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Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner
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Title:Say Goodbye
Authors:Lisa Gardner
Info:Bantam (2009), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
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Ginny Jones gets in a car with a stranger. She quickly realizes her mistake when it becomes apparent that "this man was never, ever letting her go home." The villain is a deranged yet calculating individual who needs to be in control; he kidnaps boys and women and revels in the power that he has over them. He calls himself Dinchara (an acronym for arachnid), since he is obsessed with spiders. He owns a large collection of the eight-legged creatures, and tends to their every need with meticulous care. Gardner begins each chapter with a quotation that imparts more information about arachnids than most of us need to know. (the only animal I dislike and that is a mild word for it.)

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy lost her mother and her sister to a sadistic killer. Her father was one of the FBI's best profilers, and her FBI Agent husband was rapidly moving up the ranks. When Kimberly refused to step back from the harder cases due to her pregnancy, some thought she was still trying to prove herself. Despite her person issues, tracking killers was "in her blood".

"Say Goodbye" is an incredible suspense novel. Dinchara is not your average garden variety serial killer. He's like a spider, spinning its web, drawing you in, and then leaves you dangling. It's creepy in places and downright scary in others. I fell also that I must caution you that "Say Goodbye" also covers several social issues such as kidnapping, child pornography, and rape, in graphic detail. If you have trouble reading about those topics you might want to pass on this book. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Enough strangeness and plot twists to keep me reading. ( )
  add_dragon | Mar 26, 2016 |
A quick read with a few twists and turns. If you are afraid of spiders, this might not be the book for you. The villian is obsessed with spiders. I enjoy Lisa Gardner's style. If you do as well, you will enjoy this book too! ( )
  Jadedog13 | Feb 3, 2016 |
If you hate spiders read this! Love AT stories and this is a great one!
Thriller.. kept me intensly involved. ( )
  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
If you hate spiders read this! Love AT stories and this is a great one!
Thriller.. kept me intensly involved. ( )
  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Come into my parlor . . . For FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy it starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly is too horrifying to be true. But prostitutes are disappearing, leaving behind no bodies and no explanations—except one only Kimberly, herself four months pregnant, is willing to believe. Could a sadist be hunting the streets for vulnerable young girls and using spiders to do his dirty work? Said the spider to the fly. . . . Either a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder or Kimberly is following clues to a crime that never happened. In fact, Kimberly’s caught in a web more lethal than any spider’s, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she’s trapped. She’s already close—too close—to a psychopath who makes women’s nightmares come alive. And like her mother and sister before her, both victims of a serial killer, it won’t be long before it’s Kimberly’s time to say goodbye with her dying breath. . . .

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Pregnant teenager Delilah Rose enlists the assistance of FBI agent Kimberly Quincy to investigate the disappearances of young women whom no one else will notice are gone, including runaways, high-risk teens, and prostitutes.

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