Monday, March 28, 2022

Look For Me (D.D. Warren #9) Lisa Gardner

Pages: 338
Author: Lisa Gardner

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.

This book can be read as a stand-alone, but if you want to have more back story with Detective D.D. Warren, you need to read the other eight books in this series. I did not know this was book nine until I was like, hmmm, interesting about something, and I had to look it up. So hence I was reading book nine! 
Anywho back to the review. We are introduced to a family who has been murdered all but one. D.D. Warren will have to hurry and solve this one as it seems more and more people are getting shot, and it may not be who she thinks it is. With the help of someone named Flora (which I believe has to be in previous books), D.D. Warren and her team will solve the case. I didn't know who it was until towards the end, and as soon as that person was named, I was like, oh snap!! Gardner did an excellent job tackling the foster care system because it is not always a good one. We hear about horror stories from foster homes, and with our system being so broken, it is always so hard to put the children in a safe environment. Our main character Roxy is an amazing young lady because she took on so much at a young age that she put her own life on the back burner. I see this character in many kids because they have to grow up to take care of their siblings or parents. I did like the letters that Roxy was writing for her assignment and that she even continued it after her teacher was concerned. I felt this was touching, and it went with what the story was trying to tell us. One thing I had to look up was pepper spray or bear spray killing someone if they inhale it....well while I looked online, it just said it could be fatal, but it affects more of those with asthma or COPD, which has me wondering did Davis have any of those to be able to have complications?

Lisa Gardner is a #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure and twisted minds into a streak of twenty-plus thrillers. Her latest, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, is available January 19, 2021.

Meet Frankie Elkin, an everyday, average person who specializes in finding missing people. When the locals have given up, when the media has never bothered to care, Frankie takes on the challenge. Her latest mission has brought her to Mattapan, Boston, to find a missing Haitian teen. Eleven months later, Angelique Badeau's disappearance remains a mystery. What happened to the quiet, studious teen? Frankie learns quickly the dangers of asking too many questions, but that won't stop her from learning the truth behind what happened before she disappeared.

Lisa lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with two crazy pups and an ancient rescue dog. When not writing, Lisa loves to hike, play cribbage, and, of course, read!