cover image Look for Me

Look for Me

Lisa Gardner. Dutton, $27 (400p) ISBN 978-1-5247-4205-8

In Thriller Award–winner Gardner’s exciting ninth novel featuring Boston Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren (after 2016’s Find Her), four members of a family of five have been gunned down in their home, and the only survivor, 16-year-old Roxanna Baez, a former foster child, is on the run. Convinced that Roxy will have some answers, D.D. makes finding her a priority. Meanwhile, scrappy Flora Dane, who survived more than a year of torture and rape at the hands of a sadistic long-haul trucker before her rescue five years earlier, has made a new life for herself helping other victims, and Roxanna has come to her attention. Flora, who has helped D.D. before, offers what information she has, but not without expecting something in return. D.D. and Flora each pursue different avenues of investigation, uncovering shocking secrets about a family in crisis and a troubled teen who has nothing to lose. Gardner shines a heartbreaking light on foster care abuse while steadily ratcheting up the tension to a genuinely surprising and emotional finale. Author tour. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Feb.)