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The Next Accident (Quincy & Rainie #3)

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lisa Gardner's Love You More and from the network that brought you Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, comes an addictive crime thriller with crushing twists. Get an exclusive peek at the script for The Killing, AMC’s newest original series, which tracks the murder of a Seattle teenager and the gripping investigation it sparks. April ...more
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published (first published August 28th 2001)
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Sharon
Jun 20, 2014 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy is not convinced that his daughter's death was an accident. Quincy knew his daughter had many problems, but he also knew something didn't seem right about her death. Distraught and determined to find the answers, Quincy seeks the help of ex PI, Rainie Connor. Together they hope to uncover what really happened, but could Quincy and those around him be the next targets?

Another fantastic read by Lisa Gardner. The twist and turns in this book will have you turning the
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Brenda
Dec 26, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Bethie finally gave permission for life support to be turned off on their daughter Mandy, FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy found himself struggling with grief. Mandy’s accident had been eighteen months before but the hope had always been there; a slender hope but he couldn’t help but feel it. Now there was nothing – Bethie and he had been divorced for eight years and his eldest daughter Kimberly was bitter and angry; she rarely had the inclination to return her father’s calls.

Quincy went to
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Paigersoccerfan
I am not sure how I feel about this book. The graphic violence in it was shocking and depressing and gave the whole story a dark feel, which it never quite overcame. I kept reading because I really wanted to find out what was going on, to solve the mystery. I was disappointed when the villain is finally revealed, because it didn't make sense to me. The bad guy's behaviors were so out of proportion to the offense he felt the main character had perpetrated upon him. It just seemed too implausible. ...more
E Wilson
May 03, 2011 E Wilson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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T.M. Carper
Aug 05, 2011 T.M. Carper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I had to pick a favorite of Lisa Gardner's books, this would be my pick. The characters of Pierce Quincy (from "The Perfect Husband" and "The Third Victim") and Ranie Connor (from "The Third Victim") return to solve the death of Quincy's oldest daughter, Amanda. A car accident left her on life support, which his ex-wife has finally agreed to turn off. Quincy has a nagging feeling that Amanda's accident wasn't so accidental... so he hires Ranie to help uncover the truth. In the meantime, we me ...more
Susanne Leist
I've tried to read this book on three separate occasions. But it couldn't hold on to my interest. The third try left me in the middle of the book with no desire to read anymore. The pace of the writing was slow. Pierce and Rainie didn't have any chemistry. After awhile I didn't care about the characters or who was the bad guy. I'm sorry but I couldn't finish the book.
Angie
Jul 17, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense
4.5 stars...

Another great Lisa Gardner book! So good in fact, that I could barely tear myself away from reading. It's dark and twisted and hits a little too close to home for Agent Quincy. I don't want to give anything away, so I'm not going to say much except to look for the unexpected and surprises are everywhere. Will justice be served??
Hollis
What. a. ride.

THE NEXT ACCIDENT opens with one of the most chilling chapters I think I've ever read. It definitely set the tone for a methodically twisted mystery rife with paranoia and betrayal and deceit and suspicion.

I never once guessed the puppet master who was pulling all the strings. And what I did guess is too spoilery to even hint at, so I will refrain. I do think that may be why I rated this a four instead of a five. I'm okay being wrong about a a mystery but I kind of felt this was ju
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Kat
Mar 24, 2013 Kat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third Lisa Gardner book I have read as I'm doing them in order. I like Lisa's writing, it keeps you wanting to read more. Although this plot was almost always predictable it did keep me reading. I did like the ending and look forward to reading The Killing hour next.
Kris - My Novelesque Life
4 STARS

""What do you do when a killer targets the people you love most? How do you protect them when he knows their most secret fears and hidden desires? When he knows just when to strike? And, most of all, when he knows the same about you?

These are the questions that haunt FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy. The official police report concluded that his daughter's death was an accident. Amanda Quincy was driving drunk when her car careened out of control. Pierce knew about his daughter's problem w
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Holly
Aug 28, 2012 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do not normally read Gardner's books but decided I would try this one while waiting for one of my books to come in the mail. Years ago I read Hide by Lisa Gardner and I recall liking it.

I like books that keep me thinking about it even when I can't be reading, I like them to give me a scare when I am alone in the house, I like them to keep me up at night because I just cant seem to find a stopping point where I could stop and feel satisfied until morning. I love a good thrill and mystery.

The
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L8blmr
May 15, 2014 L8blmr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what this says about me, but I do enjoy a crime story in which the perpetrator is very intelligent and plays mind games with the good guys. Please understand that I am not cheering for the criminal in any way, but it is fascinating to me how the cops/agents/detectives and/or sometimes just plain civilians like you or me (yeah, right) have to think outside the box, most of the time while running for their lives. Ms. Gardner is exceptionally good at this type of writing and I am a new ...more
Linda Munro
Oct 23, 2012 Linda Munro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is from the FBI Profiler series and works well to bring the merging trio of Pierce Quincy, his daughter Kimberly, and Rainie Conner together as a force to be reckoned with.

After finally agreeing to pull the plug on his eldest daughter Mandy, who has been surviving at a local hospital on life support, FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy reaches out to Rainie Conner, hiring her as a PI to come to Virginia and look into the accident that was ultimately responsible for his daughter's death.

By t
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Becky Liptrott
Aug 27, 2014 Becky Liptrott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When FBI special Agent Pierce Quincy's daughter is killed suddenly, his whole world is turned upside down. Was her death an accident or was she murdered? He has his suspicions, however his police colleagues have declared it as a terrible accident.
Pierce calls in the help of his ex girlfriend/ colleague who is a private detective to undercover the truth!

