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The Next Accident: A Novel (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
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Published (first published August 28th 2001)
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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
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
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
T.M. Carper
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
E Wilson
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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.
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.

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
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
Becky Liptrott
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
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
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

Great story! Loving the characters and setup for the continuation of the series. I do not like that Amazon thinks I need more words.
This was probably just an average read but it does fill in the backstory of Quincy, Rainey and Kimberley.
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
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!
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
So in love with Lisa Gardner and I am not gonna stop until i read all her books!!

Happy Reading...

If you love suspense, this one is hard to put down.
Jackie Lane
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""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
Rebecca Waranch

I thought this book was just OK...but I'm comparing it to her D.D. Warren series, which I'm also reading, and every book is impossible to put down. There is too much emphasis on the characters in this series, and they are just not that interesting. Pierce Quincy is the hardened FBI profiler who excels at his career but regrets all of the years he was absent from his family. Rainie Conner is the ex-cop with trust issues because of her troubled background...blah blah blah.

I liked the first book in
Katherine Adams
For the longest time, I didn't read Lisa Gardner; I had her wrongfully pegged as a romance writer. As she demonstrates in book after book, there's no romance in the murders that she writes about, and if you think you can peg whodunit, guess again. Familiar characters from later novels are central to this psycho-killer tale; FBI agent Pierce Quincy; ex-small town cop Rainie Connor; and Quincy's daughter Kimberly, who wants to follow in her father's footsteps. Gardner begins with a troubled woman, ...more
Given that I have panned the last two mystery/thrillers I have read,I was a little worried about reading The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner because I was afraid I was turning into one of those reviewers who hates everything they read. I needn't have worried. This book is one of the best mysteries I have read in the last few months. Sure, there are flaws-- the reason for the perpetrator to start on the campaign against Quincy is kind of far fetched-- I won't divulge it here but I have a hard time ...more
Alison Kennedy
I was more pleased by this one than its predecessor (the third victim which I found highly predictable but still enjoying enough). I must admit at one point I did get annoyed and thought it was going down the predictable route but I still had my suspicions that all was not as it seemed. Thankfully the author didn't pretend to mask this fact and had the characters feel the same instantly. Nothing worse than a wrong twist that is presented as the 'genuine' ending when we all know it is not.

Some o
One year after a severe car accident lands his eldest daughter in a coma, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Pierce Quincy has the plug pulled. But, deep rooted suspicions make him think that there is more to her death than he, or anybody else, originally thought. In an effort to dig deeper, he hires Lorraine "Rainie" Conner, a former cop turned P.I. who he had a sort-of relationship with, to help him investigate. When his ex-wife turns up brutally murdered, his worst fears are confirmed, he and ever ...more
A good murder and mayhem thriller. Included a couple of surprise twists, thankfully, to keep the suspense going. Enjoyed it more than a lot of "churned out" mysteries of famous thriller authors who seem to have burned out, and eventually use redundant storylines. I would have rated it five stars for content...except the revelation of the true killer was a credibility stretch, and the "romance novel" silliness of constantly bickering/fighting main characters got a bit old.
I wish I could give half stars; although I felt like The Next Accident was the best in the Quincy series so far, I still didn't feel as though it warranted four stars...more like 3 1/2. My main issue with Gardner's books seems to be that I often feel let down somehow by the conclusion; that was definitely the case with The Next Accident. The premise was great, very suspenseful, and I really believe in the relationship between Quincy and doesn't seem forced or romance novelesque. But ...more
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FBI Agent Pierce Quincy reunites with his ex Lorainne “Rainie” Connor to take another look at his daughter Mandy’s suicide. Quincy can’t shake the feeling that there was more to Mandy’s accidental death than meets the eye. Plus, part of him needed a reason to contact Rainie again because of their unfinished business. Rainie, who is now a P.I, agrees to take the case and quickly learns that they are dealing with a murder, and not a drunk driving incident. This murderer has a personal agenda, and ...more
I think I might finally be suffering from Lisa Gardner fatigue, as I have been working my way through her older books over the summer. I'm also just not as invested in Pierce Quincey as a character as I am Rainie, and frankly, there just wasn't enough Rainie in this particular effort. The title and jacket description were also unfortunately quite misleading. I thought that after Amanda's "accidental" death, the plan here would be for Bethie to also die in a seemingly accidental fashion, and then ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Quincy & Rainie (6 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)
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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