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Alone By Lisa Gardner

O agente Bobby Dodge assiste pela mira telescópica da sua espingarda a uma cena de violência domésticaum homem armado barricou se com a mulher e o filho e Dodge está prestes a disparar Vinte e cinco anos antes Catherine Rose Gagnon foi vítima d I listened to this on audiobook The female narrator did a pretty good job even when she had to imitate the voices of a cop trained as a sniper who kills a husband brandishing his gun at his wife and small son and when she had to imitate the voice of a pedophile released from prison after twenty five yearsTwenty five years ago when Catherine was just twelve years old she was snatched into a van and survived twenty eight horrifying days in a pit in the woods where she was either being sexually abused or left all alone in the dark Now she has married an abusive man who cheats on her and has a son with a mysterious illness that the doctors can t identify no matter how many tests they run When officer Bobby Dodge kills her husband the parents of Catherine s dead husband swoop in and try to claim custody of her four year old son While she s struggling to keep custody her former abuser is out on the street killing her nanny her son s doctor is she next Is she making her son sick That s what the grandparents claim While Bobby is under investigation for whether the shooting was justified he gets entangled in Catherine s drama It s strange that this is the first book in the DD Warren series which I didn t realize when I downloaded the book It s strange because she plays a minor role in this novel This story is about Bobby and Catherine and a deranged pedophile serial killer I liked the other books in the series that I ve read but Gardner can consistently turn out a gripping tale For reviews please visit

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L anónimo e com uma enorme sede de vingança Têm em comum um único acto de violência mas estão ligados por uma paixão profunda e perigosa e anda à solta um assassino ue não descansará até os ter encurralado até estarem sozinhos e indefeso DNF dry and slow The Black Painting uma enorme sede de vingança Têm em comum Fire and Desire um único acto de violência mas estão ligados por The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uma paixão profunda e perigosa e anda à solta The Illusionists um assassino Planet of the Bugs ue não descansará até os ter encurralado até estarem sozinhos e indefeso DNF dry and slow

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E rapto e de abuso sexual O marido acaba de ser morto e o sogro culpa a pela sua morte Um louco sobreviveu à solitária numa prisão de máxima segurança onde cumprira pena pelo mais sádico dos crimes Agora percorre as ruas em liberdade invisíve I did not enjoy the characters the plot or the narrator I wanted it to be overGunshots are heard Neighbors call the police who surround the house Inside Jimmy is pointing a gun at his wife Catherine Bobby is a sniper and member of the police SWAT team He sees Jimmy s face change and he believes Jimmy will shoot so Bobby shoots and kills Jimmy Now Jimmy s father James is suing Bobby If James wins Bobby goes to jail If James loses he will repeatedly appeal because he is wealthy He can afford to The problem is that the city and union will not pay Bobby s legal fees because James is filing suit through a clerk magistrate which is not the normal process Bobby did what he was trained to do If he didn t shoot Jimmy then he believed Jimmy would have killed Catherine Now Bobby has to pay 5000 to a defense attorney I was furious Policemen should not be forced to pay their own legal feels for following orders and doing their job I don t know if this exists in real life but if it does then something is very wrong This part of the plot made me so angry that I had a hard time enjoying the rest This legal issue stress hangs over Bobby until the last few pages of the bookWas the rest of the story good Parts of it maybe Catherine was kidnaped and raped by Richard when she was twelve When her only child Nathan was born Catherine had some mental problems and did not appear to be a good mother The child has been raised by nannies Nathan is freuently sick and the doctors don t know why Some fear it is M nchausen syndrome by proxy which means the mother is purposely doing things to make the child sick to get attention for herself For most of the book the reader wonders if Catherine is good or bad for her son James is also suing Catherine for custody of NathanRichard has been in jail for twenty five years James uses his influence to get Richard released on parole Someone is now paying Richard to murder people connected to Catherine or the caseI did not enjoy the characters I felt anxiety and depression rather than sympathy I didn t feel fun anticipation rooting for someone We don t know if Catherine is good or bad but she s not likeable James and Richard are too one dimensional powerful and evil Bobby spends too much time suffering and second guessing himself wondering if he did the right thing He was having problems with the concept of killing someone He talks to a psychiatrist several times about this as well as troubles from his early life Some of this was ok but it seemed a bit much He also did some illogical and stupid things which made him less sympathetic Regarding the plot I had uestions unanswered at the end But maybe part of those were necessary I understand Catherine has some kind of role in the seuel Hide which I have not readNARRATORI did not like the narrator Anna Fields The voice she used for Bobby and some of the men was so deep that it sounded like a mentally slow person who is groggy and slurring his words Some of her general third party narration was too sharp and hurried almost like she was reading a report and not thinking about what she was reading When talking about a sniper she said he breathed in he breathed out That phrase should have been read slowly and calmly yet the narrator s voice was sharp staccato and fastDATAUnabridged audiobook reading time 10 hrs and 12 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words Sexual content some references to sexual activity but no details shown References include the rape of Catherine when she was 12 Setting current day Boston Massachusetts Copyright 2005 Genre mystery suspense thriller Ending Good guys winOTHER BOOKSThis is the first book in the DD Warren series DD is a female cop She has a small part in this book In the seuels I believe she and Bobby work together as a team


