter, Sophie. But Tessa won't talk about her bruises, her husband, or what might have happened to her child. D.D. examines every detail about the family, while Tessa uses her skills to manipulate the investigation. From Tessa's point of view, we learn about her and Brian's courtship, his affection for Sophie, and how the marriage began to disintegrate. Gardner sprinkles plenty of clues and inventive twists to keep readers off-kilter as the suspense builds to a realistic, jaw-dropping finale. Author tour. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Tough-gal detective D.D. Warren (Live To Tell) is grappling with her own personal issues when she is assigned to a case that makes her life seem easy. State trooper Tessa Leoni overcame a difficult childhood and alcoholism to become a loving single mom to her daughter, Sophie, and a respected police officer. After three years of marriage to merchant mariner Brian, everything seems to be going great, despite his erratic work schedule. So why is D.D. called to a crime scene where Brian's been murdered, Tessa's nearly beaten to death, and Sophie's missing? Things get even more interesting when Tessa confesses to the murder but has no idea where her daughter is. D.D. knows that Tessa's spinning a web of lies, but getting to the truth will take quite a bit of work. VERDICT Gardner's characters are fully drawn (this reviewer was not even aware that Warren is a series character), and her taut storytelling and dizzying plot will appeal to fans of Harlan Coben. [Author tour; library marketing.]—Rebecca Vnuk, Forest Park, IL
Kirkus Reviews

In her fifth case (Live to Tell, 2010, etc.), Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren takes on one tough mother.

Tessa Leoni is smart, brave, resourceful and quirky, among other character traits that bring to mind, yes, D.D. Warren, who might well be her mirror image. For instance, Tessa believes unshakably in the doctrine of my way or get lost, convinced that her way has been sanctioned by whatever gods there may be and is consequently the only sensible way out of trouble and strife. She is as stubborn about that kind of thing as D.D. would be under similar circumstances. Tessa, a Massachusetts state trooper, and D.D., a Boston homicide cop, both view law enforcement with high seriousness. In fact, if asked to furnish a list prioritizing life-callings, it's a no-brainer that both women would rank only one item before it: motherhood, which might, curiously enough, bear directly on the instant hostility that newly pregnant D.D. feels for Tessa on first meeting her. This takes place in Tessa's kitchen, where her husband has only recently lain dead, three bullets in his chest. No mystery how they got there. She fired them, Tessa explains, and one look at the severe bruising of her face—a broken cheekbone among other injuries—testifies in her behalf: A battered wife has, with considerable justification, shot her abuser. But where, wonders D.D., is 6-year-old Sophie? What's happened to the daughter everyone says Tessa loves so deeply? And, most importantly, most infuriatingly, why isn't Tessa more eager to help the police search for her? Was it already too late for Sophie? And could Tessa possibly be complicit? The all but unflappable D.D. shudders: "How could a woman...How could a mother..."

Takes a bit long to get where it's obviously going; still, you won't often find two such sympathetic protagonists paired, refreshingly, as antagonists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553591927
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Detective D. D. Warren Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 82,360
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 4.22 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Live to Tell, Hide, Alone, and The Neighbor, winner of the International Thriller Writers’ Award. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England.

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Read an Excerpt

Who do you love?

It’s a question anyone should be able to answer. A question that defines a life, creates a future, guides most minutes of one’s days. Simple, elegant, encompassing.

Who do you love?

He asked the question, and I felt the answer in the weight of my duty belt, the constrictive confines of my armored vest, the tight brim of my trooper’s hat, pulled low over my brow. I reached down slowly, my fingers just brushing the top of my Sig Sauer, holstered at my hip.

"Who do you love?" he cried again, louder now, more insistent.

My fingers bypassed my state- issued weapon, finding the black leather keeper that held my duty belt to my waist. The Velcro rasped loudly as I unfastened the first band, then the second, third, fourth. I worked the metal buckle, then my twenty pound duty belt, complete with my sidearm, Taser, and collapsible steel baton released from my waist and dangled in the space between us.

"Don’t do this," I whispered, one last shot at reason.

