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When You See Me

(Detective D.D. Warren #11)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most loved characters -Detective D.D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy - in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past that points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective DD Warren have built a task force to follow the
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Dutton
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SassafrasfromAmazon There are many experiences that have befallen Flora & her interactions with D D Warren, that without reading the previous 2 books (I think), a…moreThere are many experiences that have befallen Flora & her interactions with D D Warren, that without reading the previous 2 books (I think), a great deal of content and context will be lost. Nevertheless, it is a standalone, per se, but I would start with “Find Her.” It begins Flora’s story.(less)

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Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books I want to tell everyone to read. Just say READ IT. End of Story. I loved that this book worked perfectly as a stand-alone for me. Not having read the other books in the series, I did not feel as if I was missing out at all. Having said that, now that I have read this book, I am inclined to go back and read both Detective D.D. Warren and Gardner Universe book series. Seriously, how great was it that she combined two of her popular series and combined them? Brilliant!

Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Gardner, the queen of crime thrillers writes a brilliant if traumatic addition to the Detective Sergeant DD Warren series as DD leaves her family in Boston, joining a local and FBI task force in Appalachian Niche in Georgia led by SSA Kimberly Quincy. Two hikers discover human bones that turn out to be those of the missing Lilah Abenito, assumed to be a victim of the now dead predator Jacob Ness. Efforts to dig into Ness's criminal past had ground to a halt, but it looks as if they might ...more
Susanne  Strong
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss, buddy-read
5 Stars

A Complex, Compelling and Taut Mystery/Thriller.

When human bones are found in the deep woods of Georgia, FBI Agent Kimberly Quincy is called in. To her, the findings mean something specific and for this investigation, she needs D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on board.

The bones found belong to the body of Lilah Abenito who was reported missing fifteen years ago and is assumed to be a victim of Jacob Ness. Ness, as we all know is the man who kidnapped and tortured Flora Dane for 472 days.
I’ve been a devoted Lisa Gardner fan for years, having read every book she’s released to date.
Her best series' are known to revolve around FBI Special agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective DD Warren with the Boston Police department. Now Flora Dane, who survived a sadistic serial killer has being introduced as a new essential character, tying these women together.

When a couple hiking in the Georgia wooded mountains stumble across some bones, it’s quickly assumed to be connected to the
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
This is only the second book that I have read in this series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone. I will tell you that this book scared the heck out of me! It didn’t help that I was reading it at night and way past my bedtime, bad idea, had trouble falling asleep!

At any rate the story is told from three different points of view. Flora Dane is a survivor, she was held captive (kidnapped, raped and terrorized) for over a year by Jacob Ness, until she herself was able to kill him. She
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-2020, 2019
4.5 heart-pounding stars

Another stellar installment in the D.D. Warren/Flora Dane series. Flora is my favorite! This one is scary but so well done. I have not read all of the D.D. Warren books, but I’ve read all of them that include Flora. It’s nice to have books where women are the strong lead characters and don’t have men swooping in to save the day!

This one also has Kimberly Quincy who is with the FBI. The three women are part of a task force put together after a grisly discovery is made. The
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This instalment ticked all the boxes in my crime fiction favourites list:

-out of the way/small/mountain town
-local perp/possible local conspiracy
-many dirty secrets coming to light
-dead people turning up EVERYWHERE
-links to even bigger/historical crimes
-even more dead people

On top of that, D.D., Kimberly, and Flora have got to that point where they come across like a team now. There's a genuine feeling to their interactions, a sense that they have finally accepted this new reality, with the
Theresa Alan
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved that three strong women headed this investigation. Normally Lisa Gardner books don’t scare me, but portions of this suspense novel really had me on edge. The parts that really scared the bejesus out of me were the italicized chapters told from the point of view of a young girl, who, at first, we don’t understand what she’s doing telling her story.

