LOVE YOU MORE by Lisa Gardner [Review]

If you liked Lisa Gardner’s award winning 2010 book, The Neighbor, you’re going to want to pick up her latest novel, Love You More. Detective D.D. Warren is once again partnered with Massachusetts state trooper Bobby Dodge to solve a murder. This time they’re investigating one of their own, fellow state trooper Tessa Leoni. Trooper Leoni’s husband is dead and she has confessed to shooting him in self-defense. Her battered face and other injuries back her story up. Sounds like an open and shut case, right? The thing is, Tessa’s six-year-old daughter, Sophie, is missing and Tessa’s story isn’t quite adding up. So what happened to the child? Could Tessa have harmed her own daughter?

If you pick up Love You More (and I highly recommend that you do), be prepared for some late nights. It kept me up well into the night because I just couldn’t put it down. It’s the type of thriller that keeps you on edge and breathless as you try to figure out what will happen next. And, much like The Neighbor, what makes the book a must-read is Gardner’s ability to create a captivating character like Tessa. Is she good? Or is she bad? She’s definitely manipulative, but you have to wait until the end of the book to find out all of her secrets.

Love You More alternates between the viewpoints of the two policewomen, Tessa and D.D., who are so much alike, yet forced to go head to head on this case. I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol. Both ladies are great narrators and listening to them was a pleasure.

Love You More has really cemented Lisa Gardner as one of my favorite authors. Her stories are haunting and packed with so many unpredictable twists and turns that they are unforgettable. I can’t recommend Love You More enough!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Bantam | Pages: 368 | Source: Purchased | Buy on Amazon

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