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BOOK REVIEW: Look For Me by Lisa Gardner (@lisagardnerbks)

Title: Look For Me
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publication: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Dutton
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 400

 

 


SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D. D. Warren and Find Her’s Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl’s life . . . or bring her to justice.

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.

 
REVIEW:

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

You do not get the title of Queen of Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense for no reason. Lisa Gardner is the number one NY Times Bestselling author of some of the best books ever. I have reviewed many of them before and have admitted to being an avid fan, but I have to say Look For Me is one of my new favorites. I stand strongly by The Perfect Husband as my hands down favorite, but Look For Me almost took over the lead.

Look For Me follows the story of a family who ends up murdered in their house, but the teenage daughter is missing. My favorite detective, D.D. Warren, is quickly on the scene and tail of said teenager and I thought it would be easy to figure out who the culprit was, but every time I turned a page I would change my mind. Gardner has this innate ability to keep you guessing until the absolute end. Look For Me was jam packed with drama, both good and sad, from page one. This novel also did something I found a little fun and added a new spin to things. She intertwined a past story and some background on a newer character that she then twisted in to the current ongoing story. We not only got our usual D.D. Warren and her incredible team of detectives, analysts, and more, but we got good old Flora Danes from back in the day. Flora Dane’s character added a new, rogue detective type vibe to this story and a second perspective to the entire investigation. It was like reading two investigations with female leads that are very similar in a lot of ways, but refuse to admit it to each other.

Normally I would point out what I did not like about this novel, but there was nothing. It flowed smoothly and quickly. I finished it in about six hours of reading dispersed over a few days. The characters and story line were baffling and intriguing. I kept picking it up even if I only had a few minutes to read. Look For Me had everything a good novel should; suspense, drama, heartbreak, and hope. Gardner draws you in from page one to the very last detail. If you do not pick up this novel on February 6th then you are missing out. She also has a ton of other books to check out until then. You won’t regret reading Look For Me. You will only regret not reading Gardner’s work sooner.

STAR RATING: 5/5

 
Look For Me will be out February 6th on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all your local book stores. You may also pre-order now! Make sure to add this novel to your Goodreads To Read list immediately! Also leave feedback for Gardner when you are finished reading. Check out more of Lisa Gardner’s books on her website HERE. You can also check out some of our previous reviews of her novels Right Behind You, Find Her, Crash & Burn, and more.

Lisa Gardner also has open on her website her Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy contest. Submit your name or a friends to be a potential victim in an upcoming novel HERE.

About Kristin Downer

Super Mom and Awesomely Nerdy Lady who can’t stand to sit still. Delving into the online world I ran a successful online radio channel and blog that brought fans up close and personal with their favourite music, television and movie stars. Now, with my hilariously nerdy partners in crime, we are hiding our nerdyness no more! Twitter: @Kristin_Downer

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