Say Goodbye

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Say Goodbye

Kimberly Quincy's life is in turmoil. An FBI Special Agent, she has spent her life hunting down bad guys. But now she is pregnant and her husband Mac wants her to stop risking her life.
 
She agrees in theory, but when a hooker tells her she knows a man who murders women, Kimberly cannot let it go. Then she gets a call on her cell phone in the middle of the night. There is a plea for help before someone is murdered. Before her death, the victim gives a name. And the search is on.
 
Teaming up with Sal Martignetti, an agent with the GBI, Kimberly begins investigating. The problem is, without a body, neither cannot get the backing of their departments. So they go it alone, much to the chagrin of Kimberly’s husband. Not to mention that her own fears that she's putting her baby in danger.
 
It is obvious why Lisa Gardner is a best-selling author. Say Goodbye is a keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat page-turner. She puts Kimberly in all kinds of trouble and keeps her there. I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Gardner's skill at moving the story forward and her weaving the spider element into the book.
 
However, I faltered at the cruelty, violence and child abuse portrayed. While some violence is common in such novels, it felt extreme here. And if you are looking for a romantic element, this is not your book.

Book Blurb for Say Goodbye

Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.

Come into my parlor . . .

For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true—but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.

Said the spider to the fly . . .

As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren’t exactly Kimberly’s specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant—she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly’s own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it’s all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder . . . or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.

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. What she doesn’t know is that she’s close—too close—to a psychopath who makes women’s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won’t be long before it’s time for Kimberly to . . .


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2008 4.00