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In four days, someone is going to kill me. . . .Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.’s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation.It will be up close and personal. No evIn four days, someone is going to kill me. . . .Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.’s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation.It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle.Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p. m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.But as D.D. quickly learns, Charlie Grant doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. By her own admission, the girl can outshoot, outfight, and outrun anyone in Boston, which begs the question: Is Charlie the next victim, or the perfect perpetrator? As D.D. tracks a vigilante gunman who is killing pedophiles in Boston, she must also delve into the murders of Charlie’s friends, racing to find answers before the next gruesome January 21 anniversary. Is Charlie truly in danger, or is she hiding a terrifying secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?In four days, someone is going to kill me. But he’s gotta catch me first....

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Catch Me Reviews

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2019-03-01 22:53

    This is a reread!!Everyone has to die sometime. Be BraveThis is one of the messages the killer leaves behind!!The opening chapter of Catch Me, the 6th novel in Lisa Gardner’s Detective D.D. Warren Series is like a punch on your chest!! It’s so horrifying and so dark……An 8 year old girl is stabbed by her insane mother, who is trying to set fire to their home with her baby sister inside, manages to knock out the mother and save her sister. Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant survives the terrible things her mother had done to her when she’s taken in by her aunt.Twenty years later, Charlene has moved to Boston and works as a police dispatch officer. The reason she left her home in New England was to ensure the safety of her aunt, after the murders of her two best friends. She knows that on January 21, she will be the next victim.Detective D.D. Warren is investigating the murders of two pedophiles, which she believes is the work of a serial killer, when she’s approached by Charlie and told the story of her best friends murders and wants to give her as much information so that if she’s killer on Jan 21, D.D. will be able to catch the killer.The author skillfully switches back and forth from Charlie’s traumatic childhood to present day and how she prepares herself to facing her killer.The plot is filled with tension filled suspense, twists and turns that had me guessing until almost the last chapter,- and when the identity of the killer is revealed – a total shocker.The issue of pedophiles and how they use the internet to lure young children is scarily chilling. I certainly learnt a lot about this issue in this story.I am so liking D.D.’s new life as a mom!!! And the relationship between her and Alex, little baby Jack’s father is really special. I adore Alex….this is the kind of man that any woman would want in her life.Another great addition to this series that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  • Mary Beth
    2019-02-18 02:39

    Lisa Gardner does it again! Another suspenseful thriller!"Everyone must Die sometime. Be brave.""Dying for someone is easy" J.T. murmured now. "Living for yourself is the hard part that's hard.This is the sixth book in the Detective D.D. Warren series. This is another excellent thriller and isn't dark like the other books I have been reading.Everyone close to Charlene is dying and the date they are murdered is January 21. Several days before January 21 Charlene contacts D.D. Warren letting her know that she is going to be killed at 8 pm. And the suspense is on! Each time someone is killed there is a note left saying Everyone must die sometime. Be Brave.I really love this series. The author does a really great job in her characters. She does a really good job with writing suspense thrillers.

  • Jim
    2019-02-26 04:47

    "Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave."What would you do if you thought you were going to die? You know the date. January 21st. You know the approximate time. 8PM. In the past two years Charlene Grant's two best childhood friends were murdered on January 21st at about 8PM. Now Charlene believes it is her turn but she is not going to just let it happen. She is not going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing and she has a gun and is taking shooting lessons. Four days. Ninety six hours. In addition to the boxing and shooting lessons Charlene takes the next step. She wants D.D. Warren to investigate her potential murder.D.D. Warren has recently returned to work from maternity leave and has been called out to a murder scene. A pedophile has been killed in his apartment. Shot twice in the head. A double tap. An execution. No great loss ... right? But the job is the job and D.D. must investigate. Turns out there was a similar murder recently before D.D. returned to work. Another pedophile, another double tap. Looks like they may have a serial killer on their hands. As D.D. is leaving the most recent murder scene and returning to her car she sees a paper on her windshield. At first she thinks it is a ticket and is pissed. But it is not a ticket ... it is a note. "Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave." Looking around she sees someone walking away quickly. It is Charlene Grant. D.D. takes Charlene in for questioning and Charlene tells her story. D.D. would like to dismiss Charlene as crazy but there are facts there that seem to indicate her fears are warranted. And that there may be a link between the murder of Charlene's friends on January 21st and the serial killings of the pedophiles.This is another dark and disturbing story with children the target of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse at the hands of both strangers and parents. If I was a parent of a child and had just read this story I don't know if I'd let my child anywhere near the internet or a computer. Even a seemingly safe kid friendly internet site may not be all it appears to be. But you can't lock your child up and hidden away. That would be insane. Just ask Charlene whose mother was insane and at whose hands she suffered terrible abuses.