He merely smiled. "Too little, too late."

"Where’s Sophie? What did you do?"

"Belt. On the table. Now."

"No."

"GUN. On the table. NOW!"

In response, I widened my stance, squaring off in the middle of the kitchen, duty belt still suspended from my left hand. Four years of my life, patrolling the highways of Massachusetts, swearing to defend and protect. I had training and experience on my side.

I could go for my gun. Commit to the act, grab the Sig Sauer, and start  shooting.

Sig Sauer was holstered at an awkward angle that would cost me precious seconds. He was watching, waiting for any sudden movement. Failure would be firmly and terribly punished.

Who do you love?

He was right. That’s what it came down to in the end. Who did you love and how much would you risk for them?

"GUN!" he boomed. "Now, dammit!"

I thought of my six- year- old daughter, the scent of her hair, the feel of her skinny arms wrapped tight around my neck, the sound of her voice as I tucked her in bed each night. "Love you, Mommy," she always whispered.

Love you, too, baby. Love you. 

His arm moved, first tentative stretch for the suspended duty belt, my holstered weapon.

One last chance . . .

I looked my husband in the eye. A single heartbeat of time.

Who do you love?

I made my decision. I set down my trooper’s belt on the kitchen table.

And he grabbed my Sig Sauer and opened fire.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Interviews & Essays

Why My Dogs Are Better Book Dogs Than Search Dogs By Lisa Gardner

I love my dogs. For the past twelve-years, I’ve been blessed with two Shetland sheepdogs, a bi-black male named Murphy and a blue merle female named Sierra. I will be the first to say they are instrumental to my writing process. There’s no book problem to date a long walk, adoring gaze or quick tail wag can’t fix.

No doubt about it, dogs are good for writers.

Now, my dogs are smart. They’re working dogs, meant to herd sheep (or small children, whichever comes first). Like most shelties, they’re active, family-friendly, and extremely talented. Then, I learned about Search and Recovery canines for my latest novel, Love You More (March 8 Bantam Books). Now here are some dogs that are accomplished, athletic and altruistic. It was enough to make me wonder if maybe I could teach my (admittedly older dogs) some new tricks.

Things went not quite the way I planned.

1. Search and Recovery dogs can be trained to find humans in return for reward; my dogs can be trained to find…Cheerios…in return for…Cheerios.

Remember all those movie scenes, where the handler holds up handkerchief for the search dog to scent, then releases the hound? My first lesson about SAR dogs: No. The team I interviewed with doesn’t train their dogs to find Jane Doe’s scent. They train their dogs to find human scent. Period. Dogs are brought out, revved up and then released to play their favorite game—find the human! By definition, the dog handlers must work downwind of their canines, and the search area must be devoid of other volunteers, or the dogs will return with the county deputy instead of finding Jimmy in the well.

SAR dogs start by training to find live humans, then graduate to finding bodies. The techniques are basic enough I thought I’d try them at home. We started easy: My daughter stood not far from the dogs, holding a cup of Cheerios. I got the dogs to sit, then uttered the command, Go Find! The dogs turned and stared at me. Eventually, they wandered over to my daughter (probably to get away from the crazy lady), where they were pleasantly surprised to receive Cheerios. They became more interested. Next time out, they went straight to my daughter, got their treat. Phase one accomplished.

Phase two, my daughter moved behind a piece of furniture but in the same room. My dogs (brilliant, I tell you!), figured this out pretty quick. Next up, my daughter hid completely out of sight in a different room. This took them longer, but once they found her and earned Cheerios, they became convinced Go Find was the best game ever. I was very pleased. Yes, my dogs are talented.

Then, one day, the dogs caught me getting the Cheerios out of the pantry. You could see the wheels turning in their minds. We like Cheerios. There are the Cheerios. We like Cheerios. There are Cheerios. Sure enough, I told them Go Find, and they obediently ran and sat in front of the pantry. Apparently, the human part never registered for them. They’re just looking for crunchy O’s, and now that they know where they are…

Apparently, if Jimmy falls in a well in our town, he’d better have his pockets filled with Cheerios. Or, my dogs also enjoy Kix.

