SERENDIPITOUS TUESDAY: EXCERPTING “FIND HER”

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Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Today’s featured book is from an author and a series I love.  Find Her, by Lisa Gardner, is a page-turning thriller with a captivating MC.

 

 

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Intro:  These are the things I didn’t know:

When you first wake up in a dark wooden box, you’ll tell yourself this isn’t happening.  You’ll push against the lid, of course.  No surprise there.  You’ll beat at the sides with your fists, pummel your heels against the bottom.    You’ll bang your head, again and again, even though it hurts.  And you’ll scream.  You’ll scream and scream and scream.  Snot will run from your nose.  Tears will stream from your eyes.  Until your screams grow rough, hiccuppy.  Then, you’ll hear sounds that are strange and sad and pathetic, and you’ll understand the box, truly get, hey, I’m trapped in a dark wooden box, when you realize those sounds come from you.

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Teaser:  I don’t really remember, to tell you the truth.  It was like an out-of-body experience.  All this horror I had to get out of me, and the only way to do that was to talk and talk and talk. (p. 64).

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Blurb:   Flora Dane is a victim. 

Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Flora Dane is a survivor.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless. 

. . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

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What do you think?  Would you keep reading?  I know I can’t wait to do just that.
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56 thoughts on “SERENDIPITOUS TUESDAY: EXCERPTING “FIND HER”

  1. I’ve read this one already – my review will be up on Monday. It does have a quite the opening doesn’t it? Guess everyone will have to wait and see what my experience with FIND HER was. LOL

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  2. That is the one thing that absolutely, unequivocally terrifies me. I could not survive that situation. I could not read that. I’ll read your full review when you’re done and hope you don’t have nightmares from the book.

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    1. I hope not, either, Ms. M. I am also terrified of being locked in a box…when I was a small child, I was locked in the outhouse for 30 minutes or so…they forgot me! I was terrified, and as you can tell, since I’m still recounting the story, I never got over it. LOL.

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      1. I woke up when I was little and everything was pitch black. When I tried to sit up I couldn’t, I hit my head on something. It took me a few minutes to realize I was under the bed but I was really scared for those few minutes. Also, still telling the story.

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