Saturday, May 07, 2011

Weekend Book Club: Love You More

Lisa Gardner is an autobuy for me.
She's the only author who has given me nightmares (while reading The Perfect Husband.)

Her latest, LOVE YOU MORE, depicts every parents' nightmare.

Here's the official synopsis:


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 . . .

I couldn't put this book down.
The author's voice, her multi-layered themes and constant plot twists make this a superb page turner.

For a busy mum running around with kids' kinder concerts and cross country events and a birthday and a tight deadline...well, to say I read this in a day, you know how much I could NOT put it down!

What are you reading this week?

(considering I have 2 releases out, hope it's one of mine!)


Nas Dean said...

Hi Nicola,

Thanks for posting the review of Love You More Sounds interesting.

I'm reading Samantha Hunter's Blaze, Mine Til Morning.
Next is Jessica Hart's Ordinary Girl in a Tiara!

Lois said...

Well, no, not yours just yet - I've been going for older releases that I've been collecting during the semester and whatnot - Lauren Willig's The Orchid Affair is first, then have to skip my books for some review for my blog books! :)


Kerrin said...

I just finished Swept Away by Marsha Canham. Awesome! Yours is next in the pile!!

Nicola Marsh said...

Ordinary Girl in a Tiara sounds fab, Nas.

Nicola Marsh said...

I think you'll have to sneak mine up the list, Lois ;)

Nicola Marsh said...

Woo hoo, Kerrin!!!