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Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren #6)

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  20,743 Ratings  ·  1,443 Reviews
In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest D.D. Warren thriller, the relentless Boston investigator must solve a coldly calculated murder--before it happens. 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 Rosa
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Penguin (USA) Inc, (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
This is a reread!!
Everyone has to die sometime. Be Brave

This is one of the messages the killer leaves behind!!

The opening chapter of Catch Me, the 6th novel in Lisa Gardner’s Detective D.D. Warren Series is like a punch on your chest!! It’s so horrifying and so dark……An 8 year old girl is stabbed by her insane mother, who is trying to set fire to their home with her baby sister inside, manages to knock out the mother and save her sister.

Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant survives the terrible t
Mary Beth
Mar 04, 2016 Mary Beth rated it really liked it
Lisa Gardner does it again! Another suspenseful thriller!

"Everyone must Die sometime. Be brave."

"Dying for someone is easy" J.T. murmured now. "Living for yourself is the hard part that's hard.

This is the sixth book in the Detective D.D. Warren series. This is another excellent thriller and isn't dark like the other books I have been reading.
Everyone close to Charlene is dying and the date they are murdered is January 21. Several days before January 21 Charlene contacts D.D. Warren letting her
Jan 15, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lisa Gardner fans
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
I love the D.D. Warren mysteries, and this one does not disappoint!

Twenty-eighty year old Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, Charlie, thinks she has four days left to live. Two years ago one of her best friends, Randi was murdered on January 21st, then one year to the date, her other best friend Jackie was murdered. They were a trio. The three musketeers: Randi Jackie Charlie, as they were known in school. It is four days until January 21st and Charlie thinks she's next. She's not going down witho
Catch Me
4 Stars

This series has improved in the last couple of installments. One reason is the development of D.D. Warren's character. She is no longer the cold and brash detective with an obsessive need to prove herself but rather a intelligent investigator whose attempts to juggle family life and work make her much more endearing.

The plot is intricate with two parallel mysteries. While both are intriguing and suspenseful (particularly the scenes involving the Internet predators and Charlie's m
Sep 05, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book addresses several heavy subjects that at times are explained very explicitly, and for some may be disturbing. The first is about mental illness and all the horrid things that happen to the children of the afflicted that go unchecked. The second, is concerning the vile subject of pedophilia and last but not least is how a serial killer may relate back to both.

This is my first Lisa Gardner book. She does a masterful job of producing an exciting psychological thriller. This who done it ha
May 01, 2015 Carolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave.

That's what Charlie's mum used to tell her right before she hurt her. But Charlie doesn't remember much of the first eight years of her life as an abused child. After her Aunt rescued her she only remembers love and safety although sometimes her nightmares bring back horrifying flashes of her early years. Now Charlie is working as a police radio dispatcher in Boston and she knows she is no longer safe. Her two BFFs were each murdered one year apart in exac
Feb 26, 2012 Jill rated it liked it
Having been a fan of Lisa Gardner for years, I was eagerly awaiting this latest release. As I read the prologue, and then the first chapter, I wasn't so sure that it was going to hold my interest. I need not have worried, as it held my interest, kept me up past bedtime and kept me scratching my head and guessing for a good while. That said, it is not her best. It's a fun read, but the plot is a little too filled with unlikely coincidences and turns that are a stretch for even the best imaginatio ...more
Feb 22, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-books
Everyone has to die sometime. Be Brave.

Detective D.D. Warren has alot on her plate not only has come from a crime scene were a pedophile has been killed. D.D. is know a mum to Jake, living with partner Alex and has her parents soon to be visiting. To add to this she is confronted by a lady calling herself Charlie Grant who claims she will be killed in a few days on January 21st at 8pm. She comes to this conclusion as her two best friends have both been killed on that date in the last two years.

Dec 03, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
I read the first chapter of Catch Me at the end of Lisa Gardner's new e-novella, The 7th Month. After reading that chapter I just knew that I was going to love this book.

I am a big Lisa Gardner fan and Catch Me did not disappoint me.

