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Right Behind You (edition 2017)

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Title:Right Behind You
Authors:Lisa Gardner (Author)
Info:Dutton (2017), 398 pages
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I HAD NOT READ THIS AUTHOR IN A WHILE, BUT WILL BE LOOKING AT SOME OF HER OTHER WORKS SOON. ( )
  CheryleFisher | Apr 26, 2017 |
I've greatly enjoyed other books by Lisa Gardner, including Say Goodbye and The Neighbor. This one I did not like so much. Not even close to believable, too many critical characters introduced towards the end of the book, and whiney main characters. Not her best. ( )
  exfed | Apr 17, 2017 |
It's been a while since I have read a book by Lisa Gardner and it took me a little bit to really get into it. Once I was into it though, I was hooked.
From the very beginning my heart broke for Telly and I hoped that what seemed obvious wasn't true. Can there be good in someone with a horrific childhood? Someone, who as a young child murdered his parents, in self defence but still the result was the same. After that Telly went from foster home to foster home but then at 17, landed with a family that got him, understood who he was and for the first time in a long time that hard shell he had around him started to break. His sister Sharlah also went from home to home and seemed to have found her forever home. The siblings haven't seen each other since that night so long ago but could there still be a connection after so long?
When Telly's foster parents are both shot to death, Telly is on the run with numerous law enforcement after him. Have his scars from the past made him into a spree killer?
A really good read from Lisa Gardner. ( )
  maggie1961 | Apr 16, 2017 |
This is the fascinating story of Sharlah May Nash, a teenager who is in the process of being adopted by two “retired” FBI profilers, and her brother Telly Ray Nash who is allegedly on a “killing spree.” As the story progresses, so does the action, resulting in a conclusion that is far from predictable. ( )
  Susan.Macura | Apr 2, 2017 |
Lisa Gardner is consistently good, and "Right Behind You" is no exception. Character development is absolutely essential in her books because in her stories things are never as they seem, and going in depth into the characters is what is needed to tie everything together at the end. Gardner continues in this seventh in her Quincy & Rainie series with excellent character development, an intriguing plot, plenty of suspense, and lots of heart. This is why I love her books; they are so well-rounded and not strictly procedural.

When Sharlah May Nash was only five years old, her nine-year-old brother Telly Ray Nash beat their abusive father to death in order to save both of their lives. Eight years later, Sharlah's life is coming together; she's the foster daughter of retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner Rainie Conner and about to be adopted by them. Then there are reports of a spree killing taking place, and all clues point to Telly Ray. Sharlah hasn't seen or spoken to her brother in the eight years that have passed, but she finds it hard to believe that her protective brother has become a mass murderer.

Quincy and Rainie are on the case. Has Telly Ray's hard life led him to become a cold-blooded murderer? What else could possibly be going on? Quincy and Rainie are faced with a case that hits them closer than ever to home.

The only thing preventing me from giving this book 5 stars is that it didn't have that "grab me and never let go" feeling. The book moved in fits and starts for about the first 60 pages; the plot took off at a running start, then slowed, then sped up, then slowed, etc. Finally after 60 pages it seemed to get its groove and took off. Also, one of the bad guys revealed at the end was a little bit of a letdown - not poorly chosen, just anticlimactic. The book was still an enjoyable read, and I give it a solid 4 stars. ( )
  niaomiya | Mar 18, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525954589, Hardcover)

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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