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Look For Me

(Detective D.D. Warren #9)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  24,189 ratings  ·  1,965 reviews
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D. D. Warren and "Find Her"'s Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl's life . . . or bring her to justice.

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published February 6th 2018 by Dutton
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Nancy All in the series were very good. If time is limited I'd start with #8 to meet Flora Dane. …moreAll in the series were very good. If time is limited I'd start with #8 to meet Flora Dane. (less)
Susie Wang I read the 8th book in the series without knowing it was in a series. And I didn't get confused or anything. It was a good read. But then, I read #4 i…moreI read the 8th book in the series without knowing it was in a series. And I didn't get confused or anything. It was a good read. But then, I read #4 in the series and realized the main character is really not the same in both books. So the answer might be, yes, you can read them as standalone, but reading them as a series might be better if you're into character development.(less)

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*3.5 stars*

For all of you D.D. Warren fans out there . . . she’s back. And she’s not alone. Her new sidekick or CI, the infamous survivor, Ms. Flora Dane from Find Her proves to be a witty addition to the mix. I have to say, their sarcastic banter turned out to be my favorite part of the entire book.

Considering this is only my second time suiting up and preparing to dive into the deep end of the series, it’s probably more accurate to say I’ve only just dipped in a toe or two. Just a teeny tiny
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
What is the perfect family?

A question young Roxy struggles to answer.
When it became her responsibility to raise her younger siblings, Lola and Manny? When she’s taken out of her home only to be placed in a more dangerous situation - foster care? After her family is wiped out in a heartbeat? A heavy burden to be sure.

Detective DD Warren is called in to find the monster who massacred Roxy’s family. Curiously, Roxy and the two family dogs have gone missing. It’s become a race against time for the
Susanne  Strong
4.25* Stars (rounded down)

In “Look For Me” by Lisa Gardner, D. D. Warren is Back. And this time she has help, not just from her department, but from Flora Dane, the woman who survived the unthinkable - being held captive for over 400 days (see Flora’s story in Gardner’s last book, “Find Her” - which sadly I missed). Why are they working together? D. D. is called to the scene of a quadruple murder of a family, who was viciously gunned down.

Turns out, one member of the family was missing during t
Diane S ☔
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 I have read most of the books in this series, though I seem to have missed the last one. A family is murdered, all but one, the eldest sister who now seems to be missing. D. D. Warren, will eventually team up with survivor Flora, and I liked these two working together. Actually Warren takes a back seat in this one, and it is Flora who will provide most of the forward momentum in this case.

Although, shortly after the middle of the book, I had some pretty good guesses on how this would turn ou
I am a huge fan of LISA GARDNER and have never missed any of her books.  She is one author that I absolutely cannot wait for her new book release so when I had the opportunity to read this one, needless to say I was a little excited and jumped on it immediately!  

Traveling Sisters Review by Norma and Brenda with Susanne, Kaceey, Melissa, Diane S., Holly and Mackey.

LOOK FOR ME (Detective D.D. Warren #9) by LISA GARDNER is an intriguing, suspenseful, and a compelling read that is a race against t
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Lisa Gardner has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time now. I have read all of her books and loved them and I was quite excited to see this one on Edelweiss and quickly downloaded it to read it with my Traveling Sisters.

This one features my favorite character Detective DD Warren. She teams up with Flora Danes who I first met in Find Her. I highly recommend. I really loved the dynamics here between DD and Flora and loved how their differences and agendas worked so well together Flor
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Lisa Gardner never disappoints! In the latest outing for Detective D.D. Warren she is on the trail of a teenage girl who may have killed her entire family. Warren is aided (at times unwillingly) by Flora Dane, the survivor of an extended kidnapping who has made it her mission to help other female crime victims.

Whether Gardner is writing stand-alones or books in the FBI profiler or D.D. Warren series, she is an author who always brings her best game. Her books are filled with well-developed chara
Holly  B


This is a popular detective series featuring detective D.D. Warren. This is #9, although my first in the series. I would like to read the previous books and learn more about Flora’s character ( a victim who is now helping D.D. solve cases).

