Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

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9 Critic Reviews

Revealing chapters from the children’s point of view show them trying to match wits with adults. Devilishly clever twists propel Gardner’s tale of family bonds fractured, mended, and sometimes destroyed.
-Publishers Weekly

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Lisa Gardner's latest thriller following her runaway hit Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights.

Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.

Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah’s older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun.

As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah’s big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.
 

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 31, 2017 by Dutton. 398 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Right Behind You
All: 9 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Jan 23 2017

...work with local law enforcement to build a psychological profile of the teen—which is questionable given the excessive amount of guesswork and second- and thirdhand information used—while trying to protect their daughter from harm. With its shaky armchair psychology and excessive plot threads, this is a series low point.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 15 2017

Revealing chapters from the children’s point of view show them trying to match wits with adults. Devilishly clever twists propel Gardner’s tale of family bonds fractured, mended, and sometimes destroyed.

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Booklist Online

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Reviewed by Christine Tran on Dec 15 2016

Gardner adds depth to the instantly relatable cast with subtlety, and themes of family and forgiveness anchor this fast-paced suspense story to the series’ bigger picture. A long-awaited delight for Quincy series fans...

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Huffington Post

Above average
Reviewed by Jackie K Cooper on Feb 12 2017

Lisa Gardner is a major talent in her field of writing mysteries. I look forward to her next book and the one after that. Still I hope she will learn that every book doesn’t have to be over three hundred pages in length. Sometimes, Lisa, less is more.

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20Something Reads

Good
Reviewed by Rebecca Munro on Feb 03 2017

...Gardner slowly reveals new details about his personality that will tug at any reader’s heartstrings while giving you a bit of a lesson in psychology and trauma. I mentioned earlier that this was my first Quincy & Rainie thriller, but it definitely will not be my last.

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Jacksonville.com

Good
Reviewed by Lee Scott on Jan 29 2017

Gardner’s fast-breaking, well-crafted style will have you on the edge of your seat as she draws you into a twisted plot loaded with suspense and surprises. Another winner from a master.

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Mail Online

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Reviewed by Associated Press on Jan 30 2017

Gardner knows how to get the reader emotionally hooked into the story, and the police procedure elements of the novel shine. One part of the story is a bit obvious for savvy thriller aficionados, but Gardner still knows how to surprise and tantalize. She's a master of the psychological thriller, so don't leave this one behind.

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Fiction Addict

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Olmedo on Jan 31 2017

The author brilliantly utilizes the wilds of Oregon and the various settings for her purposes, effectively isolating the characters and heightening the suspense.

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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Jan 31 2017

Filled with gut-punching drama plus clever twists and turns, Gardner is once again delivering unparalleled suspense. Grab your copy ASAP!

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