Lisa Gardner’s FEAR NOTHING: An Autographed Copy + a #bookreview

Me holding Lisa Gardner's book open to show others her autograph

It’s true. I received an autographed copy of Lisa Gardner’s Fear Nothing! How exciting!

I’ve been wanting to read this book since October 2013.

How I Got an Autographed Copy of Fear Nothing

I simply wrote her and asked her for one.

I went to her website’s Contact page, and used the email address she provides to write her a letter.

Of course, I mentioned that Lisa Jackson sent me an autographed copy of Tell Me, and that I was going to review it, which I did. I know that these two authors read one another’s books, and so I figured that name-dropping might help sway her. 😉

I also told her about my standard offer to authors.

Whatever the reason, Lisa’s reply to me was positive. She also sent me a short note (shown in the image below).

I’m happy to say that now I have an autographed copies of books from my two favourite Lisas!

Plus, I enjoyed a good read, on her. 🙂 I’ve bought many books of hers over the years, though, and have enjoyed each one immensely. Fear Nothing was no exception. Read on for my book review of this wonderful suspense novel!

Me holding Lisa Gardner's book, Fear Nothing

Me holding Lisa Gardner's note to me

About Fear Nothing

The book blurb for Fear Nothing, Lisa’s 29th novel, taken from Lisa Gardner’s site reads:

DD Warren returns in a tale of two sisters, one a successful doctor who can’t feel pain, the other already incarcerated for multiple murders. Daughters of infamous serial killer Harry Day, their separate worlds are about to collide as they work with DD to catch a predator copying their late father’s murders.

Fear Nothing is the seventh instalment in the Detective DD Warren series. The complete series consists of:

  • ALONE
  • HIDE
  • THE NEIGHBOR
  • LIVE TO TELL
  • LOVE YOU MORE
  • CATCH ME
  • FEAR NOTHING

Although I’ve not reviewed each of these books, I’m happy to report that I’ve read all of them. Catch Me was my favourite. The sheer number of twists and turns it contains, coupled with my inability to determine the identity of the killer and the surprise I felt when I found out who he/she was makes Catch Me an unforgettable novel, one I’d read again and again.

My Book Review of Fear Nothing

The following is my book review of Fear Nothing, which I have posted to Goodreads:

A series of murders rocks Boston — hard. The killer’s signature consists of leaving behind at each murder scene a rose, a champagne bottle, and a victim whose skin has been cut off — into multiple ribbons.

Detective DD Warren helps investigate — unofficially. “Unofficially” because she was severely wounded and is still healing. Part of her therapy involves seeing a psychologist, Dr. Adeline Glen, to deal with the pain she endures. But the good doctor has pain issues of her own — she cannot feel pain, due to a rare genetic disorder.

DD’s investigation leads the police to a potential killer, Shana Day. But Shana is behind bars, serving a life sentence for apparently killing a boy — Donnie Johnson — when she was fourteen. Shana is also one of the two girls that Harry Day fathered. The other is Adeline. Surprise, surprise. This twist is just one of many, and is indicative of Lisa Gardner’s extraordinary ability to craft a suspenseful storyline.

Shana and Adeline were separated as young children, each put into the foster system. Adeline was adopted by a clinical doctor who later died of natural causes and Shana was adopted into a different family.

When Harry Day was alive, he also cut ribbons of skin off his victims. Now, someone is replicating his murderous methodology. But who?

As DD investigates further, she also tries to remember the circumstances surrounding her injury. She had returned to the scene of another crime, fell down the stairs, and fired off three shots while doing so. Who did she see before she fell… or was she pushed? Is that person related to Harry Day, or his daughters?

As the pieces of the mystery fall into place, another twist arises, which adds to the growing suspense. Lisa Gardner delivers murder, mayhem, and mystery in Fear Nothing, an excellent read. As per ususal with all of Gardner’s novels, this one is highly recommended!

Lisa Gardner headshot

A Bit About Lisa Gardner, Famed Author

Lisa Gardner is one of my top three favourite authors (along with Lisa Jackson and James Patterson). She is pretty normal, given the subject matter of most of her books! She lives with two dogs, a three-legged cat, and her hubby, who once deleted all of the games on her computer! (So, yeah, she has her problems, too!)

Seriously, Lisa Gardner’s been writing for the majority of her life, thrilling and entertaining millions of people with her tales. She was published at the age of 20. If my math is correct, she’s in her early 40s — which is around my age (I’m currently 43). She also has beautiful, compelling eyes.

Lisa has a sense of humour, evidenced in her answers to the FAQs she receives, and enjoys works by several authors, including V. C. Andrews (another one of my faves). She’s lived in many places as well, and truly enjoys doing research, especially in the field of forensics.

A self-described research junkie, her work as a research analyst for an international consulting firm parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of internationally bestselling suspense novels, including her most recent release, Fear Nothing.

~source

If you want to know more about Lisa, the monthly contests and sweepstakes she runs, please visit her site and look around. Take a few moments to watch some of her videos, too. Some are educational, but most are hilarious and entertaining!

Lisa’s Typical Day

To prove Lisa is “normal” and “funny,” I found a video in which Lisa talks about a typical day in her life.

I have to admit, the props made me laugh!

