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The crime appears open-and-shut: Pushed to the brink by an abusive husband, state police trooper Tessa Leoni finally snapped and shot him in self-defense. But Tessa isnt talkingnot about her dead husband, her battered face, or her missing six-year old daughter. Now, Detective D.D. Warren will have to race against the clock to unearth family secrets, solve a murder and saveThe crime appears open-and-shut: Pushed to the brink by an abusive husband, state police trooper Tessa Leoni finally snapped and shot him in self-defense. But Tessa isnt talkingnot about her dead husband, her battered face, or her missing six-year old daughter. Now, Detective D.D. Warren will have to race against the clock to unearth family secrets, solve a murder and save a child....

Title : Love You More
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ISBN : 9780307877918
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Number of Pages : 187 Pages
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Love You More Reviews

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-13 16:52

    Well, well, well. Lucky this reader remembered about Detective D. D. Love this character. Love the new Tessa Leoni, too! The only bummer was I read this one book late, and mucked up the order, but no biggie. A 9 month time lapse to be precise!The demure looking Lisa Gardner donned in twin set and jeans that we see on the back cover of her books, is a pretty version of a killer writer. What I mean is she looks she looks so straight laced but what she delivers on the page is crazy kick-ass, for want of a better word.I’m going to pepper in many quotes here, in the hopes that it might encourage some more readers to go and grab it. This is D. D, all over. ‘“Oh, fuck you,” D.D told him crossly. She straightened, more discomfited by praise than she was ever riled by criticism.’ Another perfect summation – ‘I couldn’t imagine Detective Warren ever tolerating domestic abuse. If a man hit her, I bet she’d hit back twice as hard. Or taser him in the balls.’ It’s true! ‘The good detective did have a way of cutting to the heart of the matter.’As for the new character we’ve been reading about with terror in this book, a State Trooper by the name of Tessa Leonie – “Reprimand delivered, I gave in to the past ten minutes of terror, scooped her back into my arms, and held her tight. “Don’t scare Mommy like that,” I whispered against the top of her head. “Seriously, Sophie. I love you. I never want to lose you. You are my Sophie.”I like this authors writing, she has a way of getting to you the way D. D has of getting to the heart of the matter in Boston. ‘When you buried your child, was it like imparting your greatest treasure into the sanctity of nature? Or was it like hiding your greatest sin, instinctively seeking out the darkest bowels of the forest to cover your crime?’Also love the character of Bobby Dodge and their kiss. The crux of the matter here is, read this author, series – whether it be D. D. or Tessa Leoni. You’re on a winner.

  • Jean
    2018-11-02 16:17

    Sometimes the plot of a thriller just gets “curiouser and curiouser” until, well, until it all makes sense. Love You More, Lisa Gardner’s fifth D.D. Warren novel in which she also introduces Tessa Leoni as a strong protagonist, was one of those examples for me.Tessa, a Massachusetts state trooper, is arrested for the murder of her husband Brian and is suspected of murdering her six-year-old daughter Sophie. Boston P.D. Sergeant D.D. Warren thinks she did it. Her former partner and lover, Bobby Dodge, now with the state police, is on the case providing a somewhat more balanced perspective. But even Sergeant Warren has to admit that there are things that don’t add up. The concussion and the bruises on Tessa’s face. The missing child. The fierce, protective love that Tessa Leoni has for her daughter, according to all who know her. Did she or didn’t she? The more I read from the police perspective, the more the evidence seemed stacked against Tessa. The case becomes more damning by the minute, it seems.But wait! We have alternating chapters in first person narrative giving us Tessa’s story. What really happened? I found myself referring to the prologue four, five, maybe six times, reading the words, trying to read between the lines. Something was decidedly, deliberately – off. I love Lisa Gardner’s writing. Love You More is especially satisfying because the tension builds and builds, like the snow piling up in a Nor’easter. Not only that, but Ms. Gardner has finally made D.D. vulnerable. Sure, she’s still got that Boston attitude. She’s curt and cranky. Turns out, she has good reason – no, I’m not tellin’! She does, however, have a good heart, especially when it comes to having empathy for the victim, and she tries her mightiest to find little Sophie, dead or alive. Bobby – he’s cool, calm, and supportive. Seems that marriage and fatherhood have been good for him.But it’s Tessa Leoni who really takes center stage in this one. As a single mother, she showed a lot of mettle in overcoming a difficult past and managing to get through the trooper-training program. She met her husband through another trooper, and they seemed to have a happy family. He adored Sophie and Tessa, a perfect husband, except… then one day, he is dead. Murdered on his kitchen floor. Tessa, who knows the law, police procedures, and the way criminals act and think, is one tough cookie. She’s smart as a whip. At times, Tessa reminded me of Lena Adams in Karin Slaughter’s Grant County Series, but only because when she was really in the thick of things, she started thinking in terms of “Good Tessa, Bad Tessa.” What separates her, though is that her very best asset is her love for her daughter. “Love you more.” Teeming with questions and rife with twists and turns, Love You More is hard to put down. This is an easy five-star rating for me!

