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Catch Me

(Detective D.D. Warren #6)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  29,780 ratings  ·  1,977 reviews
Charlene Grant believes she is going to die. For the past few years, her childhood friends have been murdered one by one. Same day. Same time. Now she’s the last of her friends alive, and she’s counting down the final four days of her life until January 21.

Charlene doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing, shooting, and running. She also wants
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Penguin (USA) Inc, (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
This is a reread!!
Everyone has to die sometime. Be Brave

This is one of the messages the killer leaves behind!!

The opening chapter of Catch Me, the 6th novel in Lisa Gardner’s Detective D.D. Warren Series is like a punch on your chest!! It’s so horrifying and so dark……An 8 year old girl is stabbed by her insane mother, who is trying to set fire to their home with her baby sister inside, manages to knock out the mother and save her sister.

Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant survives the terrible
Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lisa Gardner does it again! Another suspenseful thriller!

"Everyone must Die sometime. Be brave."

"Dying for someone is easy" J.T. murmured now. "Living for yourself is the hard part that's hard.

This is the sixth book in the Detective D.D. Warren series. This is another excellent thriller and isn't dark like the other books I have been reading.
Everyone close to Charlene is dying and the date they are murdered is January 21. Several days before January 21 Charlene contacts D.D. Warren letting her
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This fabulous crime mystery series is more worthy than my treatment of reviewing it a month after the fact! Detective D.D Warren leaves us in capable hands as a strong female protagonist. Equally as strong here is Charlie, who believes she has four days left to live. Her two best girlfriends were murdered on this day, in each prior year before. This case as well as a paedophile case consumes much of D. D’s working hours, she is dreadfully tired now being mum of baby Jack, and she quickly ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: august-2019
Lisa Gardner is one of those authors who rarely if ever fails me. Her thrillers are fast paced, hard hitting and they keep you on the edge of your seat.

Catch Me is about a woman, Charlene Grant who believes she is going to die. The last 2 years on January 21 her childhood best friends were murdered. And Charlene knows she's next but she doesn't plan on going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing, shooting and running in preparation for her fight. She also wants Boston's top homicide
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am slowly, but surely working my way through Lisa Gardner’s suspenseful D.D Warren detective series. I have just finished number six, Catch Me , which features a gritty emergency dispatcher named Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant. Charlie, as she is called, is like no one D.D. Warren has encountered before. She boxes, she works with a shooting instructor at a firing range, she works out religiously, she cares about a stray dog that is not her dog, and she works the night shift at her dispatch ...more
"Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave."

What would you do if you thought you were going to die? You know the date. January 21st. You know the approximate time. 8PM. In the past two years Charlene Grant's two best childhood friends were murdered on January 21st at about 8PM. Now Charlene believes it is her turn but she is not going to just let it happen. She is not going down without a fight. She has taken up boxing and she has a gun and is taking shooting lessons. Four days. Ninety six hours.
Dec 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lisa Gardner fans
I love the D.D. Warren mysteries, and this one does not disappoint!

Twenty-eighty year old Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, Charlie, thinks she has four days left to live. Two years ago one of her best friends, Randi was murdered on January 21st, then one year to the date, her other best friend Jackie was murdered. They were a trio. The three musketeers: Randi Jackie Charlie, as they were known in school. It is four days until January 21st and Charlie thinks she's next. She's not going down
This book addresses several heavy subjects that at times are explained very explicitly, and for some may be disturbing. The first is about mental illness and all the horrid things that happen to the children of the afflicted that go unchecked. The second, is concerning the vile subject of pedophilia and last but not least is how a serial killer may relate back to both.

This is my first Lisa Gardner book. She does a masterful job of producing an exciting psychological thriller. This who done it
Catch Me
4 Stars

This series has improved in the last couple of installments. One reason is the development of D.D. Warren's character. She is no longer the cold and brash detective with an obsessive need to prove herself but rather a intelligent investigator whose attempts to juggle family life and work make her much more endearing.

