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(Detective D.D. Warren #2)

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You have good reason to be afraid. . . .

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day—the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Bantam Books (first published 2007)
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May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to be friends with Lisa Gardner in the real world, I want to know what’s it’s like to be such a storyteller, it would loooove to know what makes her tick! This is another page turning machine, I’ve read that this is a few of my friend’s favourite Lisa Gardner book, and I can see why.

Here we meet the really lovely Annabelle (or is she?) who has spent her entire life on the run, taught by her expert father, to be always ready to leave, life's contents in a handful of bags. Always ready to
Krystin Rachel
Can someone please tell me why this isn't filed under The Bobby Dodge series? Serious question.

I mean, I like Det. Dodge enough. But I really like Det. D.D. Warren - not in a sexual way, but almost. I went into this series looking for a badass female lead. Instead the star, for both this book and the last, is the penis who can't stop sleeping with the female victims. Boooooooring. (Not really, this is actually a fun book.)

D.D. seems like the type of woman who would wear thigh high leather boot
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My, oh my! Lisa Gardner had me scratching my head time and again as I read Hide, the second in her D.D. Warren mystery thriller series. Where do I start? Do I start with the six mummified corpses discovered in an underground hideaway on the grounds of the abandoned Mattapan State Hospital for the mentally ill? Do I start with Annabelle, the girl whose necklace is around the neck of one of the unfortunate victims? “Annabelle,” now an adult, is very much alive. Whose body wears the necklace? Who k ...more
Detective D. D. Warren places a pre-dawn cryptic call to now Massachusetts State Police Detective Bobby Dodge, demanding that he come to a crime scene without explanation or details. Once he arrives, Bobby understands her reason for calling him to the scene where the Boston Police Department clearly has jurisdiction. They’ve discovered an underground crypt on the grounds of an abandoned mental hospital. Inside are the remains of six bodies with one bearing a necklace engraved “Annabelle Granger. ...more
Jennifer McLean
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoy D.D. Warren books and this is the best one in the series. I've read both ones before and ones after this one but this is the best one I've read. I would recommend reading the previous D.D Warren book before this one, it's named "Alone". The stories are tangentially connected and reading Alone first will add depth and dimension to this book. Once again Warren and Dodge work together and since they bring out the best and worst in each other, the ride is extra fun. I had real trouble ...more
Read: November 2017
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

The second novel in the Detective DD Warren series brings us back into the world of Bobby Dodge. He is now a homicide detective working for Warren who has been promoted. They have to investigate the deaths of six young girls, whose bodies have been found in an underground chamber on the site of a formal mental hospital.

There are lots of crossovers here with the events of the previous book Alone which means that I wouldn't recommend that anyone read this book

WARNING: not a review, more a rant.

I think those "tall stiletto boots" and "wild mass of blonde curls" on top of the slim-fitting jeans and tight-fitting shirt was just too much for me. I wanted to gag. I was pulled out of the story and wondered, momentarily, whether the author was a man using a female pseudonym. I paused my audio to google whether real-life cops in Boston (or anywhere) wore stiletto heels to work and actually found some interesting articles but all from Europe - where stiletto
Scott Rhee
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Annabelle Granger’s life changed when she was seven years old. Her father, a professor of mathematics at MIT, arrived home one night, quickly packed some bags, and told her and her mother that they were leaving Boston. To seven-year-old Annabelle, it was exciting: they were running away from home.

They never stopped running after that night.

Every new town was a new name and a potential new threat. The problem was that Annabelle never knew what that threat was. Her father never told her what they
May 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Detective D.D. Warren series, and it is also the second time that I have read this author.

Detective Bobby Dodge is back! I am still confused as to why this series is not named the "Detective Bobby Dodge" series, since his role is more prominent in both this novel and its predecessor, Alone, which I read back in February.

When six bodies are discovered in an underground chamber, Bobby Dodge's first thought is that the crime is reminiscent of Catherine Gagnon's case w
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3 stars

This is book number two in a Lisa Gardner series called Detective D.D. Warren. This is the first book that Detective Warren is really front and center. In the first book, Alone, she was introduced, but almost as a side line character. Now she is taking the reigns.

Along with her side kick, Bobby Dodge, Warren investigates a pit on the grounds of an old insane asylum. In an underground chamber the discovery of six mummified corpses is made. This brings back to mind an old case, especially
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Lisa Gardner is very hit-and-miss with me as far as her plots go. Her books are generally well-written, but all the good writing in the world can't make up for bad characterization and poorly structured plot. What really sticks out to me with this novel was the ill-planned reveal of the criminal's identity.

I was ready to go along with the switches from first to third person, because while I usually find it annoying, I get that some authors find it a useful plot device, but in this case it just f
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my second Lisa Gardner book and the second in this D. D. Warren series. I'm impressed with Gardner's ability to write complex police procedurals and keep my interest. D. D. Warren is still not the most prominent character in the book (she wasn't in the first book of this series either), although she has a more memorable role in this one. My favorite character was Bobby Dodge - as in the first book. He seems like a great guy and an excellent investigator.

This story centers around Annabel
Mike French
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A continuation of ALONE, the first of the D.D.Warren series. I found HIDE also kept my attention from start to finish! Looking forward to the next book in this series.
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Suspense/thriller-Lisa Gardner lovers
Lisa Gardner continues to amaze with every different book I read! In this, her second of the DD Warren series, we follow a young girl who is continually on the run with her parents, from one town to the next, one state to the next, never staying long, always scared, always trying to stay one step ahead of......what.. she doesn’t know!

