Lisa Gardner: Live To Tell

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Eral girl who self mutilates when any attention is given to her and Evan an ight year old boy who during fits threatens to kill his mother Whoo hoo I finally got to learn about the In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, elusive Detective DD Warren or DD as she is known I started this series at number 3 and tracked back to read in order The books in this series by Lisa Gardner are an awesome set but funnilynough so far in this series I feel DD does take the back seat But she showed herself here and I really Bark enjoy her character She s a highly committed Detective Sergeant a hard boss a hard woman who really does have a soft centre and this book is where me meet that softer side That probably actually does help offset the dark storyline one that was highly researched I might add as we see a very dark side in the disturbing world of very damaged and mentally ill children I appreciated the author s note in ackno This was a pretty horrific case anntire family is murdered Pretty cut and dry at first but of course things are never as they appear in a Lisa Gardner mystery This is where the Alex and DD meet up for the first time an immediate attraction brewing DD is smitten once she finds out Alex can cook Good Italian food and wine is a sure way to DD s heart The audio version as a re read was fantastic I just love all the twist and turns of this story Danielle lives to tell her story Ok so DD did not annoy me as much as she did in the previous book The Neighbor but she still somehow manages to remain my least favorite character in her own series At least this time she doesn t focus on one suspect and try to make that person the killer no matter what However she still doesn t strike me as the sharpest knife in the drawer Her techniue for finding a killer seems to be That guy did it No wait she did it I had to shake my head at the fact that she seemed convinced On Such a Full Sea early on that on person old killed hisntire family despite the fact that the Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! evidence clearly ruled that person out on sheer physical merits I really liked Danielle the primary narrator of this book She is a nurse in a pediatric psych ward where through the novel we get to hear stories about children with behavorial disorders some of which do make the children incredibly violent I was also very affected by the narration of Victoria a mother of one of the kids It was just sad But just like in the previous book I was very satisfied with how the story wrapped and the fate of these charactersI really really dislike reading stories that deal in children in jeopardykidnappings molestationtc So far with this series it is two for two with this kind of storiy I do like how Gardner is able to create a compelling story and some really sympathetic characters with some great depth But if the stories continue to focus on molested children I may have to say goodbye to this seriesIt is also a shame that the titular main character just annoys the crap out of me I think one of my biggest problems with DD besides the fact that she doesn t seem to you know figure out stuff through investigation is that she doesn t seem to be in the job in order to seek justice for her victims She strikes me as a person who just likes to catch bad guys and show how big her balls are She s incredibly antagonistic when she is uestioning people Even people who her own Cannibal evidence proves are not likely to be involved in the crimeTruthfully I think A lot of my lack of warmth toward her could do with the fact that so far in the two books I ve read in this series the only time we spend in DD s head is to hear about 1 how prettyhotsexy she is 2 how much she loves toat and 3how desperate she is to get laid The most substantive time we get in characters heads are of the people who are the probable perps Gardner does such a good job with making th. Ker Mastered (The Enforcers, er is meer aan de hand Danielle Burton isen toegewijde verpleegster die hulp biedt aan gewelddadige kinderen op Man, Son of Man een gesloten psychiatrische afdeling Ze wordt achtervolgd dooren familietragedie die bijna vijfentwintig

Detective Sergeant D D Warren is called in to the type crime scene all law Alter Ego enforcement agents dreadthe murder of children Anntire family was brutally killed and there aren t any clues leading to why other than the father being suspected of attempted murder suicide When another similar murder happens days later D D and her team know it can t be a coincidence ven though they struggle to find a connection Meanwhile pediatric trauma nurse Danielle Burton is facing the 25th anniversary of the night that changed her life forever And Victoria Oliver is determined to care for her troubled son ven though her decision not to institutionalize him has cost her immeasurably The cases were tough on so many levels as when children are involved I didn t know how Danielle and Victoria we re Uncommon Wisdom eventually going to connect with D D s case but knew they would All three of these situations were highly interesting on their own and combined they made for fascinating reading and listening One added bonus was insight through Danielle of the commitment of nurses like her who provide uality care to highly disturbed children What I learned wasye opening and made me grateful for these professionals who do much than warehouse these kids It was worth this aspect of the story alone to get this Unseen City education D D Warren was front and center clearly the main focus this time And her investigative skills improved significantly most probably because of the influence of Alex Wilson a former detective now a professor who is shadowing her partner to sharpen his skills He offered her thought provoking challenges to suppositions keeping her from falling through the normal rabbit holes of honing in on one suspect and making thevidence fit She still has a way to go but I saw clear signs of progress I m really Art enjoying this series on audio and the use of three narrators for the three points of view worked so well All provided great performances which made a strong storyven compelling Great book Its my first in the series and I guess I picked good one The story opens with Danielle Burton having a flashback to when she was nine years old and her father killed her mother sister and brother before turning the gun on himself in front of her Now as the twenty fifth anniversary of that horrific God Is in the Crowd event approaches Danielle is a 34 year old pediatric psychiatric nurse and her life is about to be thrown into turmoil Danielle has always had anspecially difficult time around this time but now two different families have been murdered Both families had a child who had been treated at the psych ward where Danielle worksVictoria Oliver is a devoted mother to Evan who suffers from a severe mental condition Her husband took their daughter and left leaving Victoria to struggle alone trying to raise Evan as normally as possible and not have him institutionalizedThe two families who were killed could not be different The first family was from a working class neighborhood Both parents were hard working and attended church regularly They were loving and devoted parents The second family was from a poor neighborhood and the father was a known drug dealer Early on Detective Sergeant DD Warren knows that there is a connection DD just has to figure out what that connection isThe body count rises when one of the child patients in the psych ward dies under mysterious circumstances DD and her team zero in on the staff in the locked down pediatric psych ward The story touches on some dark themes In addition to the mass killings of ntire families there is the underlying theme of children with severe mental health problems that reuire admittance to an acute care facility because their parents can no longer handle their care Two of the notable cases in this story are Lucy a nine year old Op en warme zomernacht wordt in The Matriarchs (The Family een arbeidersbuurt van Bostonen gezin vermoord Een meisje overleeft het drama De vader Notes for the Everlost en mogelijke verdachte vecht voor zijn leven op de intensive care Rechercheur DD Warren weeten ding ze.

