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Alone: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

For 300-some pages, Gardner (The Perfect Husband) keeps readers spellbound—not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge. He meets his match in Catherine Gagnon, who as a girl was snatched, raped and nearly murdered. Now she's the wife of erratic, rich Jimmy Gagnon and mother of perpetually ill four-year-old Nathan. When Bobby kills Jimmy during a hostage situation at the Gagnons, he does it to save Catherine and Nathan. But was it a righteous shoot, or did Catherine engineer the killing? Judge James Gagnon and his wife, Maryanne, think Bobby murdered their son out of lust for Catherine. As other people start dying, very messily, and the DA and cops come down hard on Bobby, Gardner keeps the tension high and the pace fast. But resolution comes in what may be the clunkiest chase crafted by a pro this year: "Bobby processed everything at once. Three open doorways, three bedrooms. He ran by the first, then the second, and came sprinting into the third just in time to see Maryanne staggering back." Ten pages later, so many characters have run into so many rooms, it's amazing that the right person finally gets his head blown off by the right avenger. But Garner then ends with a neat postlude offering one more twist; her fans will feel requited.
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From Booklist

It was bad enough that Catherine Gagnon survived a horrible childhood abduction where for a month she lived in a cave and was the plaything for her sicko abductor. But now, 25 years later, she faces tragedy again as she fights to keep her son, Nathan. One chilly November night, a police sniper kills her husband, Jimmy, in response to her 911 call claiming he was about to hurt Nathan. Jimmy's death means that his parents, an influential judge and his blue-blooded wife, are more determined than ever to take Nathan from Catherine, whom they see as unfit to mother their only grandchild. True, the birth of Nathan mentally paralyzed Catherine, who could not get past the memories of her abduction and her emotionally absent parents. But is she really the monster the Gagnons and their PI make her out to be? Massachusetts state police special-ops officer Bobby Dodge, the sniper who took out Jimmy, doesn't think so, and unwittingly falls under the spell of the manipulative widow. A twisted, effective psychological thriller. Mary Frances Wilkens
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1667 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553802534
  • Publisher: Bantam (Jan. 11 2005)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC2PKG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good start to a new series June 14 2011
By Darlene TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is a new author for me, and it is also a book that is first in a series.

I had initially planned to give this one 3.5 stars. For me, the beginning of the book read too much like a police tactical how-to manual...way too much detail and my attention span was beginning to wane. But the action-packed ending upped my rating to 3.75. There are some disturbing issues in the book, so be forewarned.

The narrator, Anna Fields, did a good job.

I plan to read more of this series.

MY RATING: 3.75 stars!
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.Very good read. As always page turner hard to put down
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2.0 out of 5 stars does not make sense... April 29 2014
By martin
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I usually love her books, the creepy feeling you get while reading them, the way life can play games on you etc. But still, the story has to work with science, if that medical science is used to put the threads together. If it turns to be less realistic than Lorenzo's oils with the moral connotations of a biblical preacher, there is a problem. I was expecting an explanation I could accept, and I got a bigoted tale. I even googled it, but no, the author made up all of it. And she claims to have been helped by geneticists! very disappointing, especially when a bit a research would have enabled a much more satisfactory ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't love Lisa Gardner April 22 2014
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I've LOVED ALL HER BOOKS, but this new series with Detective D.D. Warren is fantastic, mystery, suspense Alone will give you shivers and you will want to know what is going to happen next ....hard to put down...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Jan. 29 2014
By Te
Format:Kindle Edition
Alone is an amazing crime story. It all began with the death of Jimmy Gagnon, son of Judge Gagnon. Jimmy was killed by State trooper Bobby Dodge who with a tactical swat team was trying to defuse a supposedly domestic abuse hostage crisis. But the judge and his wife believe Jimmy's wife, Catharine Gagnon engineered the crisis to get rid of their son, so they want their only grandson taken from her. They start by suing Bobby Dodge and with that unfolded incidences which invokes Catherine's past as a victim of a pedophile half a century back.

Embroiled in the mystery of the unfolding drama is the lurking presence of the serial rapist, manipulation by the late Jimmy's parents, the helplessness of the grandson, Catherine's calculating nature and Bobby Dodge's determination to resolve the mysteries behind all the deaths around. Alone, Triple Agent Double Cross, Runaway are gripping until the very end. I like books that thrill me until the last pages.
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