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The Survivors Club
The Survivors Club
Author: Lisa Gardner
ISBN-13: 9780553802511
ISBN-10: 0553802518
Publication Date: 5/2002
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
This book starts slow but wowo wait until you get to chapter five what a gripping novel. There are many pleasent surprises waiting for you in this book. Might have to get some more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 6
Great writing style, tricky plot...you won't be able to put it down. This is the story of 3 women (Jillian, Carol & Meg) who were all brutally attacked who formed a "Survivors Club" who helped lead the investigation that captured their attacker. Then another woman is attacked - did they finger the wrong man?
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Helpful Score: 5
This book was impossible to put down! A great thriller with a plot twist I didn't see coming. Don't read this at night if you're a single female living on your own...every little noise could start to spook you! I recommend this if you're looking for something fun and exciting to read.
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Helpful Score: 5
A chilling story of revenge and betrayal with one of the creepiest villians I've ever read. Murder, mayhem, investigative procedures, it's all good stuff.
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Helpful Score: 3
The first in this series. I like Gardner's work a lot and this was no exception.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Survivors Club...that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call it. They won't consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They faced blazing headlines and helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. And now that Eddie Como, the College Hill rapist, has been murdered, shot down outside a packed courthouse moments before his trial was about to begin, all three women are openly ecstatic that he's dead. They are also the prime suspects in his murder." "Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. But he has never seen a case quite like this one. No one doubts that the murder of Eddie Como was a professional job, especially when the gunman is killed only blocks away from the shooting." "But questions taunt Griffin: Who ordered the deaths of Eddie Como and his killer? Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? Had someone in the Survivors Club become a killer?" "Griffin seeks the truth - and finds himself confronted with the leader of the Survivors Club. Jillian Hayes is beautiful, successful, cool as ice, and she harbors a pain that mirrors Griffin's own. Did the horror of what happened to her push her over the thin and desperate line that separates survival and revenge? And if it did, could he blame her - or anyone in the Survivors Club?" "Then another woman is brutally attacked." Suddenly, with the city on the ragged edge of panic, gripped in a media and political firestorm of controversy, cover-up, and conspiracy, the hunt is on for a ruthless and cunning killer. For Griffin, this may well be the case that shatters his career. For Jillian, the harrowing nightmare is beginning all over again. Someone is out there. Someone who wants to finish what was started. Someone who wants to make sure that no one survives the Survivors Club.
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Helpful Score: 2
It's said that truth can be stranger than fiction. Lisa Gardner has done a masterful job of weaving fiction on a par with the (true) story of the D.C. Sniper, where motives went much deeper than it appeared. Without ruining the story, I will only say that the plot goes much deeper than what is visible on the surface - three women from very different socio-economic classes joined together in the quest to bring justice to the man they and police believed to be a serial rapist/murderer. Complicating the plot was her development of the lead detective's personal and professional challenges from the past. What I rank as masterful is how Gardner gathers up all the strands of the individual stories and weaves them together into a cohesive unit with a surprise ending that is very well justified.

Brilliant. Just BRILLIANT!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is about 3 women affected by rape and murder. They band together to seek justice against the man that committed the crime. It has some twists and turns and keeps the reader interested. I highly recommend it. And after reading it I am seeking other books by the same author.
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Helpful Score: 2
Three women, three survivors, their lives taken by a rapist, but are there more victims?
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Jillian Haves, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo call the selves the Survivors Club. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.
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Helpful Score: 2
An awesome, awesome thriller! I love the way Lisa Gardner writes. She always surprises me and the characters are so well developed. I find myself truely lost in the mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Survivor's Club...that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call it. They won't consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.

Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? Detective Sargeant Roan Griffin knows all to well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. Has someone in the Survivor's Club become a killer? And if so, can he blame her, let alone bring her to justice?
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Jillian, Meg and Carol refuse to consider themselves victims of a ruthless rapist. They are survivors. When the rapist is murdered, they are then considered suspects. Did their life-changing experience, perhaps, drive one of them to kill?
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Helpful Score: 1
Gardner writes some kick ass suspense books that defy gravity. Full of twists, turns, surprises and spine tingling edge of your seat thrills, it's like a roller coaster ride in a book. The pages fly by and before you know it you've been up all night.

