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Find Her

Find Her

Escrito por Lisa Gardner

Narrado por Kirsten Potter


Find Her

Escrito por Lisa Gardner

Narrado por Kirsten Potter

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (128 valoraciones)
Longitud:
12 horas
Publicado:
Feb 9, 2016
ISBN:
9781480598621
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Flora Dane is a victim.

Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Flora Dane is a survivor.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless.

…or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime-a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him-she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Publicado:
Feb 9, 2016
ISBN:
9781480598621
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including seven thrillers in the D.D. Warren series. With more than twenty-two million books in print, she is published in thirty countries and counting. Lisa lives in New England with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs and one extremely neurotic three-legged cat.

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  • (5/5)
    This is the 8th book in the series featuring this Boston Detective. I have read them all, but this book can be read as a stand alone novel with no problem.

    Flora Dane is a victim and a survivor. She was captured by a psychopath and held captive for 472, but she was rescued 5 years ago. She has taken every self-defense course she can find to make herself strong, but has she become a vigilante seeking revenge? Flora doesn't know what 'normal' is anymore. She is no longer close to her mother or brother like she used to be. She can not enjoy nature and barely holds down a job. When she kills a man who appears about to assault her, she calls her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes, not her mother or a lawyer.

    Detective D.D. Warren is called to the scene of the crime. There she finds a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him. During her investigation, she finds that this is not the first time Flora has been involved with others she suspected of kidnapping or assaulting women. The other case her team is involved in is a missing college student. Are they connected? Is the dead man the kidnapper? Will they ever find the young woman? When Flora disappears, the case heats up.