A tragic murder of a mom, her boyfriend, her 13 year old daughter and her 9 year old son. Missing are 16 year old daughter Roxy and their 2 senior dogs. Roxy is on their radar and they need to know if she was involved or if she is in danger. D.D. teams up w
The crime scene is distressing as Detective D. D. Warren is investigating the massacre of a family, two adults and two children. However, another child is missing and the team isn’t certain if she’s at risk or the perpetrator. And, Flora Dane is back, shadowing the case as she’s created and leading her own support group for survivors like her, teaching them to go beyond just coping. She’s got a special interest in finding Roxy Baez, the missing daughter, and D. D. isn’t sure whether she’s helpin ...more
Louise Wilson
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Detective D.D.Warren and Find Her's Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to save a young girls life. The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them have been savagely murdered, one, one, a sixteen year old girl is missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something more sinister? Detective D.D. Warren is on the case - but so is survivor - turned - avenger Flora Dane. They must make sense of the dues left behind by a young woman, who, whether ...more
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

First of all, many thanks to Dutton/Penguin Random House for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Second of all, I LOVED this book. I cannot believe it is the first time I've read anything by Lisa Gardner, or that I waited so long to do so!!!

Look For Me, told in alternating viewpoints, is the story of a family that gets murdered in their home, but their 2 dogs and a 16 year old daughter (Roxanna) have gone missing. Thus begin
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, books-i-own
3.5 stars roundup to 4.

D.D. Warren and Flora Dane find themselves (albeit grudgingly)working together to track a missing teenager after her entire family is killed in the family home. But is she victim or killer? Or are there more chilling secrets to be uncovered?

As per usual, Lisa Gardner focuses most of her case in a very limited amount of time with clues and witnesses popping up everywhere. But I like the dogged determination of D.D and her team who remain a tight unit even after all the ca
Look For Me is the ninth book is the D.D. Warren series, second to feature rescued “victim,” Flora Dane and yet it is the first Lisa Gardner’s that I ever have read! I don’t know how I missed her to this point except to say that there are a lot of great authors whose names are Lisa – Gardner, Unger, Jewell – and I like them. I put the word victim in quotes because Dane would never consider herself a victim but rather a survivor.

Despite the fact that I came in on the second chapter of Flora Dane’
Linda Strong
When four members of a family are brutally murdered, there is only one survivor .. a teenage girl and her two blind dogs. They are all missing. Is she a victim? .. or a killer?

Flora Dane was last seen in FIND HER. She is reunited with Detective Warren in this story of love, loss, strength, surviving, perseverance. Flora Dane is a survivor herself but she has turned vigilante. Flora has resources that Warren can't touch, but it's going to take the two of them to find the missing teen and either s
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
There is no possibility of putting this book down, from the shocking dorm room slaying of the opening sequence to the who-really-did-it resolution saved right till the end.

The story is told between three main voices: DD Warren- homicide detective, Flora Dane- kidnap survivor and vigilante, and Roxy-a missing girl who may be in danger or who is the danger. While investigating the family annihilation and disappearance of Roxy in their individual fashions, Dane and Warren bounce off each other, too
Another page turning, can't stop reading now, thriller from Lisa Gardner featuring Boston Detective D. D. Warren and survivor / vigilante Flora Dane from Find Her. From the opening detailing a dorm room slaying to the climatic ending where the perpetrator is revealed this book was hard to put down and the only reason I did was because I have a job and other responsibilities.

The story alternates between three different voices. D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Roxy Baez. Roxy is a sixteen-year-old gi
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Lisa Gardner's books almost exactly seven years ago. She has never disappointed me.

This book is about the Baez-Boyd family. Mom Juanita has two young girls when she meets Hector Alvalos. They have a son, but they are both deep into alcoholism. Eldest daughter Roxanna becomes “mother” to sister Lola and brother Manny. After a violent episode, Hector leaves, the kids are moved into foster care, and the nightmare gets worse. Eventually Juanita cleans herself up, meets all the co
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Look For Me hit me from the first page of the Prologue. Using colourful descriptions and a first person narrative Lisa Gardner creates atmosphere, fear and suspense in large measures. Before Chapter One started I was already hooked.

Over the next few chapters the intrigue continues as the reader works out the relationship between the three different narratives that Lisa uses to tell the story. We have Flora in the first person, Roxy’s school essays and th
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
I have wanted for a long time to read a Lisa Gardner book, so I was thrilled when I got the chance to read book nine in the Detective D.D. Warren series. Since I'm a newbie when it came to this series did I not have any previous knowledge about the characters in this book, but I'm pleased to say that I have found myself a new favorite series!