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2019-03-02 01:36

    I love the D.D. Warren mysteries, and this one does not disappoint! Twenty-eighty year old Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, Charlie, thinks she has four days left to live. Two years ago one of her best friends, Randi was murdered on January 21st, then one year to the date, her other best friend Jackie was murdered. They were a trio. The three musketeers: Randi Jackie Charlie, as they were known in school. It is four days until January 21st and Charlie thinks she's next. She's not going down without a fight though, she's planned ahead. Boxing classes, gun lessons, running, preparing in any way she can for January 21st. She's even picked the investigator she wants to solve her murder if the worst happens: Detective D.D. Warren. What would you do with the time you have left?This is one of two cases Detective D.D. Warren finds herself in the middle of two weeks back from her maternity leave. It's clear to D.D., from the beginning that there is more to Charlie than she is letting on. Is four days enough to get to the bottom of this? The other case D.D. is working on, is the murder of two pedophiles, both shot with no apparent signs of a struggle and no forced entry. D.D. has to balance her job with the new responsibility of caring for her newborn son, now ten-weeks old. This story had a lot of plot twists and turns. When I was sure of one thing, suddenly it would change and it was something else entirely. I loved that we got to catch up with a lot of past characters. It was such a treat to get a glimpse into their lives again. It was nice to see tough-as-nails D.D. has fallen head-over-heels in love with her baby, Jack. Also, seeing D.D. and Alex together, adjusting to life with a baby was so precious. I love Alex, how he's so patient and smitten with D.D. This is a definite recommend to any fan of Lisa Gardner. I can't wait for the next one!Thank you to NetGalley and Dutton/Penguin Group for sharing this story with me.

  • ✨Susan✨
    2019-02-21 22:44

    This book addresses several heavy subjects that at times are explained very explicitly, and for some may be disturbing. The first is about mental illness and all the horrid things that happen to the children of the afflicted that go unchecked. The second, is concerning the vile subject of pedophilia and last but not least is how a serial killer may relate back to both.This is my first Lisa Gardner book. She does a masterful job of producing an exciting psychological thriller. This who done it had me going back and forth until the last few chapters and at times creeped me out. Good writer, will read more of her work. The narrator did a good job allowing the heft of the story come through without inflicting to much drama.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-03 22:00

    Catch Me4 StarsThis series has improved in the last couple of installments. One reason is the development of D.D. Warren's character. She is no longer the cold and brash detective with an obsessive need to prove herself but rather a intelligent investigator whose attempts to juggle family life and work make her much more endearing. The plot is intricate with two parallel mysteries. While both are intriguing and suspenseful (particularly the scenes involving the Internet predators and Charlie's memories of her childhood) ,the threat to Charlie's life takes a back seat to the serial killer storyline, which results in a lack of tension and immediacy. Moreover, the identity of the killer is obvious about 3/4 of the way in mainly due to a dearth of suspects. The secondary characters are fleshed out well, especially Charlie. Gardner also succeeds in making the vigilante a sympathetic character despite their questionable actions and motivations. The climax and resolution are satisfying, and the ending made me smile. Another great aspect of the book is the journey down memory lane alongside the characters from previous Gardner books. All in all, a well written and entertaining thriller with some frightening messages about the dangers lurking on the Internet.

