Review: Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

fear-nothing“In #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner’s latest pulse-pounding thriller, Detective D. D. Warren must face a new fear as a serial killer terrorizes Boston.
My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I can’t feel pain. I never have. I never will.
The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear. . . . She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work.
My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.
Six weeks later, a second woman is discovered murdered in her own bed, her room containing the same calling cards from the first: a bottle of champagne and a single red rose. The only person who may have seen the killer: Detective D. D. Warren, who still can’t lift her child, load her gun, or recall a single detail from the night that may have cost her everything.
Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer who buried young women beneath the floor of our home. He has been dead for forty years. Except the Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn’t. My sister claims she can help catch him. I think just because I can’t feel pain doesn’t mean my family can’t hurt me.
D.D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn’t just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down:
Fear nothing.” – Publisher Summary

Crime/Mystery series have long been a secret reading pleasure of mine – a preference leftover from my teen years, as a matter of fact. I have a few authors that I have been following religiously since that time, and a few that I discovered a little bit later in life. Lisa Gardner is one of the latter, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Fear Nothing is the 7th addition to the Detective D.D. Warren series (one of many series Gardner has created) and once again she has woven a tale of intrigue and suspense that will keep readers on their toes until the very last page.

Detective D.D. Warren of the Boston P.D. is re-visiting the crime scene of a grisly murder when she suffers a fairly debilitating injury that affects the use of her left arm as well as her memory of the event. Because her gun was discharged during this event, Warren is temporarily suspended from duty – but neither her suspension nor her injury keep her from participating in the murder investigation.

As part of the rehab process for her injured arm, D.D. crosses paths with pain specialist Adeline Glen. Adeline is somewhat notorious for a few reasons: she has a disorder that allows her to feel absolutely no pain whatsoever; her father, now dead, was the area’s most notorious serial killer; her sister has been serving a prison sentence since her teen years for murder, as well.

A serial killer is on the loose in Boston, and his crimes are eerily similar to those of Dr. Glen’s deceased father’s. As D.D. and her team race to track the murderous villain, Adeline – and D.D. herself – become targets. Will the mystery of the killer’s identity be solved in time to save them?

I will admit that this was not my favorite Lisa Gardner novel. There were some issues with the plot and the pacing was just a bit… off. Yet that does not prevent Fear Nothing from grabbing readers’ attention and taking us for an roller coaster ride through this exciting tale of suspicion and suspense!

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner: Read it today!

3 stars

Source: Penguin/Dutton {via NetGalley}

 

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