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Lisa Gardner is a #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure and twisted minds into a streak of twenty-plus thrillers. Her latest, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, is available January 19, 2021.

Meet Frankie Elkin, an everyday, average person who specializes in finding missing people. When the locals have given up, when the media has never bothered to care, Frankie takes on the challenge. Her latest mission has brought her to Mattapan, Boston, to find a missing Haitian teen. Eleven months later, Angelique Badeau's disappearance remains a mystery. What happened to the quiet, studious teen? Frankie learns quickly the dangers of asking too many questions, but that won
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Lisa Gardner Kimberly returns in my Feb. 2019 thriller, NEVER TELL, in addition to Detective D.D. Warren and vigilante Flora Dane. Personally, I think Kimberly and…moreKimberly returns in my Feb. 2019 thriller, NEVER TELL, in addition to Detective D.D. Warren and vigilante Flora Dane. Personally, I think Kimberly and D.D. have some of the best scenes working together. Two fierce investigators who turn to mush when talking about their kids? What's not to love? There will definitely be more Kimberly in 2020 as well. And yes, I'm wondering if Quincy and Rainie can't show up to at least assist. It's all a movable feast at this point, as I'm not a writer who looks that far ahead. But I'm also a sucker for my characters and if there's an opportunity to work someone into a story, I'm definitely going to take it. To recap, NEVER TELL is a D.D., Flora, Kimberly novel. I can already say the 2020 will start there and grow accordingly.

Now, all of you, are missing the obvious: What new character is in NEVER TELL who's worth following? Because there is one. And for love nor money, can I figure him out. A character who stumps the novelist. See, plenty of good reading ahead.(less)
Lisa Gardner I'm trying to write a short story, which will be available as an e-short in January. I'm more comfortable writing novels, so shorts are always a chall…moreI'm trying to write a short story, which will be available as an e-short in January. I'm more comfortable writing novels, so shorts are always a challenge for me. I love the topic however. THE GUY WHO DIED TWICE features a man who suffers from Cotard's, a rare neurological disorder where the sufferer genuinely believes he's dead. Except then, of course, he turns up dead. Never fear, Detective D.D. Warren is on the case. Now if only I knew who did it...(less)
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I have a new book for you! I'm very excited to announce the January 19, 2021, publication of my latest thriller, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED. For my loyal readers, I'm sure you're already wondering, does it feature D.D.? Flora? Tessa Leoni? The FBI Profilers? In fact . . . none of the above!

Nope. I've written my first standalone novel in twenty years. Meet Frankie Elkin, an everyday, average person who Read more of this blog post »
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Currently I’m working on a new Frankie book. DD remains close to my heart, however, so never say never. 😊
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Bones is back! I’m a huge fan and loved this almost Hitchcockian addition to the series.
Lisa Gardner added a status update: For readers looking for more guidance on my three book series and how the various characters come together, check out the new photo I posted: The D.D. Warren Family Tree. Stay safe and keep reading. Health and virtual hugs to all!
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Read this compelling thriller in one day. Love PI Roland Ford, one of the most interesting characters around as a marine-turned-boxer-turned-ballroom dancer. And his local crew, the Irregulars are an absolute delight.
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Love this series! Great characters, especially the search dogs. Compelling plot.
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Orphan X is one of my favorite characters! Great addition to the series.
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Loved this gothic twist on a classic thriller set up.
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“You try as a parent. You love beyond reason. You fight beyond endurance. You hope beyond despair.
You never think, until the very last moment, that it still might not be enough.”
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“Once, I was my mother's daughter. Now I am my daughter's mother.”
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“Who do you love?
It's a question anyone should be able to answer. A question that defines a life, creates a future, guides most minutes of one's days. Simple, elegant encompassing.
Who do you love?”
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