Live to Tell - Lisa Gardner

Live to Tell

By Lisa Gardner

  • Release Date: 2010-07-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 144 Ratings


BONUS: This edition includes the full text of the novel plus the following content:
-- Lisa Gardner on Detective D.D. Warren: Who was the inspiration for D.D. Warren? Find out in this essay.
-- An excerpt from Lisa Gardner’s Love You More.
--From the network that brought you Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, comes an addictive crime thriller with crushing twists. Get an exclusive peek at the script for The Killing, AMC’s newest original series, which tracks the murder of a Seattle teenager and the gripping investigation it sparks. April 3 at 9/8c, only on AMC.

He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide.
On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.

Danielle Burton is a survivor, a dedicated nurse whose passion is to help children at a locked-down pediatric psych ward. But she remains haunted by a family tragedy that shattered her life nearly twenty-five years ago. The dark anniversary is approaching, and when D. D. Warren and her partner show up at the facility, Danielle immediately realizes: It has started again.

A devoted mother, Victoria Oliver has a hard time remembering what normalcy is like. But she will do anything to ensure that her troubled son has some semblance of a childhood. She will love him no matter what. Nurture him. Keep him safe. Protect him. Even when the threat comes from within her own house. 

In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s most compelling work of suspense to date, the lives of these three women unfold and connect in unexpected ways, as sins from the past emerge—and stunning secrets reveal just how tightly blood ties can bind. Sometimes the most devastating crimes are the ones closest to home.


  • disappointing

    By Crazyfishcat
    Plot and story too absurd to enjoy.
  • Live to tell

    By 54catlady
    Who done it that keeps you jumping from character to character until the very end! Loved this book.
  • Live to Tell

    By Jroc1074
    Another fantastic book Mrs.Gardner! I am definitely hooked to her writing styles. Can't wait to read another one of her novels.
  • Great story!

    By Calli
    I can't wait until the next book comes out! Keep them coming!
  • Live to tell

    By Pypliner
    Good read! Love D.D.
  • Live To Tell

    By cgminton
    Really interesting characters, although the main character DD was the least-developed and the most shallow. Even though DD is the main character in many of Lisa Gardner's books, I found her to be unconvincing in this one, particularly the constant repitition of her sexual appetite as well as her actual appetite. Very overdone and annoying. Come on, we get it! Maybe she could have spent a little more time on this one making all the characters have more depth? Otherwise, good story development that moves at a crisp pace and rarely leaves the reader bored. Good read.