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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Gardner Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Detective D. D. Warren Series Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9781415921937
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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

  • “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 Paul | 2/18/2014

    " Fantastic, a great read and always a delight to pick up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/6/2014

    " This book started off slowly, but then became pretty engrossing. Interesting characters and the plot kept you guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lily | 2/6/2014

    " This is a light, easy read but with enough plot and psychological tension to keep one entertained. Best read if you're looking for something that needs little concentration and emotional attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Duval | 2/2/2014

    " very suspenseful - hard to put down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 1/24/2014

    " Serial series with hard-boiled female detective protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Koons | 1/16/2014

    " Once you figured out who was who ( there were so MANY characters!) it was a page turner. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. It was a good book but at times I thought some of the storylines were a little farfetched. I still enjoyed it though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 1/11/2014

    " Couldn't get into this book. I got 1/2 way through and returned it. I do not recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Mai | 1/4/2014

    " First Gardner book I've ever read. Loved the character development and the plot twists. I honestly thought of Bobby as a bit of a jerk, but I guess that is what the authoress may have been going for. If it was, good job by Lisa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/2/2014

    " Very, very good book!!! I will definately be reading more from this author! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh | 12/20/2013

    " Probably the worst book I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luci Brehm | 12/14/2013

    " Definite page turner, kept you guessing til the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 12/11/2013

    " another page turner by Lisa Gardner..just wish she'd lay off the child abuse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dixie | 4/12/2013

    " A quick read and a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mleeevans | 4/7/2013

    " A good rainy day read. Nothing to complicated "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena | 3/29/2013

    " Enjoyed this as much as Gardners other books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shay | 3/11/2013

    " A lot of cuss words in this one but it was intense and mysterious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn Wilson | 2/26/2013

    " D.D. Warren and Bobby Dodge, #1 in series! Love these books. Friend bought me the first 5 after I read Catch Me #6. Thank you Jessica Antwine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Jo | 2/18/2013

    " This is a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Mehler | 2/15/2013

    " I liked this one. It's not on my list of all time favorites, but a good read none the less. It took me about 50 pages in to really get in to it, but after I did it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 11/6/2012

    " I am in the midst of reading all of Gardner's books. I'm a big fann of both her and the whole criminal/mystery genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Green | 7/7/2012

    " Good fast read that kept my interest. Read it in two days! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pandora | 1/11/2012

    " I liked all the twist and turns and will try another one in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 11/23/2011

    " Tough to rate - while the story kept me interested and reading, there were at least three very important events that I found unbelievable. It was entertaining enough for me to finish but I'm not sure I'll try another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genji Bailey | 10/21/2011

    " I avoided Gardner for years because she hosted some true life crime TV show and her tone was overly dramatic and uppity, but in a bored moment, I caved, and never looked back. She writes NOTHING like she sounds or looks, and I love all her series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lenny | 10/8/2011

    " Alone is a very tightly written suspense novel containing interesting and well developed characters. However, the shoot out near the endof the book, is very difficult to follow and clumsy. But overall I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Bridson | 7/3/2011

    " Very good! Kept me on my seat... "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 4/25/2011

    " I love this whole series by Lisa Gardner! She is one of my favorite authors. Great mysteries! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 4/25/2011

    " It is not often I discover a series of best sellers from book 1. The characters are great. I really enjoyed this fast read. "

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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

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.