  • Carolyn
    2019-03-06 20:55

    Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave.That's what Charlie's mum used to tell her right before she hurt her. But Charlie doesn't remember much of the first eight years of her life as an abused child. After her Aunt rescued her she only remembers love and safety although sometimes her nightmares bring back horrifying flashes of her early years. Now Charlie is working as a police radio dispatcher in Boston and she knows she is no longer safe. Her two BFFs were each murdered one year apart in exactly the same way on January 21st.In four days time it will be 21st January and Charlie knows the killer is coming for her.This is the sixth in the DD Warren series and is one of the best.DD is now a mother to baby Jack and living with Alex. She is back at work and struggling to fit in her new life with work and manage to get some sleep. While investigating the murder of a pedophile, she meets Charlie who informs her she will be murdered on 21st January. About a quarter of the way into the book a sudden creepy element appears and this slowly intensifies as the story works its way to the chilling climax. 4.5★

  • Karyn Niedert
    2019-03-02 04:34

    "Catch Me" kept me motivated as I zip through Lisa Gardner books. Truly enjoying the character of D.D. Warren and how her relationships continue to grow.

  • Rachel Hall
    2019-03-08 03:34

    As an unashamed admirer of ballsy Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren of the Boston Police Department, Lisa Gardner is my 'go to' girl when I need a shot of adrenaline and this sixth appearance of D.D., Catch Me, certainly fitted the bill!D.D. Warren is on cranky form when she returns to duty following her maternity leave, not because she has been parted from her ten-week-old son, Jack, or at the mercy of his fragmented nighttime sleeping. Hell, no.. As a born workaholic who lives and breathes her job and likes to be in control, her parents arrival from Florida is imminent and no one radiates disapproval like D.D.'s mother! Finding herself pregnant at forty-one was not part of D.D.'s plan, but with a supportive and caring partner in crime scene expert, Alex Wilson, she rather likes the domestic bliss and security of her own family nest in suburbia. Walking into her first crime scene back on the job and greeted by the stench of a festering corpse that has spent days awaiting discovery, the deep freeze of mid-January is the only saving grace. Not that D.D. is exactly mourning the demise by two gun shot wounds to the forehead of a man whose house contents reveal his paedophilic tendencies, especially not as a new parent herself. But the use of a .22 caliber gun seems a curious choice of homicide weapon, more intended for self-defence than a lethal weapon. Then her team tell her about the incident of four weeks previously, when another paedophile by the name of Douglas Antiholde also met his death at the hands of two wounds from a .22. Two victims, one predator - D.D. is back in the saddle with only six hours to solve the crimes before home time and a return to baby Jack. Returning to her car she finds a handwritten note on the windscreen with a chilling motto and which matches a similar note found on the first victim. An analysis based on the penmanship of the letter points to a tightly wound perfectionist with obsessive tendencies... and interestingly a female.It is at then that D.D. is intercepted by Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, enquiring if D.D. will be assigned to her case without any incident having yet occurred, something even D.D. is at a loss to answer. For as Charlie tells D.D., she is the last man standing in the trio of three childhood friends, both clinically dispatched in their own homes with no sign of forced entry, no signs of a struggle and a robbery ruled out on the exact same date, January twenty-first just one year and a thousand miles apart. As a born survivor, hardened by a tough upbringing and a sick mother, Charlie has run from her home town, severed contacts with her past and has trained, prepared and visualised her murder. She is fit, fast, accurate with a gun, licensed to carry and a confident bare knuckle boxer and tells D.D. that as one of the most respected homicide detectives in the state of Boston, she wants her on the case. Working as a dispatch handler with no criminal record an intrigued D.D. looks into Charlie Grant and her interest is piqued. As one of the best in the business, D.D. relishes the opportunity to up her game and with Charlie craving a return to the town she ran from, D.D.'s newfound status allows her to appreciate the pull of home. Randi Menke, Jackie Knowles, Charlie Grant? Three days to solve two cold cases with no new leads... welcome back Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren. As D.D. consults with FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and her father, Pierce, who compiled the initial report comparing the murders of Charlie's friends, it is lost on no one that the three women had drifted apart and for the connections between the trio, the microscope needs to concentrate on their earlier years, possibly the existence of a school friend that didn't make the final cut to the select trio. As D.D. takes Charlie back to relive her harrowing past at the hands of a mother with Munchausen's by proxy it becomes clear that she is reluctant to recall the memories. After a lifetime of being prepared, Charlie Grant appears as lethal as any predator lying in wait and when it becomes clear that she fits the profile for the type-A female who simultaneously fits the gunning down paedophiles the suspense skyrockets. As the final hours count down to the twenty-first, D.D. no longer knows if Charlie is running from a past threatening to catch up with her or genuinely living in fear of a January twenty-first predator.As D.D. simultaneously uncovers the paedophilic grooming on the kiddie websites where vulnerable victims are snared she is assisted by hot-headed sex crimes Detective Ellen O who enlightens her on the "virtual rabbit hole, with dark alleys and seedy strangers everywhere" that the internet can be to unsupervised youngsters. As Detective O enlightens D.D. on the largest target profile for internet predators being the five- to nine-year-old boys she explains their methodology and techniques for locating victims in their vicinity and progressing beyond the stock phrases exchanges permitted of the monitored platforms. Simple enough strategies but when the victims computers reveal another level of horror in their participation in training rooms for sharing tips with younger would-be groomers, all going on right under the noses of the police force, the news is sickening. As this story progresses, Gardner narrates the story of seven-year-old Jesse Germaine unsuspectingly getting lured into the trap on such a website and just how even a child perfectly prepped with the stranger danger foresight can quickly become out of their depth. As Jesse is lured in, his unexpected saviour from the hands of a predator is a woman with an uncanny resemblance to Charlie going by the name of Abigail.. raising the prospect of Charlie being a target for a one series of murders and a likely victim of another.Just a point of note that after having read the eighth book in the series, Find Her, ahead of Catch Me, I feel duty bound to point out that the theme of victim versus predator is a returning one, again raised in the case of Charlie Grant as with Flora Dane of Find Her. Despite this, the backgrounds to each character were entirely different and it certainly didn't feel like I was rehashing old territory. Lisa Gardner's flair for characterisation and a genuinely informative study of a situation means her style easily engages. Gardner intensively researches her subject matter and her assured understanding of the world she recreates is demonstrated by the confident dissemination she provides.And as any good detective knows, D.D. Warren included, especially with a new baby making demands, the key isn't to work harder but to work smarter! Come game day, you always want D.D. on your side!