FBI agent Kimberly Quincy and Boston police officer D.D. Warren think they are tracking something to do with the dead rapist Jacob Ness. They
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Lisa Gardner remains in top form in her latest thriller When You See Me. Detective DD Warren, FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and survivor/vigilante Flora Dane are called together to help solve a murder in the hills of Georgia which may or may not involve the now decreased serial kidnapper, Jacob Ness. We quickly learn that this is not a one murder mystery as there are many strange occurrences that are unfolding in this small town. This fast-paced book keeps you guessing as the
4.5/ 5 stars

When You See Me is book #11 in the D.D. Warren series. These books are mystery/thrillers.

I adore Lisa Gardner and have read every book that she has written. This was probably my most anticipated read of early 2020. So I was beyond excited to get to read her newest book.

This book brings three favorite characters together: D.D. Warren, Kimberly Quincy and Flora Danes.

Flora is from books 8, 9, and 10 in the D.D. Warren series (Find Her, Look For Me, and Never Tell). Kimberly Quincy is
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Bones are found in a shallow grave and this is believed to be the work of a famous serial killer Jacob Ness.
Detective D.D. Warren and her team are trying to find what lead up to this murder.
A young girl is being held by people who use her as a slave, she is mute because of an incident years ago that left her mother dead.
I found the story disjointed but enjoyable in parts.
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Believable? Kinda. Sorta. Sometimes, even, not so much. But so what? This one put me on a wild ride at the git-go and didn't let me off till the end.

What makes it extra-special is that it brings together three of the author's characters - Boston Homicide Detective D.D. Warren, FBI special agent Kimberly Quincy and recovering torture victim Flora Dane - characters with whom I've developed a kinship of sorts over the years. They are three totally different people, with totally different personal
I'm writing this review before my review for book ten of this series has even gone live on the blog (or GR). In that other post, I was effusive and bubbly after rediscovering my love for this series, as the installments before had been good, but not great. Well, we've returned to the good. But that's not a bad thing.

Book eleven feels like almost a direct continuation of the story in book ten. We have DD, Kimberly, and Flora all partnered up, along with Keith, a civilian crime enthusiast, expert
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time that i am reading a book by Lisa Gardner and I really feel I may have been living under a rock all these years that i have never read her works. The author has now got another lifelong fan and am slowly and steadily going to be reading all of her earlier published works and am so thrilled for that.

This book has kept me glued to it like no other book in a long time. The story line is so complex and yet so straightforward. Every chapter is a different POV of characters and
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Review to come closer to pub day!
Judy Lesley
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
When You See Me is another book in the D.D. Warren/Flora Dane series, this one having viewpoint chapters from D.D., Flora, Kimberly Quincy of the FBI, and a new voice. Those four perspectives were just about all I wanted to handle. The FBI Task Force dealing with the investigation of Jacob Ness, rapist and kidnapper, who held Flora captive for over a year, has gotten notice of human remains in an area where Ness was thought to travel. Quincy activates all the parties, even the civilians Flora ...more
Farshana S A
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Turn the pages quickly, tension, uncontrollable pace of heart beats, quickly what happens next, not fast enough, read, read and read, tearing my hair out, finally oh no I don’t want it to end. Epilogue and thus emotionally drained after reading the incredible When You See Me from Lisa Gardner.

