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The Perfect Husband (FBI Profiler, Bk 1)
The Perfect Husband - FBI Profiler, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Gardner
ISBN-13: 9780553587692
ISBN-10: 0553587692
Publication Date: 7/27/2004
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 25
Since other people have given a synopsis of the book I want to tell you how a reader might react. It is a Good book. The writing style is different than what I've usually found in this genre, but that's not a bad thing at all. There are books that are good and even though you still can predict a little of what is/will be happening they are books you give a positive review. There were three spots in which my mouth just fell open -- and the friend I was sitting beside said:
1. The characters can't hear you talk back to them.
2. Do you realize how dumbstruck you look?
It's nice to find a book that can knock you for a loop in a wonderful way.

Having read as many books as I have (thousands), and in so many different genres, it took talent to throw me that much. But the twists in the plot worked well, very well.
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Helpful Score: 16
This was the first time I had ever read a Lisa Gardner book and afterward, I was hooked! She captures the deception of the killer, the determination and fear of the wife, and the hard work of the police and others involved in the plot of the story.

I have had to then purchase every book she has written thus far and read them as well and I am happy to say that none of them have been a disappointment.
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Helpful Score: 12
Lisa Gardner writes a very good procedural novel which her lengthy acknowledgements pages make clear is due in part to a great deal of research of at least the interviewing variety. Couple that with a skill at wrenching every conceivable emotion out of her characters and you have a roller-coaster experience and then some. The only flaw here is that some situations are just a litle contrived.
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Helpful Score: 6
WOW - What a book!!! I could put it down but couldn't stay away from it. It's one of those you can't wait to finish, but wish it would never end. An absolutely great read!!
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Helpful Score: 5
Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down. Something was continually happening and made me want to keep reading to see what was next. A good procedural and it also delves into the lives of the people involved in tracking the serial killer and attempting to stop him before he is able to achieve his ultimate goal.
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Helpful Score: 5
Definately 5 stars. I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I loved the wife, she really made this a great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a good book. I could hardly put it down. The fictional story of a cop who abused his wife, murdered 10 women, killed fellow cops, and then goes after his wife who decided she wasn't going to take it anymore. I won't say any more and spoil the story for you. I give it 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 4
An on the edge of your seat ride. Once I picked it up & started on it I couldn't put it down.
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I read this in one night, it was very gripping. Highly recommend.
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Helpful Score: 2
Lisa Gardner's thriller debut is an impressive one. Young bride Tess weds a local cop, who quickly turns abusive. When she suspects that her husband Jim Beckett may be responsible for a series of violent murders, she goes to the police for help. The police apprehend her husband as he makes an attempt on Tess' life, but after Beckett escapes from prison she knows that she and her young daughter will not be safe until her husband is dead.

Tess turns to a former marine turned burned out mercenary in hopes of learning the gun and combat skills necessary to protect herself. In Iris Johansen fashion, her story melts the heart of the hardened soldier, and he becomes her protector as she and the police hunt down Beckett.

