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Tessa Leoni: Crash & Burn (Hardcover)

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author's latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. Warren</b> <p></p> <i>My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't. </i> <p></p>Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. <p></p> <i>I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn't exist. </i> <p></p>Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says. <p></p> <i>My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't.</i> <p></p>Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead. <p></p> <i>This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn.</i>

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. Warren

My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't.

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn't exist.

Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says.

My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't.

Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.

This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn.Tessa Leoni: Crash & Burn (Hardcover)

Specifications

Series Title
Tessa Leoni
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
ENG
Number of Pages
400
Author
Lisa Gardner
Title
Crash & Burn
ISBN-13
9780525954569
Publication Date
February, 2015
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0525954562

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I really loved this bo...
I really loved this book. It was a typical, can't put it down, plot twisting Lisa Gardner book. Nicky Frank goes crashing down a ravine in her SUV. When she comes too, she frantically starts looking for her daughter, Vero. As the police search and even bring in a canine searcher, it becomes apparent there was no one else in the car. Nicky does not remember the accident or her husband when he shows up at the hospital. He reports that she has never had a child and that Vero exists only in her mind. It is also reported that she has traumatic brain injury from her third concussion in 6 moths. Wyatt Foster has a feeling that something is not right and when they run the fingerprints from the SUV, they discover that Nicky is a missing child from 30 years earlier. As Nicky's memory comes back, there are many twists and turns in the story. Does she have a split personality? Who is Madame Sade? How did she and Thomas meet? A great story to keep you on the edge of your seat with a surprising twist of an ending.
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This was probably my l...
This was probably my least favorite Lisa Gardner book, but I'm going to place the blame mostly on the narrators. I listened to an audio version and I found it grating at times. I seriously considered DNF'ing this book and moving on but I stuck it out. It did eventually get better, or curiosity got the better of me and I just wanted to know "the scoop" and I finished it. However, I have to say I was glad it was over and I could move on to the next book. I'll keep reading Lisa Gardner books though. You can't hit them all out of the park.
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I really loved this bo...
I really loved this book. It was a typical, can't put it down, plot twisting Lisa Gardner book. Nicky Frank goes crashing down a ravine in her SUV. When she comes too, she frantically starts looking for her daughter, Vero. As the police search and even bring in a canine searcher, it becomes apparent there was no one else in the car. Nicky does not remember the accident or her husband when he shows up at the hospital. He reports that she has never had a child and that Vero exists only in her mind. It is also reported that she has traumatic brain injury from her third concussion in 6 moths. Wyatt Foster has a feeling that something is not right and when they run the fingerprints from the SUV, they discover that Nicky is a missing child from 30 years earlier. As Nicky's memory comes back, there are many twists and turns in the story. Does she have a split personality? Who is Madame Sade? How did she and Thomas meet? A great story to keep you on the edge of your seat with a surprising twist of an ending.
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Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
This was probably my l...
This was probably my least favorite Lisa Gardner book, but I'm going to place the blame mostly on the narrators. I listened to an audio version and I found it grating at times. I seriously considered DNF'ing this book and moving on but I stuck it out. It did eventually get better, or curiosity got the better of me and I just wanted to know "the scoop" and I finished it. However, I have to say I was glad it was over and I could move on to the next book. I'll keep reading Lisa Gardner books though. You can't hit them all out of the park.
I really loved this book. It was a typical, can't put it down, plot twisting Lisa Gardner book. Nicky Frank goes crashing down a ravine in her SUV. When she comes too, she frantically starts looking for her daughter, Vero. As the police search and even bring in a canine searcher, it becomes apparent there was no one else in the car. Nicky does not remember the accident or her husband when he shows up at the hospital. He reports that she has never had a child and that Vero exists only in her mind. It is also reported that she has traumatic brain injury from her third concussion in 6 moths. Wyatt Foster has a feeling that something is not right and when they run the fingerprints from the SUV, they discover that Nicky is a missing child from 30 years earlier. As Nicky's memory comes back, there are many twists and turns in the story. Does she have a split personality? Who is Madame Sade? How did she and Thomas meet? A great story to keep you on the edge of your seat with a surprising twist of an ending.
This was probably my least favorite Lisa Gardner book, but I'm going to place the blame mostly on the narrators. I listened to an audio version and I found it grating at times. I seriously considered DNF'ing this book and moving on but I stuck it out. It did eventually get better, or curiosity got the better of me and I just wanted to know "the scoop" and I finished it. However, I have to say I was glad it was over and I could move on to the next book. I'll keep reading Lisa Gardner books though. You can't hit them all out of the park.

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I really loved this bo...

