Vụ mất tích bí ẩn (Detective D.D. Warren, #4)
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Vụ mất tích bí ẩn (Detective D.D. Warren #4)

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Tiếp theo những tiểu thuyết về tình yêu, hôn nhân, cuốn sách mới nhất của tủ sách Ajarbook là một tác phẩm trinh thám hấp dẫn và gay cấn từ những trang sách đầu tiên cho đến cuối cùng. Vụ mất tích bí ẩn – tiểu thuyết của nhà văn Lisa Gardner đã đạt được những giải thưởng danh giá: Giải sách trinh thám hay nhất năm 2011 (Elle Magazine) và Giải thưởng các nhà văn trinh thám...more
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Published 2011 by Dân Trí (first published January 1st 2010)
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Tina
Ok, so, DD did not annoy me as much as she did in the previous book The Neighbor, but she still somehow manages to remain my least favorite character in her own series. At least this time she doesn't focus on one suspect and try to make that person the killer no matter what. However she still doesn't strike me as the sharpest knife in the drawer. Her technique for finding a killer seems to be 'That guy did it!...'No, wait, she did it!'. I had to shake my head at the fact that she seemed convince...more
Larry Bassett
Meet our heroine Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren of the Boston Police Department:
She was not getting married. She was not having children. She was not going to have sex in her office. So she might as well read the fucking case reports, because this was her life. This was what she had left. Five dead in Dorchester and no one alive to tell the tale.

While this is not the last book in the Detective D.D. Warren Series (http://www.goodreads.com/series/41697...), I anticipate that it will be the last...more
Tonya
While I did start to like D.D. Warren in the last book, this is the first one where I didn't feel she jumped to the wrong conclusion right off the bat and refused to budge from it. This book actually shows her taking in new facts and evidence and letting that shape her suspect list. Basically, it showed her being a good detective. I liked the small bits we got about her personal life, but also like that it didn't take too much away from the actual story.

Speaking of, I had one person in mind for...more
Brandie
Live To Tell is a book I could NOT put down. Hook, line and sinker from the moment I read the prologue - I needed to keep reading. This is a book with several twists and turns. Just when you think you know who did it, another twist. Another clue pops up that makes you rethink, wonder, and try to figure out who really did it!

Gardner is a talented author who clearly knows her audience. She keeps your hooked, she adds twists, the characters draw you in and you want to see what happens.

Detective D.D...more
Karen
Three women. They don’t know each other, yet. One is a dedicated pediatric psych nurse, dreading the 25th anniversary of the day that made her a lone survivor. The second is an exhausted single mother, coping with the full-time care of her mentally ill 8-year-old son. The third is a tough cop, married to her job in Boston’s homicide unit. Five days in August bring these women together. Their connection: murder.

From the red and black cover all the way to the final plot twist, Live to Tell is a gr...more
Monica
I won this on this book as a Firstreads give away. Wow, what a good book! Detective D.D. Warren has a promising Thursday evening interrupted by her pager. An entire family nearly wiped out with only the father surviving with what might be a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. This opening scenario leads to a complex story told from several different views. There’s the view of Warren who leads the investigation and is saddled by a tag-along former detective Alex Wilson, Danielle, a psychiatric nu...more
Mark Soone
I am kind of surprised to give a Gradner novel a 3 star rating?! She has fast become one of my favorite suspense authors, so perhaps this rating is a reflection that I have read to much of her stuff recently, or perhaps it just was not quite as entertaining personally as I have found the previous 3 D.D. Warren novels.

I still find D.D. one of my least enjoyable characters, which is surprising since I enjoy this series so much inspite of it. Once again she has more of a supporting/co-starring type...more
Sheri
I won this on Good Reads give a ways, and since the book will not be released until July 2010, I do not want to give too much away.

Lisa Gardner brings back D.D. Warren in a psychological suspense thriller. A family is brutally murdered with the father as suspect, and one sole survivor, their daughter. The back story blends perfectly and left me second guessing. Just when I thought I had it all figure out, new twists and turns arose. Perfect ending, and definitely an all night read!
Nihan
Yine mükemmel bir kurgu, her kitabında daha da hayran oluyorum bu kadına :D Seriyi daha hızlı çıkarsalar keşke...
Crystal
Why I Read This: Lisa Gardner is one of my must-read authors, I have read most of her books and have always read her new ones for the last 5 or so years and have worked on her backlist. When the title came up for review through Pump Up Your Book Promotions, it was an easy decision to want in on that tour.

How is the novel driven: It's a mix, but I will go with plot driven for the most part, but the characters play a main role as well. How do three seemingly different women get their lives intertw...more
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: I'm a fan of the author and had read the previous book in the series.

This book had me from the beginning as it dealt with some of my favourite topics, mental health and psychiatric wards. Plus it was back to my favourite kind of thriller, that of the serial killer though this time with a twist: a mass murderer serial killer.

D.D. Warren is a great female character who can carry a book on her own. This time her partner Phil has a shadow, Alex, a former agent who has been a Prof...more
Jennifer
From My Blog....[return][return]Live To Tell by Lisa Gardner is a riveting, gripping, edge-of-your seat suspense novel that takes the reader on an intense and emotional rollercoaster ride through the lives of three women with a common bond. A family has been murdered and the Boston Police and lead Detective D.D. Waren are on the case, but who was the murderer? The father, a possible family annihilator, or the mentally ill son? Victoria Oliver is at the end of her tether with her eight-year-old s...more
Denise
3.0 out of 5 stars More a psychological treatise than a suspense thriller...., March 18, 2011

Although the book was a fast read for me, and despite the fact that it attempted to cover a lot of ground educating the reader about children with severe psychiatric issues, this fourth novel in the D.D. Warren series simply wasn't that compelling. The author uses her various characters shamelessly in attempts to lecture us about explosive and violent children as well as about the collaborative problem s...more
Kelly Hager
I've been a fan of Lisa Gardner's since I read her first suspense novel (The Perfect Husband). I've read all of them so far and enjoyed every one. So when I say that this is by far her best, it's saying something. :)

This book was incredibly creepy (have you read that book by Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin? It was like that but worse) and there were parts where I actually got chills. And not the good kind.