While the plot suggests that this book will be typical thriller fare, Gardner's writing makes it stand out from similar books. She finds a good balance between making sure the action does not let up, while still allowing the reader to get to know and understand her characters. The major players all have interesting back stories, and Jim Beckett is very, very scary. Gardner distinguishes herself from other romantic suspense authors such as Mariah Stewart by not shying away from violent scenes and grisly descriptions of killing. If you are a Karin Slaughter fan you will likely become a Lisa Gardner fan too after reading The Perfect Husband.
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Helpful Score: 2
EXCELLENT BOOK !!! Lisa Gardner does it again! Weaves her web of suspense that snares the reader and makes you want more! If you haven't read Lisa Gardner's books this is a really good one to start with and you will most definitely become a true fan !!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Captivating read..some of the creepest villians I've read about in a while. Really well written. Can't wait to read what's next in series!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my first book by Lisa Gardner and it won't be my last. Quick read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fast paced, flawed (but loveable) "hero", really frightening villain! It'll keep you up.
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I absolutely loved this whole book. It was great the whole thing. I felt like I knew the characters when it came to the end. The end ended perfectly like I thought it might but with a twist. This is the first book in the series and I already have the other books lined up to read. (thanks to ebay) Lisa Gardner is brilliant in her writing! I just could go on and on. This is an AWESOME BOOK! READ IT!
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Loved this book. It was hard to put down.
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This was a great book, I really enjoyed reading it. It did not give to much information away right off the bat, making you interested from the beginning. This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Gardner does it again!! I enjoy all of her books!! Kept me up till the wee hours of the morning!! A real page turner!!
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A chilling story of revenge and betrayal.
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Good suspense novel, it kept me anxiously turning pages right up until the end. This was the first Lisa Gardner book I have read, I can't wait to dig into the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read, couldn't put it down. Tells story of a woman who is married to a serial killer, scary!!! But she wins out in the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very goo, suspenseful.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lisa Gardner is an author who had me hooked from the first few pages. I love this book! I found it to be an easy and quick page turner. I didn't want to put this book down. A definate winner.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story. Very well written.
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This is my first Lisa Gardner novel, and I have to say I'm impressed. Others have given a synopsis, so I'll tell you what I think makes this novel different from others in this particular genre. I like that there's a little gore but not an over-the-top description of exactly what takes place. Very suspenseful and the shock factor was there for me. A really good action packed thrill ride. I'm just glad there wasn't a step by step of the killer's actions. I hate that--I want mystery not horror! Thanks Lisa keep em' coming!
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Helpful Score: 1
A very entertaining thriller. First time reading this author and I will definitely check out some of her other books.
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Helpful Score: 1
great suspense....had to finish it before I went to sleep....
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One of Lisa Gardner's best
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The first book of Lisa Gardner's that I have read, I admit that it was a true page turner. I couldn't put it down. Get this one!
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Gee, what a book! At times I couldn't believe what I was reading. I know it was fiction but what if...? The author maybe took it too far in places but it was a good read anyway.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fast paced story,kept me guessing
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Lisa Gardner rarely disappoints when it comes to a mystery. In this one there is no such thing as "the perfect husband". (I know-no perfect wives either, I suppose, but THIS husband....)
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A chilling story of revenge and betrayal, with one of the creepiest villains I've ever read..
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Very good book!
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I began Gardner's terrific Profiler series with the second book, and that's a good thing, since this first one probably wouldn't have induced me to read further. The plot of Perfect Husband seemed a little too far-fetched, and the overall feel was almost more romance than thriller. Gardner's writing was as competent as I've come to expect, but lacked the polish and focus it developed in later books. This was still a compelling story with good characters, and it provided the background on Jim Becker mentioned in the other books. It's just not quite as good as what comes later.
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Good plot; keeps you on your toes. The romance storyline got a bit raunchy was not really necessary; it ended up being distracting to the story.
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Throughout this book I felt very confused. After I read the back of the book and ordered it, I was under the impression this was another thriller by Lisa Gardner. As I kept reading, it felt more of a romance novel with mystery thrown in. The first 200 pages or so seemed like nothing but feuding and sexual tension between The main characters, J.T. Tess and Marion. I almost stopped reading because I am not a fan of romance novels. The book did finally kick in with the mystery and thriller part but I was so let down that I only finished the book because I had already read so much.
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Great from start to finish! A must read!
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This was my first Gardner book and so far I've almost read all the books in the Quincy/Rainie series. I'm in love with Gardner's writing style! She blends the perfect balance of character development, fast-paced story lines, and twists to keep me hooked from the start! Can't wait to finish this set and start reading her other books. Highly recommend! This book in particular was AMAZING! First time I've read anything from the serial killer's viewpoint - disturbing!
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This is a very good book. I could hardly put it down!
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You have to read this book! I couldn't put it down. Its about a woman who had been terrorized by her husband, helped to put him in jail, learns to defend herself, and when he escapes ......you'll just have to read it!
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Riveting!
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A Pierce Quincy book. Great thrilling man hunt. Always has me begging for more Quincy!
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To me The perfect husband was a perfect book. It had non stop action, the plot was awesome and it was awesome in the fact that it let you know who the monster was at heart. I think the "scenery" depicted of the serial killer was just as important as the good points of the book. The violence just showed you the personality of the antagonist and in most boooks you don't get to know the antagonist that well. I think her descriptions of bloodshed brought the killer alive. It's my favorite out of all the books I've read so far. Not because of the violence but because of the honesty and realistic nature of the killer. It was like she painted a potrait of not only one person but everyone involved with the killer over shadowing everyone else. I absolutely love this book. Kind of like the movie the Dark Knight. I loved it because of the personality it brought to the Joker. The perfect husband does the exact same thing with it's antagonist. Easily my favorite novel by her so far. Now I'm reading the Survivor's club.
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I just love Lisa Gardner books. This one doesn't disappoint.
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A non-stop, page-turner of a suspense novel. It is not a who-done-it, since you know who the killer is right from the start. Even with revealing who the bad guy is from the beginning, Garder still manages to throw in a few surprises. I am not a big fan of serial killer books, but I could not put this one down. Excellent writing, excellent charaters.
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Very Good Book
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Excellent book - a page turner!
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I am enjoying this book but not finished yet. In places it is very detailed about some gorey events. I would recommend this book for those who don't shy away from these details.
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A very good book, suspenseful and page-turning.
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Kept me on the edge of my seat with anticipation. A great psychological murder mystery.
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of... But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maxium security prision he vowed he would make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped..............
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Another good one by Lisa Gardner. How could the "perfect husband" be the cold blooded killer of ten women? One mistake Tess made was marrying him. Would her fatal mistake be helping put him behind bars?

