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Alone by Lisa Gardner

The Book:

Alone . . . Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The man’s finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react . . . and forever pay the consequences.

Alone . . . that’s where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son’s death . . . and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital.

Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he’d done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous . . . and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence—but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who’s woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone.

Source: From Goodreads

The View:

I have had this book in my TBR for a long time – on the same note I have to mention that I practically have all unread Lisa Gardner’s books on my TBR. I believe she is an author we have to look out for as she can create a plot so suspenseful that you would rather finish the book than have the story haunting you in your nightmares. I have read a few of Lisa Gardner’s books and they only keep getting better.

The plot was filled with suspense and for once I did not even attempt to make guesses. With each page turn and character introduction came a new suspect and so much more thrill. The story moved quickly but all the characters and events got their due time and explanations.

The characters in ‘Alone’ manage to leave a lasting impression. Catherine Gagnon is powerful and alternates between being the victim and the suspect so genuinely. Bobby is real and well drafted. The surge of emotions that embrace him are well described and makes you relate to him. Every aspect of the characters reactions to a situation are justified by past references or present happenings. When Bobby connects with Catherine in spite of all the warnings you wonder why he is being so stupid but the story of his past explains his feelings for a lone woman in a marriage.

I am a fan of Lisa Gardner and even if I was not one this book would have surely made me one. Rated a 5 on 5



One Response

  1. I have read “Hide” and “The Neighbor” so far in this series by the author and loved them, now just need to get the other 3 books to read including “Alone”…
    Thanks for the review Kavyen, I am a mystery thriller suspense fan of long standing and have let my books fall by the wayside in favor of reading too many paranormals… I am working on that slowly and this book sounds like a good way to start back on the genre!

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