Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

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Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

by Lisa Gardner

May 20, 2008 | Mass Market Paperbound

Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel is rated 4.6364 out of 5 by 11.
You have good reason to be afraid. . . .

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day—the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried. There’s no place to run. . . . Bobby’ s only lead is wrapped around a dead woman’s neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. But what—or who—her family was running from, she never knew. Now a body is unearthed from a grave, wearing a necklace bearing Annabelle’s name, and the danger is too close to escape. This time, she’s not going to run. You know he will find you. . . .

The new threat could be the dead psychopath’s copycat, his protégé—or something far more terrifying. Dodge knows the only way to find him is to solve the mystery of Annabelle Granger, and to do that he must team up with his former lover, partner, and friend D. D. Warren from the Boston P.D. But the trail leads back to a woman from Bobby’s past who may be every bit as dangerous as the new killer—a beautiful survivor-turned-avenger with an eerie link to Annabelle. From its tense opening pages to its shocking climax, Hide is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears. Where there is no one to trust. Where there is no place left to hide.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.88 × 4.17 × 1.05 in

Published: May 20, 2008

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553588087

ISBN - 13: 9780553588088

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Thriller I haven't read Lisa Gardner in a few years. I had forgotten how good she is. This is a first rate joyride that is difficult to put down. It will keep you guessing right to the last pages. Warren and Dodge make a good team. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Creepy Story! Reason for Reading: I am reading this series but started with book #3, since my sister had the first two books it was the perfect opportunity to catch up with the series. It is two years after the first book and Bobby Dodge has become a State Police detective. When Boston P.D. uncover an underground pit containing the bodies of six young girls, the similarities to the case in book one are too familiar not to notice. Bobby Dodge and D.D. Warren are partnered up to investigate. Not only will this take them back to the persons concerned with the first case but also introduce them to a young woman who has spent her entire life on the run and she doesn't even know why. This was a thrilling, exciting read and introduces D.D. Warrren as a main character for the first time. More time is spent on fleshing out her character and introducing us to this smart, tough, acerbic detective whom we only briefly met in book one. The case is full of twists and turns and only slowly reveals information as it unravels making it virtually impossible to completely solve on your own until near the end. One can guess who the "bad guy" may be, but the full motive and reasoning is only slowly unwound. With the setting taking place on the grounds of an old abandoned mental hospital the atmosphere is perfect for the cast of suspects who include former patients and staff, to name a few. Since I started with book 3, this one is much more what I'm used to and better than book one *but* the plot is closely tied to Alone and they should be read in order, as Hide is full of spoilers for Alone. Good creepy story!
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gardner = Late Night Reading & Re-Checking Locks Gardner's got to be one of the creepiest writer's I've ever read. She sends chills down my spine and has me constantly double checking locks and turning on lights. What makes Gardner so creepy? Is that it's all realistic. She doesn't give 'imaginary' monsters she gives you the ones that make the news, can terror a city and cause the images and events to last with you forever. Let's face it, the human monster is a lot scarer then any ghost story and when the monster is after children? Makes it even more terrifying, especially if you're a parent. Plus, Gardner never holds back when it comes to details and description, you feel like you're there. Gardner threw so many red herring's into this book but all of them felt plausible, got to love that. I honestly had no solid clue who it was. I bounced around from person to person and the climax of this book still had me wide eyed and shocked. She's brilliant. The style of her writing and how she gives but still lives you chilled is awesome. You're convinced you know the killer but then things shift and while you haven't fully given up your idea you're left unsure. Annabelle is such an amazing character. Definitely one of my favorites. She lost her childhood and she didn't even know why, which is even more heart breaking because as you are piecing together the events you get to watch her reaction to all the events unfolding. Loved the strength she possessed but was still so fragile. So broken but not in a whiney way. I need to mention how much I love the attention to detail Gardner has. It's not CSI. An autopsy isn't done in 15 minutes with toxicology reports back in minutes and while you want the information because you know it can help the case you don't get it. It's realistic and that just pulls out the tension and curiosity even more because you're constantly left hanging. While I was reading this I was scared. I read with my back to the wall, turned on lights through out the house and after I was finished reading, around 2 am in the morning as I can't not finish her books in one seating as it scares me too much, I curled up to my husband. I still had horrible nightmares all night but I love when a book can play with you so much. Make you that scared and feel it so much.
