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Różany Zabójca, psychopata, który zostawia przy ciałach ofiar czerwoną różę i szampana, terroryzuje mieszkańców całego Bostonu. Nie zważając na kłopoty ze zdrowiem, detektyw D.D. Warren musi stawić czoła kolejnemu trudnemu wyzwaniu.

Ostatnia rzecz, jaką detektyw D.D Warren pamięta z tamtej nocy, to oględziny domu młodej, atrakcyjnej kobiety, która została w nim zamordowana. Potem skrzypienie deski podłogowej, niski głos szepczący jej do ucha... Podobno trzy razy strzeliła w kierunku napastnika – ale bezskutecznie. Wie tylko, że jest ciężko ranna, nie może ruszyć lewą ręką i nie jest w stanie wrócić do pracy.

Tymczasem po paru tygodniach kolejna kobieta zostaje znaleziona martwa we własnym łóżku, a w jej pokoju znajdują się te same rekwizyty co przy pierwszym morderstwie: butelka szampana i czerwona róża. Jedyną osobą, która mogła widzieć sprawcę, pozostaje D.D. Warren.

A ta wciąż nie może podnieść niczego ciężkiego, załadować broni ani przypomnieć sobie choćby jednego szczegółu z nocy, która mogła ją wiele kosztować.

D.D. nie może wrócić do czynnej służby, ale i tak wszczyna polowanie. Bo Różany Zabójca nie zasadza się tylko na samotne bezbronne kobiety – obrał za cel samą detektyw. A ona wie, że jest tylko jeden sposób, by go pokonać... nie bać się niczego.

416 pages, Hardcover

First published January 7, 2014

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Lisa Gardner

94 books16.1k followers
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't stop her from learning the truth behind what happened before she disappeared.

Lisa lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with two crazy pups and an ancient rescue dog. When not writing, Lisa loves to hike, play cribbage, and, of course, read!

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Profile Image for MarilynW.
1,067 reviews2,663 followers
December 22, 2021
Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
(Detective D.D. Warren #7)

My gosh this story was gross and gory. I'm saying that knowing all the stories in the D.D. Warren series are violent and graphic. Still, up a certain point, I think this was one of my favorite D.D. Warren stories. D.D. has grown into a more approachable character from the person we met in book #1. Becoming a mom has certainly changed her in a good way and now she's been seriously injured so badly that it's not certain that she can ever go back to her job as a Boston detective. We know how much she hated being deskbound during the last part of her pregnancy and now that she can't move the left side of her torso or her arm without extreme pain, she's stuck at home needing her husband to shower and dress her.

But D.D. manages to get in on the ground floor of a case when a woman is murdered. Then another woman is murdered. The murderer is called the Rose Killer because he/she leaves champagne and a red rose. Also the killer leaves another very gory calling card.

Dr. Adeline Glen is helping D.D. manage her pain but she is also the sister of serial killer Shana Day. There is a tie-in to Shana and the Rose Killer and D.D. and her partner are hitting a brick wall trying to figure out how everything really ties together. It doesn't help that they know the Rose Killer leaves a message that is meant just for D.D. For all the goriness of the story, it's the psychological assault that seems the most menacing.

Published January 7th 2014 by Dutton Adult
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351 reviews1,040 followers
August 10, 2022
YALL. I found a SIGNED COPY of this book at Value Village (Canadian secondhand chain) for $5.99!!! The way I SCREAMED!!! I can't believe someone would give this away.

Writing: 4/5 | Plot: 3.5/5 | 4/5


Detective DD Warren may be down with an injury, but you can never count her out! Even with her bum shoulder, she's determined to figure out who the skin-flaying psycho is and their connection to the infamous Day family.


Why yes I did give b2b 2 stars to Look For Me and When You See Me... and yet I came back for more!! Tbh it was just because I was so OVER Flora. Find Her will always be an iconic banger and Never Tell was good too but that's when Flora should've exited stage right. ANYWAYZZ enough about the past... let's get into it.

