A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun.
D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many.
Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. She remembers a night when she was still a victim–a hostage–and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad’s murder.
But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?
If you are looking for a mystery with some tough-as-nails women then this is the book for you!
Lisa Gardner has outdone herself and has created an intricately woven story with three protagonists. Naturally we have D.D. Warren – detective extraordinaire. We also have Flora Dane who I am pleased to see is still D.D.’s confidential informant. Last, but not least Evie Carter whose husband has been killed and she has been arrested for it.
One of my favorite things about this story is that it is centered around some very strong female characters – D.D., Flora, and Evie. There is even a surprise appearance from SSA Kimberly Quincy who D.D. and Flora know well from their past. All four of these women are tough and determined. It was not surprising to see that they do have their power struggles from time to time, but when it counts they can put all that aside. Working together, they are unstoppable!
I also really enjoyed those little moments when we get a glimpse into D.D.’s home life. Her husband Alex and their son Jack keep her grounded. They are her rock and I love seeing what she and her family are up to. Oh and we cannot forget Kiko their rambunctious dog. Yikes…what a handful, he no doubt keeps things lively at home!
This is book ten in the Detective D.D. Warren series. It can be read as a standalone, but for maximum character development I highly recommend the whole series.
*Thank you NetGalley, Dutton, and Lisa Gardner for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.
My Rating: 3.5/5
Series: Detective D.D. Warren, #10
Publication Date: 2/19/2019
Pages: 416 (eBook)
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