  • Joseph Finder
    2018-10-31 00:09

    One of the best books I've read this year. This was my Amazon review:I've been a fan of Lisa's D.D. Warren series for some time, but she's truly outdone herself with this one. It grabs you on the first page and keeps you guessing until the final chapter, moving effortlessly between first person and third person narration, weaving an extraordinary amount of research into nonstop action.Love You More starts with a crime we think we understand. Massachusetts State Trooper Tessa Leoni's husband Brian is dead in their kitchen, and Trooper Leoni has been beaten almost to death. It looks to everyone like a case of a battered wife defending herself at last. But Leoni's six-year-old daughter, Sophie, is missing, and the trooper's story is full of holes--holes that become even wider and more curious as Boston Police Detective Sergeant D.D. Warren and her old lover, friend and former partner Bobby Dodge investigate.Warren is dealing with issues of her own, as her relationship with Alex (who never appears in person in this installment) reaches a major turning point, one with implications for Warren's investigation and beyond. (I'm not going to give away what that is. You'll have to read it to find out for yourself.) The nature and power of Trooper Leoni's attachment to her daughter are central to this story: just how much does Leoni love her daughter, and to what lengths will she go to protect her? Is it possible that a mother so devoted could kill her own child?As Warren and Dodge follow the trail of clues, they uncover secrets at every turn: a terrible crime in Leoni's adolescence, a shameful secret of her husband's, and unimaginable betrayal among comrades and friends. Stakes escalate to a climax that is shocking, sad and deeply satisfying.Love You More stands out in the crowded field of thrillers not only because it's a terrific book, but because it features two compelling and believable female protagonists. Trooper Leoni tells us her own story in the first person, alternating with the third-person narrative of Warren's investigation. Leoni's motives emerge over the course of the book, but her passion and conviction draw us in even before we know whether she's guilty or innocent. We cannot argue with her absolute drive, even as we root for Warren and Dodge to make sure justice is done. It's a remarkable juggling act that requires rare talent, and readers will be anxious for the next installment in D.D. Warren's adventures.I've noticed that a lot of guys have some kind of prejudice against thrillers written by women. Take my word for it: Lisa Gardner has the suspense chops to compete with Harlan Coben, Lee Child, and Michael Connelly. Anyone who's already read Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Sandra Brown, or Mary Higgins Clark knows that some of the most gripping thrillers around are written by women.

  • Sue
    2018-10-20 20:12

    "Love You More" by Lisa Gardner was an amazing novel.What will a mother do to protect her daughter.I couldn't put this book down.It is a mystery about a mother, Tess, charged with murdering her husband and possibly her 6-yr-old daughter, Sophie, as well. The Boston police arrest Tess, a state trooper who doesn’t have much faith in cops because of her past experience. Tess lies to the police and devises a plan to find her daughter’s kidnapper on her own and rescue her daughter against all odds no matter what. She had to outfox the police and the bad guys. Her plan is genius! “Love You More” shows there is good and bad in everyone. It’s about betrayal, friendship, crime investigation, murder, gambling, love, and sacrifice.I felt such compassion for what Tess went through and had to endure...to save her child.This novel is a must read for anyone that enjoys reading suspense-thriller-mystery novels.

