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Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie #6)

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Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.

Come into my parlor . . .

For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true—but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, w
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Published July 15th 2008 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2008)
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disaster it's thriller/mystery that starts with some hitchhikers and prostitutes going missing. So, Quincy and some investigators try to track down who/what is…moreit's thriller/mystery that starts with some hitchhikers and prostitutes going missing. So, Quincy and some investigators try to track down who/what is responsible for these incidents. Meanwhile, the perspectives in the stories switch to a child who has been kidnapped. And again to another perspective of a child who was found on the doorsteps of a woman. This all actually ties in together and you will figure out what's been happening and who did it later in the book.
It's actually one of my favourites just because the perspectives keep changing that it throws you off guard at the end.(less)
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I was thinking of reading something for Halloween. Maybe The Exorcist or a Stephen King novel when I received a notification from my library that this book was available. I decided to takeout this book while it was available. It turns out it fit the Halloween theme in it's own way. Creepy (spiders) and disturbing (a psychopath and exploited children).

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy is a member of the Evidence Response Team ... and five months pregnant. Dead hookers aren’t exactly her specialty
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Having been approved via Netgalley for the newest book in this series Right Behind You, i've been reading through the backlist so I was all prepped and up to date. As soon as I saw this one on my list I knew that it was one i'd read before, right back in 2008 when it was released. And once I started reading, the plot came back to me whole because this is Lisa Gardner's best work. Well at least in my opinion, it's by far my favourite.

Everything about this novel works. It was the first time a book
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of police procedural suspense with thick skins.
Torturous. Devastating. Tragic. Brilliant.
Every once in a while I read a book that affects me a little deeper, digs in a bit more, disturbs or touches me just a little differently than those I read the rest of the time. They're often the most difficult books to rate, because I can't qualify them as easily. Did I like? Love it? Those aren't the right words for something so deeply disturbing, or hauntingly chilling. Well, did I at least enjoy it? Again, enjoyment isn't even close. I'm left shatter
Jul 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gardner fans, mystery fans, crime fans
A deeply disturbing novel (so disturbing that I stopped and read a happy fantasy novel in the middle of it) in which an FBI agent investigates the apparent killing of prostitutes by a creepy killer only know by an acronym for arachnid. If that was all that was going on, this book would be a well written investigative hunt for a serial killer, but like City of the Sun from earlier this year, the novel chronologically shows what the author (who probably did some research) what happens to abducted ...more
Four months pregnant Special Agent Kimberly Quincy had just drifted off to sleep next to her husband, Mac; home late again after the processing of a crash site she was bone tired. So the phone call at 3am was not a welcome intrusion. A prostitute had been arrested and wanted to speak to Kimberly – she would not speak to anyone else; she said she was her informant, but Kimberly had never heard of the girl. Against Mac’s wishes though, she headed into the station and thus, into the biggest nightma ...more
If you're archanaophic, this isn't the book for you.

Lisa Gardener's new novel, "Say Goodbye" is a fascinating, scary and compelling story about a serial killer with a fascination for using spiders as he preys on prositutes and young boys. The novel shifts perspectives from a young boy held prisoner by the killer (and getting ready to "graduate") and special agent Kimberly Quincy, who is five months pregnant.

Kimberly is contacted by Jenny Jones, a prostitute whose mother was killed by the kille
Lisa Gardner’s SAY GOODBYE begins with a sex scene between a slutty girl and a high school football star. You’re safe in assuming that Chapter 1 and the next several chapters aren’t any better.

There’s a female FBI agent who’s called in the middle of the night because a prostitute in the custody of a local police department, a prostitute the FBI agent has never met, who has nothing to do with any case the FBI agent has been assigned, is demanding to speak with her. So the FBI agent goes there at
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
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Jun 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Say Goodbye is possibly one of the best books I have read by Lisa, other than The Next Accident, which introduced me to the author’s world of serial killers, police procedurals and crimes so horrendous that there is no possible way they will ever find the killer. Lisa can sure write some great twists and turns and will not leave you disappointed, because like most of those police shows we watch on television, the good guys always get their man.

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy is married to anot
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
In Lisa Gardner's Say Goodbye, the 6th installment in the Quincy and Rainie thriller series, she enthralled us and chilled us with this creepy and twisted thriller. For Agent Kimberly Quincy McCormack, she was five months pregnant with her first child with Mac, when there was an evil monster out there, preying on prostitutes and killing them. It all started with the disappearance and phone call from Ginny Jones. That's when she worked with GBI Agent Sal Martignetti on this most disturbing case, ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Talk about a creep factor in this book. This book is based on one of my phobias - spiders - and lots of them. A sick and twisted serial killer with a love of all things spider - from raising tarantulas and brown recluse to using them for their venom! This killer didn't start out this way, he was taken as a young boy and forced into servitude for "The Burgerman", but push too far and things can go wrong. Not a bad read, but certainly not Ms. Gardner's best for me. This whole series is a one-time ...more
This story is a tangle of twisted suspense. I like Lisa Gardner. I wondered at first if I'd be able to stomach this one. It was sickenly good. Lots of truth and some much needed advice to think about. I'd recommend this one as long as you don't have triggers to worry about.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I really hate spiders and this one is full of the big nasty ones! Brown recluse, tarantula.......
Nicely woven story with tortured characters and emotionally charged. Well done Ms Gardner.
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Special agent Kimberley Quincy is five months pregnant, and struggling with the question of whether she can or should continue her work with the FBI. She doesn't want to quit, but her husband feels she's taking too many risks, and the conflict is placing quite a strain on their marriage. Into this stressful personal dilemma comes a teenage prostitute, asking for Kimberley's help in discovering what has become of some of her friends who have disappeared. The narrative switches back and forth from ...more
Anne Trinkle
Dec 27, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Indeed, something to terrify everyone! Absolutely.

