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Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D.D. Warren #2)

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You have good reason to be afraid. . . .

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day—the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Bantam (first published 2007)
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Suzanne
I want to be friends with Lisa Gardner in the real world, I want to know what’s it’s like to be such a storyteller, it would loooove to know what makes her tick! This is another page turning machine, I’ve read that this is a few of my friend’s favourite Lisa Gardner book, and I can see why.

Here we meet the really lovely Annabelle (or is she?) who has spent her entire life on the run, taught by her expert father, to be always ready to leave, life's contents in a handful of bags. Always ready to
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Brittany B.
Short Review for now:

I give this book a HIGH RECOMMEND! Hide by Lisa Gardner is Mystery/Suspense book that has one of the most fascinating set-ups I could imagine. Twists and turns all over the place. It's very unpredictable. There are two story lines: one of a survivor who must piece together her true identity, and the mystery of solving the heinous murder of 6 girls. Their bodies nearly mumified and found hidden at a scary, old abandoned mental institution-- in a make shift dungeon. It's a he
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Darlene
This is the second book in the Detective D.D. Warren series, and it is also the second time that I have read this author.

Detective Bobby Dodge is back! I am still confused as to why this series is not named the "Detective Bobby Dodge" series, since his role is more prominent in both this novel and its predecessor, Alone, which I read back in February.

When six bodies are discovered in an underground chamber, Bobby Dodge's first thought is that the crime is reminiscent of Catherine Gagnon's case w
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Scott Rhee
Annabelle Granger’s life changed when she was seven years old. Her father, a professor of mathematics at MIT, arrived home one night, quickly packed some bags, and told her and her mother that they were leaving Boston. To seven-year-old Annabelle, it was exciting: they were running away from home.

They never stopped running after that night.

Every new town was a new name and a potential new threat. The problem was that Annabelle never knew what that threat was. Her father never told her what they
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Michael
'My whole family disappeared... I can't afford to come back from the dead...'

Annabelle Granger has spent her life on the run. For as long as she can remember throughout her childhood years she and her parents experience new places and aliases before they can ever get truelly settled in a place. Now an adult she lives in Boston and with her parents both dead she lives on her own with her dog Bella and is paranoid about safety. Anabelle's now goes by the name of Tanya but little does she know her
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Sarah
I had hoped that some of the awkwardness with the first book in this series was a matter of it being the first book, but this second book is perhaps even more awkward and it stands out all the more since the author really should know better by now. Granted, I don't know anything about crime scenes and being a cop and whatnot, but the choices that these officers make during their investigation strike me as so unrealistic. I understand that the plot needs to flow and all, and that the author is bo ...more
LJ
HIDE (Suspense-Bobby Dodge-Boston-Cont) – VG
Gardner, Lisa – Standalone
Bantam, 2007, US Hardcover- ISBN: 9780553804324
First Sentence: My father explained it to me the first time when I was seven years old.
*** Massachusetts state police detective Bobby Dodge is called to a Boston PD crime scene. Sergeant D.D. Warren and her team are on the grounds of the closed and crumbling Boston State Mental Hospital. There has been found an underground room containing the bodies of six young girls. One thing t
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Larry Bassett
Unbelievable.

Never believe anything Lisa Gardner tells you. You may think she is being straight with you but, take my word for it, she is not to be trusted. She will change her story. Hide is the second book of hers that I have read and the second time she has mislead me repeatedly. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she is an unrepentant suspense mystery writer!

She is so unbelievable, that she gets five stars from me for Hide and I am immediately going to start reading the third book in the serie
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Brenda
Jan 03, 2012 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Suspense/thriller-Lisa Gardner lovers
Lisa Gardner continues to amaze with every different book I read! In this, her second of the DD Warren series, we follow a young girl who is continually on the run with her parents, from one town to the next, one state to the next, never staying long, always scared, always trying to stay one step ahead of......what.. she doesn’t know!

Annabelle Granger is now 30 years old, and back living in Boston, when she opens the newspaper one morning to find she has been declared dead! Her parents have both
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Shakespearesgirl
Lisa Gardner is very hit-and-miss with me as far as her plots go. Her books are generally well-written, but all the good writing in the world can't make up for bad characterization and poorly structured plot. What really sticks out to me with this novel was the ill-planned reveal of the criminal's identity.

I was ready to go along with the switches from first to third person, because while I usually find it annoying, I get that some authors find it a useful plot device, but in this case it just f
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Jenni Boyd
This is the first book I have read by Lisa Gardner and she has definitely gone to the top of my favourite Author list. This was one book I couldn't put down. It begins with the discovery of six mummified corpses in an underground chamber, in the grounds of an abandoned mental hospital, shocking even the most hardened cop. The discovery bares a strong resemblance to a very old case where the perpetrator was caught and is now dead. Did the dead psychopath have a protege or is there a copycat who i ...more
K
It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried." "Bobby's only lead is wrapped around a dead woman's neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new c ...more
Miranda Lynn
Now that I've read and loved two of Lisa Gardner's books, I'm a huge fan. There are tons of thrillers out there that aren't good...you really have to work at it to find a true gem. I tend to stick with the same few authors when it comes to that genre, because I know that I can expect good things from them, and aren't going to get a dud. So when I first decided to read a Lisa Gardner book a couple of months ago, I was nervous that it wouldn't be anything special. But she's awesome. I was complete ...more
Michael
Mass. State Police Detective Bobby Dodge is called to the scene of a gruesome mass murder that took place on the grounds of the old State Mental Hospital. Six bodies of children are found in an underground chamber in a crime that appears to have taken place over twenty five years ago.