Date published: 2009-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of twists and turns A very enjoyable thriller. A definite "should read" for thriller fans.
Date published: 2008-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great Another great book by Lisa Gardiner. If you like suspense then you will like Lisa Gardiner.
Date published: 2008-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tension in a thrilling tale! At first, I was a little let down, as this wasn't one of Gardner's books about Rainey and Quincey. Don't get me wrong, Gardner's stand alone novels ('The Survivor's Club,' and 'Alone,) had previously wowed me, but I wanted more from characters I already knew. I should have waited a moment - 'Hide' is a follow-up to 'Alone,' and very enjoyable because of it. So, we return to Bobby as our hero, with a new heroine, and a much stronger role for D.D. (which was a very good thing). The basic set-up is this: when a serial killer's hidey-hole is found with six corpses, and only one of them has an identity bracelet on it, that identity is declared dead. Which makes the real woman of that name come forward and admit that ever since she was a child, her family was moving around every six months to a year or so, and changing their identity, because they feared... something. Never even told who it was that might be after her, now this woman is in the hands of Bobby and D.D., who are trying to capture the killer and keep her alive - but the killer might be closer than anyone thinks. The tension built well, and the story really grew from its character foundations in 'Alone.' As always, Gardner delivered a great mystery.
Date published: 2008-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Return to he characters you loved from "Alone" At first, I was a little let down, as this wasn't one of Gardner's books about Rainey and Quincey. Don't get me wrong, Gardner's stand alone novels ('The Survivor's Club,' and 'Alone',) had previously wowed me, but I wanted more from characters I already knew. I should have waited a moment - 'Hide' is a follow-up to 'Alone,' and very enjoyable because of it. So, we return to Bobby as our hero with a new heroine, and a much stronger role for D.D. (which was a very good thing). The basic set-up is this: when a serial killer's hidey-hole is found with six corpses, and only one of them has an identity bracelet on it, that identity is declared dead. Which makes the real woman of that name come forward and admit that ever since she was a child, her family was moving around every six months to a year or so, and changing their identity, because they feared... something. Never even told who it was that might be after her, now this woman is in the hands of Bobby and D.D., who are trying to capture the killer and keep her alive - but the killer might be closer than anyone thinks. The tension built well, and the story really grew from its character foundations in 'Alone.' As always, Gardner delivered a great mystery.
Date published: 2007-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Fabulous summer reading -- you won't want to put it down!
Date published: 2007-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a lot of good twists At first, I was a little let down, as this wasn't one of Gardner's books about Rainey and Quincey. Don't get me wrong, Gardner's stand alone novels ('The Survivor's Club,' and 'Alone',) had previously wowed me, but I wanted more from characters I already knew. I should have waited a moment - 'Hide' is a follow-up to 'Alone,' and very enjoyable because of it. So, we return to Bobby as our hero with a new heroine, and a much stronger role for D.D. (which was a very good thing). The basic set-up is this: when a serial killer's hidey-hole is found with six corpses, and only one of them has an identity bracelet on it, that identity is declared dead. Which makes the real woman of that name come forward and admit that ever since she was a child, her family was moving around every six months to a year or so, and changing their identity, because they feared... something. Never even told who it was that might be after her, now this woman is in the hands of Bobby and D.D., who are trying to capture the killer and keep her alive - but the killer might be closer than anyone thinks. The tension built well, and the story really grew from its character foundations in 'Alone.' As always, Gardner delivered a great mystery.
Date published: 2007-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good thriller from Gardner At first, I was a little let down, as this wasn't one of Gardner's books about Rainey and Quincey. Don't get me wrong, Gardner's stand alone novels ('The Survivor's Club,' and 'Alone',) had previously wowed me, but I wanted more from characters I already knew. I should have waited a moment - 'Hide' is a follow-up to 'Alone,' and very enjoyable because of it. So, we return to Bobby as our hero with a new heroine, and a much stronger role for D.D. (which was a very good thing). The basic set-up is this: when a serial killer's hidey-hole is found with six corpses, and only one of them has an identity bracelet on it, that identity is declared dead. Which makes the real woman of that name come forward and admit that ever since she was a child, her family was moving around every six months to a year or so, and changing their identity, because they feared... something. Never even told who it was that might be after her, now this woman is in the hands of Bobby and D.D., who are trying to capture the killer and keep her alive - but the killer might be closer than anyone thinks. The tension built well, and the story really grew from its character foundations in 'Alone.' As always, Gardner delivered a great mystery.
Date published: 2007-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a keeper in any mystery library lisa gardner is always a great read, but she has out done herself with this book . i read it in one day .
Date published: 2007-01-28