Eddie Como has been convicted of the rape of 3 women and the rape and murder of a fourth. The three survivors' have become friends and their own support group which they call The Survivor's Club. On the day of his sentencing Como is murdered during the transfer to jail. And the alleged assassin is killed in a bomb explosion minutes later. Soon thereafter a series of rapes occurs, all appearing to have been committed by the dead man, Eddie Como. Detective Roan Griffin, recently returned from bereavement leave after the death of his wife, is handed the case. Are the three women somehow involved in Como's death? And who is behind the subsequent rapes? The ending is a real nail biter, heart in mouth race to the finish, and well worth the ride.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Lisa Gardner book, but it won't be my last. Very interesting. Kept my attention until the end!
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The Survivor's Club...that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo call it. They won't consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder. Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. Has someone in the Survivor's Club become a killer? And if so, can he blame her? Suddenly, another woman is brutally attacked. With the city on the edge of panic, the women must confront their deepest fear--that they fingered the wrong man. Now the real killer is still out there. Someone who wants to finish what he started. Someone who wants to make sure no one survives...The Survivor's Club.
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Helpful Score: 1
Exciting and full of twists. First book that I have read from this author and I really liked the intensity, describing the characters and motivations and getting inside their heads. I will be reading more of her books!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book starts out a little strangely and confusing, but as you progress into it and get to know the interesting characters, you are drawn into a story that has all the makings of a good mystery/thriller. You won't be disappointed in this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lisa Gardner is great! In this book she creates characters that are not only real, but ones the reader can actually care about, from the 3 victims to the detective to the prime supect Eddie. While the survivors seem dependent upon each other for support, there is an underlying need for independance from the group that shows as the story progresses. I did not figure out or even come close to guessing the plot twist at the end. Maybe Ms. Gardner will do another novel featuring Roan Griffin. He was a very interesting detective, dealing with the problems of others and his own personal demons.
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Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? 3 victims won't even consider themselves victims--they are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are prime suspects. 'Starts fast and never stops moving. Clever, complex, and original.
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This book is SO worth a credit!
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GREAT! I can never put her books down...this was one of the best!
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Three young women are victims of a violent crime. Now they are the prime suspects in a murder. Another great Gardner book.
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Another fabulous story from Lisa Gardner. Fast-paced and interesting plot!
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Great book! Lisa Gardner is an excellent writer and you really get sucked in to her books.
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Good read.
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Gripping
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Another great book from Lisa Gardner, quick read, you will enjoy it.
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Another great Lisa Gardner. Like the characters and the plot.
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very good page turner
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Good quick read
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Well written book, it kept me guessing to the end. This is one that everyone loving suspense or law enforcement books should read!
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great read
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I really enjoyed this book. I had never read anything by Lisa Gardner before so it was a pleasant surprise. I ordered another book by her immediately after finishing the Survivors Club. I thought the plot, while a little far fetched, was engaging. It definitely kept me guessing until the end.
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3 women who have survived the attack of a rapist form the Survivors Club. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder. Then, suddenly another woman is attacked. Did they finger the wrong man?
A great read with interesting characters and storyline twists throughout.
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This is my third Lisa Gardner book and she continues to provide an exciting ride. It's hard to put her books down because the tension never stops.
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This is one of the BEST books I've ever read. Starts off kinda iffy, the heroine isn't someone I particularly liked at first, but in spite of those things, it was a great read. I've read and enjoyed all her books but this was, by far, the best.
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The first Lisa Gardner book I have read. Great book. Not the same run of the mill thriller. Twists and turns I haven't read in other books!
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They won't consider themselves victims, they are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.
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exciting
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Good scary book for a fast read.
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STARTS FAST AND KEEPS MOVING, CLEVER AND ENGAGING
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My first read by Gardner - I will definitely be looking for more-
Excellent!
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Another great read
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I tried twice to "get into this book" and just couldn't do it. It sounds like a good book though.
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This was a great book. Could not put it down. Great characters - lots of suspense - I highly reccomend this book
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Fantastic
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It was a good one!
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Three women wont consider themselves victims - they are Survivors and help lead the investigation to catch the man who changed their lives forever. I wont tell you more except that you will really enjoy how they do it and the consequences.
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Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call themselves survivors - not victims. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.
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Couldn't put it down...*****
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Lisa Gardner is soon to be one of my Very Best Reads...
My husband has been reading her books for years...and enjoys them too. She is right up there with the Patterson books. Read, Listen and Hang on to the edge of your seat for a true crime suspense thriller. Looking forward to the next book in this series of the Survivors Club Woman.
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Intense subject matter and a fast paced gripping story make this a must read. I enjoy all this author's books.
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Good, fast-paced read.
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Love Lisa Jackson...need I say more!
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Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call themselves The Survivor's Club. Each woman survived an attack by the College Hill Rapist. With their help and a lot of DNA evidence, police arrested Eddie Como. But on the day of his trial, Eddie Como is shot down on the courthouse steps. Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin leads the investigation into the slaying. He is looking at the women of the Survivor's Club as the prime suspects in Como's murder. Did one of them take matters into her own hands? When another woman is attacked, Road begins to wonder if Eddie Como was the actual rapist, or did he have an accomplice who is taking up where Eddie left off?

