Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Review: Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

Author: Lisa Gardner
Genre: Suspense
Release: February, 2012
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4/5
Description: 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.
Review: A young woman has approached Detective D.D. Warren about solving her murder should it happen. Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, known as Charlie, thinks she has four days to live. Two years ago, her bff, Randi was murdered on January 21st. Then, exactly one year later, her bff, Jackie, was murdered. Charlie believes she's next. Charlie's determined not to go down without a fight. Can D.D. help save Charlie before it's too late?
  •  Not much I didn't like. After the prologue, it started off a little slow, but definitely picks up the pace.
  •  This book had so many twists and turns. It kept me interested. Just when I thought something was true in the story, something else would come up to prove me wrong.
  • The prologue was so chilling. It immediately caught my attention and had me hooked. I read on, wanting to know what was next.
  • I like that it could be a standalone. I didn't know until after I read Catch Me, that it was actually part of the D.D. Warren series. I didn't have to read the previous books to understand what was going in in this one.
  • I love Charlie's strength. We can see her vulnerability. She's scared, but that doesn't stop her from doing what she has to do to stay alive. She takes boxing lessons, gets in shape, goes running, makes plans, buys a gun, takes shooting lessons. One thing's for sure. She's not going down without a fight.
  • I like D.D. Warren's character. She's a new mom and hates to leave her baby & boyfriend, but knows duty calls. She's good at what she does, but she's not hardened by what she sees. If anything, it makes her yearn for her baby even more. She agrees to help Charlie, even though she's not sure about it.
I will definitely be looking into reading more in Lisa Gardner's D.D. Warren series!


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