Tuesday Intro: Find Her

Once again I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. In really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

This week I’m reading Find Her by Lisa Gardener, an author I like and whose books I don’t seem to have enough of.  Here’s what it’s about…

25644437Seven 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 tangled with 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.

And here’s how it starts…

These are the things I didn’t know:

When you first wake up in a dark wooden box, you’ll tell yourself this isn’t happening. You’ll push against the lid, of course. No surprise there. You’ll beat at the sides with your fists, pummel your heels against the bottom. You’ll bang your head, again and again, even though it hurts. And you’ll scream. You’ll scream and scream and scream. Snot will run from your nose. Tears will stream from your eyes. Until your screams grow rough, hiccuppy. Then you’ll hear sounds that are strange and sad and pathetic, and you’ll understand the box, truly get, hey, I’m trapped in a dark wooden box, when you realize those sounds come from you.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?



  1. Oh, good grief! Nooo! I suffer from enough horrible nightmares – without adding THAT one into the mix. That said, it sounds an amazing book and very well written. And now I must go and breathe into a paper bag…


  2. Yikes! I’m a little claustrophobic, and that scene made me start to hyperventilate! Once I got my breathing under control, I’d keep reading. Flora sounds like a fascinating character.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your comments.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG


  3. I love this author…and really loved this book, as I do all of her books. Like you, I don’t have enough of them, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next one. Thanks for sharing….and for visiting my blog.


    • I have in all the books I’ve read (though not all the series). I wonder what it will be like on audio. I can imaging that being a chilling opening.


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