Sunday, April 26, 2015

Live to Tell

Book: Live to Tell
Series: Detective D.D. Warren #4
Author: Lisa Gardner

A savage crime has rocked a working-class neighborhood of Boston; four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father is lying in an intensive care unit, his survival in doubt. He is the principal suspect. Female police detective D.D. Warren, however, is not one to take things at face value. At the same time, Danielle Burton is about to have her life thrown into turmoil; a nurse whose life is at the service of her profession, she has tentatively recovered from a devastating family tragedy of decades before – and the investigation by Warren and her partner is about to throw Danielle’s life into chaos once again. There is one more angle to the triangle: the devotion of a mother, Victoria Oliver, to her disturbed son is about to be tested to the limit.-Goodreads

Review: Once again, Gardner is the master at multiple narratives. She pulled me into the story and I could not put this book down. Detective D.D. Warren was a much better investigator this time around (compared with the previous book) and the story was compelling. Almost 25 years ago, Danielle's father murdered her family and she was the lone survivor. Now, close to the anniversary, two other families have been massacred. Are they related to what happened to Danielle's family? This was fast paced and intense. This book addresses mentally ill children and it was both frightening and heartbreaking. 

Great read-This is officially one of my favorite series. 

Grade: 5/5

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