I really enjoyed this mystery and its kooky cast of characters. DD was going through it but she was less of an asshole than the rest of the series I've read so cheers to that. I loved learning about Dr. Adeline Glen and her rare genetic disorder that prevents her from feeling pain. My initial reaction was that must be so nice, but Gardner did a great job of showing the other side of this: no pain = no boundaries = death. More or less 😂

It was a bit repetitive at times and kinda obvious who the baddie was, but it didn't shake out the way I thought it would. There were some plot holes at the end (Adeline thinking X killed Y but X would've been way too young and had no motive?). And there were times where I thought GODDAMN ya'll are being obtuse, but in fact it was me being a big dummy and Gardner executing some top tier red herrings.

This was one of the best endings from Gardner that I've read. It actually made sense and wasn't redonkulously over the top. Ok well X def shouldn't have been in the streets, but other than that, the math did math. And in a world where whacktacular endings are the norm, I appreciated one that didn't make me roll my eyes outta my skull.

All in all, an interesting read. Solid crime novel. One of her more gory books thus far. I also got 3 other Gardner novels from VV; can't wait to read them!!!


Pros: well-written, learned something new, ending made sense, unique

Cons: some plot holes here and thurrrr, repetitiveness dragged out the plot a lil bit
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Author 129 books61.9k followers
January 21, 2014
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!
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716 reviews20 followers
January 2, 2019
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. Worse, she is dependent upon her husband Alex to assist her and care for their young son. She finds this incredibly frustrating. Dr. Glen’s specialty, ironically, is pain management.

While it’s true that we see a slightly different side of D.D., a vulnerable – she might say “weak” or “helpless” – side, she is still a homicide detective through to her core. She is skeptical, as many folks are, of psychiatrists, and she insists on collaborating with her fellow detectives on the very case she was investigating when she was injured, one that is eventually dubbed “The Rose Killer.” Little does she know that there will be an intimate connection between Adeline Glen and her case.

Adeline is the younger sister of Massachusetts’ youngest convicted female killer, Shana Day, who went to prison when she was 14. Not only that, but their father was an infamous serial killer who committed suicide when the girls were very young. That inability to feel pain? It has benefits but also drawbacks. She could be bleeding and not know it. Infected, and unaware. So her activities and lifestyle were very limited. She was adopted and grew up without her sister. Now she visits her once a month. Her psychopathic sister is incapable of love. What about Adeline? She had the same parents. Nature or nurture? Does Adeline have any secrets?

The murders themselves are relatively benign (if one can ever say that about murder), but there is post-mortem mutilation that seems to point toward the Day murders somehow. The lines between doctor-patient and cop-witness-expert get blurred as D.D. and her team enlist the assistance of Adeline Glen as a go-between with her incarcerated sister. Could Shana possibly be a link to someone on the outside? The depiction of Shana as a master manipulator felt so real that anything seemed possible. My head was spinning crazily as I racked my brains trying to figure out how, and why this was all happening and who might be responsible. I liked Adeline; I wasn’t sure I fully trusted her, but I didn’t want her to be involved. Oh, my! Who else might it be?

The suspense was riveting at times, but there was also laugh-out-loud humor, especially when it pertained to D.D.’s pain therapy. You know the phrase, “I’ve got to laugh to keep from crying”? I’m not sure that D.D. was laughing, but I was! Her resistance to some of the techniques and the exchanges she had with her husband Alex were quite funny.

As the danger escalated and the situation seemed to grow more dire, the pace ramped up. I had to suspend belief – the events were not unexpected, after all – and the conclusion seemed inevitable.

I’ve enjoyed all of the D.D. Warren books, and this was certainly no exception. I finished this novel in just over a day. This was an excellent way to kick off 2019, and I expect to read more of this series before the year is over.