Bonita- You have my heart! ‘Bonita’ for me is the song La Isla Bonita by Madonna but now it will always resonate in my mind as the girl who rose from utter depths of hell and fought towards a beacon of
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Hard to believe that When You See Me is the 11th book in the D.D. Warren series. I've been reading these since the 1st book, and have to say the characters, plots, and locations have just gotten better over time. D.D., Kimberly Quincy, and Flora Dane join forces to investigate the discovery of bones in a small, Southern town. The possibility exists that the deaths are tied to Jacob Ness, who abducted Flora and whose time as his captive haunts her day and night.
More bones are discovered and a
Laura/Mystery in Minutes
D.D. Warren, Flora Dane, AND Kimberly Quincy?! Oh, my!
If Lisa Gardner’s upcoming novel is anything like Never Tell, it will be thrilling!
Can’t wait!!
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner is one of the BEST in the DD Warren series! Oh My Goodness! It is not only a non-stop suspense, but the cast of D.D., Kimberly, and Flora is like a wonderful reunion! I could not stop reading once I started. My heart broke for little 'chiquita' as she watched the horror of her mamita's murder.
The body count rises as DD, Kimberly, Flora, and Keith work furiously to find answers to the dark and sinister secrets which are uncovered in the Appalachia area of
Sarah Swann
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! This was my first Lisa Gardner and definitely won’t be my last. This was a great crime thriller that went to some dark places and kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t figure anything out and I liked the complex relationships that were in here. She use the one line that I hate most in books: “She released a breath she didn’t realized she was holding.” Twice!!! And there a little snippet of some paranormal happening which was fine, but wasn’t my favorite aspect. Overall, this was ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
This was not my first Lisa Gardner, but my first in this series. Now, I will have to put the other 10 on my ‘want to read list’. I was hooked after the first chapter. Lisa Gardner gives us a group of law enforcement individual from different backgrounds, and two civilians, Flora Dane and her boyfriend Keith. Flora’s background is important because as soon as the first body is discovered, the rumor goes that the girl was killed by Jacob Ness. Flora’s background is somewhat like the story of ...more
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

This is the eleventh book in the Detective DD Warren series by Lisa Gardner.

This is the first book I have read in this series and it was easily read as a standalone. There is enough backstory to get you going into the story and not so much that you feel weighed down by the past.

I liked the dynamic of the three female main characters. It was easy to distinguish when you jumped from point of view to point of view. Their voices were unique and you didn’t confuse them when jumping from
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Going into this book I had had only read one other book in this series, it didn’t confuse me I truly enjoyed it! Let me tell you the opening scene had me shocked and I had to continue reading! An unknown little girl watches as a man murders her mother. Fast forward bones are found by two hikers in the North Georgia mountains. Soon your introduced to FBI agent Kimberly Quincey, Detective D.D Warren and a kidnapped/ survivor Flora Dane whose making it her mission to help other survivors , and she ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for an advance copy of When You See Me, the eleventh novel to feature Boston based Detective D.D. Warren.

When bones are found in the mountains of Northern Georgia SSA Kimberley Quincy activates a task force as they are potentially linked to serial killer Jacob Ness. D.D., Flora Dane and Keith Edgar are invited to Georgia to participate but what they find in the town of Niche is much worse than they could have imagined.

I thoroughly
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner brings all of her characters together - FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy, Detective DD Warren and survivor Flora Dane.

"Hikers stumble on a shallow grave in the North Georgia woods. Special Agent Quincy is brought in to investigate. Serial predator Jacob Ness was known to be in the area, so Warren and Dane are brought in to help. More bones are found. People in town start acting weird and become unhelpful to the task force. Flora Dane makes a startling discovery
Cara EM
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Lisa Gardner always delivers with her DD Warren series, and When You See Me is no exception. When skeletal remains are found in the North Georgia mountains, a possible connection to Jacob Ness, deceased predator, brings DD, Flora and Keith, among with FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, to Niche, Georgia. As more remains are discovered and the whole little town seems to be holding back horrible secrets, DD and team do what they do best - seek unconventional methods - to uncover the truth.
I rarely tend
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Review will be posted on the 23rd of Feb as part of the blog tour.
Judy Collins
My Top Book of 2020! I LOVED THIS BOOK and this series- THE BEST! Review coming! ...more
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner. Another winner for Ms Gardner. Really liking the "team" of Kimberly, D,D., Flora and Keith. Really vile criminals and horrific crimes in this story. Very highly recommend.

Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
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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, WHEN YOU SEE ME, comes out January 28, 2020 and features

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