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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

3 Truths and a Lie

ISBN: 9781101984888

Publisher: Penguin/Dutton

Publication Date: 1/5/2016

Format: e-book (Novella)

My Rating: 4 Stars

Boston Detective D.D. Warren faces her most brutal adversaries yet—a class of jaded thriller writers—in New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner’s exclusive e-Book short story. In Lisa Gardner's second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases—a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution . . . and a severed leg. With Gardner’s trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, Three Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.’s storied career. Includes an early look at Lisa Gardner’s next novel of suspense, Find Her, coming February 9, 2016.

My Review

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 ---mix of crime writers, and a juicy murder ----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.

When I first started reading I thought we had another Will Smith Seven Pounds on our hands! 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.

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About the Author

Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times crime thriller novelist, began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, her work as a research analyst for an international consulting firm parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of internationally bestselling suspense novels, including her most recent release, Fear Nothing.With over 22 million books in print, Lisa is published in 30 countries. Her success crosses into the small screen with four of her novels becoming movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide) and personal appearances on television shows (TruTV; CNN). Read More

Find Her

Coming Feb 9, 2016

Series: Detective D.D. Warren #8

Publisher: Penguin/Dutton

Publication Date: 2/9/2016







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