    The story is told in the present as well as flashbacks from Flora's days in captivity. It is suspenseful and the plot is well developed. The main characters are complex and throughout the book, we get to know them quite well. The topic of kidnapping and being held for a long period of time as a slave is hard to read at times, but is well done and timely with what has been happening in the last few years. As I read further into the story, I had a hard time putting this book down until I came to the satisfying conclusion. Another great addition to this series.
  • (4/5)
    I was expecting a much darker ending. I found it a bit too hollywood happy ending for my taste. The story was interesting though and there were some cleverly crafted characters.
  • (3/5)
    D.D. Warren won't let up on a victim, this time Flora, a captive for 472 days. Get over it. Lisa. The story is fairly complex and keeps you guessing. Thrilling. Riveting. Boring in places. The reader really felt like a survivor. As always, Lisa Gardner's books jump around and it's sometimes hard to determine who's talking and when. Different voices might help. The whodunit happened about 2/3 of the way through and the last third we spent wondering...still, there was a climax. Next?
  • (4/5)
    I just love Lisa Gardner books. She never fails to disappoint and she kept up that tradition with this book. This one involves a girl who had been held hostage for 472 days. Her story was pretty creepy and very gross during her captivity. The story also dealt with a Stockholm Syndrome mentality acquired by the abductee. Now, Flora has been found and her abductor is dead. Flora has spent the last five years improving herself in case that happens to her again. And it may just happen, Flora is determined to find a recent girl who did not come home one night.This book was absolutely awesome and I flew through the pages. And, of course, I stayed up way past my bedtime, but it was worth it. I definitely recommend this if your into suspense.Thanks to Penguin Group Dutton and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
  • (4/5)
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not effect my opinion of the book or the review itself.In Find Her, Gardner tells the story of Flora Dane, who was kidnapped and held captive for four hundred and seventy two days.Her ordeal may technically be over, but five years later, Flora is found at a crime scene. Detective D.D. Warren is forced to question if Flora is a victim or a perpetrator, and her search for answers leads both her and Flora down a twisting rabbit hole. Gardner questions what it means to be a victim and a survivor, and how much life can change and shape a person.I really liked this book a lot. What I liked the most was that it kept me guessing. I kept thinking I had it all figured out, and then another twist would happen, and I would realize I had been completely wrong. Gardner is an expert at doling out twists and turns slowly, building an almost unbearable sense of suspense.This was a book that I was thinking about when I wasn't reading it, and I was mostly thinking about how I wanted to finish what I was doing so I could read more of the book!
  • (5/5)
    From the first line, this book grabbed my interest and didn't let go until the climactic end. The horrors that Flora endured in the hands of her abductor was so painful to read, and yet it gives us a better understanding of a victim's psyche. The author describes Flora's ordeal in such chilling and vivid detail that it made me cringe at times. Readers will empathize with Flora, cheer her on and marvel at her strength and resilience. She is indeed a survivor. One of my favorite scenes is when Flora was holding a shard of glass and her train of thought turns from doubt to despair to determination.The author truly is good at her craft, she doesn't only make you "see," she also makes you "feel" the scenes. The story never loses its momentum and it took me on an intense ride that left me breathless in the end. It kept me guessing who the perpetrator is and whether the victims will be saved. Sgt. Detective D.D. Warren and Dr. Samuel Keynes' pov's added dimension to the story, but the character I loved most is Rosa Dane. Because ultimately, yes this is a story of a woman's fight for survival, but it is also the story of a mother's unfailing and unconditional love for her daughter.I give this 5 stars and have added it to my favorite books of 2016. I received an advance uncorrected proof of this book from the publisher.
  • (5/5)
    This is number 8 in the Detective D.D. Warren series and I enjoyed getting to know her character again. Every so often book comes along that grabs you right away, won't let you put it down, and leaves you changed from when you started. This is one of those books. Highly recommended read.
  • (4/5)
    This audiobook hit everything that I like when I'm driving...it was exciting and it made me want to run more errands than I had! D.D. Warren is a favorite detective of mine and she doesn't disappoint in this book. Flora is kidnapped while on Spring Break in Florida and is found 472 days later. She and the detective meet up five years later in a garage where a bartender is now dead and Flora is naked and handcuffed. You can't go wrong with a Lisa Gardner book if you like thrillers!
  • (5/5)
    Lisa Gardner is consistently good. Her thrillers are gripping, twisted, riveting. "Find Her" is no exception.Flora Dane is a survivor. She survived being kidnapped and held for 472 days. When Detective D.D. Warren arrives at the scene of a crime, there is a dead man and Flora, again a survivor. What exactly has Flora been doing in the five years since she survived her kidnapping? Why is she involved in yet another heinous crime, and why is she repeatedly a victim?The book shifts between two perspectives: Flora's first-person perspective (both past and present) and general third-person. It's an effective tactic. Flora's first-person narrative from her past slowly opens the reader's eyes to the unspeakable horrors that she endured during her long time in captivity. It provides an intimate view, drawing the reader tightly into the plot and into who Flora is. The third-person narrative enables the reader to step back and take a breather from the intensity of knowing Flora, to get a broader perspective on what's going on around Flora.As with all of Gardner's thrillers, the writing is tightly woven, nothing superfluous. The mystery is slowly unraveled with a growing sense of dread and horror. The story reaches a climax toward the end when everything comes to a head. It's a formula that Gardner uses to great effect; it works and results in an engrossing thriller.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoy Lisa Gardner's Boston Detective D.D. Warren series, and this novel, about a woman held hostage but freed from her captor by the FBI, is good, but not quite as riveting as I had hoped... Years later, is the kidnap victim a vigilante or a victim again? And who would dare? Lots of interesting information, including about the FBI's victim services... but it might have been a bit faster pace with more police work and fewer flashbacks.