The book is about a woman, Charlie, whose two best friends were murdered on the same day a year apart. So Charlie is worried that she is next. She's been so worried that she dropped out of her life and she's been in hiding training for a whole year (taking boxing and
Jeanie Jackson
Jan 02, 2013 Jeanie Jackson rated it really liked it
I like the softness that being a mother brings to DD.
Amazing plot twists and turns and I followed the bait the whole way. Don't usually do that.
Terri Lynn
Jun 14, 2012 Terri Lynn rated it it was amazing
Oh dear. I have just discovered Lisa Gardner's books and now I have to read them all. I love it when that happens!

Catch Me is a psychological thriller, a mystery and suspense novel that will keep you on the edge and possibly suspicious of your own mother and that nice cop who keeps trying to date you.

The story starts with breaktaking horror with a young girl who has a clearly insane mother. The woman has stabbed her 8 year old daughter and is now trying to set the house on fire with her and he
Jul 16, 2012 Skip rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-detective
Detective D.D. Warren is just back from maternity leave when she responds to the murder of a pedophile and finds out that this is the second recent killing. She is joined by a Sex Crimes officer and has to deal with the morality of finding a killer, who is providing a useful societal function by removing threats to children. Meanwhile, a young woman (Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, a/k/a Charlie) reaches out to D.D. for help as she expects to die within three days on the anniversary of her two b ...more
Jennifer Jaynes
Feb 27, 2012 Jennifer Jaynes rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is my first Lisa Gardner book. I actually read it a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting the time to write a review.

I'm usually a little leery about picking up a new author, but Gardner definitely didn't disappoint. I was hooked from the first several pages--as soon as I was able to get into the characters' personalities--and literally couldn't put this down. I also couldn't figure out what was going on as hard as I tried. And, as a writer of mysteries myself, I'm usually VERY good at
Jun 11, 2012 judy rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I've avoided this author like the plague. Besides her name (suspiciously like a romance novelist--which she was) I suspected her of writing the kind of mysteries that certain other female authors write and appear regularly on best-seller lists. I put this book on hold because some author I admire (can't remember who) wrote some nice things about her. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the book. The plot held my interest and the writing was good enough that I forgave her the sin of requiring me to suspend d ...more
Mar 21, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Shannon Merrin
Shelves: kindle, 2012-reads
Lisa Gardner really out did herself on this one. This book was truly amazing. I really couldn't put it down. Well unless I was tired and fell asleep of course. The characters are very well thought out and developed. D.D. is also the star and does a fabulous job as always. Charlie in the store is a fantastic person right down to the bone. The stories within the story all melt into one like Lisa's other books but this one just really spoke to me. A must read for any thriller fan and Gardner fan. A ...more
Diane S ☔
Jan 29, 2012 Diane S ☔ rated it really liked it
Another suspenseful entry into the D. D. Warren series. As a new mother D. D. is trying to balance baby, new relationship, and her duties as a police lieutenant, when she is called to the scene of a murder. She also is approached by a young woman named Charlie, who is afraid she will be killed on the 21st of January, as her two best friends have been. From here the twist and turns, and revelations arrive in a very suspenseful and fast paced manner. Her relationship problems do not take over the ...more
This was my first book by this author and I quite enjoyed it. Suspenseful and mysterious. I also appreciate the few bits of (dry) humour in it (view spoiler) A negative thing is that, for me, names like D.D and O are not very pleasant/smooth to read. I prefer plain names anytime. And two times I read "jump roping". Shouldn't that be "rope jumping"? But ofcourse this are very minor things.
plot ***
tension ****
Nicola Marsh
May 18, 2012 Nicola Marsh rated it it was amazing
Lisa Gardner is one of few authors that when I start reading the book I can't put it down.

Her thrillers are riveting.

She has a gift for weaving intricate plot points throughout the book without being obvious and her characters are realistic and appealing.
Her villains are flawed yet invoke sympathy, the sign of a brilliant writer.

Highly recommend.

