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Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren #7)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  13,266 Ratings  ·  1,256 Reviews
My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I can’t feel pain. I never have. I never will.

The last thing Boston Detective D.D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, un
ebook, 416 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Dutton Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Karin Slaughter
Jan 21, 2014 Karin Slaughter rated it it was amazing
Exceptional stuff! I love Lisa Gardner's stuff. She's a great storyteller and a real professional. You know when you pick up one of her books that you'll get a super twisty tale with an ending that makes sense. Cannot recommend her enough. Also, a very classy lady. She and I toured some military bases together a while back. She certainly got some salutes!
Patrice Hoffman
Jan 14, 2014 Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it
I love Lisa Gardner’s latest novel Fear Nothing. Gardner always leaves readers guessing and rooting for the hero. In the interest of full disclosure, I am definitely a fan of Gardner’s and have been for a long time. Her novels, crime thrillers, are always fast-paced and full of sadistic nut jobs I’d never want to be left alone in any room with. Fear Nothing follows the same formula she is known for but still manages to seem fresh and engaging.

Fear Nothing is the 7th in her D.D. Warren series. Fo
I’ve been a fan of Lisa Gardner’s mysteries for years, and Fear Nothing has to be one of her best. If you’re a fan of a well-plotted, mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat, I highly recommend this story!

Detective D.D. Warren is out on disability after suffering falling down a flight of stairs at the scene of a horrendous murder. She has no recollection of what happened, only that she fired her gun and woke up with one hell of a shoulder injury. Pain is now her constant companion, maki
Susan Kramp
Jan 23, 2014 Susan Kramp rated it did not like it
Ridiculous. Not even remotely plausible story line. The main character's most favorite dialogue is F F F and bite me? Forgive me but that's not the language a mature 40 year old murder detective would use other than to blow off stress. When I compare this book to Ian Rankin, Rendell, McDermid, LeHane, Grisham, Child etc. it is pathetic. I have no idea what all the 5 star reviews are about. Poor plot, silly dialogue, formulaic story development. Not even a sense of place, setting or character dev ...more
Feb 11, 2014 LooKat23 rated it it was ok
I look forward to the new Lisa Gardner book each year as I know I'm in for a good read. Unfortunately, this book is far from a good read!
I nearly abandoned it several times, yet persevered, hoping it would pick up pace, however, it just dragged on and on and on...
The characters were dull & D.D. Warren herself has turned in to a moaning big baby with a chip on her shoulder!
I seriously couldn't wait for it to end.
Let's just hope Lisa's back on form for next year!
Diane S ☔
Feb 01, 2014 Diane S ☔ rated it liked it
The D. D. Warren series is another series I have avidly read for years. This case sees D. D. fighting a serious injury after her fall down stairs at a crime scene, or should I say a push. This one is exceedingly graphic, parts which I admit I skimmed. The story line was an interesting one, but this is where I felt a little let down. It was very plausible, serial killer, two sisters born of a serial killer father and where their lives had led, what effects they had from this birth. Interesting th ...more
Deborah Ledford
I am a die-hard Lisa Gardner Fan and have read every one of her mystery novels. It pains me to say that I just didn't enjoy her latest very much. D.D. Warren is one of my favorite Gardner characters, and she didn't disappoint--always hard-as-nails, going beyond the call of duty, this time with a debilitating injury that restricts every action and decision. However, the numerous repetitive passages killed the read for me. This one could have used a good editor to trim elements that became quite a ...more
Mary Beth
Jun 22, 2016 Mary Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars I absolutely love this series!
Feb 03, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-books
Detective D.D. Warren is one of fictional crimes finest investigators. Fearless, meticulous and with a strong eye for detail she will always go that little extra to solve a crime. But in one moment D.D. will see not just her career but her future health put on the line. Staying back at the scene of a grisly murder she will hear a creaking floor board and soft singing and that is all. When she comes to she discovers she is badly injured and can't move her left are and is unable to work. All she k ...more
Mar 23, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Boston Detective D.D. Warren was found unconscious and terribly injured at the bottom of a set of stairs belonging to a dwelling which only hours before had housed a viciously murdered young woman, she found herself struggling with the pain and the very real possibility of her career being over. In the weeks that followed that event, D.D. also found she couldn’t remember anything beyond entering the crime scene, completely alone and late at night.