The killer appears to be playing a game with Pierce, and starts hunting down the remaining members of his family.
A truly gripping read, couldn't
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Marca
Sep 10, 2009 Marca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just started reading. So far, the childish arguing between Pierce and Rainie is getting on my nerves.
Getting to half-way point - jeez, these characters are ANNOYING!! I'm staying with it because the mystery is intriguing. At least the glimpses we get between all the arguing and hand-wringing.
Finshed book last night.
The good: interesting plot, although figured the perp early in the book.
Not so good: Really irritating characters. These people cannot say "hello" without arguing every word into
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Lisa
Apr 19, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy reading Lisa Gardner for pleasure. Her stories are always interesting, fast paced and even though they are somewhat predictable, they make you want to stick with the story just to make sure you were right. This book had a good suspenseful plot but the best part for me was the character development because we finally get to see a softer, more vulnerable side of Quincy instead of the man in the suit. I am also a big fan of Rainie, and was glad to see her take the "heroine" role rath ...more
Mickey Hoffman
There is plenty of suspense, but I didn't find the almost omnipotent bad guy believable at all.
Anke
Jun 17, 2015 Anke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Veel spanning, veel verrassingen.
Dit boek gaat direct verder waar het tweede deel gestopt was, dus het is wel handig om ze na elkaar te lezen.
Rachel
Oct 23, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the fabulous Quincy & Rainie series. Quincy's daughter has died and he asks Rainie to investigate as he suspects foul play.

I love these characters, the fast pace of Gardner's books and the edge of your seat suspense that is her trademark. There were more than a few plot twists in this one that I did not see coming. I also loved getting more insight into the characters and watching the relationship between the 2 main characters further develop. Looking forward to rea
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Bridget
Excellent

Great story! Loving the characters and setup for the continuation of the series. I do not like that Amazon thinks I need more words.
Jill
Feb 28, 2015 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was probably just an average read but it does fill in the backstory of Quincy, Rainey and Kimberley.
Ericka
Apr 21, 2016 Ericka rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Compelling, but terrible? I can't quite figure out how that works, but this seems to be how I feel about Gardner's work in general. I'm interested, but I'm not really sure if that's because of the book or because I really love mysteries so anything that does a reasonable job of creating a mystery (Gardner does this well), has got me.

Even when feeling like I can't put it down, I'm often literally cringing, laughing out loud, rolling my eyes, or dramatically reading the painful dialogue aloud bec
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Jennifer
Apr 05, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-suspense
The one major problem I keep encountering with Lisa Gardner is that the books are so good that you want to hurry up and read them, and then when they're over, you're stuck wishing you had taken your time. This was another spot on read for me as I took every opportunity I could to read it.

I am so glad this book went where it did as in the last book they touched briefly on Amanda's accident, and I was so interested in that and really wanted to learn more, so when I read that this book was about in
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Robin
Jul 14, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story involving Quincy, Rainie, and Kimberly. I've read them out of order so I sort of knew who would die and who wouldn't. That did not take away from the story. It was well written, good dialogue, good character development, good descriptions. As usual, the ending was a bit of a let down. It was a bit far fetched that a killer would wait that many years to take revenge. It wasn't like he had been planning it for 20 years, it was fairly recent that he had crossed paths with Quincy ...more
Frank
Mar 14, 2016 Frank rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
[library audiobook, plot summary elsewhere]

I just saw that "1 star" is "i did not like it," I changed my ratings. Maybe I need to go back through my book list and down rate. Normally I give a 2 for something I listen substantially through and then turn off. Every foreground character in this novel is overly emotional, conflicted to the point of non functional or self destructive. The FBI agent wannabe daughter shaking with fear when someone comes to her door? Every turn of the plot seems telegra
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Kelly
Jun 27, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had very low expectations for this book since it was passed down from my uncle who lives in Thailand and stocks up on 25 cent books from the library when he's in the states, but it was actually very good! I've realized this year that thrillers are the best way for me to get back into reading when I'm in a slump since I love a book that gets me invested from the get-go.

My only complaint is that I wish the end-result was something you could've put together while reading. It doesn't have to be e
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Jennifer
Mar 21, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lisa-gardner, library
I love Lisa Gardner's books, and this one did not disappoint. It is #3 in the Quincy & Rainie series and we get to learn more about Pierce Quincy and his life, particularly the death of his oldest daughter, Mandy. Quincy enlists the P.I. services of Rainie to help determine if Mandy's death was murder. The twists keep you guessing 'who dun it?' til the end!
Laura
Sep 27, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was in the mood for a good "fluffy" murder and this story fit the bill.

This is the story of Quincy - an FBI agent who hires Ranie - a private detective with whom he has been involved with in the past, to help find a psychopath who is hunting down his family.

The book is well written and has enough suspense to keep you going. I came in in the middle of the series, so there was mention to back story that I was not familiar with. However, this did not deter from the story, and I glossed over som
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Anthony
Apr 21, 2015 Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am reading this series out of order and this book fills in a lot of emotional holes that I wondered about in some of the later stories. FBI Agent Quincy has a sadistic killer picking of his family members one after another and Quincy is helpless to do anything about it. The killer uses tactics that Quincy knows all too well. The FBI finds evidence that maybe Quincy himself is behind it all.
This story starts out with vague generalizations about who the killer is but as the story progresses I f
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Rachael
Dec 20, 2011 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So in love with Lisa Gardner and I am not gonna stop until i read all her books!!

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Other Books in the Series

Quincy & Rainie (7 books)
  • The Perfect Husband (Quincy & Rainie, #1)
  • The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2)
  • The Killing Hour (Quincy & Rainie, #4)
  • Gone (Quincy & Rainie, #5)
  • Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie, #6)
  • Right Behind You (Quincy & Rainie, #7)

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