Look For Me

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 08 Feb 2018

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Wonderful book through my enjoyed kept me going right to end
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This was my first Lisa Gardner book, but it won't be the last. From the shocking opening to its conclusion, it is a gripping read packed with tension, raw emotion and heart-pumping drama. The author introduces a cast of wholly believable – and damaged – characters, the principal two being Detective DD Warren and survivor-turned vigilante Flora Dane. At the heart of the story is young Roxie, who is on the run after a brutal slaying. Is she a victim or the perpetrator of a terrible crime? I found the essays written by Roxie for school to be particularly harrowing, laying bare the deficiencies of a care system designed to protect but failing miserably in many cases. My only small niggle...

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An entire family, bar one member, is shot to death calling DD Warren away from her family to investigate. Her team try to unravel the mystery of the shooter but are hindered by the disappearance of Roxy, the oldest daughter who has gone into hiding. Help comes from an unusual and unsolicited source in the shape of Flora, a survivor of abduction and rape, but can DD’s team and Flora piece it together before more deaths?

Fast paced and intriguing, basically everything you want to find in a good crime thriller and I didn’t feel at a disadvantage having not read the last few books in the series and mostly have forgotten DD’s history too. As the history of the family in question is gradually...

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This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Gardner and while it’s part of a series, it read fine as a standalone. A young girl’s entire family has been killed, and she is now missing – together with the family dogs. Is she a murderer on the run or is she running scared? The shockingly violent opening gripped me right from the start, and set the scene for a story about a number of victims: of murder, neglect, abuse and enslavement. It features Sergeant Detective DD Warren, a no-nonsense cop who loves her job – even though it takes her away from her husband and her beloved five-year-old son. There’s a wonderful contrast throughout this book between what’s going on in DD’s world as a...

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It's been a long time since I have caught up with DD and I was looking forward to seeing how she was doing. This latest installment sees the return of Flora Dane who was featured in the last book in the series, only this time she is working her way through life as a survivor.

DD is called to a murder scene involving a whole family, except one member of that family, the eldest daughter Roxy. DD needs to work out if Roxy is the suspect or the victim. Flora has a link to Roxy and as such manages to insert herself into the investigation and as such becomes DD's newest CI. Frankly it seems like a match made in heaven and I couldn't help but think this element of the story fitted...

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I hadn't realised when I started reading quite how many previous books there had been involving Detective DD Warren. I usually like to read in order, however I felt that you could pick up enough of the back story in this to make it an effective standalone. Maybe gave me a different angle, as I saw this as a Flora Dane novel, rather than DD Warren. Anyway, a good read, and enough questions that the outcome wasn't immediately obvious. And when you thought you'd worked it out there was still some doubt, and at least one point where I'm sure I shouted aloud "NO!" A good lesson in not making assumptions, and how there's always more to a situation than appears...

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Look for me is one of those novels that has you gasping for breath right from the outset. The shocking first chapter is reminiscent of Karin Slaughter novels and while effective, it take time to link into the main story of Look for Me, buts it’s worth persevering.
This story is extremely disturbing and horrific and really looks into the social care system and whether it works for families or against them. I needed the answers and now that I have them I don’t feel much better but Look for me is a fascinating yet tragic read.
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I didn’t download this beforehand the link expired and I am absolutely gutted because I adore this author and this series!
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What appears to be a relatively straightforward family shooting soon becomes a complicated case as abusive foster homes, jealous girlfriends, female gangs and vigilantes all weave together in a thrilling race to find out who slaughtered Roxy's family.
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I came into this series stone cold, so I was pretty impressed by how well this book set the scene! Introducing me to a world filled with well-rounded characters, shared histories and (of course) a juicy murder plot, this was an interesting, multi-layered story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
We get to see this murder case from a variety of sides: D.D Warren, returning for her ninth novel; Sarah, who survived a brutal murder spree when she was at university, and Flora Dane, returning (hooray!) for the first time after she was introduced in the previous novel, Find Me.
With all those characters knocking around together, there’s potential for the story to get seriously crowded, especially with...

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When four members of a family are slaughtered in their home and the sole family survivor, a teenage girl, apparently flees the scene and remains in hiding, you may assume this is a straightforward case involving parricide and siblicide. If you've read a Lisa Gardner book before then you'll know that this will definitely not be the ultimate outcome of the murder investigation. This is the premise for the latest novel to feature Detective D. D. Warren. The family in question is the previously dysfunctional Juanita Baez, her three children, and Juanita's recent lover Charlie Boyd. Sixteen-year-old Roxanna is the only member of the household to evade murder and, with the two...

