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Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie #6)

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  14,931 Ratings  ·  891 Reviews
Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.

Come into my parlor . . .

For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true—but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, w
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Published July 15th 2008 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2008)
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Mar 16, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of police procedural suspense with thick skins.
Torturous. Devastating. Tragic. Brilliant.
Every once in a while I read a book that affects me a little deeper, digs in a bit more, disturbs or touches me just a little differently than those I read the rest of the time. They're often the most difficult books to rate, because I can't qualify them as easily. Did I like? Love it? Those aren't the right words for something so deeply disturbing, or hauntingly chilling. Well, did I at least enjoy it? Again, enjoyment isn't even close. I'm left shatter
Aug 14, 2008 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gardner fans, mystery fans, crime fans
A deeply disturbing novel (so disturbing that I stopped and read a happy fantasy novel in the middle of it) in which an FBI agent investigates the apparent killing of prostitutes by a creepy killer only know by an acronym for arachnid. If that was all that was going on, this book would be a well written investigative hunt for a serial killer, but like City of the Sun from earlier this year, the novel chronologically shows what the author (who probably did some research) what happens to abducted ...more
Four months pregnant Special Agent Kimberly Quincy had just drifted off to sleep next to her husband, Mac; home late again after the processing of a crash site she was bone tired. So the phone call at 3am was not a welcome intrusion. A prostitute had been arrested and wanted to speak to Kimberly – she would not speak to anyone else; she said she was her informant, but Kimberly had never heard of the girl. Against Mac’s wishes though, she headed into the station and thus, into the biggest nightma ...more
If you're archanaophic, this isn't the book for you.

Lisa Gardener's new novel, "Say Goodbye" is a fascinating, scary and compelling story about a serial killer with a fascination for using spiders as he preys on prositutes and young boys. The novel shifts perspectives from a young boy held prisoner by the killer (and getting ready to "graduate") and special agent Kimberly Quincy, who is five months pregnant.

Kimberly is contacted by Jenny Jones, a prostitute whose mother was killed by the kille
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Lisa Gardner’s SAY GOODBYE begins with a sex scene between a slutty girl and a high school football star. You’re safe in assuming that Chapter 1 and the next several chapters aren’t any better.

There’s a female FBI agent who’s called in the middle of the night because a prostitute in the custody of a local police department, a prostitute the FBI agent has never met, who has nothing to do with any case the FBI agent has been assigned, is demanding to speak with her. So the FBI agent goes there at
Aug 01, 2015 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, series-thriller, 2015
In Lisa Gardner's Say Goodbye, the 6th installment in the Quincy and Rainie thriller series, she enthralled us and chilled us with this creepy and twisted thriller. For Agent Kimberly Quincy McCormack, she was five months pregnant with her first child with Mac, when there was an evil monster out there, preying on prostitutes and killing them. It all started with the disappearance and phone call from Ginny Jones. That's when she worked with GBI Agent Sal Martignetti on this most disturbing case, ...more
Apr 08, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Special agent Kimberley Quincy is five months pregnant, and struggling with the question of whether she can or should continue her work with the FBI. She doesn't want to quit, but her husband feels she's taking too many risks, and the conflict is placing quite a strain on their marriage. Into this stressful personal dilemma comes a teenage prostitute, asking for Kimberley's help in discovering what has become of some of her friends who have disappeared. The narrative switches back and forth from ...more
Jun 06, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Say Goodbye is possibly one of the best books I have read by Lisa, other than The Next Accident, which introduced me to the author’s world of serial killers, police procedurals and crimes so horrendous that there is no possible way they will ever find the killer. Lisa can sure write some great twists and turns and will not leave you disappointed, because like most of those police shows we watch on television, the good guys always get their man.

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy is married to anot
I have to say that this is the first book of Lisa Gardner's that I did not like. It was interesting enough to keep me reading but YUCK to the subject matter!! (view spoiler) The storyline was just so far-fetched and out there. I didn't understand what made her even 'go there' with this book when all of the rest have been so good! I also didn't like that this series was supposed to be about Quincy and ...more
May 23, 2014 Chloe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written thriller. Some parts are hard to read, purely because of the difficult content ... and I struggled with the spider scenes due to a bad case of arachnophobia ... but, all in all this book packs quite a punch.

