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Lisa Gardner
Adult Fiction GARDNER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Reed will find lots of work in the audio whodunit world. She has a low, slightly gravelly voice that fits the genre well. She distinguishes characters without trying to be them and helps a wacky protagonist become a believable character. The gruesome story begins with the discovery of the bodies of six young girls who are bagged, tagged and shelved in an old underground chamber in the yard of an abandoned Boston insane asylum. Bobby Dodge (returning from Gardner's Alone) is called to the crime scene. Gardner offers up numerous plausible suspects, suspense and violence, and lots of requited and unrequited love. The book is longer than it needs to be, somewhat repetitive and has a hokey ending with a murderer who appears out of nowhere. But Hide is still an enjoyable thriller and a well-read listen. Simultaneous release with the Bantam hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 27). (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In Gardner's latest thriller, Boston Police Sgt. D.D. Warren hooks up with Massachusetts State Police Det. Robert Dodge (from Alone) to investigate a long-abandoned underground cavern found on the grounds of the former Boston State Mental Hospital. The hospital had been shut down decades earlier, but the mummified bodies of six young girls are found belowground, recalling a previous case. Annabelle Granger has spent her life running, moving from city to city and adopting a new name every 18 months or so at her paranoid father's whim. Annabelle, a beautiful young woman who bears a striking resemblance to a previous victim, is thought to be one of the dead girls, until she strolls into the police station. Former hospital staff members and patients become the prime suspects in this fast-paced, twisty thriller. Annabelle's first-person perspective occasionally shifts to that of an omniscient narrator to give the reader more information than Annabelle has, but the introduction of a new, critical character toward the end is rather unsettling. Nevertheless, this gripping read is recommended for all public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/06.]-Stacy Alesi, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., Boca Raton, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Bobby Dodge
Male
Former SWAT team sniper; called to a crime scene by D. D. where six mummified female bodies have been discovered in an underground tunnel on the propery of a former mental hospital; falls in love with Annabelle.
Police detective

D. D. Warren
Female
Bobby's former girlfriend.
Detective sergeant

Annabelle Granger
Female
Has been in hiding since she was a child; her childhood was full of new cities and assumed identitites; never knew what her family was on the run from.



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