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I enjoyed this book, but it lost my attention half way through, as a result I probably wouldn't recommend it.
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I always enjoy Lisa Gardener's books and wasn't disappointed with this one.  It kept me reading with lots of twists, not really working out who was to blame until the end.  An excellent book.
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I had never read any of Lisa Gardner’s books before so when I found out that ‘Look for Me,’ was part of a series I thought I wouldn’t get into it. However, it was a very easy read and you get to know each character enough and fairly quickly without having to read the previous books.
The plot has lots of twists and turns. Just when you think you’d sussed it out, you realise you wrong! It isn’t just a mystery/thriller though, it also delves into the failings some face in the foster care system and a family being torn apart. 

Thanks to Netgalley and Century for the ARC.
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This is the ninth book in the DD Warren series, but on this occasion she is teamed up with Ms Flora Dane who was a victim of kidnap.

The crime scene is a family home, of 5, but one member is missing. Is 16 year old Roxy in danger or is she the danger?
It becomes apparent that she had taken the family's elderly dogs out before disaster struck.

She is on the run and Warren and Ms Dane need to find her. After examining her school work, it becomes obvious that she was not happy. A troubled teen writing about a “perfect family” for an assignment, is obviously not happy.

This is the first book I have read in the series, but am a fan of Lisa Gardner. This works as a stand alone...

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This novel does start off with graphic scenes of violence against a group of young women in student accommodation. Then the story switches to a separate case of the massacre of members of a family, the Baez family. Usually this would put me off continuing to read on, but with all credit to the author, the way it was written held my attention plus one of the family members, Roxanna Baez, a young girl, was missing. The background to the case and the subsequent inquiry made me want to read on and carry on reading to find out exactly what happened on that day.

Detective D. D. Warren, referred to throughput the book as ‘D.D’, is the investigating officer. A young woman, Flora Dane, a survivor...

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Me??? Jump into a series that’s already 9 books in…..surely not!!

Anybody who knows me will know that I have this ‘thing‘ that I’m trying to get over regarding my need to read a series from book one. I’ve managed a few recently and I’m gradually seeing that authors are very clever in the way they write books these days, giving the reader just enough background to allow you to jump right in at the latest release. Look For Me by Lisa Gardner is definitely a book that falls into this category, as I had no issues with understanding past events as they were really well explained in the context of the current story. I had read a few reviews for this one that suggested you should read the...

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When an early morning Amber Alert disrupts Detective D. D. Warren’s plans for the day, she knows it’s bad. Turning up at the scene of a horrible crime, she thinks it couldn’t be worse. Four members of a family of five are dead, the last member – a sixteen year old girl named Roxy – is missing.
The first question any officer would ask – is Roxy in danger or is she on the run, having killed her family. Now it’s one D. D. must answer. Helping her, as well as her team, is Flora Dane, a young woman we first met in Find Her and who was kidnapped and held hostage for 472 days.
Now, she spends her time helping other survivors, though not always in a way D. D. would like, at the same time as...

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What an enthralling read! This is the kind of book where, when you take a moment to glance at how far into the book you are, you are filled with disbelief.

A family murdered, one member missing – what’s the obvious conclusion? But is it the right one? This story follows both the police case and another, less official, investigation both with the same aim although for slightly different reasons. A really fast-paced read and totally absorbing. Who to believe and who to trust?

Look for Her is well written and completely believable. There are a few lighter moments in this tale as we follow D.D.’s family life. I’ve also learned that if I ever move to Mass., USA (highly unlikely as I live in...

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When her day began, the worst thing that Detective D.D. Warren was expecting was choosing a dog for her family. But when she is called to a crime scene, all those thoughts go out the window. A family, reconciled after the mother regained custody of her children, have been brutally shot. The only survivor, the eldest daughter Roxanna, is missing. Was she present at the shooting? Did she escape before the killer arrived? Or did she wield the gun herself?
As D.D. begins her investigation, her path crosses once again with Flora Dane, a survivor from a dreadful experience, who has now set up a support network for other women who have gone through similar traumas – and Roxanna had recently...

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