Lisa Gardner – Catch Me

Detective D. D. Warren has four days to stop a killer in this shockingmust read* from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardnerone of Library Journal’s Best Thrillers of the Year.

Charlene Grant believes she is going to die. For the past few years, her childhood friends have been murdered one by one. Same day. Same time. Now shes the last of her friends alive, and shes counting down the final four days of her life until January 21st.

Charlene doesnt plan on going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing, shooting, and running. She also wants Bostons top homicide detective, D. D. Warren, to handle the investigation.

But as D. D. delves deeper into the case, she starts to question the womans story. Instinct tells her that Charlene may not be in any danger at all. If thats true, the woman must have a secretone so terrifying that it alone could be the greatest threat of all.

Author: Lisa Gardner
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Duration: 13 hours 9 minutes
Released: 12 Jul 2002
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

brawling agreed

I’ve read/heard most of Lisa Gardner’s novels, and she is always good for a suspenseful plot, no doubt. With Catch Me, though, she’s woven one too many strands together.

Without spoiling anything, there’s internet pedophilia, Munchhausen’s By Proxy, hereditary insanity, a serial killer, not to mention invisibily ink, all pressed into one story.

Plus, it’s a little too heavy on the New Mom stuff (D.D. Warren’s son is ten weeks old in the novel) and on mentioning / including almost every protagonist from other novels (Pierce Quincy, his daughter, J.T. Dillon, etc. – might be smart marketing but I find it annoying). The story sounds as if there was a deadline coming up and pages to fill.

Lisa Gardner’s got many novels out that are better than this one …

Is it enjoyable? Yes. For a large part, that is due to the superb reading skills of Kirsten Potter, though.