Look For Me by Lisa Gardner
Clues to describe this book: Family, Troubled Pasts, Abuse, Survivors
Disclaimer: I received a free advanced digital copy of this book from Dutton in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating.
Review: Look For Me is #9 in the popular detective series by Lisa Gardner. Detective D.D. Warren and Flora Danes race against the clock trying to solve a complex crime case: four members of a family were brutally murdered and the only survivor – Roxy, a teenage girl – is now missing. While D.D. and Flora try find Roxy, they question is Roxy a victim of a tragic crime or a killer?
Overall, I am unimpressed with this book. Though the premise of the story initially piqued my interest, there seems to be a lot of unnecessary repetition of the background story and in the dialogue throughout the novel. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t read the other books in this series, but I just couldn’t get into this particular book. I was struggling to finish this story as it started to become tedious and a bit too predictable. The characters lack depth and none of them are likable, especially Flora. I felt that Flora and Sarah’s characters could have been written out completely. Their involvement with the police didn’t seem believable. I am not sure if the rest of the books in this series are written this way as well, but I would say to skip this read unless you are already fan of Lisa Gardner’s other books. The book releases on Tuesday 2/6/18.