Lisa Gardner

Find Her



Flora Dane is a victim.
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Flora Dane is a survivor.
Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall, covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless.
...Or is she? When Boston Detective D.D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime-- a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him-- she learns that Flora has taken on three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim, or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D.D. Warren to Find Her.

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"...bestseller Gardner’s compelling eighth novel...[treats the reader] to fascinating insights into the psychology of sadistic sexual predators, trauma bonding, and the effects violent crime have on victims and loved ones." - Publishers Weekly

"This is an incredible story that's filled with nuance and dire exploits" - RT Book Review

Gardner doesn’t disappoint…Longtime fans as well as those new to the serieswill delight in this suspenseful offering.” - Starred Review - Library Journal

“When it comes to author Lisa Gardner, the tales she writes are always extreme gems in the literary world, and this is no exception" - Suspense Magazine

“I’ve never been more emotionally invested in a story… Find Her is the book everyone is going to be talking about.” - Fresh Fiction
“Lisa Gardner is the master of the psychological thriller…The world of the FBI, the terror of abduction and victim advocates blend into this tense…thriller.” - Associated Press - Jeff Ayer
“The line between mysteries and thrillers and so-called literary fiction has always been a thin one, but contemporary writers like Lisa Gardner make that sort of arbitrary distinction seem especially foolish…“Find Her” (Dutton) is a taut, brilliantly constructed look at the same sort of horrific situation that powered Emma Donoghue’s “Room.”” - Connecticut Post
“This dark, highly engaging read gives amazing insight into the psychology of both predator and prey.” - Barnes & Noble Reads 
"Few authors can create such a cold character who can still elicit feelings from the reader, especially without employing boring clichés and tropes. Gardner does none of this and keeps her narrative fresh and succinct, an impressive balance for any writer." - BookReporter
“FIND HER is Lisa Gardner at her all time best.” - Huffington Post - Jackie Cooper
“...a masterpiece of form as well as function that provides no easy outs for characters struggling to wade through their own moral morass. The first can’t miss thriller of 2016.” - Providence Journal - Jon Land
"The characters and story grip you on page one and don’t let go until the very end…A brilliant, must read thriller!” - Manhattan Book Review
“If you’ve never picked up one of Gardner’s novels, then this is a perfect book to start with…you will not be disappointed.”- Fredericksburg Freelance-Star

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Dutton Books
Hardcover February 9. 2016
Paperback October 18, 2016
Trade Paperback June 13, 2017

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