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Fear Nothing

(Detective D.D. Warren #7)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  19,489 ratings  ·  1,657 reviews
In #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner’s latest pulse-pounding thriller, Detective D. D. Warren must face a new fear as a serial killer terrorizes Boston.

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
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Dutton (first published January 1st 2014)
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Ashley Nope! All of Gardner's D.D. Warren books can be read out of order/on their own. This book will still make sense if you haven't read any of the other…moreNope! All of Gardner's D.D. Warren books can be read out of order/on their own. This book will still make sense if you haven't read any of the other D.D. Warren books. (less)

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Karin Slaughter
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How do thriller authors keep coming up with rare disorders for their novels? In Fear Nothing , Lisa Gardner’s seventh Detective D.D. Warren book, a psychiatrist, Dr. Adeline Glen, has a congenital genetic mutation of the SCN9 gene that results in insensitivity to pain. As it turns out, D.D. is required to see this psychiatrist as after she suffers traumatic injuries while at a crime scene. Left with a stiff neck and left shoulder and unable to use her arm, D.D. must take a leave of absence. ...more
Patrice Hoffman
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.
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 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, making her
Susan Kramp
Jan 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Number 7 in the D. D. Warren series and it remains fresh, the characters interesting, and the story suspenseful. Lisa Gardner is a great storyteller and in this book she has come up with a twisty tale that keeps you guessing and turning the pages.

While investigating a particularly gruesome murder D.D. is attacked and left with a severe disability. Six weeks later there is another similar murder and it appears they have a serial killer on their hands. The women have been killed in their beds, a
Diane S ☔
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 ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
That was pretty intense. Lisa Gardner is an author on top of her game. She has crafted a chilling thriller that leaves you guessing until the very end.

Boston police are called to a gruesome crime scene where a woman lies dead on the bed, her skin flayed and left in ribbons around her body. Also present are a red rose, a bottle of champagne and some fluffy pink handcuffs. Detective D.D. Warren thinks the scene is a bit of misdirection and goes back that night to get a better feel for the place
Karyn Niedert
I'm not going to fudge on this one...It might be that I am reaching a breaking point, having binged on Lisa Gardner through the holiday season. However, this is not the best work. Not the worst, but definitely not the best.

D.D. is dealing with a threat to her future as a detective, having been injured on the job. Unfortunately, the damage to her shoulder/arm/back is pretty debilitating and the pain shrink she goes to just happens to be sisters with a renowned killer. Oh yeah, and they are both
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
Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars I absolutely love this series!
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-books
This is the seventh in Lisa Gardner’s DD Warren series many of which I have read and enjoyed. This, however, is another example of a successful author whose publisher does not want to edit. The book would have been much more readable and logical if 100 pages had been cut. Nothing about this plot was believable and as the unlikely coincidences piled up I was tempted to quit several times.
Jun 07, 2013 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,
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Read: March 2018
Rating: 5/5 stars

This was another fast paced read for me. Gardner always manages to come up with interesting, twisty plots and well rounded characters.

What I liked:

- The interactions between the two sisters; Adeline and Shana, and the way their relationship evolved over the course of the novel.
- The genetic condition that Adeline suffers from made me think about why we experience pain in a whole new way.
- Seeing Alex and DD's relationship change and grow deeper after (view
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
My name is Dr Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition I can’t feel pain.

All Boston Detective D.D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene. Next, a creaking floorboard, a voice in her ear…

Now D.D. is seriously injured and unable to return to work.

Per Adeline, "My sister is Shana Day, a notorious child murderer. She has killed more people in prison than as a free woman."

Then a second victim is found with the same calling cards left at the scene: Champagne and a single red rose. Only D.D.
Deborah Ledford
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Jun 07, 2013 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 ...more
Kelly Hager
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An amazing read! It makes you truly realize that without family- you have nothing - are nothing. Fear Nothing is a twisted, thrill ride sure to please your need for anticipation and fear as you turn each page.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of my favorite things about Gardner's books is that she doesn't shy away from hard hitting subject matter and she always keeps things fresh and interesting. This is told from D. D.'s POV as well as Adeline Glen who is a psychiatrist helping D. D. with pain management. Adeline doesn't feel pain at all and this was utterly fascinating to me. On top of a totally interesting premise, the characters are deeply complex and so interesting. D. D.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this one, as I knew I would!! Can’t recommend this series enough!
Rachel Hall
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I have grown used to, and often enjoyed, the way Lisa Gardner writes from 2&3 POVs. The danger with that is, if I don't enjoy one of those characters, it really slows down my reading. And this mystery, and Adeline, weren't overly interesting to me. The best part about this book was watching D.D. deal with her circumstances.
Sep 01, 2019 rated it liked it
While the last 200 pages did get more intriguing, the first 200 didn’t grab me.
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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 ...more
Fear Nothing
3 Stars

As is evident from my previous reviews, the D. D. Warren books are rather hit and miss. Unfortunately, this one is more of a miss than a hit.

Similar to the other books in the series, Gardner narrative style employs alternating perspectives - third person POV for Detective D. D. Warren and first person POV for the secondary protagonist, Dr. Adeline Glen. The switch between these POVs is quite smooth (usually one chapter for each), and it is easy to follow along with the
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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“Pain is very useful. It warns you of danger, teaches you of hazards and provides consequences for your actions.” 6 likes
“Because sometimes pain is knowing, and sometimes pain is sharing that knowledge with someone who loves you but can't do anything to help.” 4 likes
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