Love You More
by Lisa Gardner
From the book: Who do you love?
One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D.D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?
As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D.D. Warren must partner with former lover, Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper's mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?
For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay.
From me: Love You More is a fantastic novel! I was on the edge of my seat from the very first sentence to the last. There were so many twists and turns that I was never quite sure what was going to pop up and my mind was spinning trying to solve this crime before D.D. did. (I did not succeed). My heart was hurting with Tessa, and mystified with D.D. and then the tables turned and turned and turned again. It's a crazy ride and you want to take it!
I wanted to add: This is part of the D.D. Warren series and I am so in love with this novel that I'll be reading the rest of them too!
Thanks to Planned Television Arts for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!