  • (4/5)
    The story of Flora Dane, kidnapped and held hostage for over 400 days. This was the best audio rendition I hav listened to so far. Narrated by Kristen Potter, she imbues Flora with terror, sadness and hope.
  • (5/5)
    Lisa Gardner has done it again. I devoured this book! I love the main character, Flora, who was held captive for 472 day and survived, or did she? I love D.D. Warren as an investigator, she pushes and pushes. I felt the characters were extremely well developed and I came to know them. I felt what they felt. This book is filled with twists and turns and oh, the suspense of it all. You never knew what was going to happen next. This is the kind of book that you can sink your teeth into. It flowed well from beginning to end with alternating chapters and voices. I so wanted Flora to be okay. The characters are strong female leads. I highly recommend this read to anyone who loves a great psychological suspense. This one may keep you up at night trying to figure out what happens next. Unputdownable book!!
  • (4/5)
    Clever, exciting, and somewhat twisted, this is definitely a brilliant read. I readily admit, I did not find this one predictable at all, and quite enjoyed the adventure of finding out where it was going.
  • (5/5)
    fantastic story line, even mid way it had twists and turns you were not anticipating!
  • (5/5)
    The twists and turns kept me wondering what would unfold next. I like that there was no romantic interest. I'm tired of novels where there is an instant love affair and too much time is spent with steamy sex. Boring. I want a thriller to not be a romance novel!
  • (5/5)
    Great twist kept me interested all the way to the end
  • (4/5)
    Not sure there were a few overall this was a pretty good book.
  • (1/5)
    Just like the tiles of her other books...this was “touch and go”and then a huge “Crash and Burn”. I had zero emotion through this whole book except for boredom. I found myself falling asleep with the Audio on only to wake up later and did not feel like I missed a thing. I also don’t understand how come one could be put in a coffin size box and then still go out looking for trouble.
  • (5/5)
    The old cliche of couldn't put this down/caused-me-to-not-sleep, has never been so appropriate, than for this book. Great writing, even better plot, and even had me questioning my own sanity. Lisa Gardner definitely has a new fan here.
  • (5/5)
    Unbelievable author and narrator. Incredible series keeps you on the edge of your seats. I love the police!!!!
  • (5/5)
    I loved every minute of this book! Beautifully written.
  • (5/5)
    Great read kept me not wanting to stop reading
  • (5/5)
    This was amazing. Kept me guessing. Thought I knew where it was heading and bang it went the other way. Best one yet!
  • (5/5)
    Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break in college. She was kept in a pine coffin and held captive for more than a year. Originally she was only let her out of her coffin so that he could abuse her physically and sexually. Gradually her captor realized that he had broken her spiritually and allowed her out more. He even took her with him to work with him. He was a long-distance truck driver. Due to some incredible police work, Flora was finally found and saved. However, Flora, bent on revenge, became not only a survivor, but a vigilante as well. This dangerous path brought her back to her past in an incredible story. I simply could not put this book down. It was riveting from beginning to end.
  • (4/5)
    Lisa Gardner hit it out of the park with this one! I've been reading DD Warren books for as long as I can remember and but I can't remember the last time I got as excited about one like this. I couldn't put it down. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.
  • (5/5)
    This is a very intense story. I had a very hard time putting this down to go to work or go to bed. This was another great story with D.D. Warren. Is there more to Flora who has been abducted and held for more than a year. Is she a victim again or is she a vigilante. I give this book a five out of five. I received an ebook copy from firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion.
  • (5/5)
    Lisa Gardner has been a favourite of mine since I first read one of her first books many years ago. This one kept me captivated and guessing until the very end. Flora was kidnaped. For 472 days, her life wasn’t her own. For a large portion she lived in a pine box. She became someone she didn’t know or like. At the end of those 472 days, her nightmare was over and she could go home. But the nightmare isn’t over for her and the Flora that came home was just a shell and not the Flora she was 472 days ago. Flora now has a mission. With training and determination she becomes a machine who will never again be a victim. Until she was. And she isn’t the first. We can’t help loving Flora even if we don’t like everything she did. My heart just broke for what she endured and how broken she was. This is quite the page turner and had some twists I didn’t suspect. I read the last half of this book in one sitting, mesmerized and impressed by how clever Flora is.I hadn’t read one of this author’s works for a while and haven’t read all of them in order however I still have more to go, sooner than later.
  • (3/5)

