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Sunday, April 22, 2012
I LOVED Catch Me by Lisa Gardner a lot! Okay, here is the deal on this book. You have two best friends and they both die on the same day in back-to-back years. Now that date is coming up and you know that you are next. What would you do? It doesn't get any better than this! WOW! This a definitely a page turner with a fantastic ending. It has to be her best book yet! Read and enjoy,
(Gerard's review)-5 stars
Karen's review (5 stars):
Oh wow is all I kept saying through this book, especially the last quarter of it! This is an interesting book about child abuse with the unusual angle of showing the later results of it. I really liked this book a lot because the plot drew me in quick. D.D. Warren finds that her recent pedophile shooting is connected with another one. As she leaves the crime scene, she sees a woman, Charlene, lurking by her car and chases her down. Charlene explains that on the 21st, four days away, she will be murdered and would like D.D. to handle the investigation because she is a good detective. Charlene's two best friends from childhood were murdered last year and the year before on the 21st so Charlene thinks she'll be next. What would you do if you knew you were going to die in just a few days? Charlene is a 9-1-1 dispatcher who tries to get prepared by taking up running, boxing and shooting.
It seems as though a vigilante is out to rid Boston of the pedophiles when another one is shot down in cold blood--this time a 16-yr-old boy. I found it very interesting how the author showed how older kids find their targets through gaming websites and that more and more older kids are taking advantage of younger kids based on information she got when interviewing an internet safety expert. I thought I had it figured out before the detectives did and then when the one detective presented my theory, I thought for sure I was right but found out I wasn't.
This book really made me think. Is one criminal worse than another? Is it okay to take the law into your own hands to protect the innocent? It also gave me a better understanding of how people's pasts can really mess up their lives. This would be a real good book for a book club. I found myself wanting to discuss it with someone as I was reading it! I highly recommend this one!
Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!
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