At the Boston Police Department’s urging,
Kelly Hager
Nov 23, 2013 Kelly Hager rated it really liked it
This book is ridiculously creepy. (This is not surprising, given that it's a Lisa Gardner book, but it's worth noting.)

I love so many things about Lisa Gardner's novels---they're very unsettling and the villains are just so completely horrible. (In this book, for example, we have a serial killer who removes people's skin and a woman in prison who is one of the best examples of a sociopath ever.)

One of the the most interesting things about this novel for me is the fact that it dealt with the idea
Dec 29, 2014 Nihan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
Bu kitaba beş değil galaksideki yıldızlar bile yetmez. Lisa o kadar muhteşem kurgulamış ki aynı anda üzülüyorsunuz, tedirgin oluyorsunuz, gülümsüyorsunuz ve sonra merak duygusu sizi yiyip bitiriyor. Ve tüm bu duyguları en yoğun şekilde hissettiğimden son sayfayı okuyup kapağı kapattığımda kendimi yorgun ve üzgün hissettim. Ağlarsanız şaşırmayın çünkü yazar gerçekten kendini aşmış.

Başarısının en büyük sebebi bence okuyucunun beynine girmesi. Mesela bir gelişme yaşandığında yoksa böyle olabilir m
Alex is The Romance Fox
Lisa Gardner is one of my favourite authors and her Detective D.D. Warren Series is absolutely stunning.

Fear Nothing has to be one of the best in the series.
My heart was beating fast and faster with each page I turned......I just could not figure out how this was all going to end.

It also has to be one of the sadder stories I have read lately...the ending just about broke my heart.

If you enjoy fast paced, well-written stories filled with twists and turns and lots of unexpected surprises...then th
Rachel Hall
Jun 21, 2016 Rachel Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fear Nothing was my first read from one of the most recognised thriller writers in Lisa Gardner and whilst this is the seventh novel in the long running series featuring Boston Detective D.D. Warren, it also worked well as a standalone read. The good news is that this is every bit the high-octane, heart wrenching thriller that has won Lisa Gardner a legion of fans.

When the Boston Police Department are sent to a macabre crime scene they discover the body of a murdered twenty-eight year old woman
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Jan 30, 2014 Best Crime Books & More rated it it was amazing
DD Warren is back in a new addition to this series and I was looking forward to catching up with her. The first few chapters actually gave me the chills and before you knew it instead of DD being at the forefront, she is recovering from a serious physical injury which leaves her in no state to work. This was the first thing that was odd, was that the DD of old was no longer physically present so it made for a different type of read. We see DD on the back foot as she desperately tried to piece to ...more
Jan 22, 2014 Monnie rated it it was amazing
Talk about grabbing your attention in the first couple of pages! My mouth dropped open about a foot when I read that the first murder victim in the latest in the series featuring Boston Detective D.D. Warren was Christine Ryan. Why was I taken aback, you ask? Because that happens to be our daughter's name!

That jolt, of course, wouldn't be enough to keep me hanging on - or for me to award this book 5 stars. But trust me, what followed made me reluctant to put it down (to the point of my casting l
Feb 04, 2014 Christine rated it it was amazing
The latest DD Warren book sees DD recovering from a painful injury, after a fall at a crime scene. She still manages to get involved in a case of a killer, who removes slices of skin from his victims. Everything seems to be linked back to a dead serial killer from forty years ago and his daughters.

Another great read from Lisa Gardner that has you hooked from the start. Lovely and gory, well written with tension to keep to you guessing and just the right ending. I love DD and it's great to see h
Mar 24, 2014 Diane rated it it was amazing
Okay, this was a great book. So well written, a really different subject matter, twists, turns, and everything else that makes it a great read to me. Basically 90% through the book before there was an inkling of who actually was the real bad guy - so many red herrings (and trout).

Thank you Lisa Gardner for a fantastic read and to bringing to light on naming pain - I get that and will use that when I need it.

2 thumbs up, 5 stars and if you haven't read this book, what is stopping you!
Feb 07, 2015 Elvan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2014
Wow! Possibly the best thriller I have read this decade. Gardner is a master of the genre. Nobody better. This book is part of the DD Warren series but could easily be read as a standalone.
Awesome read.
Jan 19, 2016 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: jan-16
Really enjoyed this 7th book in her Detective D.D. Warren series!
Received book through Goodreads First Reads

This was a captivating read. The storyline was intriguing right from the start.

