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

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  17,950 ratings  ·  1,320 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,
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Jan 15, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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

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
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
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.

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
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.
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
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 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Shannon Merrin
Shelves: 2012-reads, kindle
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
Jennifer Jaynes
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
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
Terri Lynn
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
Eric Gates
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.
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,
Diane S.
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
Nicola Marsh
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
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
Elizabeth Bearden
Listened to this book on my way to and from Panama City Beach. Enjoyed the mystery. Kept me on the edge the whole time.
Okay, so I think I have a handle on Lisa Gardner's writing style now and I like it. This book dealt with every parents nightmare - pedaphiles stalking on the internet. Great research done by Ms. Gardner and an eye opener for those who still don't believe.

The main character is a troubled soul with a horrendous past - her mother had that despicable disease "Munchausen's Syndrome" and made sure her offsprings could be her vessels.

The story line was exact and fluid and I really didn't know "who duni
Susan Tunis
Has motherhood mellowed D.D.?

Boston homicide detective D.D. Warren is back! And at the age of 41, she’s dealing with first-time motherhood. In fact, she’s just returned from maternity leave, and her first case back involves what appears to be a serial killer of pedophiles. While the Boston P.D. isn’t mourning the victims, they aren’t about to turn their backs on some kind of vigilante killer.

Outside one of the crime scenes, D.D. finds a suspicious note on her windshield, and spots a woman watchi
Charlene has had a rough life. When she was a young girl she was horribly abused by her mother, she was so traumatized by what had happened to her that she repressed much of her early youth. Most things that happened before she was sent to live with her aunt are a blur and she prefers to leave it that way. Her two best friends were murdered a year apart from each other on the exact day and the exact way. Charlene or Charlie believes that this year is her turn. She was been training since her sec ...more
Excellent mystery and chock full of twists and turns. DD has a baby. Can you believe it?

What I liked: The to-be-murdered victim was pretty cool. She trained and obsessed over taking down her killer or at least making sure her killer would be caught. I really liked her. DD is always enjoyable and even more in this story where her personal life was so important. The interactions with her parents were hilarious and I could totally relate to the issues she faced as a new mom. And Tulip! Tulip is my
Nicola Mansfield
In four days, someone is going to kill me. But the son of a bitch has gotta catch me first."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Penguin Group (Canada).

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Tremendous! I just can't wait reading a new Lisa Gardner, some are better than others but I've never been disappointed! This latest volume in the DD Warren series does not disappoint. First off, little time is spent on DD's personal life but we get enough to know the latest details and how she is adjusting
Luanne Ollivier
I'm a long time fan of Lisa Gardner and her recurring character, Boston PD Detective D.D. Warren, is a favourite. Gardner's latest book featuring D.D. is Catch Me - newly released.

I was eager to catch up with D.D. She was unexpectedly pregnant in the last book. How will motherhood affect this tough as nails, no nonsense detective?

"D.D. caught herself actually contemplating wallpaper, then came to her senses, snapping off the vacuum cleaner and giving herself a firm mental shake. Forget the f***i
Melissa Simmons
‘Catch Me’ is the sixth book in Lisa Gardner’s brilliant D.D. Warren series. The series focuses on Boston police detective, D.D. Warren and her coworkers as they try to solve high profile cases. This book is a perfect storm; Gardner’s characters from previous stories all come together in one way or another to assist D.D. on this case. I really loved the cameos from Roan Griffin (The Survivors Club), Pierce & Kimberly Quincy (FBI Profiler Series), David Riggs (The Other Daughter), JT Dillon a ...more
Kelly Hager
After the birth of her son Jack 10 weeks ago, Detective D.D. Warren is back to her job on the police force. And oh good Lord, what a bad time to return. She has two big cases going on. The first? A vigilante is shooting pedophiles. And then she meets a woman who wants to report a murder: her own. Charlene insists that in just a few days, someone is going to kill her. She doesn't know who or exactly when, but come January 21, she's going to die.

Both plots were interesting but I preferred the pedo
Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, or Charlie as she liked to be called, believed she had just a few days to live. Her two best friends, Randi and Jackie had both been murdered on the 21st January, a year apart, and it was almost the 21st January again, and she believed it was her turn. No-one had been caught for the murder of her friends, and the police didn’t really believe they were connected. FBI profiler Pierce Quincy tended to believe her, and he was worried about her, but that didn’t help.

Lakis Fourouklas
This is the first book by Lisa Gardner that I’ve ever read and I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed it. The author has a unique way of carrying away the reader into the dangerous worlds of her own creation and of misleading him and, of course, of making him feel a kind of sentimental bond with her heroes, or rather her heroines.
I say Heroines, because it is indeed the women who rule the day in this well-crafted thriller: Detective D.D. Warren, her younger and overeager colleague Detective O and
I have read all her books and this one does not disappoint. Charlene, Charlie's mother was abusive, Charlie suffered years of Muenchausen's by proxy. Charlie has protected herself by blocking her memories of her childhood life. When she was 8 years old, she suffered an attack by her mother landing her in hospital. Charlie thought her mother died during that attack and when she was in hospital recovering, she met her aunt for the first time. Her aunt took her home and raised her. She had 2 close ...more
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New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in po
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Detective D.D. Warren (8 books)
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