Saturday, March 18, 2017

REVIEW : Find Her by Lisa Gardner


Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.

When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
This was phenomenal. I've never read any of the Detective D.D. series and it seemed like a stand-alone book to me.
 This was just a perfect psychological thriller from start to finish. It gave me fucking anxiety dude THAT IS HOW STRONG THE WRITING IS!
Here is the breakdown,
Flora Dane is a survivor. She was kidnapped and held for 472 days and we learn every detail in seriously horrible flashbacks. Once free she tries to come to terms with her freedom and new life after living a nightmare at the hands of a madman. Bringing other predators to justice is her main focus.
When Flora disappears AGAIN, Detective D.D. Warren and her team, along with Flora's FBI victims’ advocate try to find Flora as well as other victims.
I applaud Ms. Gardner for her research to provide us with such an accurate portrayal of the emotions of the victims of sexual predators.
This was a chilling thriller with many creepy moments that nightmares are made of.