Thursday, March 29, 2012

Catch Me (#review) by Lisa Gardner

Last night I finished the book Catch Me by Lisa Gardner.  All I can say is "wow."  I can see why her last book was on the NY Times "Best Seller List". I had not previously heard of this author, prior to my request to review Catch Me via  After reading this book, in all of it's intensity for 2 nights, I can definitely say that I will be looking for more of her reads!

From the Publisher:
In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest D.D. Warren thriller, the relentless Boston investigator must solve a coldly calculated murder--before it happens. 

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 she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston's top detective to handle the 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 21st, 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 secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?

In four days, someone is going to kill me. But the son of a bitch has gotta catch me first.
What I thought:
As I said above, "wow".  This book had it all:  family drama, cops v. robbers, and even a little glimpse of romance (not too much so don't go thinking this is a romance, not a chance.)   There were a few scenes where I actually found myself holding my breath, waiting to see what happens next. 

If you're a thriller fan, this book is right up your alley. Mysteries?  Yes, this book is mysterious too.  As I read books, I often think of what my Husband would think of the book (he is a non-reader - he waits for the movie to come out) and how long it would take him to figure out the "who," "what," and "why" of the book.  He is usually pretty quick with figuring things out.  I have a feeling that this one might give him a run for his money. 

Catch Me was released last month and is the sixth installment of the Detective DD Warren series.  (This is my first of the series and I didn't feel like I needed to read the previous five in order to enjoy this one!) It can be found at any major bookseller, as well as on and 

I received a galley copy of Catch Me compliments of the Publisher via  I was not required to provide a positive review of the book, although I am pleased to do so.  I received no compensation for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Heather said...

Sounds great! I have a husband like yours and I find myself thinking the same thing! I'm looking this up!