Hardcover Release June 23, 2009
Like a case ripped out of the headlines, a young wife and mother disappears. As is usual in such cases the husband is the prime suspect.
There all similarities to cases ripped out of the headlines ends.
Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren, the dedicated and gorgeous friend of Bobby Dodge, is the public face of the Boston Police on this case. A case where nothing is what it seems.
Jason Jones, the prime suspect, isn't very forthcoming with information. He is keeping his four-year-old daughter away from the police.
What is Jason Jones hiding? What is the true story of the missing bride? Did she run off? Was she kidnapped? Was she dead somewhere? Is the child is danger?
D. D. has to find the answers before anything happens to the child.
Although there are characters we have met in previous books it is not necessary to have read the books. This book is an entity unto itself. In addition there are new characters. All the characters are fresh, they come alive as you read them.
Some will haunt you. But that is the beauty of Lisa Gardner. She always has characters that haunt.
The Neighbor is an emotional and mental ride. Gardner's last few books had a lot of gore and scenes that gave me nightmares for weeks, there are none of those scenes in this book. The scenes in this book draw graphic pictures, but not the type that make you afraid to walk past that certain house at night.
This is 369 pages of thrills.
In the interest of full disclosure Lady Mischief must admit to being a BIG Lisa Gardner fan. Ms. Gardner is one of the few author's Lady Mischief buys in hardcover.
The only problem with Lisa Gardner is that she only comes out with one book a year. Then again, for the sake of the purse it may be a good thing.
This book rates:
Yours forever between the covers of a book,