Kelly recommended the D.D. Warren series by Lisa Gardner and I got a copy of Alone from a friend and devoured it over the weekend.
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I liked the writing, it was quick, it wasn't showy and it was believable. Besides, the part where Bobby completely falls for the damsel in distress and forgets how to be a cop. But I guess, that's what keeps people reading suspense novels. The slightly absurd mixed with the OH MY GOSH it could happen. I also liked that even in the end it wasn't all clear cut and neatly packaged. There were still some questions and that went along with the character development. I've already checked out more Lisa Gardner books from the library. ;)