  • Craig Sisterson
    2019-03-04 03:42

    Detective DD Warren has seen and done a lot during her career on the Boston police force, but she’s never had to solve a murder that hasn’t even happened yet. While on the trail of someone killing internet predators, Warren is confronted outside the latest crime scene by a young woman who adamantly believes she only has four days left to live. Why? Because her two childhood best friends have been killed on that very day, at the very same time, the past two years. With no signs of struggle, no forced entry. A killer managed to get up and close and personal, end their lives, and get away scot-free. Leaving no trace, and with no apparent motive.The inseparable trio from the New England small town is now down to one, and Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant has no doubt her own time is running out. On January 21, at 8pm, she will die, and ‘Charlie’ wants Boston’s best detective to investigate her imminent death, to find out what’s really been going on, and to catch her killer.But are Charlie’s worries real? And what was she doing hanging around the scene of another crime? Has the small town police dispatcher decided to get a little vigilantism in during what she thinks will be her final days? She’s certainly been preparing herself for battle – learning to outshoot, outfight, and outrun almost anyone. And she knows about police work. Is she using those skills to gun down the paedophiles, is she the one handing out some street justice, taking the law into her own hands?DD Warren doesn’t quite know what to think about Charlie, but finds herself swept up in the other woman’s struggles, while still juggling her own, at work and home. The former workaholic is now a mother to a 10-week-old baby, living with her partner Alex (who is also in law enforcement), and actually enjoying getting away from work now and then. But her investigative drive still burns bright.After a creepy prologue describing two young girls being woken then terrified by their clearly mentally unstable mother, Catch Me is told from the alternating perspectives of the two female leads – both strong, complex women, with distinct outlooks. But this terrific thriller is also packed with plenty of other interesting and layered characters, and flashes of insight into wider human desires, fears, and more.Like the very best crime thrillers, Catch Me doesn’t just entertain with a gripping plotline or intriguing mystery, it emotionally engages the reader. We don’t just want to know what happens; we care about the fully rounded characters. We feel as we read. Gardner also raises interesting questions about a number of wider issues, including the frightening ease with which internet predators can contact and groom children, and how parents can protect – or fail to protect – their children.Catch Me is arguably Gardner’s very best novel yet; an engaging and emotionally tense page-turner that hooks you early and doesn’t let go. Right to the thrilling end.