(Catch Me is book 6 in the D.D. Warren series and shows the gritty Boston detective in a new light, as a struggling mother of a baby. Really added to th
Mar 22, 2016 Michaela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Krimi, ale aj psychothriler v jednom. Námet je originálny a ak hádate vraha od prvej do poslednej stránky tak ako ja, potom som zvedavá, čo na knihu poviete. :) Ja som si to tipla niekde v tretej štvrtine (a prvýkrát zle), potom dobre, ale až záver mi odhalil, čo všetko sa udialo a hlavne prečo. Bolo toho veru dosť. Napriek tomu Chyť ma hodnotím celkom vysoko (4 hviezdičky z piatich), no je to taká téma, aké pri knihách neobľubujem (týranie a zneužívanie detí), takže už by som sa k nej nevrátila ...more
Purple Iris
This is the first Gsrdner book I've rated lower than a 4. I liked it. But parts were a bit too convoluted for my taste. What really bothered me, though, were the cameo appearances by characters from her other books. I found them distracting because I kept trying to remember what their stories were. I enjoyed "seeing' Kimberly and Pierce Quincy again, but they've been in so many books that it was like hanging with old friends. The references to characters like J.T., Roan, etc. didn't add much to ...more
Eric Gates
Sep 16, 2013 Eric Gates rated it liked it
This is the first of Lisa Gardner's books that I have read. It's premise, someone knowing they were going to be killed in 4 days, was what intrigued me when I saw it on the shelves of a large department store's book department.

There were many things I enjoyed about this book; the style was reminicent, while being unique, of the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly; the pace was good throughout; the tale was intriguing with enough twists to make the ending a suprise; and the writing was solid.
Feb 25, 2012 Gaby rated it really liked it
Catch Me is Lisa Gardner's latest DD Warren detective thriller. With its complex plot and high level of suspense, Catch Me delivers Gardner's characteristic high tension escape. There are carefully placed clues that you suspect might mean something and somehow all come together towards the end.

Catch Me begins with a child being rushed out of a dangerous home. She's lived with the need to escape, has been trained by her mother to pack and leave at a moment's notice, to move swiftly and silently,
What a huge disappointment this turned out to be.

Being a huge fan of this series, I went into this book with high expectations that up until now Gardner had always managed to live up to. This book unfortunately fell flat. Everything about it, the character interactions (DD Warren is usually one of my favorite female protagonists, but here she seemed to be a whiny shell of her former self, the "evil doer" and their story was uninteresting and pretty much the entire mystery aspect was boring.

Minty McBunny
May 16, 2016 Minty McBunny rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, april-2016
I have just recently started reading this series, wildly out of order, and I love it. Each story is so well written and intense, I find them hard to put down, even if the stories are a bit hard to buy in the end. For something this thrilling and engaging, I'm willing to put my disbelief aside and just enjoy the ride. I've got four more DD Warren books on my shelf and I am looking forward to devouring them soon.
May 06, 2015 Lorraine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, thriller, 2015
This was an exciting read. D.D. Warren, just back from maternity leave, goes to a murder of a child pornographer. When she leaves the scene of the crime, she finds a note on her car's windshield, and a woman walking away. She chases the woman, who says she wanted to meet her as she will be murdered in a few days time, and wants to give D.D. some information to find her killer. Charlie tells D.D. that her two best friends were murdered on January 21st, the first one two years ago and the second o ...more
Piepie Beuttel
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. Loved this book and absolutely could not put it down!! This is a stellar piece of work... high-speed chases, murder, suspense, memorable characters, intricate motives- this book has it all! I love the relationship between D.D. and her two favorite men, Alex and baby Jack. Tulip the dog was probably my favorite character :)
Mar 07, 2016 Victoria917 rated it really liked it
This was one of the most confusing, seat grasping, and attentive mystery book I have ever read. I never knew what to expect of every chapter and every time you think you know who the killer is its not!
I love the D.D. Warren series and this is my second favorite books of the series. In this book she is now raising her son, Jack, with her 'roomate' Alex. I simply adore their little family and everyone in it. One day after coming from a crime scene, Charlene Grant (who we meet as a little girl in
Not my favourite DD Warren mystery but nonetheless a good one. The secondary characters of the team, as well as some familiar faces, felt really strong. Much like they were in FIND HER and that makes me happy as that's what drew me to this series in the first place. I did, however, pretty much guess the killer and the mystery just before the halfway point but I still liked how it all played out. I am curious as to why the same elements seem to crop up all the time but I guess the same could be s ...more
Barbara Elsborg
Feb 15, 2013 Barbara Elsborg rated it really liked it
Another exciting thriller from Lisa Gardner. I loved the plot in this, very ingenious. The clues were all there and I did guess whodunnit but still it was thoroughly enjoyable.
Elizabeth Bearden
May 31, 2013 Elizabeth Bearden rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-on-tape
Listened to this book on my way to and from Panama City Beach. Enjoyed the mystery. Kept me on the edge the whole time.
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