  • Deanna
    2018-10-21 00:10

    I read this book a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Over the years I have read quite a few of Lisa Gardner's books. Even though I haven't read all of the books in this series I still found it to be a very good read on it's own. It grabbed me right off from the first page and I was kept guessing until the very end. I had a hard time putting it down. Trooper Tessa Leoni's husband Brian is dead and she herself has been beaten and is covered in bruises. It looks like a clear cut case of a battered wife defending herself in self defense...but is it? On top of it Leoni's six-year-old daughter, Sophie is no where to be found. Leoni's story doesn't make complete sense to Boston PD Sergeant D.D Warren and Bobby Dodge as they start their investigation. Did Tessa kill her daughter Sophie as well? Did she intentionally kill Brian? Is someone else responsible for the crime and Sophie's disappearance? I was consumed with wanting to know what happened to both of them. This is a very well written, fast-paced and intense novel of suspense which is told from the view of both women. Although I tried my best I just couldn't predict what the end was going to be and was definitely surprised by the unexpected twists and turns. A suspenseful story that keeps you reading and guessing until the very last page.

  • Maria Clara
    2018-10-29 19:05

    Sé que no soy muy justa con esta puntuación, pero creo que hubiera podido ser sólo la historia de Tessa y no hubiera pasado nada. Aún así, la trama me gustó mucho, así como la estructurada de la novela.

  • Jim
    2018-10-23 19:06

    "... there really were multiple layers of Hell, and no matter how deep you'd thought you'd fallen, there was still someplace deeper and darker to go."Tessa Leoni is a Massachusetts State Trooper. She has been beaten almost to death. Her husband, Brian, is dead in their kitchen. At first glance it would appear to be another tragic case of a battered wife defending herself. But their six year old daughter, Sophie, is missing. And Tessa's story is full of holes and inconsistencies. Holes and inconsistencies that become wider and more inconsistent as Boston Police Detective Sergeant D.D. Warren and her former lover Bobby Dodge investigate. And D.D. is dealing with a major personal issue that is impacted by this case.The story alternates between first and third person narration. In one chapter Tessa is telling her story. In the next chapter D.D. and Bobby are investigating what happened and trying to find Sophie. The alternate first and third person narration is seamless and keeps you guessing until the very end.Tessa has not had an easy life. But she is tough, smart, and resourceful. Readers of other books in the D.D. Warren series know that these same qualities describe D.D. Warren. If Brian was a wife beater then he probably got what he deserved. But what happened to Sophie? If Tessa murdered Brian and made it looked like she had been the victim of abuse then D.D. is going to make sure Tessa doesn't get away with it. But what happened to Sophie?As the story progresses we, along with D.D. and Bobby, slowly learn the truth. Tessa's motives, passion and conviction draw us in even before we know whether she's guilty or innocent. At the same time you are rooting for D.D. and Bobby to see that justice is done and Sophie is brought home. Safely.At the end you are left wondering whether you should read the next book in the D.D. Warren series or Tessa Leoni?

  • Dana Griffin
    2018-10-18 16:02

    Oh. My. God. Before you begin this book, clear your schedule, send your children off, and prepare to go without sleep. Once you're halfway through this book, you won't be able to stop reading. I'd give this book ten, or one hundred star rating if I could. Note to any would be assassins, or child abductors: don't murder the husband or abduct the child of a Massachuetts State Police officer, or suffer the consequences. This is the premise of this book.Ms. Gardner always comes up with interesting plots and characters, but this time, she really out did herself. The protagonist in this book, Detective D. D. Warren, goes through a life changing event that alters how she looks at the antogonist in this story. This dilemma Detective Warren is facing makes for an interesting point of view that adds a depth to this book a male narrator wouldn't have.This is the fourth book of Lisa Gardner's I've read, and probably the best one so far. If I wasn't already a fan of her work, I would be now.