  • Maria
    2019-03-08 01:54

    Adorei. Mais um excelente livro!Opinião completa:

  • Jill
    2019-02-25 01:42

    Having been a fan of Lisa Gardner for years, I was eagerly awaiting this latest release. As I read the prologue, and then the first chapter, I wasn't so sure that it was going to hold my interest. I need not have worried, as it held my interest, kept me up past bedtime and kept me scratching my head and guessing for a good while. That said, it is not her best. It's a fun read, but the plot is a little too filled with unlikely coincidences and turns that are a stretch for even the best imagination.The prologue opens with two little girls being raised by a seriously insane and abusive mother. Something happens, but we aren't clear what happened or to whom. Switch to Gardner's long-time heroine, Boston PD Detective DD Warren who is trying to solve a string of murders of pedophiles. One of the little girls from the prologue is now grown up and living in Boston, though it took me a while to understand which of the girls it was. No, I'm not telling you ... you have to figure it out for yourself. Also, this girl's two best friends have been murdered, both on January 21st at 8:00 p.m., one a year ago and the other two years ago. Now this girl, Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, believes she will be murdered in the same fashion this year on January 21st, which is but a few days away. Charlene (Charlie) contacts Det. Warren, not to have her try to stop the murder, but to ask her to solve it once she (Charlie) is dead. And so begins the fun. The various story lines DO actually tie together and you should be able to figure most of it out around the 75% mark. The information about pedophiles and their tactics for luring young children was definitely NOT fun, but was certainly an eye-opener. Something we all need to think about and be aware of. Though I have only given this book a 3-star rating, make no mistake ... it is a fun and enjoyable read, just not the best of Gardner's work.

  • Michael
    2019-02-25 04:37

    Everyone has to die sometime. Be Brave.Detective D.D. Warren has alot on her plate not only has come from a crime scene were a pedophile has been killed. D.D. is know a mum to Jake, living with partner Alex and has her parents soon to be visiting. To add to this she is confronted by a lady calling herself Charlie Grant who claims she will be killed in a few days on January 21st at 8pm. She comes to this conclusion as her two best friends have both been killed on that date in the last two years.D.D. soon finds out of another pedohile who had been killed previously and is convinced that they have been murdered by the same person. When D.D. and the young female detective who works in the sex crimes unit look into Charlie they start to become suspicious of the young lady who despite her claims seems well capable of looking after herself with both gun are hand to hand combat training. The feeling is with Charlie's work as a 911 call worker she may be the killer of the pedophiles and may have a split personality becoming Abigail when she kills. But as D.D. and Charlie soon realise the real threat is one that goes right back to Charlie's childhood and one thats determined to end the pain and make things right.Catch Me is for me the most spine tingling of all the books in the series. The ending for one was both harrowing and tragic as we learn the truth about the whole horrible mess wich was Charlie's upbringing and what happened to her siblings and her disturbed mother. Once again D.D. was a central figure who even though had changed slightly being a mum and partner was still as passionate about her job as always. At times disturbing and at times downright chilling Catch me will leave you iching for more.

