Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s excerpt is from a recent download:  Look for Me (e-book, D.D. Warren), by Lisa Gardner, the author’s latest twisty thrill ride, in which Detective D. D. Warren and Find Her‘s Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl’s life…or bring her to justice.




Intro:  (Prologue)

A year later, what Sarah remembered most was waking up to the sound of giggling.

“Shhh.   Not so loud!  My roommates hate it when I bring boys home.  Killjoys need their beauty sleep.”

“So, no making noises?  Like this?”  A wolf howl from outside Sarah’s bedroom door.

Fresh giggling.  Then loud thumps as someone, probably Heidi, ran into the coffee table, the couch, the standing lamp.


Teaser:  We all hurt in our own way, I thought.  And whether I liked Anya Seton or not, she clearly had her fair share of scars.  She’d do well in New York.  Between her exotic looks and iron will, nothing would hold her back. (58%).


Synopsis:  The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.


Another thriller from a favorite author.  What do you think?  Would you keep reading?



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