Wednesday, November 6, 2013

the 7th month

the 7th month
d.d. warren #5.5
lisa gardner
dutton adult
published 2012

In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy.  Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.  D.D. figures she'll be useful to someone for at least one night, serving as a police expert and making a little extra money in the bargain.  It seems like a simple task - until the previous film consultant, a former Boston cop, is found beaten to death.  Suddenly D. D.'s date with Hollywood gets serious.  Extremely pregnant, on the trail of a killer, and surrounded by a hundred and four murder suspects in the middle of a graveyard, D.D. must quickly unravel a tangled web of lies.  As another cast member is attacked, D.D. realizes that like it or not, her priorities have changed - and her last desperate hope is that she can catch a killer before she and her unborn baby face mortal danger.

This was not your usual Lisa Gardner story.  It was almost comical instead of nail biting.  The mystery was solved super fast (because of the length of the story, of course) and you didn't get a chance to get to know or care about any of the characters.  I've read plenty of shorts, novellas, whatever you want to call them and most felt like they added something to the series, but this one just felt like she wanted to do something different and it didn't quite work out.

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