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    What I enjoyed the most about this novel was the character of Flora Dane and all of the hardships she has endured. She is a compelling protagonist to read about and she is more than just a victim. The author did a fantastic job in portraying her vulnerabilities and her strengths as a result of her ordeal. This novel was told in the voice of Flora as well as that of D.D. Warren, but I was definitely reading the story for Flora's part. D.D. Warren's character was okay. There was nothing special about her; she was not incredibly smart and she didn't have a strong backstory. She also lacked emotion, and this became very apparent when D.D. was compared to Flora. In short, she was a passable detective. Overall, the story was interesting and I found myself compelled to read and find out what was going on - but I credit this to the character of Flora Dane and the way her part was portrayed rather than to D.D. Warren, who I believe is the main protagonist in the series. All in all, it's a good thriller with a decent detective but a fabulous victim who is anything but that.

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  • (5/5)
    It’s been five years since Flora Dane escaped from the man who had held her hostage for 472 days. Kidnaped while she was on spring break from college, the only information her mother had received were some cryptic postcards sent from several locations in the southern US. At first, Dane had been kept in a coffin. Later, she gained more freedom. However, the Stockhold Syndrom, along with fear for her mother and brother, kept her from trying to escape.After her release, she and her family realized she was not the same person she was before her ordeal began. She dedicated her life to learning how to protect herself in the future and to save other women from suffering the same fate.On case in particular attracted her attention: The disappearance of another student, Stacey Summers, three months previously. Dane became obsessed with finding Summers. She began hanging out in bars to attract men eager to pounce on new prey. One night, it happened; She was taken again.The Boston Police Department was able to learn the names of two other young women who had disappeared without a trace. They set out to learn if the women were still alive and if there was anything connecting all the cases.The lead detective, D. D. Warren, began to wonder whether Dane was still a victim or if she was acting as a vigilante. She was supposed to be on supervisory desk duty because of an injury she had suffered in a previous case, but Warren found that sitting around doing paper work was not how she wanted to operate. Members of the BPD and her team were not happy about that.The book alternates between what was happening at the present time to what happened to Dane during those 472 days. Those experiences certainly affected her current actions. One of the other main characters is victim specialist Dr. Samuel Keynes. He met Dane after her release and they remained in touch. He believes that “Survivors make it because they learn to adapt. Adaptation is coping. Coping is strength.” He told her that “The biggest mistake survivors can make is second-guessing their actions now that they are safe.”FIND HER makes the point that “My abduction hadn’t just victimized me but my entire family, too.....Major crimes are like cancer. They take over, demanding an entire family’s full resources.”The story is well-written and fast-paced, though a bit repetitious in a few places. The characters change because of what is happening in their lives. Gardner places the reader inside the mind of the kidnaped victim, showing us how she changed both during and after her ordeal. For the most part, it is plausible. This is the first of Lisa Gardner’s books that I have read and I will definitely checking out some of her earlier ones.
  • (5/5)

    The book opens with a terrifying chapter. A young woman is trapped in a pine coffin, only let out to perform unspeakable acts for the monster who has kidnapped her. Meet Flora Dane who, five years ago, made the mistake of drinking too much at a bar and going to the bathroom by herself. She spent the next 472 days being held captive by a long haul trucker. Eventually she was found, and returned to her family. Flora never healed emotionally and was never able to fit into her old life, despite the help of her family and psychiatrists. The new Flora loves self-defense classes, can pick locks and knows how to make a weapon out of any resource. Flora 2.0 is no-one’s victim.

     

    When Flora disappears from her ultra-secure apartment, Detective D. D. Warren can't understand how someone that security conscious could have been taken. Flora is an unusually complex victim and it doesn't take Detective Warren long to discover she might not be trustworthy. Alternating chapters that include Flora's memories from the first time she was taken, her current abduction, and Warren's search for her, dramatically propel this story forward at a rapid pace. This is everything a psychological thriller is supposed to be.

     

    The plot is well executed, and there are many twists and turns along the way. I sped through the story in a one afternoon, eager to find out who had abducted Flora, but also what Flora had done that still haunted her years later. This heart pounding story is both thrilling and disturbing. Even though this book is part of a series, it's easily read as a stand alone novel. Detective D. D. Warren is not really the main character and her background makes little difference. This story is all Flora (and Flora 2.0). If you're looking for a great psychological thriller, I can highly recommend Find Her by Lisa Gardner.

     

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