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Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

Hide: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

by Lisa Gardner

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.88 × 4.17 × 1.05 in

Published: May 20, 2008

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553588087

ISBN - 13: 9780553588088

About the Book

Massachusetts State Police detective Bobby Dodge, from Gardner's "New York Times" bestseller "Alone," returns. While on the trail of a twisted serial killer, Dodge must track down a woman from his past who may be every bit as dangerous as the killer.

Read from the Book

Chapter OneMy father explained it to me the first time when I was seven years old: The world is a system. School is a system. Neighborhoods are a system. Towns, governments, any large group of people. For that matter, the human body is a system, enabled by smaller, biological subsystems.Criminal justice, definitely a system. The Catholic Church–don't get him started. Then there's organized sports, the United Nations, and of course, the Miss America Pageant."You don't have to like the system," he lectured me. "You don't have to believe in it or agree with it. But you must understand it. If you can understand the system, you will survive."A family is a system.I'd come home from school that afternoon to discover both of my parents standing in our front room. My father, a professor of mathematics at MIT, was rarely home before seven. Now, however, he stood next to my mother's prized floral sofa, with five suitcases stacked neatly by his feet. My mother was crying. When I opened the front door, she turned away as if to shield her face, but I could still see her shoulders shaking.Both of my parents were wearing heavy wool coats, which seemed odd, given the relatively warm October afternoon.My father spoke first: "You need to go into your room. Pick two things. Any two things you want. But hurry, Annabelle; we don't have much time."My mother's shoulders shook harder. I set down my backpack. I retreated to my room, where I stared at my little pink-and-green painted space.Of all the m
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You have good reason to be afraid. . . .

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day—the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried. There’s no place to run. . . . Bobby’ s only lead is wrapped around a dead woman’s neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. But what—or who—her family was running from, she never knew. Now a body is unearthed from a grave, wearing a necklace bearing Annabelle’s name, and the danger is too close to escape. This time, she’s not going to run. You know he will find you. . . .

The new threat could be the dead psychopath’s copycat, his protégé—or something far more terrifying. Dodge knows the only way to find him is to solve the mystery of Annabelle Granger, and to do that he must team up with his former lover, partner, and friend D. D. Warren from the Boston P.D. But the trail leads back to a woman from Bobby’s past who may be every bit as dangerous as the new killer—a beautiful survivor-turned-avenger with an eerie link to Annabelle. From its tense opening pages to its shocking climax, Hide is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears. Where there is no one to trust. Where there is no place left to hide.

About the Author

Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Love You More, Live to Tell, The Neighbor, Hide, and Alone. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England.

Editorial Reviews

“First-rate.... A nail-biting ride to the thrilling climax.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The crises are gripping, the protagonists earn quick sympathy and the pages turn with speed.”—Wall Street Journal

“Sometimes a series writer, in this case Lisa Gardner, rises above to produce a book that stands alone because it's that good. Indeed, Gardner continues with her lead character from Alone, Massachusetts state police Det. Bobby Dodge, but in Hide, she really brings her game.”—Daily News, New York

"An intense, suspenseful story…”—Chicago Tribune