HIDE took Lisa Gardner to a whole new level - hitting the Sunday Times Top 10. She is without doubt one of crime-writing's fastest rising stars. Lisa's novels are tough, chilling and fiendishly plotted. Her backlist reprints regularly. She always gets top-notch reviews: 'A brilliant book, not to be missed under any circumstances' Independent on Sunday. 'A twisted, spellbinding thriller. Lisa Gardner always delivers heart-stopping suspense' Harlan Coben. 'Ingenious, inventive ... intensely readable' Literary Review. 'Lock the doors before you open this book, and hope that the only web being woven around you is Lisa Gardner's mesmerizing story' Tess Gerritsen. 'There is an impressive air of gathering menace in this thriller ... This is not a book you'd want to read alone in a dimly lit place' Guardian.
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 is now a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author, and lives with her husband and daughter in New Hampshire.
In bestseller Gardner's engaging if highly disturbing 10th thriller, Delilah Rose is a Georgia prostitute familiar with pregnant FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy ("beautiful, brainy, and pedigreed") through Kimberly's well-publicized nabbing of the Eco-Killer in The Killing Hour (2003). Delilah asks the detective to investigate her friend Ginny Jones's possible abduction by a creepy-crawly john who calls himself Dinchara, an anagram of "arachnid." Delilah, however, turns out not to be who she claims she is, and her ties to the spider-obsessed killer are more complicated than she'll admit. As the missing persons count rises, some readers may have trouble keeping track of the time sequence amid the shifting points-of-view. Still, Gardner delivers a satisfying resolution in line with what her fans have come to expect: a suspenseful freak show wrapped up with a neatly tied bow. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"A gritty thriller sure to shake you -- especially if you're scared of spiders" WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY "terrifying" ASDA MAGAZINE 'Top notch' EVENING TELEGRAPH
Young women from society's outskirts have been saying their final good-byes, and pregnant 18-year-old Delilah Rose thinks she knows why. She just needs to speak to pregnant FBI agent Kimberly Quincy. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.