There are three main narrators in this one. There's Detective D.D. Warren (a re...more
Baby T-Rex
I won this from Goodreads and it took me a while to read it, mainly because I just don't read many mysteries. I'm glad I did read it though, because Lisa Gardner knows how to write a great mystery. I kept going back and forth between two suspects and thought she did a wonderful job with the suspense. The subject matter was disturbing and gave me nightmares, but the book kept me up all night, turning the pages as quickly as I could to see what would happen next.

I had two main problems with this b...more
Emily
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Marisa
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Jennifer
I've read almost all of Lisa Gardner's books (with my favorites being her Quincy and Rainie books). Lately, though, I was wondering if she had lost her mojo. I thought her last book, The Neighbor, was just OK. But I'm nothing if not loyal (until you write at least three awful books in a row), so I thought I'd give Gardner another try. Well, I'm glad I gave Gardner the benefit of the doubt because this book was one of her better ones.

There are a lot of books out there (including Gardner's books)...more
Karen
I've read a few other books by Lisa Gardner, and I think she's a good mystery/thriller author. Her stories always have a number of story lines, are fast paced, and suspenseful. This novel, set in Boston, involves number of murders of entire families and brings the police detective D.D. Warren (who I think is in other Gardner novels) to a pediatric psychology hospital ward. One of the nurses there also had her family murdered 25 years ago and she was the only survivor. Another story line includes...more
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Danielle Burton is the lone survivor of her family massacre over 25 years ago. She currently works in a children's psychiatric ward trying to help if not save children. It is fast approaching the 25th anniversary of the event and she feels powerless to stop all the old emotions from returning. In a nearby working class neighbourhood, a family is found dead. There is one survivor the father, who is clinging on for life in the Intensive Care Unit. Detective DD Warren is called to the scene and soo...more
Karmen
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Agatha
Another Detective D. D. Warren story. This is #4 in the series. Two families have been killed in their homes and the only connection b/w the two families seems to be that they both had children formerly treated in the pediatric mental health ward of the local hospital. D.D. teams with visiting detective Alex to try to figure out if there is a true connection or if it is just a fluke – before any other families will be killed. I liked this one but felt a little uncomfortable about the sensational...more
Michael
Live to tell is the story of a young lady called Danielle who for nearly 25 years has been trying to
get her life back together after losing her entire family in tragic circumstances when her father went on a killing rampage then shot himself. Danielle has slowly moved on and is now working with children with mental illnesses at a psychiatric ward. But when two families who had children that spent time in the ward are brutally murdered the ghosts of the past return to Danielle.

The story goes to a...more
Doris
I was fortunate to win a preview copy of this thriller. This multiple-murder mystery (which nabbed me from paragraph one) is woven between the tragedies of domestic violence and the extraordinary challenges of families and mental health professionals dealing with juvenile psychiatric disorders---with a dash of the supernatural. All of it is complex, believable, horrifying and deeply moving. Lisa Gardner uses edgy prose, humor, compelling characters and keen human insight to tell this chilling ta...more
Bigd_041555
Really liked this book - still getting use to Lisa Gardner's style of writing, but she's winning me over.

Live To Tell is an eye opening book about troubled children - not just abused (although that does play a part), but mentally challenged children. It sure gives a good (or not so good) glimpse into the care and obstacles that can be presented with a child such as this. A bit scary when the wrong "specialists" take charge and feed these poor little minds with fuel to carry out the specialists o...more
Lindsey
I'm trying to save money, and therefore looking for books I want to read in the library that my apartment building has. Lucky for me, I found another Lisa Gardner book - which is exactly what I was looking for.

This book was really hard to read at the time I was reading it. It deals with behaviorally and emotionally troubled children and families. At the time I was reading it, I was dealing with one of the most troubled children that I've ever had (at work). This book took nearly everything I had...more
Jennifer
Danielle is a survivor. As a young girl, her father killed her mother, sister, and brother - leaving her as the sole survivor. Her life has been changed by that one night - it made her a pediatric nurse on a locked down psychotic ward for troubled children. D.D. is a successful female detective who takes on difficult cases on purpose. When their paths cross it means that something bad is happening. When D.D. gets the page one night, she discovers a tragic scene in which it appears the father has...more
Jennifer
LIked this one. I've been reading Gardner a while. I like this series but have read it completely out of any order, which makes me crazy. I like the characters and this story was pretty good with some twists and turns and plenty of nutty people. What got a little annoying was the constant back and forth between the different characters... yes! You succeeded in confusing me! Not in a good way.

I liked the part of the story that was about the children with metal illnesses. I think its a topic that...more
Krista
I don't generally read detective/murder novels much but I picked up this one and am glad I did. Fantastic. Gripping. Page turner. I was mesmerized by the relationship between kids and their parents, and the long term effects of damage done both ways...especially how a mom can look past a childs flaws, even if her son is a sociopath. Twisty, turny, and fun. Made me buy another of her books that didn't quite live up to this one though...so that was disappointing.
Harriet
3.5 stars - Bobby fans should know that he barely appears in this one. Expectant parents or those with young children might want to avoid reading this dark mystery because it focuses on mental illness in children, and it is so heartbreaking and so scary. It wasn't too difficult to figure out the killer's identity, but it was interesting to read about how a progressive children's psychiatric care facility functioned. I also liked the chemistry between Alex and D.D.
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