This book started off slow. I was a bit confused by what was happening. But as I got to know all of the characters, it became very interesting and I was hooked. Another great story from Lisa Gardner. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Great! On the edge of my seat at some moments!
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Her Books or full of suspense ,provocative plotting , great characters fast pace. love them
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The Survivors Club...that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call it. The won't consider themselves victims. The are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder. Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. Has someone in the Survivors Club become a killer? And if so, can he blame her, let alone bring her to justice?
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Suspense, that describes this work. I loved this book couldn't put it down.
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about women who get even...mystery
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This is a unique book about a group of women who form a interesting club - a club that sets out to get revenge on people who have wronged them. Excellent book.
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great book
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A pretty good suspense novel. Somewhat good character development with a surprising ending.
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This was an excellent book, I can't wait to read her others.
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Three women who won't consider themselves victims call themselves THE SURVIVORS CLUB. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.

Could three ordinary women have been driven to do the unthinkable? Has someone in the Survivors Club become a killer?
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Excellent book! My favorite Lisa Gardner book so far!
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A riveting tale about three women who survived vicious rapes and the ensuing saga of mistaken identity, twists and turns. A well written edge of your seat page turner!
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Great reading
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3 regular women suspects in the unthinkable
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I have never read any of her books before, but I ordered another one. Great read and def twists and turns ...
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Twists and turns until the last! Enjoyable.
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excellent story
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The Survivors Club...that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen, and Meg Pesaturo call it. They won't consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed their lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.

Detective Sergeant Roan Griffin knows all too well what can drive even the best people to cross the line. Has someone in the Survivors Clubs become a killer? And if so, can he blame her?

Suddenly, another woman is brutally attacked. With the city on the edge of panic, the women must confront their deepest fear-that they fingered the wrong man. Now the real killer is still out there. Someone who wants to finish what he started. Someone who wants to make sure no one survives...The Survivors Club.
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I like her, but this one was not as much a "can;'t put down" as some of her others.
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They won't consider themselves victims. They are survivors. They helped lead the investigation that caught the man who changed thir lives forever. Now they are the prime suspects in his murder.

Suddenly, another woman is brutally attacked. With the city on the edge of panic, the woman must confront their deepest fear -- that they fingered the wrong man. Now the real killer is still out there. Someone who wants to finish what he started. Someone who want to make sure no one survives... The Survivors Club.
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Haven't read it, but I enjoy this author usually.
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****(new book)