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Catch Me (D. D. Warren, Bk 6)
Catch Me - D. D. Warren, Bk 6
Author: Lisa Gardner
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 invest...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780525952763
ISBN-10: 0525952764
Publication Date: 2/7/2012
Pages: 391
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4.4 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Plan to stay awake for a few nights after reading the latest installment of Lisa Gardner's D.D. Warren series. You'll certainly be up a night or two reading it, but you'll be up for several more worrying about the children in your life, be they offspring, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, or what-have-you. Gardner pulls out all the stops in CATCH ME, making it arguably the best in the series to date.

D.D. Warren is a hard-nosed, rough-edged Boston homicide detective who has just returned to work following maternity leave, and her first case back is one that hits close to home. Someone is killing child molesters and doing a fine job of it. Naturally, the police are eager to catch the perpetrator, though some would rather give him a medal than see him get arrested. D.D. is confronted by a young woman named Charlene Grant at the scene of the second homicide. Charlie wants D.D. to investigate another murder: her own, which she is sure will take place in a few days. She explains that someone has killed her two best friends on January 21st over the course of the past two years. That date is approaching yet again, and she's convinced she'll be next.

Charlie does not appear to be unstable; she is employed as a dispatcher for a suburban Boston police department, and, as is demonstrated at one point, is a valued employee with a cool head in an emergency. At the same time, though, evidence is slowly but inexorably mounting that demonstrates that Charlie may well be the suspect D.D. is seeking in the pedophile murder cases. Additionally, whether Charlie is murdering child molesters or otherwise, she has a secret that she can never reveal to anyone.

Meanwhile, D.D. is experiencing her own trials and tribulations with a newborn, as she and her child's father balance law enforcement careers with the demands of parenthood and, of course, the event that she desires the least and dreads the most: a visit from her parents. Domestic travails aside, however, January 21st is just around the corner, and D.D. and her team do not know whether to treat Charlie as a suspect, a victim, or both. As the two cases slowly intersect, D.D. quickly finds that there is more than one potential victim to protect as the murderer strikes from a totally unexpected place.

CATCH ME is a terrifying book for two reasons. The first lies in the prologue, which recounts a nightmarish event in the lives of two little girls, who are rousted from their beds by their mother, who, by any standard, is not right --- not by a long shot. The second is a by-the-numbers account of how child molesters locate, stalk and eventually meet their targets, utilizing online gaming sites. As with the best of mystery and thriller novels, Gardner's latest raises interesting questions and inspires passionate emotions. Do laws adequately protect children from exploitation? What steps can a parent take to protect their kids who are online? Are the police enough? This puzzling and confounding mystery will have you guessing practically until the end.
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One of the best books I've read in quite a while. The writing is terrific; the characters are engrossing. I simply could not put it down. I tried so hard to figure out who was the "bad guy" but hadn't a clue what was going to happen until the very end - the best kind of thriller. Great!
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This is the first book I've read by Lisa Gardner, I enjoyed the story & will definitely read more of her books. The story kept you going, & when you thought you had it figured out you didn't.
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reviewed Catch Me (D. D. Warren, Bk 6) on + 686 more book reviews
Fantastic! This is a page turner with excellent suspense and thrills. It meshes multiple crimes which to me is always intriguing. Keeps you guessing almost up tot he end and finishes off strong. Definitely a must read for thriller lovers.
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Fast-paced suspenseful story, unfolded in small pieces that the reader can fit together. As more pieces are added, the puzzle has to be rearranged again and again. Just when it all seems clear -- something new! This is the kind of storytelling that appeals to folks who like to figure out "whodunnit" before being told.

The narrator's speaking voice is pleasant, and she enunciates clearly. However, she read two major characters so similarly that I often couldn't tell them apart. When I finally caught on to who was speaking, I wished I could "turn back a page or two" to review what she had said and what it meant.

Having heard one D. D. Warren short story, and then this novel, I'm definitely interested enough in Lisa Gardner's writing to seek out more in this series.
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I loved this book! It had an intriguing plot line, and many characters that developed and intertwined. I could not put it down! I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy engaging mystery.

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