Book: Love You More
Series: Detective D.D. Warren #5/Tessa Leoni #1
Author: Lisa Gardner
WHO DO YOU LOVE?
One question, a split-second decision, and 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, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, 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.
Love you more . . .-Goodreads
Review: Another great book in the D.D. Warren series and it also serves as the first book in a new series, Tessa Leoni. Tessa's husband has been shot and killed. She's confessed to the crime and says it was self defense. Her child is missing and she claims she doesn't know where she is. Is she telling the truth about her husband's death and her child? D.D. does a good job working the case and not jumping to conclusions. Meanwhile, Tessa clearly has an agenda, but will she succeed?
I really enjoyed this one and could see this being a fantastic mini-series or movie. There were a few instances where Tessa was extremely lucky (I'll avoid spoilers but there is an incident in the police car that required...let's just say several things to go exactly as planned).