  • Bube
    2018-10-22 21:49

    What a book!Its been 6 hours after I read the book and I still can't calm down all those emotions that has be triggered by this book.This is a book that tells a story about the great love of a mother to her child and how she manages to do everything in her power to save her child.As you read the book, you can't remain indifferent to all those emotions in the heart of Tessa and Sophie, in the last 35 pages I could not calm down the emotions and the tears just couldn't stop, I know, it's just a book,fiction, but people, this is one of the most powerful book I have read! Recommendation for all!Ивана ти благодарам за преводот на оваа книга,Сакам Книги најдобри сте! :)

  • Maribel
    2018-10-26 17:03

    [Entre 3 - 3,5]Está francamente bien narrado, pero le sobran páginas. Me ha faltado más acción y sobretodo el factor sorpresa. Me quedo, sin duda, con la recta final de la historia y con Tessa Leoni: una mujer fuerte, decidida y de armas tomar.

  • La-Lionne
    2018-10-28 19:12

    3.5 starsThis was a surprisingly enjoyable read. I was in a mood for something mysterious and twisted, and got exactly that. When I read Touch and Go, I didn't realized that that book was the second in the series. When I bought It last year on Amazon, no where, at that time, was it mentioned that it was part of the series. It read like a stand alone. I only realized that when I came across this book. Weird. This book is actually the fifth in D.D. Warren series, and some sort of spin off of the new series.The book is well written, had a decent pace and incredible amount of research on the subject matter.I did found it over described at times, especially the first half of the book. It felt like the author kept getting lost in countless descriptions of the smallest things. Details of heroine being incorserated would have been much more interesting for someone who's reading a thriller for the first time. For me personally, all the procedures were boring because they were too detailed, even for a thriller.It was a lot of general job discriptions rather than the descriptions of the person's job in this particular case. I remember the second book being much better by not having all that.The story did unravel nicely at the end, with couple really nice twists along the way, but constant speculations and new theories were annoying. Especially when I realized how far off they were. Once I understood how everything went down, the endless speculations became meaningless, and pretty quickly boring.I liked overall story. However, I did had an issue with the very last bit of the book. It was a case of massive proportions, with a lot of people involved. When the police discovered the details, it turned out that they barely scratched the surface. If I hadn't read the second book already, I would've thought that there will be a continuation. But I did and it's not. The story ended with the case barely investigated, and was pretty much dismissed at the end. Is that some sort of open ending? I don't know. I'm still a fan of Gardner's though. She writes mean twists and her stories are never predictable.

  • Taryn
    2018-10-16 16:17

    Brilliant! Love You More is quite possibly one of the best books I have ever read. Lisa Gardner has knack for writing suspense, her attention to detail is incredible, and her gift to keep the reader guessing until the end leaves me speechless. I've read four of Ms. Gardner's books back to back now, and each time I'm more surprised than the last. The plot and character development is out of this world superb. I'm not the type to only use five adjectives when describing a book, but I had the sudden urge to when I finished Love You More. Heart pounding, emotional, a thrill ride, gripping, compelling-- It's that good! Suspense has never been my go-to genre, but I think that's simply because I hadn't found the author for me until now. I'm blown away with Lisa's writing and can't get enough of it.