One body is tentatively identified by a chain around her neck with the name Annabelle Granger. However, a woman who read about the bodies being discovered, tells the police that she is Annabelle and when she was sev
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siti rahmah
A page-turner. I am burning some midnight oil just to know the ending. You will be left guessing right until the last chapter. However, I think the ending lack the KAPOW! effect.

Annabelle Granger and her family has been running away from something or someone all her growing up years. With each move to a new city, comes a new identity (little did she knows that Annabelle is not who she actually is!) The reason to their moving, dies with the passing of her parents and she was left wandering why b
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Dave
I hesitate to read anything by authors with whom I'm unfamiliar, but since I found this one at the library I took the risk. I was not only not disappointed, I was hooked. 375 pages, and I had it read in two days. I never read a book in two days. It starts out in first-person narrative, the narrator being a young woman whose life as a child was spent being uprooted from one city to the next by a father who was obviously paranoid, but of what neither she nor we know. Then it switches to straight n ...more
Jerod
Never knowing what to expect

Every time I jump in a Lisa Gardner book I know I'm in for an exhilarating ride. I'm always on the edge of my seat I never know what is going to happen then when you least expect it the tide turns into a fury of commotion! Huge fan!!!!
Viccy
Annabelle Granger doesn't even know who she is anymore. She has been on the run since she was seven and her father uprooted their family. They spent the rest of their lives moving from place to place, changing names so quickly it was hard to keep track. When her father is killed by an errant taxi, Annabelle, now Tanya, is sad but continues living her life with no friends and only her dog to keep her company. When a mass grave is found on the grounds of the old Boston Mental Hospital, DD Warren, ...more
David
The best Lisa Gardner thriller yet. I am not sure why the series is called the DD Warren series when Detective Bobby Dodge seems to be the main character in the last three books I have read. Go figure. Fantastic series!
Monica Akinyi Odhiambo
First time am trying out this author and am not disappointed at all. Not even once could I tell who really perpertrated the crime. Kept asking myself, who the fuck is the sicko, who would do such crazy things to children? Gosh it was terrifying, especially for Annabelle, even for me as the reader. Am just glad everything got resolved in the end. That she got a shot towards a life with a man, kids, picket fence etc.
Will definitely look out for her other books. Its a thrilling book you cant put d
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Xanthi
I am not much of a thriller/crime fiction fan but a friend of mine is and gave me this book. I had not read any books by this author before nor heard much about anything she had written. So, I opened up the book with no expectations.
I was pretty much hooked for the start and found myself reading almost 50 pages in one sitting. This looked promising. So many books of this genre follow formula and the worst hit on cliche after cliche. With this book, I found myself being challenged. I really had
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Morris
Annabelle Granger was forced to pick two items from her room and then leave, never to return again. This set in motion a pattern of moving from place to place at a moment's notice. Her father would come in and she would know that she had to leave everything behind and move to a new city, a new identity. She never knew why they had to move around.

Years later, Annabelle is an adult when the body of her childhood friend is discovered with Anabelle's locket. Now she must help the police unravel the
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Jessica Degarmo
I actually really enjoyed this book and read it in a matter of a few days. I am a little bummed because I found out after I read Hide that it was the second in a series. I have to go read Alone now and I'm afraid I'll not like it as much because I think I might have read a few spoilers in the second book.

In any event, this book held my attention and kept me guessing. The characters are quite interesting, and Annabelle makes for a good heroine. She was complex, as was her backstory, and she wasn'
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Terri Lynn
I loved this!!! New state police detective Bobby Dodge is called in by lead investigator Boston PD Sgt. D.D. Warren to help with a horrific case of a hole found by some boys on the grounds of a former mental institution. The two have a history of dating but also a breakup so Bobby is not thrilled to be called in and for his own boss to loan him out. Bobby had been a police sniper until he shot and killed a man who held his wife and son at gunpoint. After this event, he became close friends with ...more
Holly
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Simon
What a disappointing book. I'm not sure if I should blame myself for reading this directly after having read Alone (first in the Detective D.D. Warren series) but after having thinking about it for a minute or two, I came to the conclusion that this was just an awful book. I'm not even sure why they call these the "Detective D.D. Warren" series when the main character/detective in the last two books is Bobby Dodge, not D.D. Warren herself.

As far as the actual book is concerned, it's just flat o
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Agatha
This is #2 in the Detective D.D. Warren series about a female police detective in Boston who solves mysteries; interestingly, however, this one was mostly about her partner, Bobby Dodge, once a sniper for the Massachusetts State Police and now a police detective on D.D.’s team. (I learned that this series was originally supposed to be about Dodge, but readers found D.D. so interesting that the books evolved to be more about her.) Anyway, in this book, Dodge and D.D. work to solve the mystery sur ...more
S.D.
Annabelle Granger’s family has moved around constantly since she was seven. Her father has drummed into his daughter the importance of self-defense, about being prepared, without giving her a hint as to why they have to move every couple years and change their names. Annabelle is now 32, her mother died 18 years previously, and her father died a few years ago. But her fear is part of her life now even though she still doesn’t know what to be afraid of. When the bodies of six girls are discovered ...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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Other Books in the Series

Detective D.D. Warren (8 books)
  • Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, #1)
  • The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren, #3)
  • Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren, #4)
  • Love You More (Tessa Leoni, #1)
  • Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #6)
  • Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren, #7)
  • Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8)
Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, #1) Gone (Quincy & Rainie, #5) Love You More (Tessa Leoni, #1) The Perfect Husband (Quincy & Rainie, #1) The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2)

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“God give me the strength to change the things I can change, the courage to let go of the things I need to let go and the wisdom to know the difference. - Bobby Dodge” 2 likes
“His job already had him lying and manipulating me. My past had me lying and manipulating him. Both of us thought we were right.” 1 likes
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