The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren, #3)
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The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren #3)

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From a master of suspense comes a chilling new novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors...

This is what happened...

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy--a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her Sout

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Hardcover, First Edition, 384 pages
Published June 16th 2009 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2009)
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Megan
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Larry Bassett
This is my third Lisa Gardner book in a row. And it is also the third straight book that includes plenty of suspense mixed with many unlikely events that strain credibility. I have been captivated evidently by this series that undoubtedly began its life in startling covers on grocery store book racks. This book is part of the Detective D. D. Warren Series, a series notable for the fact that Detective Warren plays almost no role in the first two books and has a relatively minor role in this third...more
Patti
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Filipa
Só o título deste livro é chamativo. A capa ajuda a pegarmos nele. A sinopse. . . faz com que o tragamos connosco para casa.

Uma mulher jovem (SANDY), professora básica com uma filha pequenina de 4 anos desaparece, sendo que sabemos que as últimas palavras são: "Por favor não faças isto. Por favor! Eu não direi a ninguém. Podes acreditar em mim. Nunca direi. Amo-te. Ainda te amo. . ."

Temos como suspeitos ao início: o marido e um vizinho jovem com cadastro que vive ao fundo da rua. . .

Á medida qu...more
Michael
Wow what a great read and another classic from Lisa Gardner Detective D.D. Warren series. The story of a seemingly perfect family, the loving couple Sandra and Jason Jones and their four year old daughter Clarissa. Everything seemed fine with both parents working and with plenty of money life was good till one night Jason comes home from work to find his wife is gone.

Once D.D. Warren and her partner Brian Miller get the call for the case it seem's obvious Jason has killed his wife as he seems mo...more
Jaimemichele
Reading this book was like having a 300+ page long conversation with an annoying friend who hints at something she knows that you don't know and is just DYING for you to ask, but you don't. So many overt allusions to "what happened on the vacation" blah blah blah that I really stopped caring to find out. If not for that little percentage bar on the bottom of my kindle mocking my struggle to finish this book, I would have given in to my disinterest and stopped about 1/4 of the way through.
Tara (box5angel)
Feb 13, 2011 Tara (box5angel) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a good mystery and great twists
Recommended to Tara (box5angel) by: no one
Oh my goodness, this book had me guessing till the end. I could not put it down. Fantastic story.

This is the third book in the Detective D.D. Warren series. And my first time reading Lisa Gardner. Lately, I've always said that I wouldn't start a book in the middle of the series, always from the beginning but I had to read this. lol Glad I did. It was in the third person and not a lot of point of view from D.D. And I didn't get that much insight into who she was as a cop. Some I did but not much...more
Maria João Fernandes
Lisa Gardner apresenta-nos uma família normal: uma professora atraente e mãe dedicada, um jornalista que trabalha no turno da noite e uma filha de quatro anos com uma grande perceção do mundo dos adultos. E, como todas as famílias normais, esconde segredos entre si e do mundo exterior.

D.D. Jackson, a detetive de Boston, é destacada para ajudar esta família quando um dos seus membros desaparece misteriosamente. Longe de ser a personagem principal, a detetive criminal partilha a frente da linha do...more
Bigd_041555
#3 in her DD Warren Series - I'm still having a problem getting into Lisa Gardner's head/style of writing. This book had me scratching my head just trying to figure out what the heck was going on. Red herrings, the odd mackerel, and I'm sure a trout were all thrown in the mix. And just when I thought I had all the balls lined up, one went in the gutter.

Anyways, a good puzzle for sure and now that I've read it, everything makes sense. Very different story line, but quite ingenious. Now I'm just h...more
Maureen
I had a hard time connecting with the characters of this book. It seemed far more outlandish than any of Gardner's other books.