10 thoughts on “Alone By Lisa Gardner

  1. says:

    I listened to this on audiobook The female narrator did a pretty good job even when she had to imitate the voices of a cop trained as a sniper who kills a husband brandishing his gun at his wife and small son and when she had to imitate the voice of a pedophile released from prison after twenty five yearsTwenty five years ago when Catherine was just twelve years old she was snatched into a van and survived twenty eight horrifying days in a

  2. says:

    Tremendous This is the series to read if you want to breeze through a book and be thoroughly engrossed Did not want to put this down for one moment and am very glad I discovered Lisa Gardner much like my discovery of Harlan Coben I started reading this series at number 3 and thought this was why I didn't feel a close aff

  3. says:

    Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge is called to a tense domestic disturbance standoff He’s the trained sniper on the team and has the husband James Gagnon in his sights Gagnon has a gun to his wife Catherine’s head and their young son is in the room When Gagnon makes a threatening move Bobby takes the shot that ends the sta

  4. says:

    35 starsWhile I enjoyed this one and it kept me on my toes it didn't uite hit the mark for me I wasn't really connected t

  5. says:

    Lisa Gardner has crafted a fine psychological thriller in Alone While I found myself immediately immersed in the drama I got about 160 pages in and I still wasn’t sure where she was taking me It was that complexBobby Dod

  6. says:

    I did not enjoy the characters the plot or the narrator I wanted it to be overGunshots are heard Neighbors call the police who surround the house Inside Jimmy is pointing a gun at his wife Catherine Bobby is a sniper and member of the police SWAT team He sees Jimmy’s face change and he believes Jimmy will shoot so Bobby shoots and kills Jimmy Now Jimmy’s father James is suing Bobby If James wins Bobby goes to jail If

  7. says:

    BookPage Magazine January 2005 Alone This book is excellent the flow took me by surprise when I compare it to many “police” movies TV shows that I have seenIn movieTV shows when Policemen come to a crime scene with a abusive threatening husband cornered holding a gun to his wifechild’s head If not “talked“down the police “To Serve Protect” may have to fight andor shoot the husband In this story Bobby Dodge is a Massachusett

  8. says:

    DNF dry and slow

  9. says:

    After seeing the great reviews from my GR friends on Lisa Garner's workI decided to try one I started with ALONE Very enjoyable and entertaining from beginning to end Thank you GR friends for the recommendation

  10. says:

    I’ve read a handful of Lisa Gardner’s books in the past typically at random when browsing for something to read immediately and without care for whether they were part of a series or not And although they were all installments in a series and I read them entirely out of order each were easy to pick up and read as a standaloneIt was only after completing Station Eleven on audio looking up narrator Kirsten Potter’s b

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