  • Freda Malone
    2018-11-01 23:16

    Don't be shocked but this is my first Lisa Gardner read and I loved it. Tessa, the protagonist, a law enforcement officer and mother of Sophie, has shot and killed her husband after a brutal beating. Little Sophie is gone and nowhere to be found. Tessa is arrested after several clues have shown that she is lying about the details. It is up to Tessa, the mama bear, to strategically escape the confines of her closely guarded hospital room and find her little girl. A brilliant start to a series. I don't think I've come across a book that had me so awed. This mama bear knew what she was doing and I was riveted through every chapter. Piss off a mama bear enough and prepare to be mauled, chewed and spit out, dead, but it is a race against time for Tessa. She must find Sophie before her time is up. She must stay a step ahead of her fellow law enforcement officers who have clearly turned their backs on her. An edge of your seat page turner for sure.

  • Rosario
    2018-10-19 19:17

    Just started and so far it's a struggle. Very poorly edited, I keep highlighting mistakes and it's very distracting.I am two thirds done and I have no idea why this books is so popular. A page turner? Hardly, I can't read more than a few pages at a time. The characters? Nobody seems to be particularly likeable and I find D.D. Warren so irritating I am actually hoping she fails miserably in her investigation. As for the story, very complicated in a very silly way. I am trying hard to finish it but I am not sure I will succeed.Finally done and I will not pick another book by Lisa Gardner any time soon. Convoluted and boring and carelessly written. Stay away from this one!

  • Mis Lecturas
    2018-11-14 20:56

    En realidad 4,5 *Mi reseña completa: http://mislecturasderetos.blogspot.co...

  • Georg
    2018-11-06 20:12

    What would you think about the following line in a modern novel: “Every man has a moment in his life when he realizes he genuinely loves a woman, and she’s just not worth it.”Right: What an arrogant asshole! You would at once throw the book where it belongs – into the waste-bin. But I misquoted. You find the correct quote on page 256 and it reads like that: “Every woman has a moment in her life when she realizes she genuinely loves a guy, and he’s just not worth it.”On then Amazon-ebook it’s the phrase with the most highlights (which means “likes” in Facebook-English)The other most appreciated pearls of wisdom are the following ones:“But I kept moving, because like any woman, I was good at self-inflicted pain.”“This was the pattern of my life: to love men who didn’t deserve me, and, knowing that, to yearn for their love anyway.”If you are - single mother- police officer- full of self-pity- self-righteous- entirely humorlessthis book will give you consolation and the affirmation that you have always done everything perfectly.If you're not: read another book, no matter which one.

  • Maria
    2018-11-08 18:49

    Opinião em breve no blogue

  • Wench
    2018-11-10 23:52

    First off, the TWs: kidnapping, murder, plenty of gun and knife violence, pregnancy, intimate partner violenceWHAT EVEN WAS THIS BOOK.I live in Boston, okay? Where these books are ostensibly set. And so far, they've been pretty okay on the details. Well, the first couple were, and they've been deteriorating. And then we get to THIS book.NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPEAnd it's the kind of shit that would take literally ninety seconds of internetting. A hospital IN BOSTON with a Wal-Mart a few blocks away? No Wal-Marts within city limits; closest is about a half-hour drive from the city. Getting the name of a major, well-known museum wrong. Getting a description of a neighborhood's demographics right, but descriptions of the housing stock all wrong. I mean, a single-family RANCH in BOSTON is ludicrous, except MAYBE in like West Roxbury. Sure aren't any in Allston or Brighton. Also anyone who lives there lives in EITHER Allston OR Brighton, not "Allston-Brighton", PS. And somehow the neighborhood is ALLLL triple-deckers except MAGICALLY for these two staties' houses. Riiiight. (Nope: it's a mix of large apartment buildings, a lot of two-families, a lot of big old single-families converted to multi-families, and maybe some single-families in a few areas. There are a few streets of triple-deckers! But not ranch-style, lots generally aren't big enough. GOOGLE STREET VIEW IS YOUR FRIEND.) And a "sprawling" elementary school, OH IT IS TO LAUGH. And one of the core suburbs described as "rural". OH please. And somehow only Harvard, MA, has farms and fields and shit (nope). Give me a freaking break. Sure, Harvard (the town) is out there, past 128, so sure. But uh there's a big old farm right in freaking Lexington.Then there's all the improbabilities about the State Police! Again, ninety seconds of internetting could have told you that the Framingham barracks doesn't patrol the Mass Pike, there's a troop specifically assigned to the Pike. So Framingham might help out once in a while, but that's not their regular spot, if I am reading the State Police's website correctly. And somehow she lives in Boston but isn't assigned to any of the troops or barracks in town. Right. Okay fine, she's only four years in, I get it. But her trainer, in for much longer, who also miraculously has a huge fucking yard in the city, is also assigned out of Framingham? And their patrols start as soon as they get in the car, even though their barracks isn't assigned here?Then we get to the mystery. And the victim/potential perp. WHAT. WHAT. WHAT. I can't even with you. Then we get to our overarching character, who SPOILER gets pregnant. Fine, I can buy that, even though you're on the far side of 40. But you've consistently never wanted kids, and suddenly as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test OH YES I WILL BE A MOM. Uh. And conveniently, reading the teaser for the next book, it appears that all of the awesome character development we could have seen during the pregnancy is just skipped over and she's got a kid now HEY ISN'T THAT GREAT. What the fuck. We don't even see the reaction of the man involved in the pregnancy. We get no development to their relationship, we're just told that they are still together and hey yeah they each have a drawer at each other's houses so that's nice. But nothing deeper than that. We're just told this is how it is, and are supposed to accept that, with no view or explanation as to WHY.Just... this was so poorly edited. And researched. And frankly, improbable. And I still find D.D. Warren an abrasive, two-dimensional asshole. And even though this is a library book I wish I could get my money back.

