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When You See Me

(Detective D.D. Warren #11)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  6,616 ratings  ·  920 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, 385 pages
Published 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!

Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
Compelling, nerve-racking, & absolutely unputdownable!

Oh my goodness this is exactly why I have been a faithful fan for so many years of LISA GARDNER. She keeps knocking out fantastic books thats why! I absolutely loved this latest installment in her Detective D.D. Warren series with Book # 11. This is an author that I can always count on that never disappoints and always delivers such fantastic mystery/thrillers that are gripping, emotional, action-packed and packed full of nail-biting
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.
Ive been a devoted Lisa Gardner fan for years, having read every book shes 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, its quickly assumed to be connected to the
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, crime, netgalley
When You See Me is an outstanding crime detective story that affirms Lisa Gardner as one of the best thriller writers of today. It has so many attributes from location, atmosphere and great characters to an intricate shocking plot that is compelling and keeps you guessing to the end.

It has been a long time since I read Lisa Gardner and I worried about reading her new book without some background to her previous novels in the series. I have to say, in no way did I feel I had missed
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 didnt 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
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, mystery
I'm really glad to have discovered this series, even though I jumped in and started from book number eleven. 'When you see me' can be read and enjoyed as a standalone, as there is enough background and characterization to help the reader navigate the world created by this talented author.
We get a glimpse of DD Warren's family life, as she is about to go on a special trip to Georgia where she will join a special FBI task force unit led by SSA Kimberly Quincy that is trying to follow the digital
Brenda -Traveling Sister
Hot Diggity dang!!! Lisa Gardner brings back three of my favorite characters, serial killer survivor turned vigilante Flora Dane, Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren and FBI Agent Kimberly Quincy here in When You See Me. This team go together like tea and biscuits with Flora being the strong bag of leaves here as she faces her worse fears and traumatic past with kidnapper Jacob Ness. The dynamics between these strong characters are fresh, humorous and exciting. Computer analyst and true crime ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, edelweiss-2020
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 Ive read all of them that include Flora. Its nice to have books where women are the strong lead characters and dont 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
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the eleventh book in the Detective DD Warren series. I have been hooked since book one!!

Flora Dane was kidnapped and kept captive by Jacob Ness for 472 days, she is a survivor.

When a mass grave is discovered in Georgia, FBI Special Agent Kimberley Quincy partners up with DD Warren, as they suspect the bodies may be early victims of Jacob Ness. Flora the only survivor goes with the team alongside Keith a Computer Analyst who is close to Flora.

When more bodies are uncovered it becomes
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
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
D.D. Warren, Kimberly Quincy, and Flora Dane make quite the trio. But I cant exclude Keith Edgar, so the four make quite the team!

Bonita is a girl, age 5 when she shares her memories, but a teenager in the present day. Shes the heart and soul of this book. She has experienced trauma after trauma and yet she survives. Like Flora.

And Flora! Even knowing her history, she has always been hard to warm up to, but by God, shes fantastic in this book! Shes starting to thrive!

If youre a fan of the D.D.
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
This is my first book from Lisa Gardner and I could not put it down, She takes crime thrillers to the next level in this police procedural thriller. Two hikers find human bones in Appachian Niche, Georgia. Seemingly a quaint sleepy town nestled in the mountains. Has revealed the remains are those of missing Lilah Abenito, victim of now deceased serial killer Jacob Ness. As Detective DD Warren and FBI agent Quincy dig further into Nesss criminal past it appears he may be responsible for several ...more
Theresa Alan
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved that three strong women headed this investigation. Normally Lisa Gardner books dont 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 dont understand what shes 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
Linda Strong
Sergeant Detective DD Warren .... Flora Dane .... FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy .... three of the most well-known characters of this author's series .... unite when a body is found 15 years after the victim disappeared outside a very small in Georgia.

There is a feeling this was a crime committed by the same man who stalked and abducted Flora Dane and held her captive for over a year. The three women are part of a task force to follow wherever they must to see if this crime was also committed
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
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.
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 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When You See Me is a thrilling addition to Lisa Gardner's "Detective D.D. Warren" series!
She unites three of her most well-known characters - Detective D.D. Warren, Flora Dane and Kimberly Quincy as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past that points to a dangerous and horrific present day crime.
Riveting characters and a non-stop, action-packed plot. You won't want to put this book down.
I am thrilled that Lisa Gardner continues to write one of my favourite series!

Thank you to
I'm writing this review before my review for book ten of this series has even gone live on the blog. 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 in his
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lisa Gardner has become one of my favorite authors who rarely disappoints and D.D. Warren, a Boston homicide detective, is one of my favorite characters. D.D. first met Flora Dane in Find Her. Flora was a college student on spring break when she was kidnapped by Jacob Ness. 472 days later Flora was rescued by a F.B.I. task force headed by Kimberly Quincy. Since then Lisa Gardner has often united these characters and the result is a roller coaster thrill read that keeps the reader on the edge of ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When You See Me is the eleventh instalment in the Boston, United States-based Detective D.D. Warren series, also featuring her colleague FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy, and I am overjoyed to discover this is a series that is still going strong... and then some! It isn't necessary to have read any of the preceding books before deciding to pick this up as the bulk of the plot is self-contained; they also don't require you to read them chronologically, although I feel more enjoyment can be ...more
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
Kelly  (UnshelvedEdition)
Lisa Gardner is one of those names that I see around so frequently but have not had time to dig into her work. When You See Me was my first experience with her writing and I can definitely understand why she has so much success

I would classify this book as more of a police procedural novel with some hints of mystery more than I would a thriller and the way that she approached the writing very much felt like I was watching an episode of CSI or Law and Order. The author approached the story with
When the bones of a woman are found in the mountains in a remote part of Georgia, SSA Kimberly Quincy rounds up Detective D.D. Warren, Flora Dane and Keith to find out if the notorious serial killer, Jacob Ness couldve been responsible. Flora is the one that got away from Jacob, ending his reign of terror once and for all. If youve kept up with the series, you know that Flora has become a sort of self-appointed victims advocate/vigilante. Floras helped other women in the past books, trying to ...more
Louise Wilson
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Detective D.D. Warren #11

Two hikers go off trail and discover human bones. The victim, Lilah Abenito had been missing for fifteen years. DS D.D. Warren and FBI SSA Kimberley Quincy join forces along with teo civilians, Flora Dane and her boyfriend, Keith Edgar. They believe this to be the work of serial killer Jacob Ness. 3verwl other graves are uncovered. D.D. wonders if Ness had an accomplice.

This is the first book that I have read I this series. I did feel that i had missed out on a lot of
I have come to adore Lisa Gardner's writing and the characters from her various series. Now, in When You See Me, Gardner has brought together the most-loved characters of two of series together: DD Warren, Kimberly Quincy and Flora Dane. Detective series just don't get much better than this!

Earlier in the series we were introduced to Flora Dane who spent over a year as a captive of a deranged killer. Now bones have been discovered in a remote area of Appalachia that suggest the killings are
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-books
It is no secret that Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite authors and any release from her is not only going to get my attention but is also a guaranteed buy. This creates fairly high expectations and I am glad to say once again she has hit it out of the park in what is a story of unspeakable crime and the way people go to protect their own interests.

Starting in Georgia, two hikers will discover to their horror partial skeletal remains not far from the small town of Niche. The bones are soon
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book up until the end. It felt very rushed to me. I felt cheated by the "paranormal" aspect of the ending.
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