Start reading Alone: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for

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

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

Print List Price: CDN$ 10.99
Kindle Price: CDN$ 9.99 includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: CDN$ 1.00 (9%)
Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
This price was set by the publisher

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books even without a Kindle device with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets, and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition --  
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Mass Market Paperback CDN $9.92  
Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook CDN $13.71  

Product Description

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.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2811 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755396332
  • Publisher: Bantam (Jan. 11 2005)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC2PKG
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good start to a new series June 14 2011
By Darlene TOP 100 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!
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Bobby Dodge is the main character for book 1 Nov. 12 2011
By Nicola Mansfield HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Reason for Reading: I am reading this series but started with book #3, since my sister had the first book it was the perfect opportunity to catch up with the series.

Having read books 3-5 of this series it was a little strange going back to the first book as D.D. Warren is only a very minor character who is only introduced halfway through the book. Obviously, this book did not start out to be the "D.D. Warren" series. Instead the main character is Bobby Dodge, police sniper, who in the later books is D.D.'s partner. Bobby is called out to an intense domestic scene where shots fired have been reported and he makes his first on the job kill. The woman whose life he has saved turns out to be not only a woman in trouble but trouble herself. Bobby is investigated by Internal Affairs to see if his shot was righteous but the dead man's affluent parents file a civil suit against him for murder. While they also file against the widow for custody of the one grandchild whom they've accused of being mistreated by his mother. Bobby gets wrapped up in the widow's life and finds himself embroiled in the middle of a complicated case where people close to the widow start to be violently killed off, one after another.

A very intricate plot with plenty of different angles from which to switch back and forth. The character of Bobby is given a complete background and since having read other books in the series it was interesting to get to know him so much better. A compelling story that deals with multiple themes: police procedural, SWAT teams, serial killer, child kidnapping and murder for hire. All these rolled into one make for an entertaining, detailed plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It was quite strange to find D.D.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES... Nov. 26 2007
By Lawyeraau TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When veteran officer Bobby Dodge of the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactics and Operations Team is called out to a hostage situation in progress, little does he know that in a matter of moments his life would change. Seeing a woman with a young child in her arms held at gunpoint, he keeps the gunman in his sight of his scope from fifty yards away, but when the gunman rips the child from the woman's arms and points the gun directly at the woman's head, his finger tightening on the trigger, State Trooper Bobby Dodge does what he was trained to do.

It is that split second action that will raise questions that remain unanswerable until Bobby puts on his thinking cap in a very unorthodox way. Moreover, the beautiful damsel in distress, Catherine Rose Gagnon, has a lot of issues, including a secret past that continues to haunt her. Her child also has issues, but what they are will keep the reader guessing until the shocking finale. Once again, this author has created another intense thriller. Full of surprises and suspense, this fast-paced, intricately plotted book will keep the reader turning its pages.
Was this review helpful to you?
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book. Aug. 14 2013
By Mike
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I like Lisa Gardner as she is always making you question who is the victim and how much is a victim ultimately responsible for their actions. This book is entertaining, and keeps you guessing. Not as graphic or disturbing as some of her other work. LOL.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?

Look for similar items by category