I liked that the story dived straight into the murders - it didn't start off with getting to know the characters (probably because this book is #7 in the series) so there was no wasted chapters at the beginning where I could have possibly gotten bored and given up.

The book is written from three POV's - Dr Adeline Glen, Detective D.D. Warren and the killer. I liked this howeve
Suspense Magazine
Jul 23, 2014 Suspense Magazine rated it really liked it
Lisa Gardner delivers an intelligent, sophisticated, psychological thriller in her latest installment “Fear Nothing” in the D.D. Warren series. Gardner continues to show why she is on the short list of top thriller writers today. Her complex character development, especially with the creation of Adeline and Shana Day, sisters connected by their serial killer father, but taking different paths in life only to end up back where it all begin so many years ago, is further proof that Gardner’s hard h ...more
Theresa Alan
Aug 14, 2015 Theresa Alan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve enjoyed Lisa Gardner’s books through the years, although it’s been a while since I read one, and this seems different than her other work. The premise is intriguing, with one character with a strange disability and her sister with a sketchy past. They are daughters of a serial killer, and how that impacts their adult lives is well . . . interesting. No character in this book is exactly likeable. Everyone is too strange. Ultimately though, I kept turning the pages to find out what happens, a ...more
Valerie Monique
Jan 18, 2014 Valerie Monique rated it it was ok
Huge fan of Lisa Gardner but I really didn't enjoy this book. I found myself stopping this one and starting another book. Compared to her other books this one was the worst. I found it boring. But I should say I'm listen on audible(which I usually do) so maybe that was the reason not sure...however I'm still a fan!
Jan 08, 2014 Majanka rated it it was amazing
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I tend to read a lot of thrillers, but almost none of them grab me in the way Fear Nothing did. With a unique protagonist, villains you feel oddly connected to as a reader and and an intelligent plot, this is one of the must-reads on your reading lists for this new year.

Fear Nothing has two protagonists. One of them is the familiar trope – a female detective, struggling to balance the job with life at home. She’s inte
Aug 23, 2016 Marleen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lisa-gardner
I am being very honest when I say I didn’t like this book. So I'm giving it a *1,5*.
Not only did the writer introduce us to 2 sisters with serious psychotic tendencies, but there's a third complete insane mind in the picture; the Rose Killer. To summarize, in "Fear Nothing", we get to know Dr. Adeline Glen, and Sasha Day, two sisters, and daughters of a vicious killer. One is a doctor specializing in pain management, the other is a murderer and sits in prison.
I, for one, couldn’t wrap my mind ar
Aug 11, 2016 Anne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-copies
This is what a psychological thriller should be!

Part of the fun of reading a thriller is trying to figure out whodunit. I thought I had it figured out. Again. And again. And again. And yet again. Turns out I was right the second time but she duped me into thinking I wasn't. Then, I was so sure my fifth guess was right that even when the killer's identity was being revealed I was waiting for the twist that would prove I was right. She had me hook, line and sinker. But that's one of the things tha
May 19, 2015 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fear Nothing features Lisa Gardner's series protagonist Boston Detective D.D. Warren. I have enjoyed other books in this series and I am a big fan of Lisa Gardner. But I had problems with this book. D.D. is recovering from a serious injury, aided by Adeline, a doctor who specializes in helping people cope with chronic pain. The Rose Killer, a serial killer who skins the victims, is terrorizing Boston residents. As it turns out, Adeline's older sister, Shana, is serving life in prison for committ ...more
Jan 12, 2014 Darcy rated it really liked it
This one was so creepy, the crime was gross. Plus I hated how off DD was, her injury seemed to throw her off. I did like how DD dealt with her pain with the help of Dr. Glen, I loved how they named DD's pain, Melvin, and how from then on DD would curse Melvin, even better was when Alex got into it too. I was worried about DD and Alex for the first part of the book. I liked that Alex was there to help DD, but it seemed like that was all he was a caregiver. Things seemed to change when DD sort of ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Janeene rated it really liked it
Dear Lisa Gardner -
You've done it again. Written a book that makes me wish I didn't have a full time job. That makes me want to stay up all night long to keep reading and not have to worry about an alarm clock. Your books need to come with a warning label: "Don't start this book unless you have the whole weekend ---or don't need sleep".

I find Gardner's books to be the best at being consistently good. She does not try to "hurry a book out" for the sake of selling like other authors.

She had me
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