5 stars
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2,181 reviews891 followers
June 30, 2020
Detective D. D. Warren is revisiting the latest crime scene of an apparent serial killer who’s been named the Rose Killer. It’s late at night and she’s alone, or so she thought. When she realizes someone else is in the house, she stumbles and falls down a flight of stairs but not before firing off several shots. She now has no memory of the events leading up to the fall and she’s recovering from a serious injury to her shoulder. Though she’s sidelined, Warren can’t help but stay connected to the case and is allowed to as a “consultant.” Unfortunately, she’s now captured the attention of the killer who wants to draw her in as a potential victim.

This is one of the more creepy, sinister stories of the series. The Rose Killer is a copycat version of another killer who died many years ago but his two daughters are alive. The oldest, Shana Day, is locked up in prison for murdering a young boy when she was 14-years old. The youngest, Dr. Adeline Glen was adopted by a psychologist and is now D. D.’s pain therapist. There’s a twist there, too, and the connections were hard to ignore. I could never determine if they were red herrings or substantive leads in the investigation.

I was oddly hooked to this often brutal and gruesome story but the storytelling in this series is always compelling. The revelation of the killer and plot was a surprise but also not...I can’t adequately explain that contradiction. The ending was spectacular and the only one it could be. Kirsten Potter narrates it so well and I’m totally committed to always listening to this series because of her performances. This one was uncomfortably fascinating.
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552 reviews256 followers
January 15, 2014
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. For fans of the Warren series, we all know that she’s Boston’s most influential detectives and never ceases to bring the goods. In this latest novel, she’s battling an avulsion fracture after she goes back to a crime scene and is surprised by an unknown assailant. D.D.’s captain suggests she speaks to Dr. Adeline Glen. Dr. Glen is a pain specialist who feels no pain.

Imagine a world where you feel no pain. The fear of an impending blow to the face, or a broken arm ceases to exist. Sounds pretty lovely except when you have to constantly check over your body to make sure you haven’t injured yourself inadvertently. Or constantly checking your temperature because you're not able to sweat and the risk of overheating can cause you to pass out. These are the routines Adeline goes through to feel some little bit of normalcy.

While D.D. is trying to cope with her debilitating injury, a killer is loose on Boston’s streets. A killer whose MO is similar to Adeline’s own sister is terrorizing the streets. Soon D.D. realizes that Adeline may be the key to breaking the case wide open. Since she has no memory of her own attack, she’s hoping the doctor who feels no pain, can help break the case.

Fear Nothing explores a topic that’s always pretty popular with psychological thrillers. The nature vs. nurture debate. Adeline’s past is anything but ideal. She’s the daughter of a well-known killer who suggests blood is love. Adeline also battles her own demons that will leave readers wondering what is the whole story. What exactly is her deal?

Fear Nothing will excite Lisa Gardner’s fans and make putting this novel down impossible. There’s misdirection, interesting characters, and gruesome murders. Basically the essentials for a great crime thriller. LIsa Gardner never fails her audience.

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1,824 reviews835 followers
February 19, 2017
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 existence a nightmare. This is how she meets Dr. Adeline Glen, a pain specialist highly recommended. D.D. and Adeline soon find that they have more in common that just a doctor patient relationship when the murders continue and they discover a bizarre and suspicious connection to Adeline’s family.

Two things about Dr. Adeline Glen are significant. First, she can’t physically feel pain, which makes her chosen profession ironic and second, she is the daughter of one of the most infamous serial killer’s in history, Harry Day, who died over forty years ago. As if that wasn’t enough of a stigma, her older sister Shana Day, is a convicted murderer as well. You’d think this wouldn’t have much of an impact on Adeline’s life given that her father committed suicide when she was just a baby and she was adopted by a well respected doctor, but nature versus nurture weighs heavily in Adeline’s mind. As you read the story it becomes evident why…

One thing I love about Lisa Gardner is the fact that she delves heavily into her character’s state of mind. This story is told in first person for Adeline’s POV, and third person for D.D.’s chapters, which worked perfectly. Because of the first person narrative with Adeline, I felt an intimate connection with her and the interworking of her mind was fascinating! Her relationship with her incarcerated sister, and their family history factor heavily into the story. With the murders resembling the methods used by both Shana and their father, suspicions are swirling everywhere and as a reader I suspected everyone!