Lots of suspense - classic Gardner style.
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good read, very suspenseful.
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I'm sorry to say I was disappointed with the plot. I need to read of characters in a book that are somewhat based on reality; some of these chacters almost had a comic-book "super hero" aspect to them. Perhaps if I had finished the book, I might have changed my opinion, but I lost interest.
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of.... But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped--and the most dangerous game of all begins. After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. With the help of burned-out ex-marine, J.T. Dillon and FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, she's going to fight back. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilized to catch Beckett, the clock winds down on a terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill--or be killed.
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Loved it! All Lisa Gardner's books are great!
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What would you do if the man of your dreams ended up being a serial killer? And then he escapes from prison to come after you! Great story.
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I am finding this writer's books are a bit too gory and graphic in the violence details. I guess that is why I like cozy mysteries; they aren't.
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OMG! love this book! couldnt put it down.
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This is book is predictable. By chapter 3 you will know what is going to happen and you will be right! That being said, I finished the book, found it a quick rad and even though predictable it had its moments, but if you are interested in a surprise roller coaster ride of a thriller, look elsewhere.
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This was my first Lisa Gardner and I really liked it. I already have the 2nd one. I passed it along and my friend really liked it also.
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Excellent fast read!!!
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This book never has a dull moment. LOVED it!
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Where I did enjoy the hero and heroine, and their scenes DID jump off the pages, I found the scenes following Jim, the antagonist, as well as the officers following the case disgustingly overboard and slow respectively.

Oddly enough, too much of the violence left me skipping the grotesqueness half way through the read and I didn't miss any plot. I still knew enough of what happened through the characters reiterating memories or whatnot to finish the book.

My first Lisa Gardner book. Yes, I'll read another. I just hope she doesn't feel compelled to "show" in such graphic detail, her antagonists work. Ugh.
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Two years ago, Tess helped put her husband behind bars for savagely murdering 10 women. Now he has escaped and has set his sights on making her pay. After a lifetime of fear, she vows to finally fight back. This time, she knows her only choices are to kill or be killed.
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Really enjoyed the book, looking forward to the second.
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Great series
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Jim Beckett was everything she ever dreamed of...But 2 years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind baes for savagely murdering 10 women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed to come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped-and the most dangerous game of all begins...
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Excellent if you like mysteries
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Not much Quincy, but a very good book.
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pretty good
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Interesting, but a bit predictable.
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i like the story line and the character were good. i was kind of disappointed in jt. he didn't stand up enough in my mind. would have liked less sex dialog. wasn't expecting that after reading the other daughter. too much for me. of course i still had to finish to find out what happened
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It wasn't something that grabbed me right away, but overall is was good.
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Thought provoking
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Suspense and outrage and the whole gammut of feelings as you read thru this book. Twisty ending and a deep exhale are your rewards at the last page.
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This book is an awesome read!
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escapedand the most dangerous game of all begins....

