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Written by: Lisa Gardner
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Flora Dane is a victim.

Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Flora Dane is a survivor.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless.

...or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime - a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him - she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

©2016 Lisa Gardner, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the critics say

"As Flora, [narrator Kirsten] Potter transitions from the fragile tones of a survivor to her fearful, desperate thoughts while being held by her captor. Portraying Warren, Potter projects confidence and excitement as the detective uses her intuition to get to the bottom of the case. Each snappy remark adds power and validity to this strong character while engaging the listener." ( AudioFile)

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I loved this book

I haven't read anything by this author before but I really liked the book the story was spell bounding I couldn't put it down

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Heckuva Thriller. One of Gardner's best!

Like it's ripped from the headlines. This book reads like a 'Based on a True Story' Docu-drama. Gardner writes this one very well. Plot with plenty of twists, interesting characters (that you don't really LIKE per se), vivid descriptions, great atmosphere and tension.

I have one issue with Lisa Gardner's plots. She HATES loose ends. Her protagonists are police detectives and FBI agents. You expect a tale of an investigation, complete with 'Red Herrings' and 'Dead-ends' that keep you guessing. But she doesn't give her readers that. You need to pay close attention. She writes supposed mysteries, but nothing distracts you, nothing is superfluous. EVERY event and character in her books wind up playing an essential role in the too-neatly-tied-up conclusions of her books. But I like loose ends and false leads. Not much of a 'mystery' without them, is it? Gardner writes rather Psychological Thrillers with "Holy Cow" Twists.

The plot in this one (a story following an abduction) is no different. But the good FAR outweighs the bad, even though there are MULTIPLE abductions. It gets a little confusing... "Now which time is this?" But an engrossing story.

Kirsten Potter is an excellent reader. Lots of emotion, great cadence, superlative enunciation. The only irritating thing is her occasionally sharp intakes of breath between sentences.

Very small issues. I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5

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Find her

I loved this book great suspense and thrilling. I would definitely read more of this author. Not a due moment.

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great listen<br />

loved it! hard to stop listening. hoping to find more books like this. most definitely recommend

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Good Story, Entertaining.

Well written novel, kept me guessing almost too the end . Performance was a bit lack lacklustre. The narrator did not have the ability too separate character voices. At times, I did struggled to know which character was speaking.

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Flora Dane & DD Warren - great match

I love the DD Warren series. I love how tough and caring DD is about her cases and her victims. Flora Dane is the ultimate addition to the series. She wants justice too and doesn’t have the legal hoops to navigate like DD

This book is fast paced, well narrated and is a great next addition to one of my favourite characters. If you are a DD Warren fan, this book will not disappoint! #Audible1

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excellent storyline expertly told.

I loved this story. there is such struggle, darkness and strength to the main character.

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  • Christine
  • 2016-02-12

Wow, so damn good.

One of the best suspense thriller books I've listened to. I was on my seat from start to finish. There wasn't one moment I got bored with the story line or characters. Nothing predictable about it.

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  • shelley
  • 2016-02-10

Lisa Gardner just keeps getting BETTER & BETTER!

What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

Kirsten Potter as D D Warren? Could anyone else compare?

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did.

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Wow! This book is unbelievable (in a good way)! I cringed when Flora described the time she spent locked in the pine box, I mean I could feel my anxiety level and !heart rate! increasing and really thinking about "what would I do in that situation?). When an author can do that to you, you know she's good. The book OUTSTANDING! I started listening and from the very first sentence I was on the edge of my seat. When the protagonist (Flora) describes her life with her captor and the things she participated in to stay alive while costing other women theirs or her complete submission to his every dark perversion and her acceptance to what she believes to be the rest of her life. Having an opportunity to escape and letting it pass because she no longer believes she's worth it - heartbreaking. I think for me the really heartbreaking part is knowing that this story is a compilation of headline stories from the past few years. This book is extremely thought provoking, disturbing and knowing that it is a work of fiction - thrilling!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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  • Kyla
  • 2016-02-13

Amazing story!

I loved this book, it was one of the best I've ever listened to! I listen to audio books on my hour long drive to and from work, this book however I could not put down. I listened even when I worked. I loved every moment. It kept me entertained and wondering what was going to happen until the very end. Normally books like this are predicable, this one was far from it! While I wanted to know everything I was honestly so sad when it ended.

This is the first time I've even heard of Lisa Gardner and I now plan on reading and listening to more of her books! It's been a long time since a book has kept me this enthralled. I'm going to recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Bill Bockwoldt
  • 2016-02-12

Outstanding

This book left me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Brilliantly performed and amazing story. Well done indeed!

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  • Mary
  • 2016-02-11

Dark and Fascinating

This is the story of Flora Dane. Lost and found and lost again. It's a story of monsters and survival. So horrifying and gut-wrenching that I dare not listen close to bedtime because I was afraid of the nightmares.

Several times I thought I would just quit. I couldn't stand anymore. But then I'd start again because I NEEDED to know what happened to Flora.

Lisa Gardner is an excellent writer. One of the best I've ever read. The book is well-worth 5 stars. Glad I finished it. Never want to read it again....but if Gardner writes more about Flora, I'd be first in line to get the book.

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  • Chip Atkinson
  • 2016-03-07

Hardened, Dark Kidnapping Tale Far Too Tedious

Love DD Warren, but she is entirely overshadowed by the victim in this tale. The police procedural portion of the novel is excellent. Unfortunately I found the victim's sordid tale of kidnapping, brainwashing and rape too much. Don't misunderstand me, I have no problem with the subject matter, but we are asked to go through hours and hours of the girl's torturous nightmare, all written in the first person.

I guess it would have been more interesting to learn more of the hunt than the ordeal of the victim. As it is, I found it one long, miserable tale.

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  • Catherine
  • 2017-06-10

Too Grim for me.

I had to stop reading because the violence against women was too grim for me.

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  • motoJill
  • 2016-02-14

Buy the book. Check your calendar. Start listening.

Or, what the hell, forget your calendar and just start listening. You'll surface in 12 hours and 16 minutes— how much can you miss?

If you like Lisa Gardner, you'll love this book. If you don't like Lisa Gardner, you might love this book. Wait— if you don't like Lisa Gardner, what's wrong with you?!

So much of this book goes on in Flora's head that the choice of narrator was critical. Kirsten Potter doesn't let us down. She IS Flora Dane.

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  • countrygirl
  • 2016-02-12

I loved it!!!

This was a great story, right up my alley. Full of suspense and a twist to boot! I would highly recommend this book

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  • Ang
  • 2016-02-13

Kept me guessing

Every time I thought I had it figured out, the author proved me wrong. Enjoyed the twists and turns.

27 of 31 people found this review helpful