Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
In 2016, I read Find Me by Gardner, a dark book, but a fascinating one (reviewed here). Gardner's D.D. Warren series is one of my favorites, but Find Me was especially intriguing because of the character of Flora Dane.
Look for Me doubled my enjoyment because Gardner brought back Flora Dane, and (gradually) the disciplined detective D.D. Warren and the "survivor-turned-avenger" Flora Dane are able to work together to solve the murder of a family.
Four members of a family are murdered and a teenage girl is missing. It is uncertain whether Roxy is also a victim, or perhaps, the guilty party. This isn't the story of the perfect family, but it is a story of efforts made to overcome some of the dysfunctions that exist.
I liked Gardner's empathetic approach to the characters and difficulties in the novel. While often easier to reduce things to black and white, life rarely operates without backstories.
Here's hoping that Gardner will continue the partnership of D.D. and Flora. While I enjoyed this series before Flora arrived in Find Me, the undeclared partnership works even better--and I want more of these strong and independent women working together.
(I mentioned this book here back in November as one of the ARCs that I would have to wait to review.)
Read in November; blog review scheduled for Jan. 23, 2018.
Crime/Police Procedural. Feb. 6, 2018. Print length: 400 pages.