My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Traveling Sisters Review by Norma and Brenda with Susanne, Kaceey, Melissa, Diane S., Holly and Mackey.
LOOK FOR ME (Detective D.D. Warren #9) by LISA GARDNER is an intriguing, suspenseful, and a compelling read that is a race against time police procedural featuring our all-time favorite character Detective D.D. Warren, who teams up with survivor turned avenger Flora Dane. We all absolutely loved that she teamed up with D.D. and it was one of our favorite aspects of this novel. The witty humor, the snarky comebacks, and the dynamics between D.D. and Flora was such a good balance to the heart-wrenching storyline. They both brought out their own unique characteristics, making them the perfect entertaining team.
Even though some of us thought that the ending was a little predictable it did have us interested and guessing right from the very start and we all really enjoyed playing detective with this one.
There are a few authors that Brenda and I thoroughly enjoy and it doesn’t matter to us if their books are predictable or not, we just are so excited to read the book that we savour every moment as we are reading it. We like to follow along and learn things as they are revealed to us as the characters learn them.
LISA GARDNER delivers a well-written, well-paced and a cleverly-plotted storyline here that is told to us in three main voices between Detective D.D. Warren, C.I. Flora Dane, and the missing girl, Roxy. Roxy’s perspective was uniquely told to us via essay excerpts that she wrote for a school assignment that was titled The Perfect Family. We all thought this was very gut-wrenching and well executed adding tension to the story for us as it gave us a first-hand look into Roxy’s life, her family and the foster care system which stirred up quite a few emotions for us. We felt sad, shocked, and anger towards the foster home in this story.
Overall, this was another great addition to this series and we look forward to reading the next book, hoping that Flora Dane will also show another appearance! Would recommend!
Expected Publishing Date: February 8, 2018
Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Dutton, and Lisa Gardner for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!
What is the perfect family?
A question young Roxy struggles to answer.
When it became her responsibility to raise her younger siblings, Lola and Manny. When she’s taken out of her home only to be placed in a more dangerous situation – foster care. After her family is wiped out in a heartbeat. A heavy burden to be sure.
Detective DD Warren is called in to find the monster who massacred Roxy’s family. Curiously, Roxy and the two family dogs have gone missing. It’s become a race against time for the good detective to find them. While raising yet another major question… Is Roxy running because she’s guilty of these heinous murders? Or is she terrified she’ll be the final victim?
As Flora, a survivor herself, entrenches herself within the investigation, she becomes DD’s newest CI and quickly jumps in to assist in the search (in ways DD cannot)!
This is a long standing series that I have always enjoyed. Unfortunately, somehow I missed the two books prior to this release….not sure how that happened! I’m usually fastidious about reading books in order. There was some back-story I missed on Flora, but Lisa Gardner does a great job filling in the gaps. So if you are new to the series, no worries! You can jump right in!
Just be aware…there are certain parts that were difficult to read that dealt with the abuse of children, and some frightening elements of the foster care system.
But overall it was a great addition to the series and I’ll definitely go back and read the two books I inadvertently skipped over. Oops!
A traveling sister read with Brenda, Norma, Susanne, Diane, Melissa, Holly and Mackey!!
Thank you to Edelweiss and Dutton for an ARC to review