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Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl's life - or bring her to justice.
A family home has become a crime scene. Five people are involved: four of them have been savagely murdered; one - a sixteen-year-old girl - is missing.
Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister?
Detective D. D. Warren is on the case, as 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, as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.
If you're trying to decide whether you're going to like this book, I'd recommend reading the prologue. While it's quite violent, I was unable to look away from it and it had me mesmerised and gripped from the outset. The rest of the book follows this pattern too and I felt unable to put it down the whole time I was reading it.
Each chapter made me want to read more and I liked the way the story was told. I loved all of the different perspectives and they each engaged me really well.
I enjoyed reading D.D. and Flora's sarcastic banter and watching their relationship progress. Their characters are developed well, however there are many other books in the D.D. Warren series and I would definitely recommend reading these to get more of an insight into her character and her background as she is an interesting character who I think has a lot more to her than is revealed in this book. While the plot is standalone and I managed to enjoy it without having read previous books in the series, there are things hinted at which intrigued me so much that I'm now desperate to read more by Gardner!
Throughout, I could tell that I was in the hands of a skilled and experienced writer. The story flows seamlessly, it hooked me in from the start and kept me engaged for the duration of the book. I was totally riveted and my mind was constantly whirring as I tried to connect the dots. When everything did finally come together, it worked brilliantly and things clicked at exactly the right time with every little detail fitting neatly into place.
I did guess who the culprit was but this didn't ruin the story at all. I think getting better at guessing who it will be comes with reading so many books!
I really like the ending. It's poignant, insightful and felt like a perfect fit for the themes and issues that are covered in this book.
Overall, I'm giving Look For Me 4.5 out of 5. It's emotional, riveting and perfectly paced.
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About the Author
Lisa Gardner started her writing career at 17. Having caught her hair on fire while working in food service, crafting a novel seemed a safer bet. A mere 10 years later she became an overnight success with the publication of her first thriller, The Perfect Husband.
Now a #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for best suspense novel, Lisa lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her auto-racing husband and black-diamond skiing daughter. When not glued to her computer, she can be found hiking the mountains with her two dogs and/or researching new and interesting ways to get away with murder.
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