Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday, also known as Wisdom Day. The perfect day to post a book review, I think. My thoughts and attention are way too all over the place to come up with a proper intro so I’m banking on a phenomenal outro instead.
by Lisa Gardner
Blurb: 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.
What I thought: Initially I found that the more I thought about this book after finishing it, the more I liked it. Reading about the darker side of foster care was somewhat eerie – it made me think about the people involved, no matter their role in it.
I found this whole experience to be gloomy, somewhat confusing, occasionally irritating (Flora Dane and I didn’t really get along) and a bit of a slow going. However it was also something new, gritty, obviously thought provoking and it did come with a few twists.
Overall I’d say it was a decent read. Not for every taste and mood, but I think it’ll be reasonably successful in its genre.
Genres: Mystery, thriller, suspense
My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher Random House UK, Cornerstone for giving me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.
Yeah I’ve still not really gathered my thoughts and attention enough to do an acceptable outro. I managed to (more or less) pull it together for the middle bit but I can feel it melting away again. Like ice-cream on a warm day. Mmmm ice-cream. And there went my last bit of sense making…
The next book I’ll be reviewing is Now You See Her by Heidi Perks.
See you soon!