  • Jeanie Jackson
    2019-02-24 23:40

    I like the softness that being a mother brings to DD. Amazing plot twists and turns and I followed the bait the whole way. Don't usually do that.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-20 03:57

    I read the first chapter of Catch Me at the end of Lisa Gardner's new e-novella, The 7th Month. After reading that chapter I just knew that I was going to love this book.I am a big Lisa Gardner fan and Catch Me did not disappoint me.The book is about a woman, Charlie, whose two best friends were murdered on the same day a year apart. So Charlie is worried that she is next. She's been so worried that she dropped out of her life and she's been in hiding training for a whole year (taking boxing and shooting lessons). The anniversary of the last death is coming up and she is convinced that she will be murdered in four days. So she contacts detective D.D. Warren ahead of time to handle her death investigation.Also there is someone on the loose shooting child predators. So D.D. Warren has a lot to deal with in this story.As is typical of Lisa Gardner's books the chapters alternate between POVS. For this story the two main POVS belong to D.D. Warren and Charlie.Even though the D.D. Warren series has been mostly about the crimes it was nice in Catch Me to get to see more of D.D.'s personal side. I liked seeing her with Alex and with Jack. And I liked getting to know a bit about her parents.As a fan of Lisa Gardner's other books I've gotten used to the motto "suspect everyone". Other than D.D. Warren you never really know who to suspect. There were definitely some interesting twists and turns in this book. I could not put it down. It had me reading until late at night.This book could possibly be a stand alone book (the actual story/case is a stand alone). But there are characters from other books that appear in Catch Me (most notably Quincy and his daughter from the FBI profiler series). Things that happened to those characters are discussed.And D.D. Warren's life has progressed. So the book could be read on its own. But if you plan to read the other books in the series then i would read them in order (unless you don't care about knowing how her personal life ended up).There were so many characters from previous books in this story. But the one we did not see who I missed the most was Bobby Dodge (love him).But overall another wonderful thriller by Lisa Gardner. If you've loved her other books then you will definitely enjoy this one too. Can't wait till the next one comes out!I received this ebook from NetGalley and Penguin Group/Dutton.

  • Ginger
    2019-03-13 23:02

    Oh Lisa Gardner!! You did it to me again!! 1. I pulled a couple of all-nighters reading this. Just couldn't put it down. 2. I was so proud of myself...already had things figured out, knew where the story was heading. Had it totally in the bag...ummmm....NOPE! While I did figure it out, I sure as hell didn't see THAT coming!! **smacking myself in the forehead**I've said this before, I'll say it again. If you read carefully enough, the clues are right in front of you. That's a problem with this series. They're so good, so fast-paced, the reader just wants to devour them in one sitting. Read too fast, you miss clues, not to mention each book you complete, brings you closer to the end of the series...waiting patiently for the next to be published. Great dilemma to have, right? Another great read featuring my favorite bad-ass female cop, Sgt. Detective D.D. Warren.

