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    Lisa Gardner, the queen of crime thrillers writes a brilliant if traumatic addition to the Detective Sergeant DD Warren series as DD leaves her family in Boston, joining a local and FBI task force in Appalachian Niche in Georgia led by SSA Kimberly Quincy Two hikers discover human bones that turn out to be those of the missing Lilah Abenito, assumed to be a victim of the now dead predator Jacob Ness Efforts to dig into Ness s criminal past had ground to a halt, but it looks as if they might just find out about the other missing girls Joining the task force are civilians Flora Dane, a survivor of Ness, a prisoner of his for over a year, still suffering PTSD from her harrowing experience and Keith, a gifted computer analyst and true crime enthusiast There is no doubt that Flora has come a long way from the broken woman rescued from the evil Ness, but she is yet to thrive, she just cannot contemplate being in a relationship, despite being attracted to Keith.The town of Niche appears quaint, wholesome, a picture perfect tourist destination However, as and bodies are uncovered, it begins to feel sinister, beneath the veneer it is a town that is a graveyard, a hubbub of dark deeds, murder and secrets that go back a long time In the narrative is the voice of a young girl, her mother murdered, living in terror and a life of servitude, unable to speak with a gift when it comes to drawing pictures to communicate It is DD s sharply honed senses that intuit the young girl with no name is traumatised and terrorised Flora finds herself back down the nightmare of a rabbit hole, shell shocked, having to face her worst fears about her time with Ness, but is it possible that this experience offers an opportunity to finally lay her horrifying past and the ghost of Ness to rest In a narrative that takes in fresh murders amidst the rising count of cold cases, of Ness s past comes to be known, but was he a loner or part of a bigger criminal enterprise This is a well researched novel from Gardner, she provides technical details and descriptions of FBI task forces, procedures and forensic techniques when it comes to digging up the long dead When it comes to writing tense, fast paced, gripping and unputdownable thrillers, the author has few rivals She has created characters we have already come to care about, whilst introducing new people, I hope to encounter Bonita again in future additions to this series I should warn there are hard to endure upsetting coverage of the misery of human trafficking, murder and in this novel A fantastic nail biting read, you are always in safe hands when it comes to Lisa Gardner, she always comes up with the goods Cannot wait for the next in the series Many thanks to Random House Cornerstone for an ARC.

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    5 Stars A Complex, Compelling and Taut Mystery Thriller When human bones are found in the deep woods of Georgia, FBI Agent Kimberly Quincy is called in To her, the findings mean something specific and for this investigation, she needs D.D Warren and Flora Dane on board The bones found belong to the body of Lilah Abenito who was reported missing fifteen years ago and is assumed to be a victim of Jacob Ness Ness, as we all know is the man who kidnapped and tortured Flora Dane for 472 days Flora, must once again face her past this time however, she is not alone she has D.D., and her friend computer whiz Keith beside her When bodies are found and mass graves are uncovered and suspicions arise Is Jacob Ness solely responsible From The Mayor and his wife, who are the owners of the most popular BB in town, to The Town Clerk and several others, it becomes clear that the Town of Niche isn t so nice after all Bonita, the niece of the Mayer and his wife, is scared every day of her life She has good reason The tension ratchets up here in a way that only Lisa Gardner is capable Fear rose in my throat. for Flora Dane, D.D Warren, Keith and Bonita I had several moments of panic while reading this novel, afraid for my favorite characters Admittedly, I also smiled and shed a few tears What can I say except that Lisa Gardner knows how to get me every time I simply love the characters of Flora Dane and D.D Warren together They are like ying and yang What I love about Lisa Gardner s writing is that she never phones it in Each novel that I ve read is as strong as the last, and for me that speaks Volumes.This was another incredible buddy read with Kaceey We both love these characters and feel like we are visiting old friends as soon as we start a new novel Thanks for sharing this one with me Kaceey Thank you to Edelweiss, Penguin Publishing Dutton and Lisa Gardner for the arc.Published on Goodreads and Edelweiss on 12.15.19.