I really loved this book. It was a typical, can't put it down, plot twisting Lisa Gardner book. Nicky Frank goes crashing down a ravine in her SUV. When she comes too, she frantically starts looking for her daughter, Vero. As the police search and even bring in a canine searcher, it becomes apparent there was no one else in the car. Nicky does not remember the accident or her husband when he shows up at the hospital. He reports that she has never had a child and that Vero exists only in her mind. It is also reported that she has traumatic brain injury from her third concussion in 6 moths. Wyatt Foster has a feeling that something is not right and when they run the fingerprints from the SUV, they discover that Nicky is a missing child from 30 years earlier. As Nicky's memory comes back, there are many twists and turns in the story. Does she have a split personality? Who is Madame Sade? How did she and Thomas meet? A great story to keep you on the edge of your seat with a surprising twist of an ending.

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I had a hard time putt...

I had a hard time putting this down. There were so many twist a d turns.i was surprised by the ending in some ways and some ways I began to suspect what was going on.loved the characters. Hope more keep coming out. I received a free copy from FirsttoRead for a fair and honest opinion.

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Publisher: Dutton Adul...

Publisher: Dutton Adult Pub Date: February 3, 2015 ISBN-10: 0525954562 ISBN-13: 978-0525954569 400 pages Review: Who is Nicole "Nicky" Frank? Is that even her name? Is she crazy? Does she indeed have traumatic brain syndrome from the multiple head injuries she has recently suffered? And who is Vero? A long lost daughter? A figment of Nicki's imagination? And is her husband Thomas who he says he is? Is he her guardian or her worst enemy? These are the questions Lisa Gardner, the queen of the psychological thriller, poses in Crash and Burn. And these are the questions Sergeant Wyatt Foster must answer. Brought to the scene of a single car accident, where Nicki rolled her SUV down an embankment, he quickly realizes nothing is at it seems. This disturbing and convoluted thriller will capture readers early and drag them along to the final page. Highly recommended. DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Samantha Cody and Dub Walker thriller series

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Welcome to the world o...

Welcome to the world of brain injured Nicky Frank. Her car sails off the road and crashes into a ravine. Then she clamors out of the car, surrounded by broken glass and the smell of Glenlivet Scotch. Nicky reaches the highway and when help arrives, all she can think of is 'Where's Viro?" Nicky's story is the center of the book. It's packed with as many surprises as a carton of Crackerjax. The first bombshell comes when police Sergeant Wyatt Foster and Detective Kevin Santos attempt to question Nicky's husband Thomas. When they ask about his child, Vero, Thomas laughs and tells them that they have no children. He adds that Nicky has had a number of brain injuries and as a result, her memory is unsound and she often gets mixed up. Sgt. Foster has been in a relationship with Tessa Leoni who works with Northridge Investigations. Foster learns that Nicky has contacted them to help find a woman who was a key to her past. They also begin to doubt the veracity of Thomas's responses to their questions. The story's pacing is excellent as, with Wyatt and Kevin help her remember things from her past. Tessa also helps and becomes an advocate for Nicky. It is during this time that Thomas disappears. Nicky is determined to learn about her past while dealing with her traumatic brain injury. The fast moving psychological thriller will keep the reader going while trying to discover what really happened in Nicky's past and the real story behind Nicky and Thomas's relationship. With a contemporary theme of dealing with traumatic brain injuries, the reader learns how hard it is to deal with this invisible malady and empathy builds for those attempting to cope with it.

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Nicky Frank survives a...

Nicky Frank survives a horrible car crash in the early morning hours and manages to crawl up a hillside to flag down help. When the authorities arrive and she's being taken away in an ambulance, Nicky begs the medics and police officers to find her daughter, Vero. But police begin to question her story when a tracking dog can find no evidence of anyone else being in the car. Her husband tells them the couple doesn't have a daughter and Nicky has created the memory due to a rare brain injury she sustained after falling down some stairs months earlier. She is suffering from post traumatic brain injury and her delusions seem to be getting worse.As the police dig further into Nicky's life, they realize the couple's stories don't add up. The car crash might have been deliberate, and Nicky has had an unlikely number of accidents. The investigators are suspicious but they have no idea that things will turn out to be even more complicated than they could ever imagine and the next few days will bring twists and turns to the case they never would have thought could be possible. I enjoyed the book. It's just the type of dark psychological thriller that I love with plenty of twists and turns. It is a very complex mystery of a woman who can't remember her past but as her memory starts to return we are hurtled into a final showdown. The relationship between Nicky and her husband is well written and really adds to the atmosphere and the plot twists in the book. The reader never knows which characters are the bad guys. It's intriguing, heart-wrenching at times, terrifying at others, and just a really great read.

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