Annabelle Granger is now 30 years old, and back living in Boston, when she opens the newspaper one morning to find she has been declared dead! Her parents have both
This is the second book in the D. D. Warren series. As with the first book in the series, Alone, Bobby Dodge has a more prominent role than D.D. Warren but at least in this story she does make more than a handful of appearances.

Annabelle Granger has spent almost her entire life on the run, moving from city to city, hiding. Since she was seven years old her father moved her and her mother every year or two. But from who and from what? He never told her. Now she is back where it all began ... in B
Brittany B.
Short Review for now:

I give this book a HIGH RECOMMEND! Hide by Lisa Gardner is Mystery/Suspense book that has one of the most fascinating set-ups I could imagine. Twists and turns all over the place. It's very unpredictable. There are two story lines: one of a survivor who must piece together her true identity, and the mystery of solving the heinous murder of 6 girls. Their bodies nearly mumified and found hidden at a scary, old abandoned mental institution-- in a make shift dungeon. It's a he
Jammin Jenny
I really liked this installment in the Detective D.D. Warren series. It was interesting that it started from the viewpoint of the young girl and her family on the road. I am definitely going to keep up with this series. I really like the books I've read by Lisa Gardner.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can’t get enough of Bobby Dodge!! Annabelle is growing on me too. This second in the D. D. Warren Series did not disappoint. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!
HIDE (Suspense-Bobby Dodge-Boston-Cont) – VG
Gardner, Lisa – Standalone
Bantam, 2007, US Hardcover- ISBN: 9780553804324
First Sentence: My father explained it to me the first time when I was seven years old.
*** Massachusetts state police detective Bobby Dodge is called to a Boston PD crime scene. Sergeant D.D. Warren and her team are on the grounds of the closed and crumbling Boston State Mental Hospital. There has been found an underground room containing the bodies of six young girls. One thing t
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had hoped that some of the awkwardness with the first book in this series was a matter of it being the first book, but this second book is perhaps even more awkward and it stands out all the more since the author really should know better by now. Granted, I don't know anything about crime scenes and being a cop and whatnot, but the choices that these officers make during their investigation strike me as so unrealistic. I understand that the plot needs to flow and all, and that the author is bo ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5* Really enjoyed this face paced thriller/mystery, it draws you in quickly and I didn't want to put it down waiting to find out why Annabel's family was on the run and why her Dad lied and acted the way he did. Gripping.
Apr 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-books
'My whole family disappeared... I can't afford to come back from the dead...'

Annabelle Granger has spent her life on the run. For as long as she can remember throughout her childhood years she and her parents experience new places and aliases before they can ever get truelly settled in a place. Now an adult she lives in Boston and with her parents both dead she lives on her own with her dog Bella and is paranoid about safety. Anabelle's now goes by the name of Tanya but little does she know her
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setting: Boston, USA. This is the second book featuring female detective D.D. Warren and her friend and colleague Bobby Dodge. The first character we are introduced to is Annabelle - now an adult, she has spent her whole life since the age of seven on the run with her parents from an unknown threat, identified by her father. It turns out that someone was stalking her as a child - leaving presents, watching the house and taking Polaroid photos of her - and when the police seemed incapable of acti ...more
Asghar Abbas
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A truly scary book. This isn't a horror genre per se, it's disturbing because all the horror in it is man-made. Man is horror. Woman too. Men, Women are horrible, horrible in general and to one another, and each other, to all.

I didn't know it was a part of a series. I thought this was a stand-alone book. It's that good.

Without having a single ghost or ghoul in it, it is scary.

And now it's about monsters and oval-shaped offices. Things being bent out of shape. Sometimes blunt. Sometimes clever
Amanda McGill
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, own
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I’m so excited to be at the beginning of a new Lisa Gardner series! I loved her other series – Quincy and Rainie – so I’m looking forward to reading more about these new characters. The series is about D.D. Warden, but the first two novels in the series are mostly about one of her colleagues, Detective Bobby Dodge. The first novel, Alone, almost solely focuses on Bobby, whereas Hide does have a bit more of D.D. I’m curious on how the series will
Ана Петровска
A nice story which unfortunately lacks the excitement. Annabelle got on my nerves. All in all, I'll probably give Lisa another chance.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hide is one of my favorite Lisa Gardner books, because it doesn’t present us with chapters where, we, as readers, are confronted with the evil thoughts of the murderer. I prefer a book focusing on the investigation, the investigators and the possible victims and their families. I love police procedural, and this was a good one. I am so tired of books where we are in the mind of those perpetrators. There’s too many of them. It’s tedious - and what's the upside, I ask you? Unfortunately, Lisa Gard ...more
Larry Bassett
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery

Never believe anything Lisa Gardner tells you. You may think she is being straight with you but, take my word for it, she is not to be trusted. She will change her story. Hide is the second book of hers that I have read and the second time she has mislead me repeatedly. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she is an unrepentant suspense mystery writer!

She is so unbelievable, that she gets five stars from me for Hide and I am immediately going to start reading the third book in the serie
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm starting to figure out that these don't have to be read in order. And, just because it says "Tessa Leoni no. 3" or "DD Warren no. 5" doesn't mean those characters are actually main characters. They might make a cameo... maybe.
This one actually had more of DD than others I've read, and I appreciated getting to know more about her. It made me want to pick up another in this series. She kinda kicks ass!
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of those books that hooked me from page one. The first chapter introduced such an interesting character and premise, I couldn't flip the pages fast enough to find out more. And as the book went on, it became more complicated, twisty, and one giant puzzle. Just when I thought I had some ideas, something else would throw a wrench in my theory. This is everything I love about reading mystery and suspense.
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