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to killor be killed.
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I couldn't put this book down!
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REALLY good thriller.
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A DARK POWERFUL TALE OF NERVE SHATTERING EXPERIENCE. SHE MARRIED THE MAN OF HER DREAMS.. ACOP BUT THEN SHE HAD TO PUT HIM BEHIND BARS FOR MURDERING 10 WOMEN...
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Very good book.
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Pretty good book - has interesting characters and the plot moves pretty quickly.
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Two years after Tess married a decorated cop,she helped put him in jail for brutely murdering 10 women.He vowes Tess that he will make her pay.Tess convices ex-marine J.T to train her to protect herself.The clock winds down on a terrifying reunion between husband and wife.Tess knows her only choices are to kill- or be killed.
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A chilling story of revenge and betrayal with one of the creepiest villians....
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Excellent story, fast pace, interesting!
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This definately kept my attention and was hard to put down. It was very suspensful and the ending was great.
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Good book..
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wow, what a great intriguing story. I had no clue at the end.
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Great read
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very suspenseful...this is the first book by Lisa Gardner that I have read....I'm hooked
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The author grabs you by the second chapter and does not let go...

Jim was everything Tess dreamed of and he turned into her worst nightmare. He is a dangerous killer, he vowed he would make her pay...now he has escaped from prison and he is a former cop and knows all "the rules" and the "game plans".

Tess is going to fight back to save her daughter and herself...she knows she must be strong and must fight back...kill or be killed.
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Tess Williams is on the run from her ex-husband, Jim Beckett, an escaped serial killer (and ex-cop) who's sworn to kill her. After hiding away their daughter in what she thinks is a safe location, she enlists the help of a retired mercenary, JT Dillon and his FBI agent-sister, Marion.
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This book is very fast-paced and OMG-creepy. Being a former cop, Jim Beckett knows all their rules and how to break them without getting caught. The plot was so engaging I couldn't put it down...finished the book in about a day and a half.
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great book
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Very good read!
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of... But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped -- and the most dangerous game of all begins...
After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill -- or be killed.
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What if your "perfect husband", the father of your child and former cop had murdered TEN women; and even though he was in jail said that you would be next ? What would you do ? Who could you trust ? This a spingle tingling good read!
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very good
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edge-of-the-seat-good read! Scary!
Good cautionary tale. Reminder that what looks too good to be true probably is.
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A woman marries a respected police officer and has his child, only to find out he is a brutal killer. She has assisted in sending him to prision....but now he's escaped and he has vowed to make her pay
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Good book.
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--Hold your breathe suspense. One of the creepiest villians yet!!!
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Another great Gardner book!
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From the cover:

Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped - and the most dangerous game of all begins...

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill - or be killed.
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I liked the story, was confused by a character ot two...they seemed to get out of character a few times. But the story was exciting and I liked it. A girl marries who turns out to be a serial killer....it comes down to her or him....
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Predictable, with completely unrealistic characters. The idea of the book was good, but the potential wasn't realized.
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This is my favorite Lisa Gardner book. I started reading it and could not put it down. It keeps you guessing to the very end!
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excellent!
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A chilling story of revenge and betrayal,with one of
the creepiest villans ever.
A story that kept me up very late...
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Another very good read from Lisa Gardner. Keeps you on the edge of your seat...
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One of my favorite books. Lisa Gardner does a wonderful job with the characters in this book. You really get attached.
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a chilling story of revenge and betrayal with one of the creepiest villians I've ever read
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of.... But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering 10 women. He vows to make her pay.
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped--and the most dangerous game of all begins...