With D.D. dealing with intense pain and complete memory loss, she is understandably frustrated, but she continues to work on the case unofficially with her team, her husband Alex, and with Adeline. In the previous books, D.D. reluctantly settled down with Alex, a blood spatter specialist, and had a child. It was lovely to see them as a couple still going strong even dealing with extremely difficult circumstances, and I thought Ms. Gardner did an excellent job portraying their struggles realistically.

This mystery was a good one! Layer upon layer was slowly stripped away until we discover the secrets of the past as well as the identity of the killer. I was riveted to the pages, and bouncing up and down in parts from the suspense! Fear Nothing is part of a series, but it’s not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this story.

The brilliant narration of Kirsten Potter really enhanced my enjoyment of this excellent mystery. She has a low sultry voice which I found very appealing. I’ve listened to another book narrated by Ms. Potter (Never Seduce a Scot) and she is amazing with accents!

A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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1,072 reviews548 followers
December 6, 2021
D.D. is back in the house! Or have I just been slack and have too many books to read? I thought it was time I revisited one of my favourite series.

My local library is great with this author, so I'm never left wanting. It had been quite some time, so I'm not sure if I'd forgotten a little, or just had to reacquaint myself with this author. The story was a little far-fetched, but an original one nonetheless.

In the line of duty, D.D. is injured very badly, her arm is giving her excruciating pain after being pushed down the stairs by a perp, D.D. can't recall how this happened exactly, and it's killing her; she usually has such control over her cases, and thus begins her team, and her husband trying to piece this together. I don't recall her husband Alex being so involved in her cases, or perhaps it's just been so long between books that I just can't remember. Her tendon is torn right off the bone, and she attends a pain specialist. This pain specialist happens to not feel pain, and thus we begin to learn more about her, as well. D.D. is actually off the case with this one, again, something she despises.

The acknowledgments are interesting, the author explains the pain techniques as being factual, and there has been a good deal of research applied to this book. As always, an easy read, and I will look forward to continuing, hopefully, less time between drinks, this time around.

I almost forgot a quote, which I will now add a couple of weeks after my review. Her husband sighed heavily. Chances were, right about now he was wishing he married a cupcake baker, or maybe a very nice librarian who ran amazing programs for educating kids. I, for one, am very happy D.D. is the kick ass detective that she is.
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4,692 reviews14.1k followers
February 1, 2014
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 the whole nature against nurture debate. So I bought it until near the end where there were just too many things things that just were not believable. Also the ending seemed almost maudlin and I felt a bit let down there as well.

Despite these momentary lapses I still look forward to the next outing of D. D. Warren. She is such an amazing character and I want to see where and what case she next finds herself involved.
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1,294 reviews
December 19, 2021
4 grisly stars

I found this one to be a really interesting departure for Detective D.D. Warren. She’s suffered a horrific injury on the job and she can’t return to work until she can be more fully functioning. But when has that ever stopped D.D. before?

This time, she’s hot on the trail of the Rose Killer, a mysterious killer who stages his crime scene and leaves his victim’s skin in terrible condition. Somehow no clues are left behind. The scene has connections to a serial killer from the past, Harry Day, but he’s been dead for 40 years.

We also meet Harry’s daughter Shana, incarcerated for multiple murders of her own. Could she know something about the identity of the Rose Killer? We also get to know the other daughter and Shana’s sister, Dr. Adeline Glen. She has an interesting condition where she doesn’t feel pain. She was taken away from her parents as a baby, but she still has the DNA of a killer family.

D.D. finds herself a target of the Rose Killer and things get really tense as another body is found.