  • Terri Lynn
    2019-03-20 04:00

    Oh dear. I have just discovered Lisa Gardner's books and now I have to read them all. I love it when that happens! Catch Me is a psychological thriller, a mystery and suspense novel that will keep you on the edge and possibly suspicious of your own mother and that nice cop who keeps trying to date you. The story starts with breaktaking horror with a young girl who has a clearly insane mother. The woman has stabbed her 8 year old daughter and is now trying to set the house on fire with her and her younger daughter in it but unexpectedly the stabbed 8 year old comes and knocks her out with a lamp. The younger girl cries out for "Sis-sis" who appears to be dead (appearances can be deceiving). Fast forward 20 years and Boston Detective DD Warren is back on the job after an 8 week maternity leave. She is living with her baby son Jack who she is clearly besotted with and with the baby's dad Alex who is a crime scene analyst. She gets very little sleep and feels stressed but is clearly in love with Alex, Jack, and her job. Someone is murdering pedophiles (Good! I say. ) and this case is proving to be a challenge. At the scene of the crime, DD sees a note on her windshield that says "Everyone has to die sometime. Be Brave." She sees someone walking away and chases her down. The woman is Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant but we can call her Charlie.Charlie lived with her crazy mother for 8 years. During this time, she was fed rat poison, forced to eat peanut butter laced with crushed lightbulbs, had bowling balls dropped on her feet, and had her fingers smashed in doors on purpose by the mom who murdered two other babies who never had birth records. She has serious memory problems about her childhood but she is alarmed. After she was injured by her mother, she went to live with her mother's sister her Aunt who ran a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire and took her in. For the past two years on January 21, her two best friends from childhood have been murdered in their own homes without giving a struggle. Charlie is convinced she is next and January 21 is coming soon.There are so many twists and turns in this novel that I pretty much suspected everyone at some point. The truth is a shocker .The story has so much going on- a loyal homeless dog, a sweet little boy who was almost raped by a teenaged pedophile both saved and witness to the murder of said pedophile, a detective who works sex crimes who tries to frame Charlie, DD's own mother issues and the challenges of being a working mom, police dispatcher Charlie's attraction to a fellow officer and her attempts to save domestic violence victims, and enough psychological drama to raise Sigmund Freud from the grave (this time he would be right- Mother was at fault for the whole mess). The storyline with the little boy , son of a loving and protective single mom who is studying to be a nurse, is something every parent should read. The details of how the sweet little guy was groomed and fooled on a kid's website and lured to the public library by a 16 year old pervert who took him off and tried to rape him are realistic and shocking in how simple it is to fool a child. If you have kids or care about kids, please read that and share the info with every parent you know. It was very well handled. Lisa Gardner has written this in such an emotionally true way and kept me on the edge all the way through. I really liked the ending.. Well-written. I have another new favorite author to follow.

  • Skip
    2019-02-18 04:00

    Detective D.D. Warren is just back from maternity leave when she responds to the murder of a pedophile and finds out that this is the second recent killing. She is joined by a Sex Crimes officer and has to deal with the morality of finding a killer, who is providing a useful societal function by removing threats to children. Meanwhile, a young woman (Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, a/k/a Charlie) reaches out to D.D. for help as she expects to die within three days on the anniversary of her two best friends from high school's deaths in different cities on the same day. Charlie is dealing with deeply repressed childhood traumas from her abusive, deeply disturbed mother and because of her preparations becomes the main suspect in the killings of the pedophiles as she works as a police emergency dispatcher. Something does not sit right with D.D. Warren, whose compassion has grown tremendously since giving birth. Gardner writes very good thrillers.

  • Holly
    2019-02-18 22:34

    What a huge disappointment this turned out to be. Being a huge fan of this series, I went into this book with high expectations that up until now Gardner had always managed to live up to. This book unfortunately fell flat. Everything about it, the character interactions (DD Warren is usually one of my favorite female protagonists, but here she seemed to be a whiny shell of her former self, the "evil doer" and their story was uninteresting and pretty much the entire mystery aspect was boring.One of the most disappointing reads of 2012 for me.

  • Jennifer Jaynes
    2019-03-16 01:32

    This is my first Lisa Gardner book. I actually read it a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting the time to write a review.I'm usually a little leery about picking up a new author, but Gardner definitely didn't disappoint. I was hooked from the first several pages--as soon as I was able to get into the characters' personalities--and literally couldn't put this down. I also couldn't figure out what was going on as hard as I tried. And, as a writer of mysteries myself, I'm usually VERY good at figuring at least "some" of it out.I'll definitely be reading more Gardner this year!

  • Tonya Smith
    2019-02-23 05:00

    This is the first Lisa Gardner book I've ever read and it was CATCH ME it is the sixth book of the series. I've definitely got to read the prior books of this series. Thanks MARY for telling me how great this series is.

  • Vicky
    2019-02-26 23:52

    Most twists were somewhat obvious but a great read.

