Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
( D. D. Warren, Book 4)

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BONUS: This edition includes the full text of the novel plus the following content:
-- Lisa Gardner on Detective D.D. Warren: Who was the inspiration for D.D. Warren? Find out in this essay.
-- An excerpt from Lisa Gardner’s Love You More.
--From the network that brought you Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, comes an addictive crime thriller with crushing twists. Get an exclusive peek at the script for The Killing, AMC’s newest original series, which tracks the murder of a Seattle teenager and the gripping investigation it sparks. April 3 at 9/8c, only on AMC.

He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide.
On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.

Danielle Burton is a survivor, a dedicated nurse whose passion is to help children at a locked-down pediatric psych ward. But she remains haunted by a family tragedy that shattered her life nearly twenty-five years ago. The dark anniversary is approaching, and when D. D. Warren and her partner show up at the facility, Danielle immediately realizes: It has started again.

A devoted mother, Victoria Oliver has a hard time remembering what normalcy is like. But she will do anything to ensure that her troubled son has some semblance of a childhood. She will love him no matter what. Nurture him. Keep him safe. Protect him. Even when the threat comes from within her own house. 

In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s most compelling work of suspense to date, the lives of these three women unfold and connect in unexpected ways, as sins from the past emerge—and stunning secrets reveal just how tightly blood ties can bind. Sometimes the most devastating crimes are the ones closest to home.

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 July 8, 2010 by Bantam. 449 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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labors to crack the case with the help of sidekick Alex Wilson, a George Clooneyesque professor training as a criminologist by taking a police rotation, single mother Victoria is just trying to make it through another day.

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Book Reporter

She is badly damaged, but struggles valiantly against the residuals of her emotional injuries, working as a hospital nurse in an acute care pediatric psychiatric unit, attempting to help children who are not quite as fortunate --- if that is the right word --- as she was.

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Suite 101

rather than analyzing the impact of sexual abuse, however, Live to Tell looks at mental illness and abuse in children.

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USA Today

just keep writing books, and readers keep reading books, and great new books and whole new subgenres emerge and some genres retreat.

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Oregon Live

In Lisa Gardner's latest thriller, "Live to Tell," Danielle's mother, sister and brother died that long-ago night -- but her father opened her door and crooned to her, tapped his forehead and pulled the trigger, leaving her alive but drowning in survivor's guilt.

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However, the decent whodunit takes a step in another direction as Gardner explores a new-age pediatric psych ward — a different sort of challenge for childless Warren — and a home where a mother wants to protect her child from living like an unloved, sedated zombie.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Whatever the cause, whether child abuse, a traumatic experience or some other reason, the event can manifest itself in the personality and behavior of a child, or in his or her later life.

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Warren's investigation takes her to some dark places, including a locked-down pediatric psych ward.

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Night Owl Suspense

Live to Tell is an intense psychological thriller that Lisa Gardner expertly crafts using a heinous mass murder as her starting point.

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True Crime Book Reviews

You’ll never look at the unruly children of stranger’s again after reading Lisa Gardner’s lastest thriller that is centered around the desperate, heart-break filled lives of parents and others who love the ones suffering from pediatric psychotic disorders.

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