"Could not put this one down"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted February 8, 2017
Holy cow -- my head is still reeling after reading this
powerful story by Lisa Gardner. Now just for transparency
sake I had a feeling I would like Gardner's new book RIGHT
BEHIND YOU. However like is just a strong enough
assessment. RIGHT BEHIND YOU generates a lot of energy in
each and every page. It is a masterful who-dun-it by
arguably one of the masters of this art -- Lisa Gardner.
Don't believe me? Well, give her a try and I can't
think of a better vehicle to use to jump on the Lisa
Gardner band wagon of fans than RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Of course Lisa Gardner challenges all you arm chair
detectives -- that's just her style. So as I delved into
the story of Sharlah May Nash and her older brother Telly
Ray Nash I revved up my investigatory engine and off I
went. However, Gardner never makes it easy or apparent, so
every chapter had me shaking my head when I realized
once again I was following the wrong path. There were so
many OMG moments that I lost count. That is the
joy of reading just about anything by Lisa Gardner. Those
ah ha moments that ultimately fall by the wayside when
still another facet is uncovered.
So expect the unexpected. Noteworthy is the absolute fact
that Lisa Gardner does not waste words. So if it's there --
well it's important and should be stored in the recesses
of your mind. You will need to conjure up that image at
some juncture in RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
It's obvious from page one that we were
almost voyeurs in the memories of some young boy --
memories that made for nightmares that didn't vanish with
age. Question always is how these nightmare moments affect
the young child. What kind of person do they grow up to
be? So the prophetic first sentence is very telling -- Had
a family once.
The young Telly obviously realized that this moment in his
life was going to cost him dearly but he had no idea of
how correct he was. It cost him his mother, father and
sister. And now we are going to watch the story of Telly
and Sharlah unfold right before our eyes through their
memories and whatever the present has in store for each of
Fabulous, simply fabulous. The vast cast of characters
are so remarkable and unforgettable that it would be
impossible to do them justice in this review. And it would
be unfair to even try. I'll let you have the enjoyment
that comes with meeting them all, coming to conclusions,
changing your mind, shaking your head -- well you get the
message. RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner is as
unpredictable as they come. Enjoy and pass this title
along to all your friends. They will thank you.
Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New
York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly
popular brand of suspense to new heights.
Is he a hero?
Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their
drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save
both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has
finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI
profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner,
Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are
all experts on monsters.
Is he a killer?
Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas
station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting
his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie
race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting
evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah’s older
brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree
has only just begun.
All she knows for sure: He’s back.
As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy
and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after
eight years has this young man started killing again? And
what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah’s
big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of
her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much
will it cost her new family before they learn the final,
shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the
biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.
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