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Ex-sniper Bobby Dodge, from Gardner's New York Times bestseller Alone, returns in this thriller about a woman who is thrust into the center of a 20-year-old crime with terrifying repercussions.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780553804324
9780553592047
9781407219981
9780553588088
Characteristics: 375 pages ;,24 cm.

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msgracie
Oct 10, 2019

I like DD and I like Lisa Gardner's writing. I will continue this series.

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weezie1
Aug 05, 2019

Another great novel by Lisa. I could not put it down. A surprise ending for sure.

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xjoeyyx
Jun 20, 2019

finished a 455 page book in 4 days . Yeah . It’s that good ! Couldn’t put it down . Could . Not . Definitely a page turner . First time I’ve read one of her books and was not disappointed . I’m always a bit timid trying new authors but I will continue coming back for more ... I can’t wait to read the next one !!

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flipthepage
Apr 08, 2019

Didn't like the ending. With all the training and precautions her father taught her how can she not defend herself against a old man who has bad knees and just walked up 4 or 5 flight of stairs. No kitchen knives, no pots and pans to use as a weapon. Dog no protection at all. She runs at night in bad parts of town and says she can defend herself. Also she had collected porcelain mugs she could have use as weapons. Must have had dozen pairs of scissors lying around. Very poor ending in my opinion.

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Bean1988
Jan 11, 2019

Great book. Very suspenseful and action packed. One of my favourite LG books

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KlayDyer
Jul 10, 2018

The denouement is, arguably, one of the greatest challenges in any thriller, even one as powerfully written and intricately plotted as Hide. Does the final unraveling of the mysteries driving the novel stretch the cord of suspended belief just enough or just that one complexity too far? Do the resolutions make sense within the context of the world created in the novel? Does this sense-making extend into the world of the reader, which often makes even the most bizarre narrative even more unsettling? And is the reader left with a sense of satisfied (though not necessarily satisfactory) completion or with the urge to toss the book aside in exasperation? In the end, is the narrative more classic Agatha Christie or more Bobby-in-the-shower Dallas episode (look it up, young readers)?
Gardner dances a fine line in Hide, to be sure, but in the end this is a novel that pushes the limit without ever tumbling into cliche or exasperation. Twists and turns abound. Dead ends accumulate. Obsessions are revealed. New characters appear, but not without context. And the psychological and emotional tensions shaping investigation into a nightmarish cold case are drawn out with just the right touch of hesitation.
In the end, this is a novel about the dynamics of identity. How it is shaped and reshaped, how it defines us, often against our own wishes, and how the search for origins is at once universal and incessant. Although marketed as a D.D. Warren novel (she does play a significant role), this is really the Annabelle Granger story. Recovering from a childhood that had her changing names and cities in response to her father’s ever-darkening obsession with an unnamed and unseen threat, Granger is at once overloaded and empty of a sense of who she really is. As the layers peel back from her five-suitcase life, she is forced to recognize that families are far more complex than our Facebook age represent, and that some decisions, however well intentioned, create deep and unintended ripples across a life.
An impeccable thriller? By no means. But a solid page-turner that keeps you guessing, leaves you slightly uneasy, and has a few really great moments (one involving dogs is especially nice), and has just the right amount of self-aware irony to make the almost-implausible enjoyable.

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Corwall
Mar 30, 2018

Fantastic! My favorite of Lisa Gardner's novels yet!! I definitely recommend this one! Lisa kept you wondering who the actual suspect was with many possibilities right up to the exciting conclusion!

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barryandlinda
Jan 11, 2018

Someone was stalking 7 year old Annabelle Granger and in order to keep her safe, her father moved Annabelle and her mother to other States often. Her parents are now dead and Annabelle decides to come back to Boston where she has her own business. When six mummified bodies of young girls are discovered in an underground chamber, Detective Bobby Dodge is called to help Sargent D D Warren in this case, Bobby knows that somehow Annabelle is connected to this case. The police are desperately trying to solve this case and prevent any more girls to go missing. This is a page turner from beginning to end.

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Khaleeka
Apr 16, 2015

I haven't had the time to read more fiction, lately.

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with my bookaholic mother and she shared with me how she was reading this great book with awesome plot hooks and unexpected occurrences...that's my kind of story! I pulled it up on my library website while she continued to describe it and I begged her not to spoil it for me, just as I successfully got a copy via Overdrive (God Bless technology)!

It was hard to pull away from it; I enjoyed it so much that I now want to read all her other books.

Artpenr Jan 23, 2014

omg im in the library and i just heard a women mention this book and now i am interested

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Apr 16, 2015

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