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Hide Hardcover – January 30, 2007
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Starred Review. In bestseller Gardner's first-rate follow-up to Alone (2005), Bobby Dodge, once a sniper for the Massachusetts State Police and now a police detective, gets called to a horrific crime scene in the middle of the night by fellow detective and ex-lover D.D. Warren. An underground chamber has been discovered on the property of a former Boston mental hospital containing six small naked mummified female bodies in clear garbage bags. A silver locket with one of the corpses, which may be decades old, bears the name Annabelle Granger. Later, a woman shows up at the Boston Homicide offices claiming to be Annabelle Granger. Her resemblance to Catherine Gagnon (whose life Bobby saved in Alone) helps stoke a romance between her and Bobby both subtle and sizzling. The suspense builds as the police uncover links between patients at the hospital and long-ago criminal activities. Through expert use of red herrings, Gardner takes the reader on a nail-biting ride to the thrilling climax. (Feb.)
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*Starred Review* Gardner fans look out: this one will take your breath away. Near the grounds of an abandoned mental hospital, a buried chamber is discovered. Inside are six bodies, one of which may be that of a girl who has been missing for two decades--the best friend of a woman, Annabelle, who has spent her childhood moving from city to city, from identity to identity, hiding from someone or something totally unknown to her. She's been safe for several years now, but a single act of bravery plunges her right back into a life of fear. This is a rich, complex tale that juggles a handful of mysteries at once. Who is the killer, and could it be someone connected with a notorious child murderer? Who or what was Annabelle's family running from? How did her father, a mathematician, know how to set up foolproof new identities? And why does an old sketch of a murder suspect look unsettlingly like Annabelle's father? Head and shoulders above anything else Gardner's written, this riveting novel represents the author at the height of her powers. David Pitt
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The story starts out with a woman, Annabel, wondering if she'd taken the right things with her when she's asked to move as a child of seven. Her father, an MIT math professor tells his daughter that she can only take 2 things. From Boston, the family moves to Florida, where the father gives everyone a new name, and he gets a job driving a taxi. Little by little, Gardner lets the clues out, leading her readers down a path of suspense, without ever letting them guess 'who-done-it'. At least I can never figured it out.
In this story, we have Bobby Dodge, and might I say this is one of Gardner's most intriguing characters. The kind of guy you wished would come to your door asking you to be a potential witness. I'd be making things up just to keep him around.
Then you have D.D. Warren, a woman all of us wish were could be. She smart, tough, capable, and great looking, and of course, she and Bobby had a thing years back. D.D. is called onto the case where an underground den with the bodies of six young girls mummified in plastic bags, are laid out on two shelves. One of the girls wears a silver locket that has the name Annabel on it. Imagine Annabel's surprise when she recognizes the locket as one she gave to her best friend just before the move to Florida?
Because this story involves the characters from Alone, Katherine Argon is involved. How Gardner meshes her two stories is amazing and totally unpredictable. It's like Gardner likes to paint herself in corners just so she can use her considerable gift as a writer, to pull the story back out.
I read this story in 2 days which is no record for me. If I pick up a Lisa Gardner novel, I'm doomed to a few sleepless nights until I can know what's happening to characters I love. And that's what makes Gardner so good at her job, that, and the way she gets all the police lingo and procedures down. I feel like I'm in the precinct with her whenever I read one of Gardner's novels.
Hide is masterful suspense, and Gardner has yet to disappoint me.
Annabelle has the good fortune to have Bobby Dodge, former police sniper and now state police detective, assigned to the case and take a very personal interest. The fast-moving plot revolves around the crime scene on the large grounds of a long-closed hospital for the mentally disturbed and former patients and employees of the facility. Intriguing to Dodge is the uncanny resemblance that Annabelle has to the older Catherine. Is that mere coincidence?
The book is both interesting and plausible, with just enough misdirection, though the ending constructed by the author is not overly ambitious, perhaps predictable. The obvious attraction of mild-mannered hunk detective Bobby Dodge to D.D, Catherine, and Annabelle could have been more vigorously pursued. The book is another very good offering by the author, maybe not her best, but the nonetheless very good.
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