  • Best Crime Books & More
    2018-10-20 23:49

    Lisa Gardner's release prior to this one was entitled `Live To Tell' and if I am being 100% honest it wasn't my favourite of her books. There was a certain element of `supernatural' to that book and it just didn't sit right with me. Thankfully, she has returned to her former glory of producing a fantastic crime novel featuring DD Warren.DD Warren is featured in a series of books and this latest book is number 5 in the series. Detective D.D Warren is a very headstrong woman working in a predominantly male environment. She is a tough, no-nonsense woman who seems to fluctuate between doing the right thing the legal way, and doing the right thing the illegal way. In the last book Live to Tell it seemed like DD had become this sex-starved workaholic. There was a certain element of believability about it but it seemed a little harsh for even her to become that bad. In this latest book she seems to have finally settled back to her normal self, with thankfully a man on the horizon. As well as DD being part of a murder case and missing child's case, she also has her own personal issues to tackle which make for a great thread which can be continued on to the next book.DD is paired up with her ex-loved Bobby Dodge on a strange murder case. Brian Darby is found dead on his kitchen floor. His wife Tessa Leoni is a state police trooper and is claiming to have shot him in self-defence. It should be a simple self-defence case but Tessa's six year old daughter Sophie is missing. DD and Bobby soon become aware that this case is a little out of the ordinary. They are also aware that with a 6 year old child missing the clock is ticking.Tessa has her own secrets and as such you see and hear from her as her story begins with walking into her kitchen that fateful night. Lisa Gardner has produced an outstanding book. Tessa is absolutely brilliant and you understand that this is written with the sheer though of how far you would go for your child.The story is set into two parts that of DD and Bobby chasing the murder trail and Tessa trying to keep one step ahead the whole time. As usual I started out at a relatively sedate pace but soon couldn't help but keep reading. The ending came as a shock (which is always nice) and as Lisa Gardner is famous for, her crime scene descriptions and gruesome murders are very descriptive. Set in harsh Boston winter I felt like I was literally running behind them ain the snow, this book was an absolute corker and I was so pleased that the author has also given us the added bonus of a new dimension for the character for the next book.This is a brilliant book which I loved and I cannot imagine any crime fan not enjoying it. Fast paced, with lots of twists in the plot, it never stands still for a minute. Get out there and grab yourself a copy!