Kimberly Quincy is 5 months pregnant, and an FBI special agent. She receives a call from a local PD requesting she come and talk with a prostitute who says she's Kimberly's snitch. Bizarre, as Kimberly has not met her. After several hours, the prostitute finally tells her a horrific and totally unbelievable story of a serial killer with an obsession for spiders, Dinchara. He preys on the forgotten and unloved, those who will not be missed. She c
I have to say that this is the first book of Lisa Gardner's that I did not like. It was interesting enough to keep me reading but YUCK to the subject matter!! (view spoiler) The storyline was just so far-fetched and out there. I didn't understand what made her even 'go there' with this book when all of the rest have been so good! I also didn't like that this series was supposed to be about Quincy and ...more
Esma Tezgi
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Yazar diğer ögeler gibi kurguyu da çok iyi ayarlamış, sürekli yeni bir şeyler çıkıyor, gerilimin dozu yüksek ve son ana kadar bitmiyor bu durum. Aslında kitapta anlatılan bazı olayların gerçek olma ihtimali bile korkunçtu ki muhtemelen gerçek ve oraları okurken gerçekten çok etkilendim, yazarın etkileyici anlatımı ile işlediği konu da bir araya gelince okurken tüyleriniz diken diken oluyor. Okurken pek şaşırmasam da kitabı severek okudum ve etkilendim.

Katilin duygu dünyasının en iyi işlendiği
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written thriller. Some parts are hard to read, purely because of the difficult content ... and I struggled with the spider scenes due to a bad case of arachnophobia ... but, all in all this book packs quite a punch.

Well researched, the author weaves a web (quite fittingly I think) of suspense and intrigue. A serial killer is on the loose ... at least, they think there is. As yet, they haven't found any bodies.

Fabulous twists, chilling and thrilling right to the end. Loved the addition o
Hated all the spider talk and descriptions. Disgusting. Could have done without all that. Liked the other book I read by her much better. This book had too much added stuff that wasn't necessary to the story.
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers; thriller lovers.
Chilling. Like goosebumps all over the back of your neck chilling. Amazing.
That's really all I can think to say about this as saying much else spoils the book.

But it is ... awesome.
Maureen DeLuca
I'm a huge Lisa Gardner fan- have to say this book just didn't do it for me. Number 6 in the series, I read them all and in order. Just my opinion - there are many good reviews here , so take my review with a grain of salt!
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well that was... Dark and depressing. At times, this was hard to read and made me feel sick to my stomach. It was sufficiently creepy, especially when getting other POVs. As always, well written, and I appreciated all the good character stuff between Mac and Kimberly, and especially between Kimberly and her father. But man, my next read is definitely going to be fun contemporary.
Tina Woodbury
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two years ago I was introduced to Lisa Gardner when I read Touch and Go, a mystery masterpiece. I was hooked and have been working my way through her books ever since. This book, Say Goodbye, is part of the Quincy and Rainie series which was the one series I had not read yet. When I discovered her new book Right Behind You was coming out February 2017, I set my sites on reading the backlist.

What I liked.. Once again Lisa Gardner has written a book that pulls you in and keeps you wondering what
Raul Rivera
I recently read Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner. I don’t know exactly why I read the book because in my perspective it was terrible. The book was about an FBI agent chasing a murderer/child rapist which isn’t a very appealing subject. Most of the time I didn’t want to continue reading the book.

Reading the book was confusing. Some chapters would start with italics and that was because someone’s story is being told. At times it doesn’t come from the same point of view. The author does this to hide
Jul 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a creepy, psychological thriller. I think it might be Gardner's best.
A pregnant prostitute reaches out to a pregnant FBI agent, Kimberly Quincy, because other working girls are disappearing. There is also kidnapped kids, death, torture.
There is a lot of subplots and weird twists, but I kept reading because I needed to know what happpens next. Ocassionally, I got confused trying to keep all of the stories straight. The timeline is a bit confusing, but as the story unfolds the details
Mary JL
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult fans of realistic horror mysteries
Recommended to Mary JL by: I am a fan of this author
Shelves: mystery-horror
This is a well written, suspenseful and gripping mystery. It is also very disturbing---If you like cozy, non-violent puzzle mysteries, this isn't one of them.

This is not a book to 'enjoy" as there is so much truth in it. It is by far one of the two or three most violent books Lisa Gardner has ever written--as she states in the Acknowledgements at the end of this book.

But I was so pulled into this story, so gripped by it that I could not stop reading. There are two plot lines--one of an abducted
This book is an actual real life horror show. Both in the creepy crawlies that feature and the horrifying circumstances that occur within these pages. SAY GOODBYE was brutal and awful and twisted and just an all around ride to crazy town; which basically means it was the best kind of worst.

Gardner's work has tread most, if not all, of these situations as well as the subject matter before but this one was particular dark. This book is not for the faint of heart. But it does end on an interesting,
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am sooooo pissed off about this book. There is nothing in the summary that suggest this book is about boys being raped and then perpetuating. It is very detailed and graphic. If I would have known I never would have picked it up and there was no leading into it either. She just started with the boy talking about the rape. I had to finish reading it because I started and yes, yes dammit it was a good book and it ended as good as it could with a glimmer of hope but there were moment when i was c ...more
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