Jason Jones is a reporter for a Boston newspaper with a wife and daughter. The wife, Sandra disappears one evening and he is uncooperative, therefore becoming the suspect. There is a sex offender on the street who also is a suspect. You know Jones is hiding something big from everyone, but don't know what until the last pages, but he does love his daughter. All you know...more
Denise
4.0 out of 5 stars What happened to Sandra Jones?, November 10, 2009

This review is from: The Neighbor (Hardcover)
This is an entertaining, fast paced mystery thriller that delves into possibilities surrounding the middle-of-the-night disappearance of a young, pretty wife and mother. Sandra Jones, a teacher, vanishes while her husband, Jason, is at work leaving her purse and cell phone on the counter and her precious daughter, Ree asleep in her room. When the police arrive for the investigation,...more
Brenda
Jun 28, 2011 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Brenda by: Michael
Wow! Detective DD Warren has her hands full with this one! Sandra, her cute little 4 yo daughter Ree and husband Jason, live a seemingly perfect life together in a cosy little bungalow. Jason is a reporter for the local paper, while Sandra is a school teacher. Between them they look after Ree, with no other family around at all.

Then Sandra vanishes without trace, while Jason is at work one night, and the only person in the house when he arrives home from work at 2am, is little Ree, sound asleep...more
Wanda
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Michael
Oct 28, 2009 Michael rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mystery fans, fans of strong female characters, readers who enjoy a unique plot.
Recommended to Michael by: Enjoy the author's writing.
4 1/2 Stars!
Sandra Jones puts her daughter, Ree, to bed and goes to her own bed. Then she hears a sound coming from the stairs...When her husband, Jason, comes home from his night shift job at the newspaper, Sandra is gone.

Sgt. Detective D.D. Warren, last seen in Gardner's 2007 novel, "Hide" knows that the spouse is always the prime suspect when the other spouse goes missing or is killed. Now, when she attempts to interview Jason, he is uncooperative, almost nonshalant.

Is it the husband who is g...more
Tina
This book was definitely a page turner. It was also a very suspenseful and exciting read.

However I can't like this book more than 3-stars. Mainly because the author did a great job of making her main character DD seem somewhat ineffective, while making her two main suspects really, really sympathetic. One of them I just plain felt bad for. The other I was rooting for like crazy because I didn't feel that he was guilty.

DD is supposed to be this crack sergeant detective. But during the investigat...more
Izabella
Overall this was a really good book but there was one thing I didn't like and it was how slow it was going in the beginning. Yes it is a mystery and I know that it's supposed to keep you in suspense but it was too slow for my liking.

This book was about a family of three consisting of a father named Jason, mother named Sandra, and daughter named Ree. One day the mother disappears and nobody has a clue where she has gone. At first her husband Jason thinks that she just went on her annual mini get...more
Anne
I loved to read this book because Lisa Gardner knows how to keep the reader's interest. The suspens is big and each time you want to know the following events, a knew chapter begins with another part of the story. And again, at the end of the said chapter, when you are hooked, she begins another chapter to tell another side of the story. This trick is well known and much used but it works well : the novel is very thrilling and and I couldn't leave it until the end. Add to this, Lisa Gardner's bo...more
Vanessa
Wow, what a great book! A lot of great twists and turns; I couldn't put it down. I alternated between the audio and the book. The audio was great because there were actually three or four readers and they did an excellent job. When I could sit down for some me time, I switched to the book to speed the process up because it was so good, and I couldn't wait to see what happened next.

This is technically a series, but this I believe this one can be read as a stand-alone. I have not read any of the o...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I couldn't put this book down.......from the first page, it grabbed me....

Mystery, tension-filled with twists and turns and I was stunned at the end , when all is revealed.....bang....wow.....never even guessed or had a clue who the baddies where!!!!

I loved this author's writing style....you get so engrossed in the plot and characters that gets you totally immersed.

