Thursday, April 28, 2016

Find Her

Book: Find Her
Series: Detective DD Warren #8
Author: Lisa Gardner

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.-Goodreads

Review: Lisa Gardner does it again-another thrilling, suspenseful and disturbing book. Flora Dane was kidnapped on spring break and held captive for 472 days. She lived in a coffin and was taken out to be raped and physically abused. While difficult to read, Gardner does a great job exploring the emotions of victims of sexual predators. When Flora is found at another crime scene several years later, Detective DD Warren is on the case. Is Flora a victim, or something more? The book started a tad slow but once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down. 

Grade: 5/5

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