Find Her by Lisa Gardner Book Review

Find Her: The Perfect Twist on a Well Loved Theme in Thrillers – Book Review

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home. Flora Dane is reckless. . . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her. – Description from Amazon – 

Thriller/Suspense lovers, look out – this one is for you. 

Every now and then I want a book that absolutely pulls me in and begs me to keep turning the pages. That’s exactly what this book did.

It is an incredibly satisfying thriller with all the right twists in all the right places.

You will find yourself entirely immersed. You will be rooting for Flora all while questioning her true motives and her true history. The story is told in part relating back to her 472 day capture where we slowly and tantalizing discover just what exactly Flora did or did not do. Intermittently you experience her now, as a survivor fighting for her own sense of vengeance, and then as a victim yet again all in her fight for justice and her own resurrection.

The plot line is deliciously full circle in ways you won’t see coming until it smacks you in the face. So, is she victim or vigilante? You decide. Click the cover to get your copy.


Out of 10

Good Things

  • Perfect spin on a common theme
  • Keeps you on the edge of your seat
  • Brilliantly crafted characters
  • Fast paced
  • Extremely satisfying

Bad Things

  • NONE! Go read it!

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