Well researched, the author weaves a web (quite fittingly I think) of suspense and intrigue. A serial killer is on the loose ... at least, they think there is. As yet, they haven't found any bodies.

Fabulous twists, chilling and thrilling right to the end. Loved the addition o
Jul 12, 2015 Bethany-Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers; thriller lovers.
Chilling. Like goosebumps all over the back of your neck chilling. Amazing.
That's really all I can think to say about this as saying much else spoils the book.

But it is ... awesome.
Jun 26, 2014 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Indeed, something to terrify everyone! Absolutely.

Kimberly Quincy is 5 months pregnant, and an FBI special agent. She receives a call from a local PD requesting she come and talk with a prostitute who says she's Kimberly's snitch. Bizarre, as Kimberly has not met her. After several hours, the prostitute finally tells her a horrific and totally unbelievable story of a serial killer with an obsession for spiders, Dinchara. He preys on the forgotten and unloved, those who will not be missed. She c
Raul Rivera
I recently read Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner. I don’t know exactly why I read the book because in my perspective it was terrible. The book was about an FBI agent chasing a murderer/child rapist which isn’t a very appealing subject. Most of the time I didn’t want to continue reading the book.

Reading the book was confusing. Some chapters would start with italics and that was because someone’s story is being told. At times it doesn’t come from the same point of view. The author does this to hide
Mary JL
Jan 28, 2014 Mary JL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult fans of realistic horror mysteries
Recommended to Mary JL by: I am a fan of this author
Shelves: mystery-horror
This is a well written, suspenseful and gripping mystery. It is also very disturbing---If you like cozy, non-violent puzzle mysteries, this isn't one of them.

This is not a book to 'enjoy" as there is so much truth in it. It is by far one of the two or three most violent books Lisa Gardner has ever written--as she states in the Acknowledgements at the end of this book.

But I was so pulled into this story, so gripped by it that I could not stop reading. There are two plot lines--one of an abducted
Aug 14, 2012 Carla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am sooooo pissed off about this book. There is nothing in the summary that suggest this book is about boys being raped and then perpetuating. It is very detailed and graphic. If I would have known I never would have picked it up and there was no leading into it either. She just started with the boy talking about the rape. I had to finish reading it because I started and yes, yes dammit it was a good book and it ended as good as it could with a glimmer of hope but there were moment when i was c ...more
Anne Trinkle
Dec 28, 2014 Anne Trinkle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kitty Montamer
Apr 01, 2014 Kitty Montamer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4, read-2014, new-2014
Der erste Satz
Er stöhnte und krallte seine Finger in ihre Haare.

Meine Meinung
Kimberly ist im fünften Monat schwanger. Dies hindert sie jedoch nicht daran sich an einen Fall zu wagen, der undurchsichtiger nicht sein kann. Es verschwinden immer mehr Prostituierte, doch niemand scheint sie zu vermissen, weswegen der Fall eigentlich gar nicht erst angenommen werden soll. Als sich jedoch Ginny, eine junge Frau bei Kimberly meldet und ihr ein paar Sachen berichtet ist alles in heller Aufruhr. Si
Melissa Norton
Feb 28, 2010 Melissa Norton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arachnophobes, beware. Lisa Gardner's sixth Quincy novel is by far her creepiest, featuring a serial killer who is obsessed with spiders. Five-months-pregnant Agent Kimberly Quincy is contacted by a young prostitute with purported leads on the disappearance of several young women. Things are not what they seem, and Kimberly collaborates with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to track the killer. Gardner knows how to ratchet up the suspense, and the pages fly by. She has clearly done her resear ...more
Jan 31, 2011 Gerald rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The least interesting of all Lisa Gardner's books I've read so far. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, and read to the end (which I don't do if I'm not enjoying a book).