The plot is intricate with two parallel mysteries. While both are intriguing and suspenseful (particularly the scenes involving the Internet predators and Charlie's
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Everyone has to die sometime. Be brave.

That's what Charlie's mum used to tell her right before she hurt her. But Charlie doesn't remember much of the first eight years of her life as an abused child. After her Aunt rescued her she only remembers love and safety although sometimes her nightmares bring back horrifying flashes of her early years. Now Charlie is working as a police radio dispatcher in Boston and she knows she is no longer safe. Her two BFFs were each murdered one year apart in
Clever story that kept me guessing. Charlene (Charlie) Grant is sure she’s going to die this year on January 21. One her her childhood friends was murdered two years ago on that date, her other best friend was murdered last year, same date. Both strangled, neither fought back, died at home, no forced entry. A mystery worthu of Agatha Christy. She prepares for the day by learning to fight, learning to use a gun. She moves away from her home in New Hampshire to Cambridge, thinking she can hide. ...more
Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Having been a fan of Lisa Gardner for years, I was eagerly awaiting this latest release. As I read the prologue, and then the first chapter, I wasn't so sure that it was going to hold my interest. I need not have worried, as it held my interest, kept me up past bedtime and kept me scratching my head and guessing for a good while. That said, it is not her best. It's a fun read, but the plot is a little too filled with unlikely coincidences and turns that are a stretch for even the best ...more
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-books
Everyone has to die sometime. Be Brave.

Detective D.D. Warren has alot on her plate not only has come from a crime scene were a pedophile has been killed. D.D. is know a mum to Jake, living with partner Alex and has her parents soon to be visiting. To add to this she is confronted by a lady calling herself Charlie Grant who claims she will be killed in a few days on January 21st at 8pm. She comes to this conclusion as her two best friends have both been killed on that date in the last two years.

Read: March 2018

This was another unputdownable book in the Detective DD Warren series. DD must investigate two separate crimes; the serial murders of paedophiles in Boston, and the claims of Charlene, a young woman with a traumatic past, that she is going to be killed on January 21st; which is the anniversary of her two best friends unsolved murders.

For me the most chilling scenes in the book involved the online grooming of the little boy. His mother was doing everything right; she only let him
Karyn Niedert
"Catch Me" kept me motivated as I zip through Lisa Gardner books. Truly enjoying the character of D.D. Warren and how her relationships continue to grow.
Rachel Hall
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
As an unashamed admirer of ballsy Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren of the Boston Police Department, Lisa Gardner is my 'go to' girl when I need a shot of adrenaline and this sixth appearance of D.D., Catch Me, certainly fitted the bill!

D.D. Warren is on cranky form when she returns to duty following her maternity leave, not because she has been parted from her ten-week-old son, Jack, or at the mercy of his fragmented nighttime sleeping. Hell, no.. As a born workaholic who lives and breathes her
Craig Sisterson
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, thrillers
Detective DD Warren has seen and done a lot during her career on the Boston police force, but she’s never had to solve a murder that hasn’t even happened yet. While on the trail of someone killing internet predators, Warren is confronted outside the latest crime scene by a young woman who adamantly believes she only has four days left to live. Why? Because her two childhood best friends have been killed on that very day, at the very same time, the past two years. With no signs of struggle, no ...more
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, or Charlie as she liked to be called, believed she had just a few days to live. Her two best friends, Randi and Jackie had both been murdered on the 21st January, a year apart, and it was almost the 21st January again, and she believed it was her turn. No-one had been caught for the murder of her friends, and the police didn’t really believe they were connected. FBI profiler Pierce Quincy tended to believe her, and he was worried about her, but that didn’t help.

Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Lisa Gardner book I've ever read and it was CATCH ME it is the sixth book of the series. I've definitely got to read the prior books of this series. Thanks MARY for telling me how great this series is.
Jeanie Jackson
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
I like the softness that being a mother brings to DD.
Amazing plot twists and turns and I followed the bait the whole way. Don't usually do that.
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
I read the first chapter of Catch Me at the end of Lisa Gardner's new e-novella, The 7th Month. After reading that chapter I just knew that I was going to love this book.

I am a big Lisa Gardner fan and Catch Me did not disappoint me.

The book is about a woman, Charlie, whose two best friends were murdered on the same day a year apart. So Charlie is worried that she is next. She's been so worried that she dropped out of her life and she's been in hiding training for a whole year (taking boxing and
Oh Lisa Gardner!! You did it to me again!!
1. I pulled a couple of all-nighters reading this. Just couldn't put it down.
2. I was so proud of myself...already had things figured out, knew where the story was heading. Had it totally in the bag...ummmm....NOPE! While I did figure it out, I sure as hell didn't see THAT coming!! **smacking myself in the forehead**
I've said this before, I'll say it again. If you read carefully enough, the clues are right in front of you. That's a problem with this
Terri Lynn
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh dear. I have just discovered Lisa Gardner's books and now I have to read them all. I love it when that happens!

Catch Me is a psychological thriller, a mystery and suspense novel that will keep you on the edge and possibly suspicious of your own mother and that nice cop who keeps trying to date you.

The story starts with breaktaking horror with a young girl who has a clearly insane mother. The woman has stabbed her 8 year old daughter and is now trying to set the house on fire with her and
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lisa-gardner
Catch Me, the 6th D.D. Warren book takes us in the dark world of deep-rooted childhood traumas, where a crazy mother with Munchausen Proxy syndrome continually and severely abused her children to get all the attention. Twenty years later, those traumas are still haunting 2 main characters in this thriller, one maybe not exactly a true victim, the other absolutely a true villain. Still.
When, at crime scene, D.D. Warren is approached by, Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant with the request to solve her
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-detective
Detective D.D. Warren is just back from maternity leave when she responds to the murder of a pedophile and finds out that this is the second recent killing. She is joined by a Sex Crimes officer and has to deal with the morality of finding a killer, who is providing a useful societal function by removing threats to children. Meanwhile, a young woman (Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, a/k/a Charlie) reaches out to D.D. for help as she expects to die within three days on the anniversary of her two ...more
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
D.D. is interesting, not as super sleuth dynamo as most women cops or investigators.

This one has some creepy characters and the viscous evil tone starts from the first page. To a point that is too much for me. Off putting enough to quit the read, usually. But this one I continued. I believe it is the only Gardner that I have finished. And I can see why she has a following, because the action becomes fierce and often. Murder, abuse, mayhem and especially sexual crimes abound here, as well.

She is
Diane S ☔
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another suspenseful entry into the D. D. Warren series. As a new mother D. D. is trying to balance baby, new relationship, and her duties as a police lieutenant, when she is called to the scene of a murder. She also is approached by a young woman named Charlie, who is afraid she will be killed on the 21st of January, as her two best friends have been. From here the twist and turns, and revelations arrive in a very suspenseful and fast paced manner. Her relationship problems do not take over the ...more
What a huge disappointment this turned out to be.

Being a huge fan of this series, I went into this book with high expectations that up until now Gardner had always managed to live up to. This book unfortunately fell flat. Everything about it, the character interactions (DD Warren is usually one of my favorite female protagonists, but here she seemed to be a whiny shell of her former self, the "evil doer" and their story was uninteresting and pretty much the entire mystery aspect was boring.

Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is my first Lisa Gardner book. I actually read it a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting the time to write a review.

I'm usually a little leery about picking up a new author, but Gardner definitely didn't disappoint. I was hooked from the first several pages--as soon as I was able to get into the characters' personalities--and literally couldn't put this down. I also couldn't figure out what was going on as hard as I tried. And, as a writer of mysteries myself, I'm usually VERY good at
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Most twists were somewhat obvious but a great read.
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