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Em 3 dimensionally human and making DD somewhat opaue that I just can t seem to warm to DD And truthfully in these last two book DD didn t do much to solve her own cases the other characters just handed the resolution to herBut I plan to try out the next book despite DD I am No Biggy! enjoying Gardner s writing I ve gotten away from reading series in recent years Mostly because I found myself waiting too long for the next book andventually lost interest The good news is that now there are so many complete series for me to choose from I m really Crush It! enjoying the DD Warren series and so far this one has been my favorite The premise was uniue and the pacing was perfect Of course I love DD With her bottomless pit of a stomach and toughxterior I m looking forward to reading them all Oh Danny girl My pretty pretty Danny girl What a haunting melody this proves to be I listened to Live to Tell Lisa Gardner s fourth DD Warren police procedural during a seven and a half hour round trip and got than halfway through the audio version before switching to the print version upon returning home Danielle Burton is a 34 year old pediatric psychiatric nurse who is tormented by the memory of her father singing her name the night he shot and killed her mother and siblings then turned the gun on himself Danielle is the sole survivor Every year as the anniversary of the tragedy approaches Danielle frantically does Attracting Birds to Your Backyard everything in her power to avoid reliving the memories of that dreadful night Mostly she seeks refuge in her work Abusedmotionally disturbed children are her salvation Twenty five years later she is still angry Still hurting Still keeping others at bay Live to Tell is narrated from three points of view In addition to Danielle s story there is Victoria Oliver s heart wrenching reality She is the mother of Evan and Deep Listening eight year old boy who is anything but normal Victoria struggles with loving her son too much as she fears for her safetyFinally there is Detective DD Warren We first see her as her hopes for a bedroom romp are ruined when her pager goes off in the middle of dinner and she is summoned to a gory murder scene Anntire family has been wiped out in an apparent murder suicide What will the Bird-by-Bird Gardening evidence show And what in the world do these three story lines have in common Where when and how will they intersect Oh Danny girlSole survivorI love you MommyDo you believe in woo woo My little gray cells were working overtime as I tried to connect the dots There seemed to be many possibilities but I couldn t make them work Like DD and her team I had my suspicions but I was never sure Ms Gardner ties things up neatly at thend but it was a bit of a letdown view spoiler to know that the police didn t actually solve it Rather things just progress to the point of no return hide spoiler Detective DD Warren is called to the scene of a mass murder At first glance it looks like a father has killed his three children and wife before taking his own life As DD and her crew look into possible motives they discover another family massacred Is it just a coincidence Or are these murders somehow tied togetherThis story is told by three women DD Warren is the cop investigating two murder suicide cases Victoria is a mother of a troubled child she is afraid will someday kill her Danielle is a nurse in the pediatric psych ward She is also the lone survivor or a murder suicide when she was a child This is a very dark story in the DD Warren series Some of the scenes concerning the mentally disturbed children were a bit hard to read I liked that The Works of Saint Augustine each chapter was told by a different character Both Victoria and Danielle were sympathetic characters I felt like I didn t learn anything new about DDven though this is the fourth books she has appeared in My rating 4 Star. Aar geleden haar leven verwoestte Wanneer DD Warren de psychiatrische inrichting bezoekt beseft Danielle dat haar nachtmerrie opnieuw is begonnen Want zij vraagt zich nog steeds af waarom heeft haar vader háár leven gespaard.

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name1 mystery & thrillers suspenseLisa Gardner is a #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist A self described research junkie she has parlayed her interest in police procedure and twisted minds into a streak of twenty plus thrillers Her latest WHEN YOU SEE ME comes out January 28 2020 and features fan f