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    This is only the second book that I have read in this series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone I will tell you that this book scared the heck out of me It didn t help that I was reading it at night and way past my bedtime, bad idea, had trouble falling asleep At any rate the story is told from three different points of view Flora Dane is a survivor, she was held captive kidnapped, raped and terrorized for over a year by Jacob Ness, until she herself was able to kill him She has spent the last 7 years since then trying to help other victims and now is part of this task force which is sent to a small mountain town in the deep woods of Georgia Skeletal remains have been found and it is possible that these may be linked to Jacob Ness, the man who had held Flora captive.The other members of the team include detective D.D Warren and FBI Agent Kimberley Quincey We are told the story from these three POV s and Italicized paragraphs in the voice of an unknown person There are many others who will become a part of the investigative team including Keith, a computer analyst who adds his talents at decoding what will become a tangled web of evil.This Georgia town s inhabitants are all potentially involved in what has been going on, particularly the mayor and his wife who own the updated and beautiful Victorian B B at the town s center They basically run the town and many of the townspeople are fearful of saying anything against them.It isn t long before skeletons are found and forensic teams are called in All the while the on scene teams split into two teams, one to interrogate inhabitants of the town and the others to use an ATV to canvas the area where the skeletal remains have been found.This isn t a slow burn of a mystery, it becomes a thriller quite quickly and the tension just keeps on building It is very difficult with a thriller so multi layered to say much without giving away any part of the plot It would be best to just start reading and let the story drawn you in, and it will I promise you.There are, of course, some believability issues with how many people can be evil in one small town, but that is the nature of the genre and I was willing to just go along for the ride I really enjoyed the strong female characters in this novel, all of whom have had their own personal struggles I highly recommend this book to readers of the D.D.Warren series but anyone can pick up this novel and read it on it s own merit I received an ARC of this novel through NetGalley This book is set to publish on January 28, 2020.

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    This instalment ticked all the boxes in my crime fiction favourites list out of the way small mountain town local perp possible local conspiracy many dirty secrets coming to light dead people turning up EVERYWHERE links to even bigger historical crimes even dead peopleOn top of that, D.D., Kimberly, and Flora have got to that point where they come across like a team now There s a genuine feeling to their interactions, a sense that they have finally accepted this new reality, with the focus moving to the work instead of frequent pissing contests about who can do what Their perspectives are effectively managed too, with each given significant parts of the plot to push forward, and enough new things about each to keep things interesting, especially for FloraCleverly plotted with genuine surprises and no little amount of bloody violence, this is is another winner ARC via Netgalley

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    I loved that three strong women headed this investigation Normally Lisa Gardner books don t scare me, but portions of this suspense novel really had me on edge The parts that really scared the bejesus out of me were the italicized chapters told from the point of view of a young girl, who, at first, we don t understand what she s doing telling her story.FBI agent Kimberly Quincy and Boston police officer D.D Warren think they are tracking something to do with the dead rapist Jacob Ness They bring a woman he kept as a slave for than a year, Flora Flora brings her buddy, a computer genius What these women find is much disturbing and widespread than they ever imagined Gardner wrote than once that either Quincy or Warren had prickly feelings at the back of her neck That s an unfortunate oversite in the editorial process There were a few sections that suspension of disbelief was needed, but all in all, this is a fast paced page turner Thanks so much to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book, which RELEASES JANUARY 28, 2020.For reviews, please visit

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    4.5 5 starsWhen You See Me is book 11 in the D.D Warren series These books are mystery thrillers.I adore Lisa Gardner and have read every book that she has written This was probably my most anticipated read of early 2020 So I was beyond excited to get to read her newest book.This book brings three favorite characters together D.D Warren, Kimberly Quincy and Flora Danes.Flora is from books 8, 9, and 10 in the D.D Warren series Find Her, Look For Me, and Never Tell Kimberly Quincy is from the Quincy and Rainie series she is Quincy s daughter She has also made appearances in the last D.D Warren books And had an important part in 10 Can this book be read as a standalone I would personally suggest reading books 8, 9, and 10 before this one As they are all connected And I think that it will give you a much better understanding of the characters However the mystery is self contained to this book So it could be read as a standalone.This book has four narrators D.D Warren 3rd person POV , Kimberly Quincy 3rd person POV , Flora Danes 1st person POV , and some chapters written in italics a girl, 1st person POV.The author does give some reminders of what happened to Flora in the past for those who have not read the other books or who need reminders.Things that I loved about this book I believe that this is the first book that Kimberly has narrated I love her so much and was beyond excited to get her point of view Also, Keith is in this book After seeing him interact with Flora in the last book I was hoping that we would get to see him again And we do He plays a big part in this book.My only small issue with When You See Me is that the beginning was a bit slow It took a bit of time for everything to come together But from the one third point on this book was fantastic And by the half way point I could not put the book down There was so much happening towards the end It was incredible.Overall, if you are a Lisa Gardner fan then you will love this book There is nothing better than getting a book with D.D., Kimberly and Flora What an amazing book Thanks to edelweiss and Dutton for allowing me to read this book I adore Lisa Gardner And was so beyond excited to read about D.D Warren again I love this series so much