The story starts off with a BANG! Frankly, this is one of the best intros I have ever read when it comes to a crime novel and I was instantly hooked. And, t
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

College had been about getting out and getting away, not because I hadn’t loved my mom or her farm or the fox kits born each spring, but because I’d been eighteen, and when you’re eighteen, clearly you can’t want what you already have. Definitely, you gotta try for whatever is behind that other door over there.

It takes a villain to make a hero. And it took a monster to make me.

My Review:

This was a brilliantly contrived thriller! Ms. Gardner’s ingenious and intriguing storylines s
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Look For Me" is the 9th book in Lisa Gardner's Detective D.D. Warren series.
A family of four are violently murdered in their home and the 16 yr old daughter is missing with the families two elderly, blind Brittany Spaniels. Is she the killer or is she on the run afraid for her life?
D.D. Warren is called in to investigate the brutal crime scene and Flora Dane, a survivor from a previous case joins her. Flora created a survivors group after being kidnapped and held captive under horrific conditio
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It seems ages since I read a D.D. Warren book and gosh it was good! I was not able to put it down!

In Look For Me we meet up again with Flora the survivor and she actually threatens to take over from D.D. as the most important character. There are lots of murders, some clever detective work from Flora as well as D.D. Warren, and a totally unexpected murderer. I did not have a clue who it was going to be.

A very enjoyable book as I have come to expect from Lisa Gardner and it looks as though the ne
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: release-2018
You guys.. it’s SO GOOD! If you enjoy thrillers you will love it.
Sergeant Det. D.D Warren and “Find Her” Flora Dane work together to solve the crime of a family gunned down, while trying to find their eldest daughter who is now missing. You’ll become absorbed into the story line of this families troubled history and you’ll be flabbergasted by who the killer is. I had no idea until it was revealed!
I didn’t realize this is a female detective series. I’m planning on going back throughout the
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner. I have read and enjoyed books by this author previously but this is the first book in this series that I have read. I was hooked from the first page and I am looking forward to reading the previous books in this series. I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dark. Tragic. Horrific.
Paris        (kerbytejas)
I received an advanced copy of Look For Me (Detective D.D. Warren #9) by Lisa Gardner from Penguin Random House’s First to Read Program for an honest review. I wish to extend my thanks to the Publisher and the Author for this opportunity.

I have read almost all of the Lisa Gardner’s books across her multiple series. I have enjoyed the D.D.Warren series, and have especially enjoyed seeing D.D. having a personal life alongside her professional career ( I feel it has made her a more realistic and be
Jun 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense, policier
Despite a fabulous premise and an interesting choice of subject (foster families), the story didn't hold my attention and I skimmed through the last part (especially after guessing the culprit!).
The investigation was very repetitive and I wasn't satisfied with the ending.

I feel like I didn't really like Gardner's books for a little while... Right Behind You is on my TBR, but maybe I'll skip it. I'll definitely wait before giving it a try!
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 9th book in the D.D Warren series and I am over the moon that Flora is back and working with D.D Warren, together they make a formidable team!!

The investigation takes them to a murder of a family in their home, the mom and dad and 2 children are killed but their 2 dogs and their other daughter Roxanna have gone missing. Is Roxanna guilty of this crime or is her life at risk now?

Another highly addictive read!!

Laura/Mystery in Minutes
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Bestselling author Lisa Gardner has written an engaging police procedural with a plot, characters, and a finale almost operatic in their poignancy. Look For Me resonates within the current cultural shift toward empowerment of survivors, and the reckoning of those that abuse their positions of power. The novel partners Boston Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren with Flora Dane of Gardner's 2016 release, Find Her. Flora is a form
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who says, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? In Look for Me , Lisa Gardner’s ninth book in her D.D. Warren Boston detective series, D.D. is on the way out the door with husband Alex and 5-year-old (already!) son Jack to pick out a puppy. But, yes, her phone rings. Yes, it’s a weekend, but duty calls. And this one’s a doozy. The whole Baez-Boyd family has been wiped out – almost. Mother Juanita Baez, boyfriend Charlie Boyd, and Baez children Lola and Manny. Missing are older daughter Rox ...more
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