|Title: “Look For Me“|
|Author: Lisa Gardner|
|#Pages: 400 (Hardcover)|
|Release Date: Feb 6, 2018|
“Look For Me” is Lisa Gardner’s latest D.D. Warren thriller. I’ve read many from this series and loved them all, this one was no exception. Our detective now has a husband and child, her day off is ruined when she is summoned to what looks like a family annihilation. Five people are dead, the 16 year old daughter is missing and the shooter is no where to be found. It’s going to be a very long day for detective D.D. Warren.
Flora Dane from Gardner’s previous book shows prominently in her latest read. Dane was a victim and now she is a survivor. She shows other victims how to stop being afraid. When our missing 16 year old contacts her survivors’ group, Flora reaches out to Detective Warren. The two women put their heads together to figure whether this girl is a victim or a perp. Who murdered this girls family?
As always, Lisa Gardner is an incredibly good writer. There are never any wasted words or scenes. It is so satisfying to never be frustrated with a writer’s words. Gardner’s detective Warren has been expertly fleshed out and each book adds another well wrought layer to her character. Pairing a victim’s advocate, Flora Dane, with a hard boiled detective only heights the sparkling dialogue.
While reading I thoroughly enjoyed the play between two perspectives . Flora Dane sees the world through a survivors eyes while the detective, with specialized police training, has a more cynical view. I was impressed with Gardner’s in-depth understanding of victimology and I had no clue who the shooter was until the very end. Gardner played motive and revenge against victimology and the music it created was sublime. Don’t miss this book. although it was a quick read it was excellent.