Love You More by Lisa Gardner


11 Critic Reviews

a dictionary-definition example of a page turner, packed with action, plot twists, and cliffhanger chapter endings.
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One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?
As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?
. . . TO SAVE HER?
For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay.
Love you more . . .

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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 March 8, 2011 by Bantam. 434 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Love You More
All: 11 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 2


Below average
Feb 01 2011

Takes a bit long to get where it’s obviously going

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Oregon Live

Reviewed by JoLene Krawczak on Mar 12 2011

plenty of surprises along the way... The action is swift and engaging with tight plot twists.

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Reviewed by Scott Lee on Mar 13 2011

Gardner has produced another winner. Readers can only sit back and cheer.

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Reviewed by Lesa Gardner on Mar 11 2011

Love You More is gripping, suspenseful, and it won't disappoint.

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Always With A Book

Reviewed by Kristin on Feb 28 2012

a fast, quick moving story... filled with the usual suspense that I have come to love from Lisa Gardner.

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Book Journey

Reviewed by Sheila on Jul 01 2011

a fast paced twisting and turning novel that leaves you out of breath with every turn of the page.

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Blogging for a Good Book

Reviewed by Connie on Mar 24 2012

The story is not only a mystery with plenty of suspense, twists and turns, but raises the question of who you love and just how far you are willing to go to save or protect them.

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The Reading Frenzy

Reviewed by Debbie Haupt on Feb 11 2011

Ms. Gardner is in my opinion the best thriller writer out there... you will have nothing but guesses until Ms. Gardner finally decides to put you out of your misery and let you in on the secret of who done it.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth White on Mar 17 2011

a dictionary-definition example of a page turner, packed with action, plot twists, and cliffhanger chapter endings.

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Writer's Diary

Reviewed by Mary Chrapliwy on Jan 08 2012

The plot takes off at break-neck speed, twisting and turning and keeping you turning the pages continuously until you finish the story.

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Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie on Apr 26 2012

I think Gardner tried to write a high concept book well and simply fell short of the mark, but she did fall short, and I'm left with a bitter taste in my mouth.

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