Love You More

Love You More

A Novel

Book - 2011
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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 the case.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553591927
9780553807257
0553807250
Branch Call Number: F GAR NVD
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 25 cm

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LauraSteinert
Jun 29, 2018

Another good story by Gardner, but another one on her "way to much detail" list, too. (Why is word count more important that quality?) I found myself skipping paragraphs, and on occasion full pages. (Really, a full page on morning sickness? --not a spoiler as readers know as soon as D.D. is introduced, and actually knew was coming from when they read the previous book--How many paragraphs of "the smell of meat gags me" do we need to have? How many times are readers willing to stop the story so Gardner can throw in some random facts about tangential elements that have no bearing on the outcome?)
Excellent story bogged down by at least 60 pages of extraneous dog poo. Read this, but be prepared to skim on occasion.

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susan_findlay
Jan 03, 2018

This was the second book I've read by Lisa Gardner in as many weeks. Both were thoroughly enjoyable and suspenseful.

To be honest, I don't particularly care much about the Detective Warren's ongoing story. Nothing wrong with the character, but I read mystery novels for the mystery. And Gardner does mystery very well. This was a page turner full of twists and turns and I finished it in two nights. Would have read it in one sitting had that been an option. I definitely plan to read more of her books.

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pharra19
Dec 30, 2017

Two strong but flawed heroines.
I love this series! This is a real page turner!!

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Reads_A_Lot
Sep 21, 2017

I've gotten a little behind on my Lisa Gardner series, so playing catch up. This was a really good installment in the DD Warren series and the first book with Tessa Leoni. Alternating chapters from DD and Tessa are both good. DD investigating the crime and Tessa giving the background to what happened. Tessa being a bit of an unreliable narrator keeps you guessing as to what really happened. Pulled me in from the first page. Lisa Gardner is one of the best in the crime/mystery genre.

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weezie1
Sep 08, 2017

I usually do not read detective stories but I really enjoyed this book.
Det. D.D. Warren and her partner in crime were fascinating characters.
A great story of passion & crime and a great ending. I will definitely be reading more of her novels as long as there is not to much tragedy in the story line. I finish reading this book in Sept 2017

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jameslomeli974
Jun 01, 2016

I really enjoyed this quick read.

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Yoo_hoo5
Mar 30, 2016

I think the story was interesting enough, which kept me reading.
The thing I didn't like about the book was 7/8 of the way through the book the author leads you down a single storyline and then bam! Out of the blue, it changes and DD Warren and Bobby suddenly have the light turned on and follow a different angle.
I really didn't care for DD Warren; she was way too brash, and Bobby was way too passive.
But....I gave it 3 stars because it made for an interesting read.

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valerie10
Jul 27, 2015

COMPLETED

JasonAT Dec 15, 2014

THIS is the book that made me a fan of Gardner. Slow first half BUT Great second half.

CoeryT Jul 14, 2014

I was at first put off by the 1st half of this Novel. I put it down thinking I was done with it. Later I figured what the heck, picked it up again and was not disappointed. The second half was so good! I am now a fan of Lisa Gardner!

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