Monday, September 10, 2012

Review: Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

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Genre:   Mystery/Suspense
Release Date:  February 2012
Series:  Detective D. D. Warren Series, Book #6
Publisher: Dutton
Pages:  400
Source:  Purchased
Rating:  Four Flowers Of Love

Book Blurb

At 8pm on 21st January, twenty-eight year old Charlie Grant believes she is going to be murdered and she wants Boston’s top homicide detective, D.D. Warren, to handle her death investigation.

Confronting D.D. at her latest crime scene, Charlie lays her cards on the table. For each of the last two years, one of her childhood friends has been murdered leaving Charlie as the only one of the three friends to remain alive.

But as D.D. delves deeper in to the details of Charlie’s case, she begins to question the young woman’s story. Because Charlie can now outfight and outrun anyone she meets and D.D.’s instinct is that she’s hiding a secret. A secret so explosive that Charlie herself may turn out to be the biggest danger of all…


My Thoughts
This is my first time reading something by this author and let me just say that I was impressed. I didn’t know that it was a series, I just picked it up because I heard it was awesome.  It was.   

I love a good mystery and this book kept me thoroughly confused and guessing until the very end.  The plot was twisted and not the norm.  The one thing that drew me to this book was watching the police trying to crack the would be murder along with trying to string together a connection to other murders of the main character’s best friends.  The author did a great job of keeping me in suspense and making me want to turn the pages and find out WTF is going on.

Charlie was such a creepy character.  I wanted to like her and feel sorry for her, but I honestly thought she was just plain crazy.  I couldn’t tell if she was the victim or a cold blooded killer with a messed up childhood.  I loved D.D., I thought she was a great detective but I just wished she had stood up to her parents.  I thought she was handling her life well considering that she had just had a baby in the later stages of her life.  I love reading about strong women doing their thing.   

Overall, I enjoyed the story and would recommend it.  The author impressed me so much that I will be looking into other books in this series.

Other Books In This Series:
Alone, Book #1
Hide, Book #2
The Neighbor, Book #3
Live To Tell, Book #4
Love You More, Book #5
The 7th Month (enovella)

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This one stands out because of the weird (in a good way) premise and atypical characters. I hope to read it.

Yvonne said...

Thx for commenting. This book is worth a read. If you like suspense and plots that you can't figure out easy, this one will get you.