I received an ARC of Lisa Gardner's Right Behind You for an honest review. This book was one of Gardner's best books ever written. The story begins eight years ago and follows the story of Sharlah and Telly Nash. On a tragic night, Telly beats his father to death with a baseball bat after his father kills his wife and turns on both him and his sister with a butcher knife. Sharlah ends up with Rainie and Quincy, both retired law enforcement, who still contract out with local police departments to help with profiling. Sharlah has not seen or heard from her brother since that tragic night, both placed in a separate foster care homes. Sharlah's life has finally started to improve, living with Rainie and Quincy, she is finally starting to know what family and love is. Telly has finally found what he thinks is his forever foster home as well with Frank and Sanra Duvell. Frank is teaching Telly how to shoot a gun and hunt and Sandra is teaching Telly to cook and also life skills for when he becomes and adult in one year. Sandra and Telly really find a connection due to both of them having a troubled past. We then learn about a shooting at the EZ Gas station. When law enforcement units arrive, there are two deceased victims. When law enforcement review the cameras they can only see Telly shooting out the camera. The story then takes us to Telly's house where we find Sandra and Frank shot and dead in their bed. A massive manhunt beings for Telly to be taken into custody before he kills again. First his parent, then the victims at EZ Gas station, and finally Frank and Sandra. Law Enforcement slowly finding and going through Tellys things only to find he has pictures of Sharlah on his phone, is she the next target? Read Gardners book to read all the twists and turns ahead. Just when you think you have it figured out think again!! I've been a Gardner fan for many years and I was really wrong on who I thought were good and who was bad! Find out if Telly is a hero or a zero!!
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Lisa Gardner's latest thriller following her runaway hit Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights.
Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.
Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah’s older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun.
As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah’s big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you .
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This was a fantastic r...
This was a fantastic read. There were so many twists and turns. I did not want to put this book down. I love reading about Quincy and Rainey but it was great to add Sharlah. Why would Sharlah's brother show up after all these years? Why were they separated in the first place? This was a great story. I laughed and cried. I received an ebook from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion.
In Lisa Gardners next...
In Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her -- Right Behind You sees the return of (now retired) FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Conner who have now adopted Sharlah. Several years ago her older brother Telly Ray Nash killed their drunken father to protect them. But when it appears that Telly has killed again, this time it can't be for her protection, can it? Especially as it is later discovered he's also killed his foster parents. This story is a lot slower than other Lisa Gardner books. I still enjoyed it, but as the story unravelled I found myself more drawn to the relationships of families involved - the abuse that went on - the secrets and lies. It's lik e the author has gone from fast-paced FBI police procedural crime novel to a character driven story. Nothing wrong with that, it's just not what I expected. Rainie and Quincy still make a great couple, the writing style is enjoyable and easy to read. It may be light on the FBI profile and police procedural aspects, but Right Behind You still made for a great read because the characters were so endearing, and quite often physically and emotionally vulnerable. I'm interested to see what Lisa Gardner's next book (comes out Feb. 19 2019) titled NEVER TELL, is going to be like. It apparently features Detective D.D. Warren joining forces with vigilante Flora Dane to investigate the murder of known associate of Flora's infamous kidnapper.
I believe this is the ...
I believe this is the first novel I've read by Ms. Gardner, and, based on this book, it won't be the last. The story is very fast paced, with most of the action (barring flashbacks) occurring within a 24-hour period. I enjoy books that are paced this way, though oftentimes a quickly moving plot equals poorly developed characters. That is not the case here. Sharlah, Quincy, and Rainie are brought to life without the use of long exposition. Additionally, the author's use of flashbacks helps to flesh out Telly and his foster parents. The reader finds themselves in a position of having a better understanding than the investigators of the relationship between the troubled teen and the Duvalls, who he stands accused of murdering. Even with that knowledge, however, there are still twists and turns that keep the reader off-balance and continually guessing. Not to brag, but I normally figure out twist endings well in advance of the end of the book, but not this time. I had bits and pieces worked out, but was still surprised at the climax. I was also impressed by the obvious research the author did on the mindset of not only long-term foster children, but of children affected by trauma. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fast-paced books with lots of twists and turns.
There are gaps between...
There are gaps between books when I pick one up by this author. Yet, after reading this book, I will be making a bigger effort to not let this happen. While this is book seven in this series, I had no problems jumping right into this book with the characters. Quincy and Rainie made a good duo. They both kind of shined in this book. I only say this because I felt that Cal Noonan did play a big lead part. He was important in helping to solve the case. Yet, to be honest, it was Sharlah that helped to bring her brother in. Yes, this is a suspense novel but it is more character driven. Thus why it was great that the characters were so engaging. Thus because I enjoyed the characters so much, I had no problems reading this book and staying engaged until the last page. If you are an established fan or a new reader of Lisa Gardner, you will like this book a lot.
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