Book Review: Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner

This is not a book to read when you are nervous about Pitch Slam. Which is of course when I was reading it.

Lisa Gardner delivers a heart-racing, pulse-pounding thrill ride that never stops. NEVER. Do not read this before bed. You will not sleep. Trust me.

For that reason, I dub Lisa Gardner the Queen of Suspense.

If you love suspense and crime mysteries with some intense emotional writing–Lisa Gardner is a must read.

Her ability to influence emotions and generate visceral responses is beyond anything I’ve read before.

But these are grisly crimes. Dark, heinous crimes. And the story lingers with you after you close the book.

In this book, Ms. Gardner does a stellar job weaving first and third person POVs as she interlaces three very different women’s stories.

D.D. Warren is a strong protagonist and I’d definitely check out more books in the series about her. Danielle was a beautifully painted character and my favorite in this book. I felt most conflicted over Victoria (but in a good way). I loved each character for what she brought to the novel. All very 3-D and worth spending a book with.

The plot is described as “the lives of these three women unfold and connect in unexpected ways, as sins from the past emerge—and stunning secrets reveal just how tightly blood ties can bind. Sometimes the most devastating crimes are the ones closest to home.”

Here’s the phenomenal log line: He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide.

You can find out more about the book and read the first chapter excerpt on B&N.

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