  • Lauren
    2018-11-11 23:11

    Love You More4 StarsLisa Gardner's fast paced writing style and captivating plots are the reason she is one of my favorite crime authors, particularly her Quincy/Rainie series. Unfortunately, her D.D. Warren books have never been stellar (perhaps because D.D. herself is not that likable a heroine) but Love You More breaks this unremarkable trend. Once again, the perspective alternates between first and third person. While this has irritated me in the past, it works well here as it adds to the characterization and tension in the plot. D.D. also mellows somewhat in this book although she still comes across as harsh and brash at times and her detecting skills definitely need work. The mystery is what makes this a worthwhile read. The intricate twists and turns together with Tessa's amazing mind and ability to strategize keep the reader guessing as the story slowly unravels and the villains and motives become clear. Overall, this is one of the better books in this particular series and I will continue on to the next one.

  • Elsa
    2018-11-02 22:59

    ¡Me ha encantado! Es muy entretenido a pesar dener un inicio un poco lento aunque hacía la mitad coge un ritmo más intenso. Me ha gustado muchísimo Tessa Leoni, ¡una mujer de armas tomar!Sin duda leeré más libros de esta fantástica autora.

  • Faye
    2018-10-15 17:48

    Read: February 2018Rating: 5/5 starsLove You More introduces the character of Tessa Leonie in a case that seems like a simple case of self defence - she shot her own husband after receiving a severe beating in their family home. However Tessa's young daughter is also missing and as D.D. Warren investigates the more twists and turns start appearing in the story.This was another excellent book in the DD Warren series, and it seems that this is also the first book in a secondary series featuring Tessa Leonie as a main character. Based on Love You More this is definitely a series I will be picking up in the future.This whole series is so good that Lisa Gardner has already on her way to becoming one of my auto-buy authors.

  • Aylavella
    2018-10-23 17:14

    Cuando leí la sinopsis sabía ya que tenía que leer la novela, que era de esos libros que te atrapan y enganchan. Luego leí varias reseñas que confirmaban mi percepción, que iba a ser de esas novelas que iba a disfrutar muchísimo. Y después de leerla, puedo afirmar que sí, que me ha encantado, que me ha tenido enganchada desde el primer capítulo. Es una novela adictiva, que sorprende, no sabemos cómo va a ir desarrollándose la historia. Sabemos que Tessa, policía estatal, se declara culpable de la muerte de su marido, pero ¿dónde está su hija Sophie? ¿De verdad una agente entrenada dispara a su marido y no intenta reducirle de otra forma? Es el único que al parecer sabe dónde está Sophie. D.D. Warren y Bobby Dogde, protagonistas de otras novelas de la autora, son los encargados de investigar la muerte del marido de Tessa y de encontrar a una niña de 6 años que no aparece por ningún lado y al parecer nadie ha visto. Pero todo se va a ir complicando y lo que parecía un caso de violencia doméstica, no lo es tanto. ¿Qué ha pasado realmente? ¿Qué oculta Brian, el marido de Tessa? ¿Quién tiene a Sophie? Con varios giros sorprendentes a lo largo de la trama nos vamos a encontrar un final que no desmerece el desarrollo de la novela, un desarrollo muy bien llevado que te mantiene pegado a las páginas del libro.Y los protagonistas, ¿qué decir de ellos? Me han gustado tanto Tessa como los investigadores que van a encargarse de la resolución del caso. Tessa es una mujer que a pesar de su apariencia, es fuerte y resolutiva y va a luchar con todos su medios por encontrar a su hija. Espero que no tarden mucho en publicar en español las otras dos novelas protagonizadas por ella.Resumiendo, novela que me ha gustado muchísimo, que me ha tenido enganchada a sus páginas, bien escrita, adictiva y entretenida que hará pasar un buen rato a quien la lea. Con un inicio de infarto y un final sorprendente, no va a dejar indiferente a nadie. Muy recomendable si os gusta los thriller.

