Love You More by Lisa Gardner

In three words:

Gripping, unreliable, thrilling



What I thought:

I have been a fan of Lisa Gardner’s books for a while now, but for some reason she doesn’t seem to be as well known in the UK as other crime writers. I hope that changes soon as her books really are great!  I am especially loving this series starring Detective D.D. Warren who is one of Boston’s top homicide Detectives.

Love You More is a gripping thriller that opens with State Tropper Tessa Leoni being arrested for the murder of her husband and the disappearance of her 6 year old daughter. Tessa’s narrative takes the reader back and forth through her relationship with Brian and their last moments together and it becomes clear early on that she may not be a reliable narrator, as her story often changes, but why does she do this? The reason does become apparant nearer the end – and it’s a good one! Interspersing Tessa’s story is Detective D. D. Warren and her race to find missing six-year-old Sophie. D.D. is a great character – she’s fiesty, funny (without trying) and kick-ass; I love her. The switching between the two perspectives keeps the plot fast-paced and interesting too, espcially as you are wondering who to believe most of the time.

Verdict: As with all the previous books of Gardner that I have read, this one is equally as addictive and has twists and turns a-plenty.

  Have you read any of the D.D. Warren series yet? Or any of her other books?

(Source: this book was sent to me from Headline Rerview who have just taken over as Lisa Gardner’s publishers and this edition is available on 2nd Feb 2012)



15 thoughts on “Love You More by Lisa Gardner

  1. Leeswammes says:

    I thought Lisa Gardner was a chick-lit writer! I must be confusing some authors here. Sounds like a series I would read. First I have some Tess Gerritsen to get through (not exactly an ordeal, either).


  2. Kelly Miller says:

    Lisa Gardner is my favorite author in this genre. What I like most is that she’s not just churning out the same book with different character names (as many authors seem to be doing once they hit their seventh book). Every novel is a completely new story idea, all of them sucking you in from the first page.


  3. FleurFisher says:

    I’ve read and liked a few of Lisa Gardner’s books in the past, but it’s been a while and I haven’t come across this series. She does what she does very well, but I’ll pick up her books in the library when i want that sort of thing rather than go out looking.


  4. lubylou12 says:

    I didn’t use to like thrillers but I’ve recently being getting into them and I’ve being keen to discover new authors. I hadn’t heard of Lisa Gardner till now but will keep an eye out for her.


  5. JannyAn says:

    I haven’t read a book by Lisa Gardner yet. Your review makes me very curious so this is the book I really would like to win in your giveaway!. I’ve been blogging about books for about a year now. To you, congratuations with two blogging years. I do like your blog. My blog isn’t as sophistocated as yours I’m afraid 😉


  6. Danielle says:

    I am not a huge reader, but i have read ALL of her books, and i am anxiously waiting for the next!! I am looking for a new series to read while awaiting her next book?! She has two different series (see her website) that are equally amazing!! I never really get hooked on books, but for some reason i can’t seem to put hers down!!! I am open to suggestions!!


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