Friday, April 29, 2011

CBR III Review #56: Love You More: A Novel by Lisa Gardner

CBR III Review #58: Love You More: A Novel by Lisa Gardner

This Lisa Gardner novel follows detective D.D. Warren, as her last few novels have done.   Out of her D.D. Warren/Bobby Dodge novels this is probably one of my favorite.  A lot of her novels start to feel repetitive at times.  Love You More follows Massachusetts State Trooper Tessa Leoni.  Her husband Brian is found dead in their kitchen and their 6-year old daughter Sophie is missing and Tessa other than indicating that she killed her husband in self defense  is refusing to talk.  Did a dedicated mother harm her own child? Did her husband?  Is this why she killed him?  Love You More was similar to a lot of Gardner's novels because the first 3/4 of the novel is just a bunch of questions with the last 1/4 being mostly answers and untwisting all the twist the story presented.

Love You Move can get dark at times. Spousal abuse and a missing child doesn't lead to an abundance of lighthearted plot lines.  I've been reading Gardner for a long time and this one of my favorites by her.   There is enough exposition that you wont be lost if this is the first novel you are reading by Gardner and actually I highly suggest skipping some of the other D.D. Warren novels and starting with this one, but if you are OCD like me the novels featuring D.D. Warren are as follows: Alone (2005), Hide (2007), The Neighbor (my favorite) (2009), Live to Tell (2010), Love You More (2011).

 

 

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; First Edition edition (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780553807257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553807257
  • ASIN: 0553807250
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  
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