Friday, July 25, 2008

a review of "Say Goodbye" by Lisa Gardner


well, i do need to post something here, right? so a review...

Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner

If you have been a fan of Lisa Gardner's previous books, I can assure you that Say Goodbye will not disappoint. If this is her first book for you, I can not help but think it will most certainly not be your last.

Kimberly Quincy make another appearance, this time traveling the hills and dales of Georgia, in search of a possible serial killer. And a very scary journey it is that we go along on. Now, I have never had a great fear of spiders, but it will be awhile before I go down in my basement or move a log out in the yard without thinking of some of the scenes in this book.
This is not really a book one should read, alone in your house at 2 a.m., as I discovered.

But it is a lot more than just a scary book. Or maybe a different sort of scary, an even worse sort of scary. Innocent victims....victimizers...the line gets blurry. Are any of us really safe? Are there any happy endings? Gardner writes about a world where terrible things happen. But it is also a world in which people like Kimberly and her co-workers and her family and, in Say Goodbye, one very old woman, as imperfect as they are, give you some hope for a world where love and intelligence and bravery will win.

At least for the moment.....

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