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Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner
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May 21, 14

bookshelves: thriller, suspense, own-read, favourites
Read from May 20 to 21, 2014

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 nightmare of her life….

Delilah Rose told Kimberly the tale of a psychopath, of spiders, of prostitutes going missing – the horrifying words coming from the prostitute’s mouth were too shocking to contemplate – they just couldn’t be real – could they? Then Kimberly saw that Delilah was also pregnant; the unbelievable suddenly became just a little more believable.

A nine year old boy, lying in his bed in the dark of night, thinking about the scary tales his big brother had told him about the Burgerman – be naughty and the Burgerman will come to get you – the Burgerman grinds naughty boys into burgers and sells the meat to grocery stores…

With GBI Special Agent Salvadore Martignetti (Sal) heading the investigation, Kimberly found herself being drawn deeper and deeper into the unknown. When her father, ex FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, Rainie Connor decided to visit and also became involved in the investigation, Kimberly was grateful; her father had been her rock after the shocking deaths of her mother and sister by a serial killer; with him by her side she felt secure.

But the danger was getting closer – the clock was ticking, the adrenalin was pumping. Kimberly was determined to catch this sadistic, crazy killer before he struck again – could she? Would they? Or would she also have to Say Goodbye?

In the author’s own words in the Acknowledgements at the end of the book “Of all the novels I’ve written, this book is by far the most violent, and yes it was difficult to write…” (first published in 2008) So I will conclude by saying that this chilling book is NOT for the faint at heart, but it is a brilliant, twisted, spellbinding and totally gripping thriller, one I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending. And – if you don’t like scary thrillers, DO NOT read this!
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message 1: by Elaine (new) - added it

Elaine Excellent review Brenda and now I definitely want to read it but will have to wait to read them in order.


Brenda Thanks Elaine:) This one appears to be the last one, which is really sad, so yes, definitely read them in order:)


message 3: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 I'll consider myself warned :)


Brenda LOL!!!


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