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    I m writing this review before my review for book ten of this series has even gone live on the blog or GR In that other post, I was effusive and bubbly after rediscovering my love for this series, as the installments before had been good, but not great Well, we ve returned to the good But that s not a bad thing.Book eleven feels like almost a direct continuation of the story in book ten We have DD, Kimberly, and Flora all partnered up, along with Keith, a civilian crime enthusiast, expert in his own way, and on their way to Georgia when it appears they may have found one of the first of Jacob Ness victims However, things are not quite what they appeared. and yet also .Big picture wise, this instalment was huge for the series and for this trio of women, Flora in particular And while the conspiracy that s discovered is kind of mind boggling, and crazy clever, overall I just wasn t super into it.Full review to come I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review.

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    4.5 heart pounding starsAnother stellar installment in the D.D Warren Flora Dane series Flora is my favorite This one is scary but so well done I have not read all of the D.D Warren books, but I ve read all of them that include Flora It s nice to have books where women are the strong lead characters and don t have men swooping in to save the day This one also has Kimberly Quincy who is with the FBI The three women are part of a task force put together after a grisly discovery is made The women dig deeper into the situation and there is definitely tension building in this one The town has a deeply sinister aura and I wasn t sure who to trust.As often is the case with Flora, there is a connection to her kidnapper Jacob Ness and he is as creepy as ever in this one We learn Jacob s back story in the dark depths of Georgia Flora has to wrestle with her past with Jacob in order to hopefully put it behind her There s definitely investigation work in this book, but for me the characters are the most important element.Book 8 Find Her is the first Flora book my advice is start there I hope that Lisa Gardner keeps Flora in this series Thank you to Lisa Gardner, Dutton, and Edelweiss for an early copy of this one to read and review This one is out next month, 1 28 2020.

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    When You See Me is another book in the D.D Warren Flora Dane series, this one having viewpoint chapters from D.D., Flora, Kimberly Quincy of the FBI, and a new voice Those four perspectives were just about all I wanted to handle The FBI Task Force dealing with the investigation of Jacob Ness, rapist and kidnapper, who held Flora captive for over a year, has gotten notice of human remains in an area where Ness was thought to travel Quincy activates all the parties, even the civilians Flora and Keith, to go to the hills of north Georgia to see if there is any connection to Ness from these unidentified skeletal remains The team goes from one shocking discovery to another until the investigation seems to be falling apart from too much evidence How do they know who to trust I have been following this series since Flora was first introduced and find the plots and the characters fascinating The material can be disturbing because it does deal with such grim realities in the criminal world so the series is not for all readers Lisa Gardner doesn t uncover the unsavory aspects of criminal behavior just for shock value and that one thing makes me able to read about these awful things people in these stories do to each other I certainly like that Gardner continues to do the research necessary to be able to include up to date techniques used in criminal investigations plus she has such a natural way of inserting those facts into her stories, it never feels like I m being lectured to As I was reading this story I began to wonder if Flora s story was winding down with this book because Flora is given the opportunity to work through so many of the things about her time with Ness that had held her back from living a normal life Great strides are made by Flora, but I don t imagine this will be the last time we see her involved in an investigation Her time of capture made her such an invaluable asset to criminal investigations that I m sincerely hoping she will continue to be a major character in the series.Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for an e galley of this novel.

  10. says:

    D.D Warren, Flora Dane, AND Kimberly Quincy Oh, my If Lisa Gardner s upcoming novel is anything like Never Tell, it will be thrilling Can t wait

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When You See Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #11; Gardner Universe, #20) Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner Unites Three Of Her Most Loved Characters Detective DD Warren, Flora Dane, And Kimberly Quincy In A Twisty New Thriller, As They Investigate A Mysterious Murder From The Past That Points To A Dangerous And Chilling Present Day CrimeFBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy And Sergeant Detective DD Warren Have Built A Task Force To Follow The Digital Bread Crumbs Left Behind By Deceased Serial Kidnapper Jacob Ness And When A Disturbing Piece Of Evidence Comes To Light, They Decide To Bring In Flora Dane Who Has Personal Experience Of Being Imprisoned By NessTheir Investigations Take Them To A Small Town Deep In The Hills Of Georgia Where Something Seems To Be Deeply WrongWhat At First Seems Like A Gothic Eeriness Soon Hardens Into Something Much Sinister As They Discover That For All The Evil Jacob Committed While Alive, His Worst Secret Is Still To Be RevealedQuincy And DD Must Summon Their Considerable Skills And Experience To Crack The Most Disturbing Case Of Their Careers And Flora Must Face Her Own Past Directly In The Hope Of Saving Others