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill -- or be killed.
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a great read - page turner at its finest...
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A great starter for the new Lisa Gardner fan.
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of but two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped but him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped - and the most dangerous game of all begins.
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Super, super book! Very suspenseful and action-packed.
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tess is married to a bad cop so when he tries to kill her and her child the police cant protect her because he knows how th police think. its a wild ride of a mystery.
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I thought this was a very good book. I read it in one night because I couldn't put it down
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Chilling! Great thriller. Will read this author again.
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Tess married a decorated cop and had one child then to learn he is a serial killer.He is out to get her for sending him to jail.
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A chilling story.
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Excellent Book - very suspenseful.
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This book is soooo awesome!!!! It just continually keeps you guessing at every turn, and it is very hard to put down!!!
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Very gripping! Kept me on the edge of my seat!
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I enjoyed reading this book.
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Tess married a decorated cop who turned out to be a serial killer. She helped put him behind bars.
However, he escaped and is determined to kill her.
She hires a mercenary ex-Marine to help her stay alive.
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i LOVED THIS BOOK IT IS A REAL PAGE TURNER i DIDN'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN.
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Wow! I love Gardner's books, I don't have a favorite because they are all so good. Dark & powerful tale about a husband, his wife and his trail of murders. Let me say that the husband is definitely the best "villain" I've encountered in all my book reading years.
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This is a very good book.
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Great book if you enjoy profiling plus a good mystery with a little of romance!!
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I liked it, suspenseful!
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I enjoyed the storyline but deducted points for the explicit sexual content. Otherwise it's a good suspense story.
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Jim Beckett was everthing she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped--and the most dangerous game of all begins....

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states haave ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifing reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill--or be killed
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Great book. Made me an instant fan of Gardner
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Good book, kept me interested from the very beginning.
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of... But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped-and the most dangerous game of all begins...
After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill-or be killed.
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S FAST READ!
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402 pages
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OMG
COULD NOT PUT DOWN
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Naive Tess married a decorated cop, thinking he was her savior from an abusive, controlling father. With no comparison, and a two year old daughter to think of, she assumes her flawed marriage is 'normal.'When it becomes painfully obvious her cunning husband is a serial killer, she helps put him behind bars. When he escapes, Tess needs to overcome a lifetime of fear to protect herself and her daughter. She enlists the help of a burned out marine turned mercinary to teach her survival skills, but he has baggage of his own, too. And her husband still has an agenda, and revenge is part of it.

The book is gripping, from start to finish.
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Not her best work but still a good read.
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Excellent book! Crazed psychopathic serial killer targets the person who turned him in .. his wife. I have enjoyed all Gardner's books ...I thought this one was exceptional!
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...

But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behing bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped, and the most dangerous game of all begins.

After a limetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. With the help of burned-out ex marine J.T. Dillon and FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, she's going to fight back. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down on the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess know that this time, her only choices are to kill -- or be killed.
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Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But 2 years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering 10 women. Even locked up in maximum security prison, he vowed he would make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped-and the most dangerous game of all begins. After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. With the help of burned-out ex-marine J.T.Dillon and FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, she's going to fight back. As the largest manhunt 4 ststes have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down on a terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill-or be killed.
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Jim Beckett was everyting she'd ever dreamed of---But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bara for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maxiumum secutiry prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has excaped---and the most dangerous game of all begins...
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A young wife and mother must run from her psycho ex-husband who has broken out of jail for the murder of 10 women. She hides her daughter in a safe house and hires a mercenary ex-marine to train her to be a killer, so that she is prepared when her ex finally finds her.
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suspenceful. held my attention
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Back cover synopsis: Jim Beckett was everything she'd every dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped -- and the most dangerous game of all begins.

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. With the help of burned out ex-marine JT Dillon and FBI profiler Pierce Quincey, she's going to fight back. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilize to catch Beckett, the clock winds down on a terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill -- or be killed.

Why I liked it: It was bad as far as thrillers go. I like the concept of passive wife takes action against evil husband. I really liked the character Marion, JT's sister. The only non-predictable event in the book involves her.

What I didn't like: Alot of the dialogue fell short. I had a hard time believing in the character JT Dillon...he just wasn't all that 'tough' in my opinion. The ending was predictable.
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Loved it!
Jim was everything she'd ever dreamed of .......but 2 yrs. after Tess married the decorated cop & bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering 10 women. Even locked up, he vowed he would make her pay. Now he has escaped & the most dangerous game of all begins. With the help of burned out ex-marine J.T. Dillon & FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, she's going to fight back. As the largest manhunt ever seen, mobilizes to catch Jim, the clock winds down on a terrifying reunion between husband & wife & Tess's choices are to kill... or be killed.
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This is a different cover. This is the book that got me hooked On Lisa Gardner