Author: Lisa Gardner
Genre: Suspense, adult
Published: March 2011
Source: For review, Pump Up Your Book
Summary: Pushed to the brink by an abusive husband, Tessa Leoni finally snapped and killed him in self defense. But Tessa refuses to talk about her dead husband, her bruises, or her missing six-year-old daughter. Detective D.D. Warren needs to unearth family secrets and learn how far a woman would go to save her child to solve this case.
My Thoughts: Wow, what a wild ride! The other author’s blurb descriptions of this book as “Mesmerizing,” “Heart-stopping,” “Stunning” and “Riveting” are totally accurate. This book grabs you from the first page. Throughout the story, you are never really sure what or why Tessa is keeping information from the police. Is she protecting herself because she’s guilty or is there something more sinister going on? I changed my mind several times. This is a book you absolutely will not want to put down. Fun Fact: Several of the characters names came about from a contest from the author’s website LisaGardner.com called Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy Sweepstakes. How fun is that!? So clear up some uninterrupted time in your schedule and read this book!!!
My Rating: 5/5