  • Jeanette
    2019-03-20 03:51

    D.D. is interesting, not as super sleuth dynamo as most women cops or investigators. This one has some creepy characters and the viscous evil tone starts from the first page. To a point that is too much for me. Off putting enough to quit the read, usually. But this one I continued. I believe it is the only Gardner that I have finished. And I can see why she has a following, because the action becomes fierce and often. Murder, abuse, mayhem and especially sexual crimes abound here, as well.She is easy to read, but without being simplistic. Multiple narrators give several points of view.This one I guessed the perp before the 1/2 way point because of the extreme beginning.I doubt if I will read more Gardner, but I do understand the reviews and readership. Just not my favorite style of mystery or crime.

  • judy
    2019-03-16 21:43

    I've avoided this author like the plague. Besides her name (suspiciously like a romance novelist--which she was) I suspected her of writing the kind of mysteries that certain other female authors write and appear regularly on best-seller lists. I put this book on hold because some author I admire (can't remember who) wrote some nice things about her. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the book. The plot held my interest and the writing was good enough that I forgave her the sin of requiring me to suspend disbelief. The required suspension wasn't excessive and, since the author had done her research,I learned some very important things. She's not quite what I look for but I can understand why other readers love her. The next time I see her on the shelf, I probably will pick her up.

  • Diane S ☔
    2019-03-12 20:55

    Another suspenseful entry into the D. D. Warren series. As a new mother D. D. is trying to balance baby, new relationship, and her duties as a police lieutenant, when she is called to the scene of a murder. She also is approached by a young woman named Charlie, who is afraid she will be killed on the 21st of January, as her two best friends have been. From here the twist and turns, and revelations arrive in a very suspenseful and fast paced manner. Her relationship problems do not take over the novel and I was very thankful for that. Really like this series and can't wait to see what is up next for this character. ARC from Net Galley.

  • Heather
    2019-03-07 22:53

    Lisa Gardner really out did herself on this one. This book was truly amazing. I really couldn't put it down. Well unless I was tired and fell asleep of course. The characters are very well thought out and developed. D.D. is also the star and does a fabulous job as always. Charlie in the store is a fantastic person right down to the bone. The stories within the story all melt into one like Lisa's other books but this one just really spoke to me. A must read for any thriller fan and Gardner fan. A must read, even if you aren't reading these books in order you will not be disappointed or confessed to what is going on. Plain and simple JUST READ IT AND LOVE IT! Heather

  • Serewyn
    2019-03-14 23:00

    This was my first book by this author and I quite enjoyed it. Suspenseful and mysterious. I also appreciate the few bits of (dry) humour in it (view spoiler)[the peanut allergy bit made me laugh) The Tulip part was very cute (hide spoiler)] A negative thing is that, for me, names like D.D and O are not very pleasant/smooth to read. I prefer plain names anytime. And two times I read "jump roping". Shouldn't that be "rope jumping"? But ofcourse this are very minor things. plot ***tension ****reading ****writing Style ****originality ***romance *sex - noneviolence ***

  • Nicola Marsh
    2019-02-28 02:39

    Lisa Gardner is one of few authors that when I start reading the book I can't put it down.Her thrillers are riveting.She has a gift for weaving intricate plot points throughout the book without being obvious and her characters are realistic and appealing.Her villains are flawed yet invoke sympathy, the sign of a brilliant writer.Highly recommend.(Catch Me is book 6 in the D.D. Warren series and shows the gritty Boston detective in a new light, as a struggling mother of a baby. Really added to the depth of the character.)

  • Minty McBunny
    2019-03-14 04:02

    I have just recently started reading this series, wildly out of order, and I love it. Each story is so well written and intense, I find them hard to put down, even if the stories are a bit hard to buy in the end. For something this thrilling and engaging, I'm willing to put my disbelief aside and just enjoy the ride. I've got four more DD Warren books on my shelf and I am looking forward to devouring them soon.

  • Sakinah
    2019-03-18 03:42

    What a journey.Complicated, gripping and amusing.I kept guessing and guessing and all guesses came wrong except half one.Lisa Gardner you are a genius. Second book of her and I am sure she is one of my favorite authors.