I read this series out of order, but now I’ve completed all of the D.D. Warren books! I hope that Lisa Gardner writes more books featuring this Boston detective. I know there are a few spin-off ones I haven’t read yet. Love this author! Marilyn and I have been buddy reading this series and they make for a great discussion!
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19 reviews2 followers
January 23, 2014
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 development. I hope spring brings a better crop of mysteries. It's been a long, cold winter.
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2,310 reviews395 followers
March 5, 2019
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 when she encounters the killer who pushes her down the stairs. Her injuries are very painful and she is on enforced sick leave but, of course, she can't leave this alone. Six weeks later there is an identical murder. Unfortunately these murders also appear identical to those of serial killer Harry Day who has been dead for 40 years. His equally notorious daughter, Shana, is also a potential candidate only she has been in prison for 23 years, largely in solitary confinement.

Things get really interesting when D.D. learns that her pain specialist, Dr Adeline Glen, is the daughter of Harry Day and the sister of Shana. She also has a condition where she can feel no pain. Does she know anything about these murders? Adeline has a complex relationship with her sister whom she visits once a month. Shana lets on that she may have some insights to the killings and police work frantically to discover if she has an accomplice on the outside. This book comes to a chilling and satisfying climax as the truth is finally revealed.
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550 reviews82 followers
July 23, 2020
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 bottle of champagne and a single red rose left as a calling card. Dubbed the Rose Killer by the media he appears to be recreating the crimes of Harry Day, a serial killer who kept the skin of his victims as a souvenir. The only person who may have seen the killer is D.D when she was attacked at the first crime scene.

In previous novels D.D. always appeared tough and fearless. In this story we see a more vulnerable D.D. She is injured. She is on disability, she can't even pick up her son let alone fire a weapon. Her husband, Alex, is patient and understanding. He has to take care of D.D. and their son. For perhaps the first time D.D. has doubts and questions. She agrees to see a doctor who specializes in pain management. Not that she really has a choice in the matter.

Dr. Adeline Glen was born with a rare genetic condition that results in her not being able to feel pain. She also happens to be the daughter of Harry Day and was adopted after Harry died. She has a sister who was not as fortunate. Shana appears to have taken after Harry and distinguished herself at 14 as the youngest person in Massachusetts history to be tried for murder as an adult. Since then she has killed two prison guards. D.D. works with Adeline to learn about her father and sister. Harry is dead. Shana has been in solitary confinement since killing the prison guards. So who is the Rose Killer? Why has the killings started now?

Adeline and Shana are interesting characters but we get to meet a new D.D. Warren. She has insecurities and vulnerabilities. She doesn't handle these very well. Even if she is officially on disability she is on the hunt for a serial killer. The killer may have attacked her and threatened her and her family but now she is on the hunt. That is her pain management plan.
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493 reviews731 followers
September 17, 2020
When the universe granted her life, it tucked little Adeline Glen securely into the grim crack between a rock and a hard place. Born with a genetic mutation that prevents her from feeling physical pain, her existence is one of constant vigilance, bodily inspection and self-care. She could break a bone and not know it, suffer a cut and bleed out in blissful ignorance; heck, she could spend too much time in the sun and never catch the warning signs of a lethal case of heatstroke. Living, as it turns out for Adeline, is not a whole lot of fun.

That should be enough of a travail for a principal player in a thriller, and under normal circumstances it might have been...but we're in Lisa Gardner territory here. And so, as it happens, Adeline Glen is additionally the daughter of a notorious serial killer (long dead) and the sister of Shana Day, another killer currently in prison. Enough? Think again. Adeline Glen also happens to be a therapist - the doctor Gardner's hero, D.D. Warren, is assigned after being brutally attacked by a psychopath attempting to copycat the crimes of Adeline's dad.

It is the only flaw in the work; this penchant to structure a tale on a few coincidences too many. While enriching motivation and complicating the emotional dynamics, it has the unfortunate drawback of stretching credulity to the breaking point. Still, if you can overlook this abundance of serendipity, I can promise you're in for a heck of a ride. The writing is sharp, the characters are exceedingly well-drawn, and the pacing is superb. In this regard, Lisa Gardner gives her readership all it's come hungry and hunting for.
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374 reviews25 followers
March 15, 2020
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 daughters of another infamous serial killer.