Lisa Gardner’s Books – and Links to Buy Them on Amazon

Her books include those from the FBI Profiler (featuring Rainie Conner, Pierce Quincy, and his daughter Kimberly) series: The Perfect Husband (1998); The Third Victim (2001); The Next Accident (2001); The Killing Hour (2003); Gone (2006); and Say Goodbye (2008). The Detective D.D. Warren series consists of: Alone (2005); Hide (2007); The Neighbor (2009); Live to Tell (2010); Love You More (2011); Catch Me (2012); and Fear Nothing (2014).

Stand alones include: The Other Daughter (1999); The Survivors Club (2002), I’d Kill For That (2004); Touch & Go (2013); and Crash & Burn, her 30th novel, soon to be released (in February 2015).

Crash & Burn book cover

Crash & Burn is Lisa Gardner’s 30th — and next — book. It will be released in February 2015, and I’m looking forward to reading it!

Lisa’s Pseudonym is Alicia Scott

Lisa Gardner has written books under the pseudonym Alicia Scott, which include: Walking After Midnight (1992); Shadow’s Flame (1994); Waking Nightmare (1994); At the Midnight Hour (1995); Hiding Jessica (1995); The Quiet One (1996); The One Worth Waiting For (1996); The One Who Almost Got Away (1996); Maggie’s Man (1997); Macnamara’s Woman (1997); Brandon’s Bride (1998); Partners in Crime (1998); and Marrying Mike… Again (2000).

Chat With Lisa

Connect with Lisa Gardner on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter. Check out her quotes on Brainy Quote, and invite her to speak to your writing group (email her at asklisa@lisagardner.com). She just might! Of course, you could always attend one of her events. 😉

I’d go… if I had the time and money.

Maybe she and I will simply have dinner one day… with Lisa Jackson. 😉

Your Turn:

Do you enjoy mysteries or thrillers?

Who is your favourite author?

Have you read any of Lisa Gardner’s books yet?

Which author(s) would you like to have dinner with someday?

A Final Plea

Please share this post on social media. Although my Wording Well site is becoming popular, this site still lacks readerships because I’ve not actively promoted it as much as I’d’ve liked to. So… I need your help! It took me a long time to put this post together, but if no one reads it, I’ll be very sad. (I’m sure Lisa Gardner will be, too!)

So please take two minutes to share this on ALL of your social media networks… and subscribe to my emailing list. Although I don’t currently have a free ebook to bribe you with give you, I will one day suprise you with a special gift.

Thanks!

~Lorraine Reguly

P. S. Here are a few Tweets to get you started. 🙂

See you in the comments! 😀

18 thoughts on “Lisa Gardner’s FEAR NOTHING: An Autographed Copy + a #bookreview

    1. Lorraine Post author

      Thanks, Michelle! I’ve updated Wording Well, too, but it’s still a work in progress. 😉

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review! Lisa Gardner rocks!

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  1. Lenie

    Hi Lorraine, great review. Sounds like Lisa Gardner would be a terrific person to know. I don’t read mysteries or thrillers but my husband devours them so I will certainly pass this information on to him.

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    1. Lorraine Post author

      Christy, I now hold two books close to my heart — Lisa Gardner’s Fear Nothing and Lisa Jackson’s Tell Me. Both are autographed, and both were sent to me! 🙂

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  2. Jeannette Paladino

    A fun video. I’m a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers. I’ve read several of Lisa Gardener’s books. She’s good. I have a long list of favorite authors: Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Joseph Finder, etc. A recent find is Olen Steinhauer, His new book “All the Old Knives” got a rave review in the New York Times a couple of days ago.

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    1. Lorraine Post author

      Jeanette, I laughed at the videos Lisa Gardner made. There are actually quite a few (check YouTube).

      It’s great to hear that you have read some of her books already, and thanks for sharing your list of favourite authors with me. I’ve never heard of Olen Steinhauer. Maybe one day I’ll check his work. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. Erica

    I think it is so great that you had the courage to ask for something, and you actually got it. Bravo! Great review as well.

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    1. Lorraine Post author

      Thanks, Erica. I find that those who ask questions learn the most, and if you don’t ever ask for what you want, you’ll not have a chance to get it.

      I like a challenge, too. 😉 I was extremely pleased to get a positive response from BOTH Lisas! Now I have an autographed copy of a book from each of them! 😀

      I’m glad you liked the review, too. Thanks for visiting from BHB. I’m off to your blog now to reciprocate the comment!

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  4. William Rusho

    I too like your new design. I like reading reviews on books, being an author this is essential.
    My book is available for the kindle, but I will keep you reviews in mind when it comes out in paperback.

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  5. Beth Niebuhr

    I’m a Lisa Jackson fan and it looks like I’ll like Lisa Gardner’s work as well. Thanks for sharing your experience and your review. I love mysteries.

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    1. Lorraine Post author

      Beth, you’ll love Lisa Gardner if you’re already a Lisa Jackson fan. These two Lisas are my two favourite authors! 🙂

      I’m glad you liked my review. Another Lisa Gardner book you should read is Catch Me. That was, by far, her best book ever! Of course, they’re all great (yep, great, not just good), but Catch Me was my favourite.

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  6. Laurie Hurley

    I’ve been a big Lisa Gardner fan for a while. Love her books. Nice review, too. Lucky you to get an autographed copy. I love mysteries and that genre. I’m reading Girl On The Train now and can’t put it down. Check that one out.

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