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3 Truths and a Lie: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

3 Truths and a Lie: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

Written by Lisa Gardner

Narrated by Kirsten Potter


3 Truths and a Lie: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

Written by Lisa Gardner

Narrated by Kirsten Potter

ratings:
4.5/5 (27 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Jan 5, 2016
ISBN:
9781511368865
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In Lisa Gardner's second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases-a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution…and a severed leg.

With Gardner's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, Three Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career.

Released:
Jan 5, 2016
ISBN:
9781511368865
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including seven thrillers in the D.D. Warren series. With more than twenty-two million books in print, she is published in thirty countries and counting. Lisa lives in New England with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs and one extremely neurotic three-legged cat.


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  • (4/5)
    Boston Homicide Detective D.D. Warren faces a terrifying challenge--standing in front of an audience of thriller writers and educating them about the realities of police work for an entire fifty-minute class. They are ravenous. They are bloodthirsty. Most police work is relatively dull.

    So D.D. reaches deep into her bag of tricks, and pulls out one of her twistiest cases. It features drugs, prostitution, a dead body, and a severed leg.

    A severed leg packed in dry ice.

    And security cameras show no one entering or leaving the motel room until the night manager checked and found the body, and vomited. And then called the police.

    This is a short story, and Gardner keeps it moving fast, and builds the tension with surprising twists and well-used detail. It may help a bit to have some prior familiarity with the larger series, but it's not vital. What's key here is the puzzle, and it's very well-done.

    Recommended.

    I bought this audiobook.
  • (4/5)
    Fun, quick little book to read.
  • (4/5)
    Fictional detective meets real fiction authors and more in the latest addition to the D.D. Warren series by author Lisa Gardner, Three Truths And A Lie. The story starts off with D.D. stressing about meeting a group of fiction writers to discuss the daily routine of a homicide detective at a Writers' Police Academy in Wisconsin. Rather than delivering her original speech, D.D. opts to use the "three truths and a lie" game by telling the writers about a gory murder at a no-star hotel. The audience, filled with mystery, suspense, and thriller writers, must determine what the lie is in order to win. Will they guess correctly? Will you? Of course, you'll need to read Three Truths And A Lie for yourself to see if you can outwit this fictional detective. If you don't want to guess the lie, simply grab a copy of Three Truths And A Lie to read because it is a fast, often humorous, and engaging read. I'm looking forward to Ms. Gardner's next D.D. Warren installment, Find Her, coming soon.
  • (5/5)
    This is a short story featuring Detective D. D. Warren. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I don't normally enjoy short stories as they are too short! But, this one was great...grabbed me and I finished it quickly. Well worth the time.
  • (3/5)
    liked this short mystery story more than I anticipated considering that I am unfamiliar with the series. So it was a pleasant surprise to find that it is set in Boston with some excursions into a suburb I know well! Kirsten Potter did a good job narrating. I will have to try some more D.D. Warren books...
  • (4/5)
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not effect my opinion of the book or the review itself.This novella features Gardner's popular detective, D.D. Warren, who has been roped into teaching a seminar at a mystery writer's conference. Concerned that her topic won't be interesting enough to keep a group of writers' attention, she spices it up by telling them about her most unusual recent case-that of the seedy hotel room, the amputated leg, and the hooker. She challenges the writers to decide what is the lie hidden in her story.What follows is a great locked room mystery, full of twists and turns and lots of bizarre details that all work in context. The reader is as enthralled as the group of writers, and as eager to learn the solution.This is a unique, fun, concept to frame a mystery in, and Gardner does it well. I would love to see this expanded into a whole book, maybe with Detective Warren teaching a multipart class with multiple case studies.