2. SAR dogs enjoy long walks in all sorts of terrain; my dogs enjoy Tempur-Pedic.

The secret to a successful search is understanding scent. It originates from the target in an ever expanding vector. For a dog to find the target, he or she must find the opening of the cone, then, in a zigzag pattern, trace it back to point of origin. It’s the dog handler’s job to enable these efforts by considering a variety of factors. For example, scent pools at barriers. So when working an open field, a good handler will start with the row of bushes in order to best locate the scent. Also, in the morning, scent rises like a mist, meaning search efforts might start from a bluff. Whereas at night, scent cools and dips low, meaning search efforts might move to the gully. Either way, SAR canines and their handlers need to be prepared to scrabble over boulders, pick their way through rubble, bound across streams and bushwhack through forests. An experienced dog will work two hours, then take a twenty minute break, then work again.

It’s physically demanding endurance work, that five years ago, both my dogs would’ve loved. Now, entering the golden years, their standards have changed. For example, my dogs’ idea of a walk is to their food bowls and back. Scrabbling over boulders…mmm, more like flopping onto a sofa. Like a lot of aging athletes, they have moments of youthful glory—a chattering squirrel that simply demands a good chasing. Then they come limping back, eager for their joint supplements, and of course, Cheerios.

3. SAR dogs don’t mind boats; my dogs don’t mind puking on boats.

Search and Recovery teams are trained for three kinds of searches: Live, cadaver and water. The water part caught me off guard. Dogs working in boats, searching open bodies of water? Seriously? Yes. Turns out, a current of water carries scent just like a current of wind. The handler’s job then, becomes to understand the nature of water, relying on topographical maps, changing temperatures and local knowledge (consults with area fishermen). Handler and dog then goes out in a small boat, where the dog, sniffing and sometimes even snapping at the water, can find cadavers in depths of up to 100 feet.

As for my adorable pooches. We had the bright idea to take them out in a speed boat last year. The fluffy white female who is highly noise sensitive (a Sheltie trait), shuddered, quaked and prayed for deliverance. The male, who is afraid of nothing, bounded around good naturedly for the first five minutes. Then his sweet black face turned green and he started doing things on that boat, you don’t want to read about in this article. We haven’t taken them boating since.

I loved my time with the SAR dogs. Not only did I get great research information for what became one of my favorite scenes in Love You More, but I was humbled and amazed by the dedication of the extremely talented canines and their handlers. So much work and devotion, and they’re not even paid for their efforts. They do it because it’s a calling, a way of giving back, and, in a time of crisis, a way of making a huge difference.

As for my dogs… Maybe SAR work isn’t their thing. But I still insist, they’re the best book dogs out there, not to mention two extremely well-loved members of our family. They helped me out with Love You More. And we hope you enjoy, too.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    INTRIGUING!

    "Love You More" is a thriller and loaded with suspense as Tessa Leoni faces time in Hell trying to prove her innocence. She has been a Massachusetts state trooper for four years and has a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Sophie, and a husband, Brian Darby of three years. Brian has been shot to death and Sophie is missing. Detectives on the case soon suspect Tessa of cold blooded murder, having killed her husband and little girl. The forensic evidence is puzzling, and Leoni, who is less than cooperative, has a battered and swollen face, apparently, from a beating. The situation becomes more complicated and ambiguous, and it is suspected that Tessa has been lying to them from the beginning. This one is just plain intriguing from the beginning and the writing impeccable. Madison Pridgen, A member of Between the Lines book club

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    Not what it seems.

    LOVE YOU MORE begins with a dead man, Brian, whose murder is not just an every day homicide. His wife has been beaten and their young daughter has vanished. Detective DD Warren is called in to investigate. She is joined by State Police investigator Bobby Dodge, her former lover, (previous books).
    The badly beaten woman is also a State Police Officer. As the detectives try to make sense of the puzzle they initially believe that the husband could have been a wife beater and she had finally had enough and shot him with her own weapon. Nothing is as it seems. The occasional hint of a romantic spark flickers between DD and Bobby as they work together in close proximity.

