Alone by Lisa Gardner
(D. D. Warren)


6 Critic Reviews

Gardner (The Killing Hour, 2003, etc.) tends to overplot, but as always the strength of her characters keeps the pages turning.


Alone . . . Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The man’s finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react . . . and forever pay the consequences.

Alone . . . that’s where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son’s death . . . and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital.

Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he’d done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous . . . and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence—but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who’s woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone.

About Lisa Gardner

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Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Love You More, Live to Tell, Hide, Alone, and The Neighbor, winner of the International Thriller Writers' Award. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England.
Published January 11, 2005 by Bantam. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Mar 06 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 24 2010

Gardner (The Killing Hour, 2003, etc.) tends to overplot, but as always the strength of her characters keeps the pages turning.

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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jun 06 2013

For 300-some pages, Gardner (The Perfect Husband ) keeps readers spellbound—not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge.

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Book Reporter

on Dec 22 2010

Gardner wrings every possible surprise out of the storyline, and continues to do so until practically the last a novel that will leave you torn between racing to finish it and lingering over its characterizations. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Jun 06 2013

Bestseller Gardner has crafted a gut-wrenching story of highly damaged individuals and the consequences of their actions. She impressively demonstrates that the effects of childhood trauma may not always be apparent, but the scars can run deep.

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The Best Reviews

on Dec 20 2004

Lisa Gardner provides a strong sychological suspense police procedural that grips readers from the domestic dispute beginning until the mesmerizing surprising climax.

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Above average
on Jan 31 2005

Finely honed prose isn't Gardner's strong suit—it's clear that propelling the plot is her goal, and she does that masterfully...Like all the best suspense novels, Alone will leave you shaken.

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