Title: Love You More (book #5 of a series)
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Audio
Readers: Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol
Date Completed: 4/15/2011
Setting: Boston, MA area
I don't read a lot of thrillers, but Lisa Gardner is one author that I really always seem to enjoy. Her latest release (2011) is the 5th book in the Boston Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren Series. However, in my opinion, it isn't necessary to read the series in order. The series follows this order, in case you were curious:
In Love You More One, Boston Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren, and her partner Detective Bobby Dodge are called to the home of Tessa Leoni, a Massachusetts State Trooper. Inside they find Brian Darby, Tessa's husband, dead on the kitchen floor with three bullet wounds to the chest. Tessa claims to have shot him in self-defense, and the bloody lip, swollen eye and other marks on her body, seem to go along with her story. When the detectives learn that Tessa's six year old daughter Sophie Leoni is missing, but Tessa is not talking, the detectives begin to suspect that their might be more to this case than what they originally thought. A dead stepfather, a missing child, a mother who seems to be hiding something, and is not anxious to aid in the investigation to find her child. Was Sophie kidnapped, could she have been abused, is she still alive, what really happened the night Brian Darby was shot dead.
The story is told in alternating chapters from the POV of Tessa Leoni and Sergeant D.D. Warren. The reader gets a glimpse into the background of Tessa growing up. An incident that occurred when she was a teenager makes the reader wonder what is really going on in Leoni's mind, and why isn't she talking or cooperating with the investigation, or trying to find her daughter?
The audio book was read by Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol who both did a great job. The story held my interest all the way though, as I was anxious to find out what really happened to Brian Darby and Tessa's daughter. If you enjoy good thriller's with believable characters, I think you'll like this book as well as others by Lisa Gardner.