    There is plenty of action on this roller coaster ride to keep the reader engrossed. LOVE YOU MORE could be considered a bit over-the-top but the fascinating details about prisons, police procedure, and the challenges the detectives face every day in their work make it totally believable. Gardner keeps the reader entertained and thrilled all the way through this sizzling and brilliant page-turner.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    This is a great police procedural

    Her former lover Massachusetts State Police Detective Booby Dodge calls Boston Police Sergeant D.D. Warren to tell her to get her butt over here as they have the worst type of case to investigate. The victim is merchant marine Brian Darby who lies on a kitchen floor in his pool of blood. His wife Massachusetts State Trooper Tessa Leoni confesses she killed her husband but that it was self-defense as he battered her. Missing is her six-year old daughter Sophie.

    Tessa offers nothing beyond her confession; insisting she has no idea where her daughter is. With a sea of blue sympathy for Tessa, Warren and Dodge work the difficult case in which the death seems obvious but the child's disappearance does not. Warren believes Leone is lying and that the untruths relate to the child, but her efforts to learn the truth and save the kid are hampered by her peers and the mother who refuses to tell her anything but fabrications.

    This is a great police procedural that grips the audience from the moment Dodge calls Warren and never slows down. The key to this exciting thriller is that all the players including Gertrude behave in a genuine way. As Leoni answers the question "Who do you love?" fans will appreciate Warren's latest investigation (see Live To Tell).

    Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    loved it!

    I love all the D.D warren books. this was so worth it! Almost impossible to put down

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Best Lisa Gardner book so far. Fast paced, good read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    Greatest Thriller must read

    Love You More by Lisa Gardner Reviewed by Russ Ilg Lisa Gardner was the winner of last years Best Thriller Novel at The Thriller Writers Convention in New York City for The Neighbor. A huge honor for any writer and well deserved for one of the best in the industry. Now she has her next smash hit ready to hit the stores, Love You More. I really felt that she had reached her stride in The Neighbor and was hoping she could do just as well with her new book. Well was I thrown a curve. She not only matched her best to date but blew it right out of the water. I usually read 4-5 books a week and you get to know what to expect from the people you read all the time. I have no idea where this came from but it is by far the most twisted, non-stop thriller I can remember reading in years. The story grabs you the second you pick it up and read the 1st sentence, then hold on, you are about to embark on one of the greatest rides of your life in a book that will not stop for one second. The pace and twist and turns are completely off the charts. You had better have a good nights rest before you start this novel because you will not sleep again until you have finished every last word of it. And do not think it ends there; there will be days to come that all you can think about is what happened in this stellar thriller. The story is so real, it is hard to believe the amount of time Lisa had to spend on the research to get all the details right. It is as if it was ripped right out of the nightly news as the most sensational story in years. I had to keep telling myself it is only a story, it is not real, as every bone in my body was living the story as it unfolded. The real way of knowing how super a talent Lisa has become is to read the book. How anyone is able to see so far ahead in a story so detailed and in completely uncharted territory. Lisa has done what no author has been able to do since I was a teenager and I qualify for AARP now. She drew me in so deep that I was unable to have a clue where the story would go. I used the word story but it was much more than that: Every word and every page was a step to the end that turned into another bizarre twist that blew me away. A book is like a movie to me; I picture the whole thing unfolding in my mind which makes books so rare. They allow you to see what is happening and interpret it in your mind much better than any regular movie or TV episode which shows you what you need to see. There is so much between the lines, under the surface, making this one of the greatest thrillers of all times. If you do not read another book this year and you love thrillers and suspense, this is the one it will stay with you for years to come. It is just so shocking and beyond belief that anyone has this type of ability to bring this altogether. I would love to see someone make a movie of this if they could keep to the book. It would be one of the best of all times. Lisa will being doing a tour of this novel that you can find on her web site or just by goggling her name and clicking on her official website; it lists every place she will be. Do yourself a huge favor and go out a meet her in person, the award winning greatest author of the year. You will have the best time in the world and learn what it takes to be so great. She is by far just a great person like anyone of us and cannot do enough for the people that come and see her. She will answer any question you have and is just plea