I know that authors are always under constant strain to produce, produce, produce. Sometimes they trot out a meh book to make their contract requirements. Had I not known that Gardner returns strong with a FBI profiler novel right after publishing this one, I would fear that she's losing her touch. Again, her next couple books are really good, so I won't despair too much!
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380 reviews1,614 followers
June 23, 2016
4.5 stars I absolutely love this series!
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1,243 reviews1 follower
August 1, 2020
3 stars

Convoluted mystery - many serial murderers - the heroine hurt and not up to par. Very little help or mention of her detective squad. Too much togetherness between Warren and her detective husband, Alex.

This is the 7th book in the D.D. Warren series. And my last. I admit that this book had more suspense in it than probably all the first six books put together, but too little to late for me. I found myself just wanting the book to end about 2/3rds of the way through. After that point it just drug on. And the loss of my favorite character, Bobby Dodge, also prevented me from staying interested in this series.
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733 reviews13 followers
June 12, 2018
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.
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1,461 reviews1,080 followers
March 12, 2014
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 this is the book for you.
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4,026 reviews2,626 followers
March 23, 2014
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, or really, their orders, D.D. was to see a therapist, a person who specialized in mental techniques for pain management. Dr Adeline Glen had a lot of experience with patients who experienced pain – it was a speciality she had been drawn to because of her own condition. Dr Glen had a rare genetic disorder – she also had a past she wanted to forget, but never could…

After the second murder in which the killer left the identical calling cards as the first, D.D. realized she was the only one who had possibly seen the killer – but with her being unable to remember, her frustration was immense. The horrors of each crime scene left even the most hardened of them shuddering at the pure evil and depravity of the person they were desperate to find. As D.D. continued to work the crimes with her partner and husband Alex, Adeline was at her side – she was an intelligent and resourceful woman – her knowledge appeared to be helping with the investigation. But the race was on and it seemed past and present were set to collide. Would they find the killer before he stuck again? Would D.D. succeed in her toughest case to date?

What an amazing thriller! I personally think this is one of author Lisa Gardner’s best books yet. The plot was intense, the twists and turns throughout had me tuning out of everything around me except what was going to happen next. Lisa Gardner never disappoints and I have no hesitation in highly recommending Fear Nothing to all.
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Author 18 books129 followers
August 5, 2016
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 annoying as the book progressed.
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1,382 reviews761 followers
January 22, 2014
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 longing sideways glances at my Kindle as I was fixing dinner or cleaning the bathroom sink). And head games? Wow! If you're looking for psychological drama (accompanied by no shortage of gruesome murders), this one definitely falls into the don't-miss category.

As the book opens, Warren is off the job recuperating from a devastatingly painful injury she incurred when an unknown assailant pushed her down a flight of stairs at an earlier crime scene. When a second woman is murdered in a virtually identical fashion (including leaving a red rose and a bottle of champagne and a particularly distasteful post-mortem action), it's clear they're dealing with a serial killer.

When Warren consults with psychiatrist and pain specialist Adeline Glen (who, ironically, suffers from the total ability to feel physical pain) and the discussion turns to the murders, both women realize aspects of the murders are strikingly similar to the MO of the doctor's sister, Shana, who's been in prison since her teenage years after being convicted of killing a teenage boy (and, while in prison, has killed again at least twice). Both Adeline and Shana, as it turns out, are daughters of a deceased and well-known serial torturer, murderer and child abuser - from whom, apparently, Shana has "inherited" her killing tendencies. But did Adeline inherit them as well?

Unraveling the connections and finding the new killer takes on many twists, turns and suspects - and provides an experience this reader didn't want to end. One of Gardner's best efforts - and one of the best I've read in a while.
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417 reviews45 followers
April 2, 2018
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

What I didn't like:
- The killer seemed a bit obvious despite the red herrings that Gardner threw in and I was surprised this person wasn't considered as a suspect a bit sooner.
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360 reviews39 followers
August 29, 2019
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.
Profile Image for Aellirenn Czyta.
1,066 reviews18 followers
September 9, 2022
Po Bostonie grasuje seryjny morderca, który przy ciałach ofiar zostawia różę i butelkę szampana.

