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The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner

The Blurb

THE THIRD VICTIM is the second book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF A KILLER HAD YOU IN HIS SIGHTS? Sophie Hannah and Karin Slaughter love Lisa Gardner. Have you read her yet?Following a shocking act of violence, a young boy confesses to a horrific shooting spree at a local school. The frightened residents of Bakersville, Oregon are demanding answers but is all as it seems? Officer Rainie Conner is leading her first homicide investigation, and whilst the event is bringing up past sins and painful memories of her own, she knows that she has to find the whole truth. With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, Rainie launches a full investigation but she soon realises that the shooting is just the beginning; there's someone out there watching Rainie and he won't rest until he's finished what he started.


New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of eleven bestselling suspense novels.Readers are invited to get in on the fun by entering the annual "Kill a Friend, Maim a Mate" Sweepstakes, where they can nominate the person of their choice to die in Lisa's latest novel. Every year, one lucky stiff is selected for literary immortality. It's cheaper than therapy, and you get a great book besides. For more details, simply visit Lisa's website.Lisa lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs and one extremely neurotic three-legged cat. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations.

My Review

After meeting Lisa in 2015, last year was my Lisa Gardener year when I binge read all of the 'DD Warren' series up to date. This year I'm rationing out the FBI Profiler series and have just read book 2, so there is plenty more to go. (I love her books). What can I say; it does my soul good to occasionally escape from this Sceptred Isle of ours and go way out west to the northwest coast Oregon, where lies the small town of Bakersville, with a small time sheriff's department dealing with a big time crime. Mass murder, and the Sheriff's 13 year old son is caught red handed with a smoking gun in his hand. Enter FBI profiler, Dr Pierce Quincy, who is here to assist Officer Rainie Connor, who has known the perpetrator since childhood. High drama, at it's very best. I was on the edge of my seat reading this one. Brilliant, brilliant brilliant. You have got to read it.

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