A complex plot yet easy to follow with tightly written suspense. It offers up a number of twists and turns and some compelling behind the scenes dialogue. I like books that include side stories that usually relate to the past and in Alone you will certainly find yourself questioning who is good, bad, a victim or a killer? The characters develop at a steady pace as the book goes on. Lisa Gardner sets the stage up perfectly and steadily reveals information which will have you always wanting to read on.
Alone starts with State Trooper Bobby Dodge out on a domestic disturbance call where there appears to be a hostage situation. As he is setting up surveillance he sees a man with a gun pointing at a woman and a child. His sniper training instincts kick in and he shoots the man, killing him with one shot. It is this action that plays the catalyst in the book igniting an exhilarating chain of events. The father of the gunned down man is a powerful judge who takes out charges against Dodge and Catherine the woman (who is his daughter-in-law) for wrongful death. He wants Dodge up for the murder of his son Jimmy! As the story unfolds it becomes quite impossible to say for sure who is the bad guy and who is the good guy?
You will learn some interesting things about the judge, Catherine and Dodge and some surprising details about who Jimmy really was too. I was constantly shocked by the plot – there are no plot holes – the explosive ending is a real ripper. It was a fantastic read, a book I read in 2 sessions as I truly could not put it down!