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!
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:
- 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!
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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. 😉
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A Final Plea
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