Wbiłam się w tę serię niechcący, zaczynając od siódmego tomu. No cóż, bywa i tak 🤷🏼‍♀️ okazało się jednak, że można czerpać przyjemność z czytania lub słuchania tej powieści bez znajomosci pozostałych tomów. To było dobre! Nie zabrakło tutaj napięcia, dobrego plot twistu i zaskakującego zakończenia. Ja jestem na tak.
Profile Image for Aslı.
84 reviews4 followers
March 6, 2017
Eskiden çok fazla polisiye gerilim okurdum.Okudukça da hep aynı şey.Ölüm/ölümler , kanıtlar,şüpheliler,katilin bulunuşu. Bir süre sonra polisiye gerilimin heyecanı bu yüzden azalıyor.Benim en sevdiğim kısımsa yazarın ölümleri kurgulaması. Farklı fikirleri hep merak ediyorum. Bu yazardan okuduğum ilk kitap ve bu kitaptaki ölümlerin ilginçliğini de katilin katil olma sebebini de yaratıcı buldum.
İnsan okudukça ve bu tarz insanların gerçekten olabileceğini düşününce bir ürperiyor.
Yazım diline gelirsek polisiye gerilim konusu itibariyle akıp giden bir tür. Ama buna rağmen bizi yazım şekliyle sıkan örnekleri de illa ki oluyor. Ama Lisa Gardner çok güzel yazmış. Ne zaman okumuşum bu kadar sayfayı dediğim çok oldu.
Profile Image for Siobhan.
4,452 reviews465 followers
June 20, 2021
Lisa Gardner’s D.D. Warren series is a huge addiction, and I jumped into Fear Nothing the moment I finished Catch Me. I was desperate for more of the series, to see what the next twisted story would be, and I was not disappointed.

As with the prior books in the series, Fear Nothing was a gripping story that had me unable to put the book down. Although I would not call it my favourite in the series, it was certainly a fabulous read. It was filled with the usual twists and turns that are found in Lisa Gardner’s books, and I could not get enough of the way the story was unfolding. The ending felt a little bit too easy for me and there were some details I wanted to see more of, but it was not enough to ruin my enjoyment.

Without a doubt, I’ll be diving into book eight soon.
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649 reviews39 followers
September 8, 2021
Serial Killer Thrillers / Romantic Suspense
Series: Detective D.D. Warren, #7
Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Detective Warren got serious shoulder injury when she fell down the stairs after she had returned to the crime scene all alone. Her bad injury make her life painful and miserable. She's unable to remember her fall, she feels pain, she's frustrated by the murder case. She is also irritated that she is forced to turn to Dr. Adeline Glen who help people to cope with their pain. Dr. Glen herself has a rare disorder -- she has no ability to feel any pain. Dr. Glen is also a daughter of a famos serial killer and her sister is in prison for murders...

“Pain is very useful. It warns you of danger, teaches you of hazards and provides consequences for your actions.”

This is one of those darker murder mysteries, some of the scenes are sick and disturbing. This story will make you think of pain and how it can affect you. Or what if someone can not feel pain? How to cope in dangerous situations then?

This story is part of Detective D.D. Warren series but Dt Warren feels more like a secondary character because Dr Glen takes lot of page room. To be honest I had trouble connecting with the characters, and perhaps that is a good thing considering fate of one of them...
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3,097 reviews129 followers
November 24, 2013
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 that certain things are genetic---namely if your parent is a serial killer, is it possible that you will develop those tendencies, too? What if it's your father AND your sister who are prone to getting violent?

I love thinking about things like that, even though it creeps me out, too.

Bottom line, this book is the perfect example of why Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite authors. Her books are just relentless. Recommended.
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