Love You More

Love You More

A Novel

Book - 2011
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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 . . .
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780553807257
Branch Call Number: FIC Gardn 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 356 p


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lilmisslibrary Dec 18, 2012

Love the twists and turns in Lisa Gardner's novels! And thankful you that don't need to really read them in order.

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Jan 03, 2018

This was the second book I've read by Lisa Gardner in as many weeks. Both were thoroughly enjoyable and suspenseful.

To be honest, I don't particularly care much about the Detective Warren's ongoing story. Nothing wrong with the character, but I read mystery novels for the mystery. And Gardner does mystery very well. This was a page turner full of twists and turns and I finished it in two nights. Would have read it in one sitting had that been an option. I definitely plan to read more of her books.

Dec 30, 2017

Two strong but flawed heroines.
I love this series! This is a real page turner!!

Sep 21, 2017

I've gotten a little behind on my Lisa Gardner series, so playing catch up. This was a really good installment in the DD Warren series and the first book with Tessa Leoni. Alternating chapters from DD and Tessa are both good. DD investigating the crime and Tessa giving the background to what happened. Tessa being a bit of an unreliable narrator keeps you guessing as to what really happened. Pulled me in from the first page. Lisa Gardner is one of the best in the crime/mystery genre.

Sep 08, 2017

I usually do not read detective stories but I really enjoyed this book.
Det. D.D. Warren and her partner in crime were fascinating characters.
A great story of passion & crime and a great ending. I will definitely be reading more of her novels as long as there is not to much tragedy in the story line. I finish reading this book in Sept 2017

Jun 01, 2016

I really enjoyed this quick read.

Mar 30, 2016

I think the story was interesting enough, which kept me reading.
The thing I didn't like about the book was 7/8 of the way through the book the author leads you down a single storyline and then bam! Out of the blue, it changes and DD Warren and Bobby suddenly have the light turned on and follow a different angle.
I really didn't care for DD Warren; she was way too brash, and Bobby was way too passive.
But....I gave it 3 stars because it made for an interesting read.

Jul 27, 2015


JasonAT Dec 15, 2014

THIS is the book that made me a fan of Gardner. Slow first half BUT Great second half.

CoeryT Jul 14, 2014

I was at first put off by the 1st half of this Novel. I put it down thinking I was done with it. Later I figured what the heck, picked it up again and was not disappointed. The second half was so good! I am now a fan of Lisa Gardner!

Dec 08, 2013

This book by Gardner got laborious at places. I love Gardner though. She is an amazing writer and the way she write these mystery books is so good. This one kind of seemed a bit off.

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