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- Publisher : Bantam (January 30, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553804324
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553804324
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.31 x 1.49 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #868,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The story starts out with a woman, Annabel, wondering if she'd taken the right things with her when she's asked to move as a child of seven. Her father, an MIT math professor tells his daughter that she can only take 2 things. From Boston, the family moves to Florida, where the father gives everyone a new name, and he gets a job driving a taxi. Little by little, Gardner lets the clues out, leading her readers down a path of suspense, without ever letting them guess 'who-done-it'. At least I can never figured it out.
In this story, we have Bobby Dodge, and might I say this is one of Gardner's most intriguing characters. The kind of guy you wished would come to your door asking you to be a potential witness. I'd be making things up just to keep him around.
Then you have D.D. Warren, a woman all of us wish were could be. She smart, tough, capable, and great looking, and of course, she and Bobby had a thing years back. D.D. is called onto the case where an underground den with the bodies of six young girls mummified in plastic bags, are laid out on two shelves. One of the girls wears a silver locket that has the name Annabel on it. Imagine Annabel's surprise when she recognizes the locket as one she gave to her best friend just before the move to Florida?
Because this story involves the characters from Alone, Katherine Argon is involved. How Gardner meshes her two stories is amazing and totally unpredictable. It's like Gardner likes to paint herself in corners just so she can use her considerable gift as a writer, to pull the story back out.
I read this story in 2 days which is no record for me. If I pick up a Lisa Gardner novel, I'm doomed to a few sleepless nights until I can know what's happening to characters I love. And that's what makes Gardner so good at her job, that, and the way she gets all the police lingo and procedures down. I feel like I'm in the precinct with her whenever I read one of Gardner's novels.
Hide is masterful suspense, and Gardner has yet to disappoint me.
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Detectives D.D. Warren and Bobby Dodge are again involved in a case, this time, a bit hard to solve.
The plot starts focusing on the Granger family living on the run. Different cities, different names each time. Not even the main character and one of the voices of the novel, Annabelle Granger, knows what is going on.
It's through investigation that we start joining the clues and traces in order to build the story and build Annabelle's own entire life.
The story involves stalking, secrets, misleading and intertwined stories that link the case in such a clever way, murders, fear, mystery and many characters whose backgrounds are gonna be essential for the investigation.
The whole story is written in such a way that makes the novel exciting dragging you completely into the role of becoming a detective trying to look for the real unsub.
The end is well built showing us an unexpected resolution in Annabelle's life.
Amazing I would say. I really enjoyed reading this novel and I love shocking ends. Totally recommended!!
I had already read the first book about DD and Bobby and hadn't realised the link when I bought this one as I'd read 3 or 4 books in the mean time but, though it's always helpful to already know the foundation of the character's it's not integral to enjoying this follow up.
This author is now on my 'readable' list :)
Detective Bobby Dodge is introduced to us again in this new thriller. When the discovery of six bodies is made in an abandoned hospital, he feels the fear creeping up on him. Is this the return of his worst nightmare and is it coming back to haunt him?
Annabelle Granger has been running for years. Never knowing why but just trailing along behind her family. Always changing name and identity, and nearly 30 years later she is still doing it and can't quite work out why. When a body is discovered with wearing Annabelle's locket and she is named as the dead girl in the paper she decides she will no longer hide in fear, but that it's time to confront her past. Before long she realises that this may be what her family were running from and now they are after her.
With Bobby's discovery of the bodies he realises that he can't face this challenge alone and asks his old time lover and partner DD Warren from Boston PD to help him. They quickly realise that this could be a copycat murder or it could be something more sinister than that. Unfortunately for Bobby, his past isn't leaving him alone and is more tied up in this case than he could imagine.
As usual Lisa Gardner has produced a fantastic book with edgy writing and a great character. The story keeps you interested enough to keep turning the pages and before you know it your nearly finished. She is fast becoming one of my top ten authors and I would recommend her books to anybody who likes reading the thriller/crime type of book. I also think that if she carries on producing books this good, the following for the Bobby Dodge series could well be as good as the following for the Quincy series.