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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Gardner Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Detective D. D. Warren Series Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9780739313077
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Alone…Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The man’s finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react…and forever pay the consequences.

Alone…that’s where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son’s death…and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital.

Alone…a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he’d done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous…and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence—but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who’s woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Three-dimensional characters fill out a riveting story that is like a juicy steak: slow broiled to perfection.... Highly recommended. Library Journal
  • Intricate and suspenseful, ALONE keeps you on the edge of your seat. Los Angeles Times
  • "Like all the best suspense novels, ALONE will leave you shaken.... you can't wait to see what happens next. People Magazine
  • “Intricate and suspenseful, Alone keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “A thrill-packed roller-coaster ride.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Like all the best suspense novels, Alone will leave you shaken…You can’t wait to see what happens next.”

    People

  • “A riveting story that is like a juicy steak: slow broiled to perfection.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A twisted, effective psychological thriller.”

    Booklist

  • “Nail-biting suspense…Lisa Gardner has crafted a masterpiece of suspense, the epitome of an all-nighter. Don’t miss reading Alone. I’m awarding it a rare Perfect 10.”

    Romance Reviews Today

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 2/19/2014

    " Took me forever to finish this book, which was not the fault of the book at all. I began taking my laptop to work and borrowing WiFi instead of reading. I was able to get right back into the story and the twists and turns were fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trix | 2/15/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed the ride through the twists and turns of revelation on this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Marie | 2/9/2014

    " Beach read, pretty sure I either read it before or there is another book that is amazingly similar. I enjoyed the story and the characters and for the most part it keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Foxyj | 2/9/2014

    " Nice read. Not the ending i expected. First for me of lisa's. Can't wait for another. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth Strand | 2/8/2014

    " this was easily one of the crappiest mysteries I have ever read. There were just way too many things that were not credible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/6/2014

    " I might end up reading the second book if only to actually meet the D.D. Warren, since she was a faded background character in the opening novel to her own series. None of the characters we did meet for an extended period of time were particularly likable (except, perhaps, for the four year old - and this is coming from someone who does not really care for children). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Nelson | 1/3/2014

    " I would give it one star, but I have to reserve that for really bad books, like 50 shades of grey. This book was painful to read. It was the first book by Gardner that I have read and I am not sure if I want to give another a try. I don't like to stop reading books, so I just powered through this to get it over with. GLAD IT'S DONE! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 1/2/2014

    " There are very mixed reviews on this book but I rather enjoyed it. Lots of actions and psychological turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 PrivateLibrary | 12/28/2013

    " Mediocre story. Caution: Does contain a lot of use of the F-bomb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malan | 12/16/2013

    " This is a decent mystery I just wasn't crazy about the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/13/2013

    " This was a 99 cent book on Kindle so I had low expectations but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of writing. It was quick-paced and exciting. I want to read more of this author's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorine | 11/13/2013

    " I just finished this yesterday. I don't know. Maybe it's just me, but I've been finding this genre too melodramatic both in books as well as on TV. It was a quick read, true, but kind of convoluted and not in a good way. I put it in a pile of books to be sold for a buck to raise money for charity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liza | 11/8/2013

    " I read this in three days, so I was hooked. However, the plot wasn't fabulous; this isn't my favorite of Gardner's. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 10/21/2013

    " It was o.k. Nothing spectacular about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 5/16/2013

    " Pretty good story. First time with this author. I'll read more, because I LIKED THE main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dixie | 2/25/2013

    " A quick read and a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gena Divine | 12/17/2012

    " Too unrealistic for me to really enjoy the plot. I also read it in the hospital doped up on narcotics though, so my opinion may be skewed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianem | 10/25/2012

    " Because I read Hide first there was a lot in that book that came from this one, so this one was a little disappointing. Didn't like one of the main characters either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 6/29/2012

    " Entertaining, quick read but plausible story? Police sniper kills a man holding his wife and young son hostage. Was it a just killing or was he used by the abused wife to eleminate an abusive spouse? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 woody | 6/10/2012

    " Bobby Dodge is a Massachusetts State Trooper and in a hostage standoff he snipes the bad guy. From there things unravel for him and pretty much everyone in the book. Too much language, book just ok for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minderella34 | 6/6/2012

    " Fast paced read, couldn't quit reading till I was finished with the last page! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Sheldon | 5/19/2012

    " Exciting book. I had to get the next book in the series. Great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Scruggs | 1/28/2012

    " I really liked this book. I actually read the sequel first, which I thought would spoil this book, but it ended up being okay. Definitely a page-turner, easy to read. Ending left a lot of questions, but I was strangely okay with it...which is not usually like me. I hate to have loose ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/6/2011

    " Suspenseful and enjoyable to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 6/3/2011

    " Another good one from my favorite brain-candy writer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Jan | 5/24/2011

    " This was a pretty good read - got better as I really got into it. Writing is straight forward - not filled with metaphors but the story is enough to keep my interest. I'll read more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/20/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this and had a hard time putting it down. However, I really had a hard time dealing with the questions surrounding Catherine as a mother. I found myself reading with dread, but NEEDING to finish the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/19/2011

    " Exciting book. I had to get the next book in the series. Great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/16/2011

    " A good suspense story from start to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debebete | 5/15/2011

    " The most boring thing I have read lately. Finishing it became a vendetta...kept turning the pages thinking it would get better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alec88 | 5/13/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. Read it in one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/8/2011

    " Very intriguing plot...way too much swearing to warrant a better rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/5/2011

    " This book was fast and enjoyable. I believe I like this style from this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/3/2011

    " Great detective story - kind of spooky if you are ALONE! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 4/28/2011

    " Overall I thought the book was good. However, this characters really freaked me out at times. I think that can be interpreted as a good thing- but at the time I didn't love that part of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 4/27/2011

    " I thought it was well done with great character development "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kt | 4/26/2011

    " Listened to this as an audio book. Only the story kept me listening. Unfortunately the narrator was hard for me to listen too. On to the next book hopefully with a different narrator. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. Since then she has become a #1 New York Times bestselling crime thriller novelist. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics, and twisted plots into a streak of thirteen bestselling suspense novels, including, The Killing Hour. With over 22 million books in print, Lisa is published in thirty countries. Her success crosses into the small screen with four of her novels becoming movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide.)

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.