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Fast paced as Lisa Gardner books are usually written. Great author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    This was an excellent thriller. I haven't been surprised by a bo

    This was an excellent thriller. I haven't been surprised by a book this much in years. The twists and turns were unexpected and nothing was as it seemed. Loved it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

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    A Tangled Web

    Massachusetts State Trooper Tessa Leoni has a problem. She has been beaten to a pulp, apparently by her husband. He is lying dead on their kitchen floor, with three rounds from her service revolver in his chest. As a topper, her six year old daughter is missing. Boston Police Sergeant D. D. Warren thinks this may be a straight forward case of battered wife kills husband, but why is the daughter missing? Why is Tessa so uncooperative when questioned by the police? Is there something else going on here? As forensic evidence reports come in, it looks more like Tessa may have murdered her husband and possibly her daughter. Tessa isn't talking. Why won't she confide in her fellow officers if she is innocent? Sir Walter Scott got it right when he wrote, "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!" The author, Lisa Gardner is a master manipulator, spinning a web of mystery that will keep you entwined in this action packed story until the thrilling end. This is my first Lisa Gardner novel and I am looking forward to delving into her other books. This book was provided for review by the well read folks at Bantam and the Random House Publishing Group.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    disappointed

    gardner went way too far with d.d. warren character. made her an obnoxious raving lunatick! way out of charaacter!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Intriguing

    I like Lisa Gardner (like not love). This was a great read. Never knew what exactly was going on until the end. Highly recommend although I don't LOVE the Detective DD character.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    Keeps You on Your Toes!

    Having not read the back cover, I picking up the book "Love You More", expecting just another calming romance novel filled with drama. While the book was filled to the brim with dramatic plot, the latest stories were not ones of love for a sole mate, but love for one's child, one's husband, who both died in the same night, with the wife left behind. Tessa Leoni was a hard-working state trooper who had been through a lot. Sophie, her six-year old daughter, had been born without a known father, but that didn't stop Tessa from making Sophie her world. When things were at their lowest, a man named Brian Darby steps in as if on cue. The two marry, and everything appears to be better than ever, but could things somehow have gotten worse?

    All in one night, Tessa is left standing alone and defenseless. Her husband lies dead on the kitchen floor, and her daughter is nowhere in sight. D.D. Warren and Bobby Dodge are in charge of figuring out this seemingly straight-forward case, but things don't go as smoothly as one would suspect. Would a mother really kill her own husband? What about her own child? Tessa must use every ounce of training she has learned. No one may be trusted, and Tessa knows she must do everything in her power to prove who she really loves most.

    "Love You More" is an extremely fast-paced book. Although I expected a romance novel, I was happily surprised! Not only do you sympathize with characters, but whom you sympathize drastically changes throughout the entire novel. Trooper Leoni definitely knows what she's doing, but in order to find out whom it is she truly loves, and what exactly happened to her entire family all in one night, you will have to open the mystery case yourself.

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    Great Read

    Book kept me on the edge of my seat love all the lisa gardner books grab them as soon as they come out!!!

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    more please

    i loved the series...need more

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    awsome

    it kept me wanting more at every turn of the page!

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Great book.

    Terrific read, could not put down.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Highly recommended

    A very well thought out book if you like mystery you will love it. Hard to put down

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Lisa Gardner has done it again!

    I have read every one of Lisa Gardner's books. Being a New Englander, I love the familiar settings. But more important is she always takes you on a journey that has twists that stop you in your tracks. Love you more, is a bit slower journey but a delicious one that builds and builds. Enjoy the ride!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Loved this book!!

    I have read several of Lisa Garner's books, and this has to be one of my favorites! Lots of twists and turns. Things are sometimes very different from what your first impressions may tell you! I couldn't wait to finish it to put all of the pieces together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Very good book

    Kept me going especially at the end.

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