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By: Lisa Gardner
Publication Date: 1/5/2016
Format: e-book (Novella)
My Rating: 4 Stars
A special thank you to Penguin/Dutton and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa Gardner delivers a short fun crime novella, 3 TRUTHS AND A LIE (D.D. Warren #7.5) with a sneak peak at FIND HER—upcoming Feb 9.
Boston Detective DD Warren's assignment is to speak in front of a bunch of crime thriller writers in a 50 minute Police Academy Writer's Conference class with some fun key note speakers and crime writer mentions of Karin Slaughter and Joseph Finder in attendance (which we all love—nice hair references), with a juicy witty case and a game of: 3 truths and a lie.
Since most of class likes to write about detectives, this will be their chance to see if they can figure out the clues. DD keeps the inquisitive group entertained with clues coming from all directions. From a case in a seedy motel, illegal drugs, a hooker, a wealthy nicely dressed man, a creep manager, money, a dismembered leg, a tub of dry ice, blood, a duffel bag, and a severe case BIID.
From latent prints, blood spatter, and favorite crime scenes with a bunch of aspiring novelists who are fascinated by police procedure and ensuring they get it correct. DD and hubby Alex, of course get to attend free and she has to survive this class where she gets to be the so-called expert, by providing day to day details of a homicide detective’s life. The whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Witty, and humorous ---a race against time to figure out the clues of a whodunit crime scene. Gives you an ideal -- the difficulties of a detective and a crime thriller writer. Thinking outside the box.
Looking forward to FIND HER, Feb 9 (starting next), where DD Warren is called to the scene of a murder and kidnapping. However, the same woman has been kidnapped before. Could Flora be a victim, or a vigilante?
Just enough clever enticement to tide you over for the real deal.