What kept Saying Goodbye from four or five stars? I think it may be a case of Gardner over-researching spiders. I over-research in some of my books, then I put too much of my research into the book because I've learned so much it's spilling over–beyond the point that some readers are interested. Me, I'm not that interested i
Amethyst Shadow
Aug 15, 2009 Amethyst Shadow rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This was bought for me. I thought I would give it a try. I'll let you know what I think...

I'm really sorry that I decided to give this book a try. Apart from the author not liking to use small words, like "the", "was", "is", the book had so much going on that it makes ones think "Why would I care what happens". It reminded me of a flea circus... looking at everything moving and hoping to see the fleas. Oh, she brought it all together mostly. But her use of italics for thoughts was a little over
Jul 12, 2009 Tabi34 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a creepy, psychological thriller. I think it might be Gardner's best.
A pregnant prostitute reaches out to a pregnant FBI agent, Kimberly Quincy, because other working girls are disappearing. There is also kidnapped kids, death, torture.
There is a lot of subplots and weird twists, but I kept reading because I needed to know what happpens next. Ocassionally, I got confused trying to keep all of the stories straight. The timeline is a bit confusing, but as the story unfolds the details
Feb 20, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: Has some really hard, and for lack of any technical words, icky material and topic to deal with (Also has a lot of discussion about spiders in that just added an extra ick factor for me) & (this was also a required book for one of my classes). That being said...This is one of those books, where to say you really liked just seem creepy and screwed up. By "liked" though I say it was well-written and showed the varying dynamics of a just plain horrible topic and was ...more
Jan 22, 2009 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like the ending which was too much like a movie drama where they want to leave you set up to wonder now what and to wake for the sequel. However, the rest of the book was great drama. It jumps back and forth between characters and time which can be a bit off-setting. Still, it was an excellent exploration of abuse and how people react to torture.
The story is about a young boy who was kidnapped and raised by a sadist who repeatedly rapes and tortures him. Intertwined is the story of an
Jan 05, 2009 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audience: Adults
Recommend to: not sure...

1. Lisa Gardner is still a favorite mystery writer, and what she does best is characterization and suspense. She does a fantastic job of telling the story from multiple perspectives, and that certainly wasn't lacking in this latest book.

2. I really didn't like the case! First, spiders -- including the venomous and big hairy ones -- are characters in the novel. Second, some of the main characters are victims of, or perpetrators of, child molestation. And,
Christine Zibas
"Say Goodbye" is a dark and haunting novel by Lisa Gardner. Ripped from today's news, the novel takes on one of the most heinous crimes known to man, the abduction and abuse of children. In this novel, Gardner takes this story to new depths, and it is frequently so disturbing that many readers are likely to consider giving up reading the book without finishing. She writes with power and emotion about a very difficult subject, and pulls no punches.

The story begins when a pregnant prostitute arriv
Jan 28, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-mystery
I liked this book, it was suspenseful in all the right places, the characters (as always) were well developed and easy to identify with, and was very hard to put down. The talk of spiders also made my arachnophobic skin crawl.

However, I think this book deserves some kind of trigger warning and I had to knock a star off (though I realize this isn't Ms. Gardner's fault and I'm probably being too sensitive) for being misleading in the description. Despite reading the back before buying it.., I didn
Jul 26, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, 2011
FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy is five months pregnant and should be cutting back on her work. Instead she is drawn into a case when a hooker tells her that prostitutes are disappearing from the streets and no one cares. Kimberly checks into this and finds Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Sal Martignetti is also looking into the matter since finding a package of drivers licenses on his car windshield. All of the women in the photos have not been seen in a long time. Kimberly and Sal join ...more

Avec Derniers Adieux, Lisa Gardner nous offre un roman haletant et bien documenté, qui m’a tout d’abord fait penser à une série américaine de par sa construction et l’entrée en matière de l’auteur. Lorsqu’elle est contactée par une prostituée qui prétend détenir des informations sur de mystérieuses disparitions, Kimberly ne sait pas si elle doit la croire ; les victimes n’ont jamais été portées disparues et aucune preuve n’atteste que l’histoire terrifiante racontée par la jeune fille soit vraie
Maggie James
Aug 09, 2014 Maggie James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Overall a great read but let down by a weak ending.
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Quincy & Rainie (6 books)
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