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ISBN13: 9780553584530
ISBN10: 0553584537
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bookcrossingaddict, March 8, 2012 (view all comments by bookcrossingaddict)
This book was very hard to put down. In fact, I stayed up all night because I couldn't bear not knowing what happened next. Needless to say, I am one very tired lady right now. It was worth the lack of sleep however. This book lets us know from the outset who the bad guys are, so rather than trying to guess the culprit, the suspense is built around whether the heroine will be believed, or whether the bad guys will win.

Having said that, for the most part the characters in this story are neither wholly bad or wholly good. Rather they are flawed human beings, trying hard to make the best of a bad situation. This serves the purpose of humanising them and leaves us wondering - what would we do if we were put in that situation? If you like mystery and suspense in your novels, you will like this book.
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Josh Hyrkas, May 21, 2008 (view all comments by Josh Hyrkas)
I couldn't put this book down. The story starts out strong on the very first page and doesn't let up until the end. Plot twists abound and it will keep you guessing all the way until the very last page. I challenge you to figure out who the bad guys are in this one. This was my first experience with Lisa Gardner but it definitely won't be my last!
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Product Details

A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
Gardner, Lisa
Gardner, Li
S., A.
Mystery fiction
Police -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Popular Fiction-Suspense
mystery;fiction;thriller;suspense;crime;boston;d.d. warren;bobby dodge;novel;sniper;crime fiction;massachusetts
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Detective D. D. Warren
Publication Date:
December 27, 2005
Grade Level:
6.87 x 4.17 x 1 in .5 lb

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Product details 480 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553584530 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. Agent, Steve Axelrod. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Impeccably plotted and superbly written, Alone is a novel that will leave you torn between racing to finish it and lingering over its characterizations. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Gardner...tends to overplot, but as always the strength of her characters keeps the pages turning."
"Review" by , "Intricate and suspenseful, Alone keeps you on the edge of your seat."
"Review" by , "Like all the best suspense novels, Alone will leave you shaken....[Y]ou can't wait to see what happens next."
"Review" by , "Three-dimensional characters fill out a riveting story that is like a juicy steak: slow broiled to perfection....Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by , As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dakota has always enjoyed a good hunt. Until one November night when he saves a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. Bobby did what he was trained to do, he did it well, and he's not losing any sleep over it. But vicious rumors are already circulating the next morning when Boby loses his gun and his privileges. Because the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son.

Facing awkward stares and a crippling wrongful death lawsuit, Bobby begins his own investigation into the fateful shooting — and a fight to reclaim the life he holds dear. As the trail takes him into a twisted minefield of sordid wealth and family secrets, he is learning that nothing — and no one — is what they seem. Did Bobby Dakota take the right shot? Or was one of Boston's most elite law enforcement officers used as the perfect tool for murder?

In a shocking thriller that will leave you gasping at every twist, Lisa Gardner once more raises the bar for crime fiction, proving why she is the master of suspense at its most intense!

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