  • Michael
    2018-11-09 23:48

    Gardner shows great talent in emotional engagement and tense plotting in this murder mystery placed in Boston, 5th in a series of 7 so far featuring tough homicide detective D.D. Warren. Gardner’s special talent lies in domestic situations that go bad. This story starts out with police being called to a shooting of a husband by his wife who is terribly beaten, a seeming open and shut case of defense from domestic violence. The victim/suspect is Tessa Leoni, a state trooper. Her 8 year old child is missing, and she isn’t talking. Eventually she is arrested for murder.The wide ranging investigations lead to exciting many twists and turns in the plot. From early on the author uses the device of slipping into Tessa’s mind, so the reader knows her primary concern is finding her daughter. The ultimate question played out is what would a mother do to save her child? This makes for compelling reading and great challenges for Sergeant Warren, who has an especially endearing personality and persistence. My only objection is Gardner’s method of accessing Leoni’s mind for the reader in small pieces felt a bit manipulative. Following along with police procedural steps, we pass from clue to clue as expected, but the magic of seeing into a suspect’s mind with constraints on seeing her levels of guilt seems artificial. Yet movies do that all the time, so it was easy to sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Mark
    2018-10-19 17:05

    There are many reasons for reading a book and perhaps one of the more shameful reasons is to really fancy the writer because of the picture of her. I did buy her novel mainly for that reason and remembering that her name came up in a few recommendations.Love you more is the story of two women Gardners' D.D. Warren & state police trooper Tessa Leonie. With both their voices the book is written. D.D. Warren being one of the main characters of Gardners oeuvre, and Tessa Leonie being the "victim" of the tale. Even in the beginning of the book you as a reader will find that the story being told does not add up and it seems to take DD Warren some time to come to the same conclusion. The detectives pregnancy added nothing for me (being a 1st time reader of Mrs Gardner that is) and sure did not add any depth to the tale of two mothers (one to be). However Gardner does know how to tell a tale and indeed after I had managed to read the first half of the book the 2nd half was hard to tear away from.No really big surprises but a very well written thriller with a satisfying ending. I will most certainly visit Lisa Gardner's writings again and this time for more reasons than just a pretty face.

  • Diane
    2018-10-22 23:49

    Tessa Leoni is a victim, no she's the villian, no she's the victim, no she's the villan! Lisa Gardner sure screws with my head. I'm still getting use to her style of writing, and I'm liking it, but it still has me scratching my head at times :)What would you do if your 6 year old daughter was taken from you, then your husband shot in front of you, and then you (as a cop) had to take the blame for it all?Red herring after red herring, but a good chase it was!I liked this book on so many levels and I do recommend it.A solid 4 stars and 2 thumbs up.

  • Tonya Smith
    2018-10-23 15:57

    OMG I would have never guessed the ending. I loved the way Lisa Gardner keeps you guessing to the very end. I will be reading every book she puts out. Especially if they all keep you guessing like this one.

  • Jennifer Jaynes
    2018-11-13 00:15

    I thoroughly enjoyed "Love You More." Was riveted from the first several pages. Usually Gardner isn't a favorite of mine in this genre, but if she keeps writing stories like this one, she soon will be.

  • Holly
    2018-10-29 21:08

    I forgot how much I liked Lisa Gardner's books. Good thing I've bought a bunch of her novels recently at a book fair:)

  • Mahoghani 23
    2018-10-22 22:06

    This book had me at the beginning. You're thinking, at first, that Tessa Leoni's committed the biggest crime ever; murdering her husband. Not only that, her 6-year old child, Sophie, is missing. All eyes are on Tessa but she's not saying a thing. She's arrested but plans the biggest escape from jail and at the same time, she's plotting to locate her daughter and kill the people responsible.Full of suspense and a whole lot of drama. The author makes you think one way but then a few chapters later, you're changing your mind and rotating in another direction only to find yourself changing your mind again. When you realize whose behind this and the drama really unfolds, you'll want to kill them also.