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Lisa Gardner discusses her new novel, Find Her

Lisa Gardner discusses her new novel, FIND HER

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Find Her by Lisa GardnerFlora Dane is a victim.

Flora Dane is reckless.

. . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

Fear Nothing by Lisa GardnerI must confess that when I caught up with Lisa Gardner recently I had not read her latest thriller, so our conversation was about anything but her new book.

This is how it goes – shortly thereafter I get a call from our friend, and the mystery writer’s favorite groupie, Russell Ilg.  Russ asks if I have read Lisa’s latest book, Fear Nothing.  I admit that I haven’t, and Russ says, “Put down what ever you’re reading now and read it.  When your in about a quarter of the way of it you’ll understand why!”

I seldom stop in the middle of a book, but Russ has never steered me wrong, so I picked up Fear Nothing and read to the very passage that had excited him so.  Right there on the page is a minor character; yes you guessed it, named Russ Ilg.  Writers have come to know Russ, and his name is one of those that that works well in almost any story line.  Previously he has appeared in novels by Blake Crouch and Alan Jacobson. Both Blake and Alan dispose of the character is grisly fashion.  Lisa treats him a little better, leaving the part of  Russ Ilg as a minor player in a novel filled with exceptional characters.

I have enjoyed Lisa Gardner’s earlier novels, especially those that feature Boston homicide Detective D.D. Warren.  Gardner’s 2009 D.D. Warren title, The Neighbor, was honored as Book of the Year by the International Thriller Writers.

Fear Nothing is a complex study of character development wrapped in a murder mystery.  Gardner continues to grow D.D. Warren, and introduces us to a wide grouping of possible suspects, any of who could be the “Rose Killer.

Gardner lays down the mystery moving from first person dialogue to third person observer with precise skill and timing.  The story opens with D.D. Warren slowly recovering after being injured at a crime scene.  Plagued by no memory of the attack, and severe pain from her injury, D.D. teams up with her pain therapist, Dr. Adeline Glen, who has a dark history of her own that is revealed as the story develops.

This is a tale of two sisters, one a successful doctor who can’t feel pain, the other already serving a life sentence for multiple murders, including the murder of 12 year old Donnie Johnson when she was only 14.  These are the daughters of the infamous serial killer Harry Day, sisters connected by a mysterious bond.  Their separate worlds are about to collide, as they work with DD to catch a predator copying their late father’s murders.

Well Lisa, sorry that I hadn’t read Fear Nothing when I saw you so I could say, “Wow, damn, I was blown away . . . best ever!”  And to Russ Ilg, thanks, I only wish you had been a victim of the “Rose Killer.”  Maybe next time.

John Hutchinson, VJ Books

VJ Books Announces Lisa Gardner as Author of the Month

VJ Books Announces Lisa Gardner as Author of the Month with the Book Release of “Fear Nothing”

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

“Lisa grew up in Oregon, and we are pleased that her work is getting the recognition it deserves. Her mysteries are crisp, taunt thrillers that deliver every time. I can’t wait to read this one!” reports John Hutchinson, owner, VJ Books, specializing in signed and collectible mysteries, science fiction, adventure and horror titles.

Lisa began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, her work as a research analyst for an international consulting firm parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of internationally bestselling suspense novels.

With over 22 million books in print, Lisa is published in 30 countries. Her success crosses into the small screen with four of her novels becoming movies and personal appearances on television shows.

Lisa Gardner’s novels have also received awards from across the globe. Her novel, The Neighbor, was recognized as the Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers in the United States and Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle, prix du policier in France. She was also recognized with the Daphne duMaurior Award presented by RWA in 2000 for The Other Daughter.

Lisa lives in New Hampshire with her auto-racing husband and black-diamond skiing daughter. She spends her days writing in her loft with two barky shelties and one silly puppy. Her website has numerous videos and book reviews.

About “Fear Nothing”

DD Warren returns in a tale of two sisters, one a successful doctor who can’t feel pain, the other already incarcerated for multiple murders. Daughters of infamous serial killer Harry Day, their separate worlds are about to collide as they work with DD to catch a predator copying their late father’s murders.

Praise for:

“Lisa Gardner delivers an intelligent, sophisticated, psychological thriller in her latest installment “Fear Nothing”… Gardner continues to show why she is on the short list of top thriller writers today.” – Suspense Magazine

“Gardner has become one of the best psychological thriller writers in the business. The compelling characters, the shocking plot and the realistic atmosphere of how police operate make this a “must read” for any suspense aficionado.” — Associated Press on Catch Me

VJ Books is offering autographed copies of Fear Nothing, as well as many other signed title by Lisa Gardner, many at special “Author of the Month” pricing.


Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

John reviews Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

Touch & GoI just finished Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner. It was so, so good. This was my first time reading one of her novels. I had read many rave reviews about her work and looked forward to reading her newest novel. I was completely hooked from the first paragraph, it was very hard to put down. I really liked how she alternates the point of views in her chapters. The premise of the story is that a wealthy family is kidnapped including the husband, wife and their fifteen year old daughter. In one chapter, you read what is happening to them and the alternate chapters are from the point of view of those attempting to rescue them.

The characters in this novel were complex and extremely well developed. Sometimes I find that a book can become too bogged down in the details of the characters when there are so many of them. This was not the case in Touch & Go. It was so intense and absolutely no one was who they seemed to be. I will definitely be reading her next novel.