Synopses & Reviews
In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest D.D. Warren thriller, the relentless Boston investigator must solve a coldly calculated murder--before it happens.
In four days, someone is going to kill me . . .
Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.'s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston's top detective to handle the death investigation.
It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle.
Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21st, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.
But as D.D. quickly learns, Charlie Grant doesn't plan on going down without a fight. By her own admission, the girl can outshoot, outfight, and outrun anyone in Boston. Which begs the question, is Charlie the next victim, or the perfect perpetrator? As D.D. tracks a vigilante gunman who is killing pedophiles in Boston, she must also delve into the murders of Charlie's friends, racing to find answers before the next gruesome January 21 anniversary. Is Charlie truly in danger, or is she hiding a secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?
In four days, someone is going to kill me. But the son of a bitch has gotta catch me first.
"The well-wrought suspense offsets the shaky plot of bestseller Gardner's sixth novel featuring Boston Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren (after 2011's Love You More). Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, a 28-year-old police dispatch officer with a horrific childhood, expects to be murdered on January 21. One of her two best friends was strangled at home on January 21 two years earlier; exactly a year later, her other best friend suffered the same fate. On January 17, Grant seeks out Warren at a crime scene and asks the homicide detective to investigate her expected murder. Meanwhile, Warren is looking into the execution-style slayings of two pedophiles. Rookie sex crime detective Ellen O brings her expertise to this second case. Gardner skillfully tacks back and forth from Grant's childhood traumas to her preparations to face a killer as it becomes increasingly murky whether Grant is victim, predator, or both. Fans should enjoy the numerous cameos by characters from other Gardner novels. Author tour. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Crisp prose, crackling plots, layered characters. A stickler for detail, Lisa Gardner is one of the best thriller writers working today."
"Lisa Gardner is an amazing writer. Her characters are multidimensional and believable, and they tell the kinds of stories that grip you right from the first page."
"Emotionally true, harrowing, and unputdownable. Brava, Lisa Gardner!"
-Lisa Scottoline on Love You More
"It has the chills and thrills to excite, and the heart to draw you in."
-Sandra Brown on Love You More
"New York Times
best-selling author Gardner always plays in the big leagues, but this scare-your-socks-off thriller is a grand slam, packed with enigmatic characters...and superb storytelling."
-Library Journal, starred review
"The creepy meter is off the charts...And, somehow, miraculously without any contrivance, Gardner’s conclusion delivers a welcome glimmer of hope."
-Booklist, starred review
"Irresistible high-wire melodrama"
“The best thriller Lisa Gardner has written to date...It will hook you from the start.”—The Huffington Post
“Plan to stay awake for a few nights...[It's] terrifying."—Bookreporter.com “[A] scare-your-socks-off thriller.”—Library Journal “Shocking...A 'must read' for any suspense aficionado.”—The Associated Press
ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR
Charlene Grant believes she is going to die. For the past few years, her childhood friends have been murdered one by one. Same day. Same time. Now shes the last of her friends alive, and shes counting down the final four days of her life until January 21. Charlene doesnt plan on going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing, shooting, and running. She also wants Bostons top homicide detective, D. D. Warren, to handle the investigation. But as D.D. delves deeper into the case, she starts to question the womans story. Instinct tells her that Charlene may not be in any danger at all. If thats true, the woman must have a secretone so terrifying that it alone could be the greatest threat of all.
About the Author
Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen previous novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Love You More, Live to Tell, Hide, Alone, and the International Thriller Writers' Award-winning novel The Neighbor. Her FBI profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England.