David
My second Lisa Gardner book and I am completely hooked. I love the flow of revelations throughout the book that pull you deeper and deeper into the plot. I love the multiple suspects that are almost impossible to split. I love the twists at the end, and I adore her writing style. I have found a new favourite author to add to my growing list and I will be reading many more of her books in the year ahead.
Sercan Çelik
kesinliklee çoook güzeldi bir kez daha anladım Lisa gerçekten muhteşem bi yazar ve cok guzel dakikalar geçirdimm kitabı okurken:))
Neide Parafitas
Adorei!!

Não é um policial sangrento mas tem muito mistério e eu adoro mistérios!! :)
Jlaurenmc
I have developed a whole new appreciation for audiobooks in the last week. I checked out both Patricia Cornwell's At Risk and Lisa Gardner's The Neighbor. I was prompted to do so by a post I read about joining tracks together to make it easier to transfer audiobook CDs to my iPod. To be honest, I had never thought of doing such a thing -- I assumed the audiobooks at the library were somehow protected from being copied. According to reputable sources, however, burning an audiobook to your iTunes...more
Nicole
Lisa Gardner Detective D.D. Warren series are very entertaining, fulfilling my need for escapism. She creates mysteries that are imaginative and intricately woven. The Neighbor does contain some flaws. I could do without the details of the Detective’s desire for an intimate relationship. It’s unnecessary and her manner is crude. The back-stories are lacking for some of the most critical characters. Finally, the ending is wrapped up to quickly; leaving ends loose causing me to want more. Neverthe...more
Becky
Wow - I started this book not really remembering if I'd loved the last Lisa Gardner book I'd read (Say Goodbye). However, Lisa Gardner is now going to be on my top favorite authors lists.

In The Neighbor Gardner brings on the suspense and never lets you get comfortable. She also is really good at keeping a secret; I had no idea how the book was going to end until the end. I admire how well she writes her characters, how separate and unique each is. One of the characters is a registered sex offen...more
Diane
Having read most of Lisa Gardner's books,
I was anxious to read her latest book:
The Neighbor.


This audio book thriller hooked me from the very beginning. Not one, but three wonderful readers, made the listening experience a real treat (Emily Card, Kirby Heyborne, and Kirsten Potter). This audio book thriller hooked me from the very beginning. Not one, but three wonderful readers, made the listening experience a real treat (Emily Card, Kirby Heyborne, and Kirsten Potter).

The setting is Boston's so...more
Bob
Reg Print 368pgs This was an interesting read with regular narrative interspersed with several of the characters thoughts about what was happening to them. The basic plot is the disappearance of a young mother and new school teacher from her south Boston home. She and her older reporter husband work opposite shifts and when he come home and finds her gone and the 4yr old daughter alone in the house he searches and the calls 911. Sgt. D D Warren gets the case and she suspects the husband who seem...more
Gail
I was going on a trip over spring break and I wanted a book on tape. I am not a fan of listening to the radio and I find books on tape make car rides go by very fast. I didn't know anything about this book, I just picked it. Well- My trip was 4 hours long and I only got through the first two discs. Then I went back to work and didn't get any time to listen to it again. I found myself thinking about it and so when I had a 5 hour drive, I suggested to my husband, lets listen to this book. I listen...more
Darcy
This book grabbed me right from the start. I really liked the portions that were Sandy's. We learned so much about her life growing up. Some of the things I had guessed, but some of them really threw me. I also like the slow glimpses into Jason's past. I figured out pretty early what had happened to him. They both had so much in common it would have solved so many things if only they could have talked to each other.

Sandy's disappearance was hard. I couldn't figure out what was going on there. E...more
Maria
Aparentemente uma jovem mulher desaparece e o marido é o principal suspeito. Uma família que tudo indicia ser perfeita se desmorona. A pequena Ree de 4 anos pode ser a única testemunha deste tenebroso crime, mas está tão assustada que não quer falar com ninguém.
Apenas pergunta pela mãe e pelo Sr. Smith, o gato amarelo, que com ela costuma dormir e que também se encontra desaparecido. Além de Jason, o seu pai, o vizinho, um condenado por agressão sexual, mas a viver em comunidade, também está a s...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...more
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