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Lisa Gardner

USA flag (b.1956)

aka Alicia Scott

Lisa Gardner sold her first novel when she was just 20 years old. In 1993 she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations. She lives in New Hampshire.

Genres: Mystery
Lisa Gardner recommends
Ruthless Game (2001)
Danielle Girard
"Danielle Girard writes thrillers guaranteed to keep you up late at night."
Gone Too Far (2001)
(Troubleshooters, book 6)
Suzanne Brockmann
"Suzanne Brockmann always delivers kick-ass heroes, unforgettable heroines and nail-biting tales of suspense."
Don't Look Back (2002)
(Lavinia Lake / Tobias March, book 2)
Amanda Quick
"I had a wonderful time reading Don't Look Back....What fun, what fun, what fun! This action-packed tale, brimming with witty characters, vivid historical detail, and tautly woven intrigue kept me guessing until the very end. I loved the book and can't wait to brag to my mother that I've already read the latest AMANDA QUICK."
Promises to Keep (2002)
(Lean On Me, book 1)
Kathryn Shay
"A wonderful work of contemporary romance... Kathryn Shay never dissappoints."
First Class Killing (2004)
(Alex Shanahan, book 3)
Lynne Heitman
"Thoroughly engrossing suspense."
Five Days in Summer (2004)
Kate Pepper (Katia Lief)
"Mesmerising... Your heart will be pounding long after you've turned the final page."
Through Violet Eyes (2004)
(Violet Eyes , book 1)
Stephen Woodworth
"Part The Silence of the Lambs, part The Lovely Bones, THROUGH VIOLET EYES delivers a highly evocative, thrilling punch. You won't put it down."
The Assassin (2005)
(Selena McCaffrey, book 1)
Rachel Butler
"The Assassin delivers the goods: fast action, surprise twists, and a heroine who's positively killer with a gun."
Hide Your Eyes (2005)
(Samantha Leiffer, book 1)
A L Gaylin
"Punchy, comic, and clever, Hide Your Eyes will blow your mind."
Blue Mercy (2005)
(Kay Delaney, book 1)
Illona Haus
"Illona Haus shows no mercy in this taut tale of one cop's quest for justice."
Before I Wake (2005)
Anne Frasier
"Anne Frasier delivers thoroughly engrossing, completely riveting suspense."
A Matter of Degrees (2006)
Alex Marcoux
"Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a wild ride!"
The First Cut (2006)
(Nan Vining Mysteries, book 1)
Dianne Emley
"The First Cut hurtles the reader down a razor's edge of suspense to the final shattering end."
Twisted (2008)
(FBI , book 1)
Andrea Kane
"Andrea Kane sets new standards for suspense."
The Solomon Effect (2009)
(October Guinness and Jax Alexander, book 2)
C S Graham
"Fast-paced fun! Careening action with compelling characters and fascinating research."
Deadly Little Secrets (2010)
(Deadly , book 3)
Jeanne Adams
"...turns up the heat..."
You Are Next (2010)
(Karin Schaeffer, book 1)
Katia Lief
"Your heart will be pounding long after you've turned the final page."
Watch Me Die (2011)
(Stacy Killian, book 4)
Erica Spindler
"A can't-put-it-down rollercoaster ride of a read."
Hotwire (2011)
(Maggie O'Dell, book 9)
Alex Kava
"Twisted plots, shocking characters, breakneck pacing. Guaranteed to keep you up all night!"
Claim of Innocence (2011)
(Izzy McNeil, book 4)
Laura Caldwell
"Claim of Innocence is guaranteed to claim your weekend, while securing plucky lawyere heroine Izzy McNeil a place straight at the top of your reading pile."
Deliverance (2012)
(Mortal Path, book 3)
Dakota Banks
"Readers who like their paranormal romantic suspense novels to feature nonstop action, twisting plots, and deadly heroines will devour Bank's clever and compelling series."
The Cloud (2013)
(Nathaniel Idle, book 3)
Matt Richtel
"A pulse-pounding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale. Be prepared to stay up very late; this book is worth it!"
The Cold Nowhere (2013)
(Jonathan Stride, book 6)
Brian Freeman
"A master of psychological suspense."
Mortal Bonds (2013)
(Jason Stafford, book 2)
Michael Sears
"An extraordinary writer."
Watch Your Back (2013)
(Baltimore , book 4)
Karen Rose
"Karen Rose delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted."
36 Hours (2013)
Allison Brennan
"Brennan knows how to deliver."
When Shadows Fall (2014)
(Samantha Owens, book 3)
J T Ellison
Who Buries the Dead (2015)
(Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, book 10)
C S Harris
"Sebastian St. Cyr is everything you could want in a Regency-era nobleman-turned–death investigator: uncannily clever, unwaveringly reserved, and irresistibly sexy."
The Widow (2016)
(Kate Waters, book 1)
Fiona Barton
"The ultimate psychological thriller."
He Will Be My Ruin (2016)
K A Tucker
"A smart, sexy thriller. Tucker beguiles in this dark, twisty tale of lurid secrets, lavish lifestyles, and devastating loss. Once you start reading, you won't stop."
Collecting the Dead (2016)
(Special Tracking Unit, book 1)
Spencer Kope
"Will leave you breathless!."
The Freedom Broker (2017)
(Thea Paris, book 1)
K J Howe
"Clever and gritty."
A Deeper Grave (2017)
(Shades of Death , book 2)
Debra Webb
"You will fly through the pages of this action-packed thriller!."
Final Girls (2017)
Riley Sager
"This is the best book of 2017."
The Marriage Pact (2017)
Michelle Richmond
"Beware. This book will keep you up all night, while making you second guess everything you know and everyone you've ever loved."
Barbed Wire Heart (2018)
Tess Sharpe
"Read this book! From the opening scene to the adrenaline-fueled finale, this is the rare thriller that packs an emotional punch as compelling as the deadly drug war that must be won at any cost. Harley is absolutely my kind of kick ass heroine. She's one of the most complex, fascinating, dangerous characters I've encountered in years. And BARBED WIRE HEART is the kind of novel that will stay with you long after the end."
Too Close to Breathe (2018)
(Dublin Crime Bureau, book 1)
Olivia Kiernan
"Mesmerizing . . . murder, betrayal, and secret lives . . . Everything you need in a great thriller."
Jar of Hearts (2018)
Jennifer Hillier
"Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this standout thriller will keep you frantically reading until the explosive end."
Caged (2018)
(Agent Sayer Altair, book 1)
Ellison Cooper
"Dark and mesmerizing...channels equal parts Kathy"
Trust Me (2018)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
"Mesmerizing! Hank Phillippi Ryan has outdone herself in this taut thriller of damaged lives, uneasy alliances and deadly cat and mouse!"
A Borrowing of Bones (2018)
(Mercy and Elvis Mystery, book 1)
Paula Munier
"A one-sit-read!."
Consumed (2018)
(Firefighters, book 1)
J R Ward
"J.R. Ward has always been a must-read for me, but Consumed takes it to a whole new level! Hottest book by hottest author."
Before I Find You (2018)
Ali Knight
"Deliciously dark and suspenseful."
Saving Meghan (2019)
D J Palmer
"DJ Palmer captivates readers with the fine line between a mother on a mission and a mother who’s gone way too far...the stakes couldn’t be higher in this pulse-pounding winner of a thriller."
Lost Hills (2020)
(Eve Ronin, book 1)
Lee Goldberg
"The perfect combination of action and suspense...Eve Ronin is one of the best new female characters in ages."
Hide Away (2020)
(Rachel Marin, book 1)
Jason Pinter
"Absolutely addictive!."

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