ALONE (Thriller-New York City-Cont) – VG
Gardner, Lisa – Standalone
Bantam, 2004 – Hardcover
Trooper Bobby Dodge, a trained sniper/observer with the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactics and Operations Team, has been called to a domestic dispute where gunshots were reported./. But nothing has trained him for the aftermath of killing the man, Bobby was certain, about to kill his wife Catharine and, perhaps, his son. The man's parents are now accusing Bobby of murder.
This is a book that grabbed me at page one, kept me reading much too late into the night and forced me to finish it before I got up in the morning. Bobby is a well-written, fully developed character whose layers unfold with the story. Other characters are also well done, particularly the question whether Catharine victim or the villain. There is excellent suspense, and very good twists. This is a fast-paced story and a very good read.