Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Virtual Book Tour and Review: Love You More by Lisa Gardner

First line: Who do you love?

About the book:

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?


As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?

. . . TO SAVE HER?

For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay.

Love you more . . .

My thoughts: This is the fifth book in Lisa Gardner's Detective D.D. Warren series. I read the fourth one last summer and now this one and I am hooked! I really need to go back and read the first three books in this series, as I want to understand the development of the major characters, but I still enjoyed this book nevertheless. (No worries if you haven't read any of the other books in this series - Love Your More can stand alone. ) Love You More is one roller coaster ride after another and kept me on the edge of my seat as I flew through the pages trying to figure it all out. Nothing is as it seems in this story. Every time I thought I had figured something out, new information appeared and had me stumped once again. Having the story told from alternating points of view, going back and forth from Tessa's point of view to D.D's point of view, only added to the suspense of the story. It seemed as if every time we learned something critical to the story, it would switch back to the other character. In Love You More, D.D is going through some personal turmoil which makes being involved in Tessa's case very personal. As the story unfolds and we find out little by little what is really going on, I found myself loving, then hating, and then loving again the two main characters, D.D. and Tessa. This is definitely a quick, fast paced book that has left me wanting more and I will certainly be going back and reading the rest of this series as I wait for the next one to come out!

About the author: Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Live to Tell, Hide, Alone, and the International Thriller Writers’ Award-winning novel The Neighbor. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England.

Lisa’s latest book is Love You More. Visit her online at her website.

 I received a complimentary copy of Love You More by Lisa Gardner from Pump Up Your Book Promotion as part of the tour.


  1. Thanks for the great review of Lisa's latest. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I read it a couple of weeks ago. I'm glad I did, as I wanted to read the last one and didn't get to. I'm hooked now too. :)

    Thanks again for hosting Lisa.

    All my best,


  2. @Cheryl Thanks Cheryl!!! I am going to be heading over to the library later this week to find the first three books in this series.

  3. Still waiting for a copy from the library. I like this author.

  4. @(Diane) Bibliophile By the SeaBe prepared to not be able to put this book down - it's so good!!!


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