I escaped the box.
The coffin that was both my prison and my lifeline.
My prison as I waited each day for release.
My lifeline as being locked inside meant being away from him.
I escaped the box, but I didn’t escape its consequences.
Now danger’s irrelevant.
All I care about is making them pay. The other predators out there. Those just like the man who took me.
And if someone tries to grab me again? I know how to protect myself.
And when another girl is taken?
Have no doubt: I will do anything, anything, to find her.
Escaped kidnap victim Flora Dane has once again disappeared. Has the self-proclaimed vigilante become a victim? Or is something far more sinister at play? D.D. will have to race against the clock if she is going to Find Her.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Lisa Gardner, and especially the D D Warren series, so I was really looking forward to reading Lisa’s latest offering. The book description alone intrigued me so much, I Just had to take a peek at the first page, with the intention of reading Find Her at a later date. BIG MISTAKE, from the first page where we meet Flora trapped in a coffin, I was well and truly hooked. Find Her is told with two narratives; Flora’s, the original kidnap surviver, and Boston PD Detective DD Warren. I can’t say much about the plot, as Find Her is the type of book, that any review will give away spoilers.
Reading about Flora’s life during her kidnapping was my worse nightmare, at times I felt so claustrophobic, I’m sure my blood pressure went up! Lisa has obviously done a lot of research on kidnap victims and their captors, and it’s chilling how accurate she is in her portrayal of both. I also found the premises of trauma bonding fascinating, it also explained why Flora made the decisions she did. Flora is such a complex character, at times I found it hard to distinguish between her being a victim, or the predator. Surprisingly D D takes a back seat In Find Her, the plot focuses mainly on Flora, whilst D D investigates the case in the background, which works well.
The plot is well executed, and there are many twists and turns along the way, guaranteed to keep even the most hardened crime reader gripped to the last page. Lisa Gardner is an absolute master of the psychological suspense novel, and Find Me is no exception. This story proceeds at a breathless pace, thrilling and yet disturbing, a heart pounding tale, that I read in just over a day, yes it’s that good!
5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ out of 5
Publisher: Headline (9 Feb. 2016)