#LoveMyLibraryCard Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Posted September 16, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews, Snagged @ The Library / 9 Comments

#LoveMyLibraryCard Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa GardnerCrash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Date Read: June 2015


The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. Warren

My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t.
Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

I’m looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn’t exist.

Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can’t find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky’s husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn’t trust anything she says.

My husband claims he’ll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can’t.

Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman’s lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.

This is my life. Except, most likely, it’s not. Now watch me crash and burn.

More Information:
Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Also by this author: Maggie's Man, FaceOff, 3 Truths and a Lie, Find Her

Snagged at the Library Review


JUST A NOTE: These are books that I have Snagged @ The Library . Some of the reviews will be long and others will just be quick thoughts on the story.

Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Library/Brilliance Audio)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Oh what a tangled web Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner weaved and there was more than once that I was deceived! Bravo Lisa BRAVO!

Quick Thoughts: I really like Lisa Gardner’s storytelling abilities. She makes characters shine and stories twist. In Crash & Burn (possibly my favorite by her) she did both outstandingly. The character arc for Nicole is not one that I saw coming. Neither was the one for her husband. You think you know but trust me you have NO CLUE! The mystery was intense but at the same time you are tricked into thinking it is solved. Then BAM you are hit with another turn. Really I was just knocked back by how many times the story swerved and yet it never went to far (you know what I am talking about: that one swerve to many syndrome). If you like gritty, goose-bump inducing thrillers then this one is for you!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore / Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins

Both of these narrators were new to me and they both delivered well. They will both go on my to listen to again list. They had great pacing that kept up with the story and slowed down when needed (yet not to slow). They managed to bridge each other in narration and compliment each other well. Well DONE!

Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

Reason 5 Million I #LOVEMYLIBRARYCARD: I had to pick up the book at the library because I scratched my next to last disk. I was not going to miss a moment of this story!




FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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9 responses to “#LoveMyLibraryCard Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

  1. I have been wanting to read this author, but as usual to many books to little time..lol. She is on my list though! I will have to go and check out the audio on those narrators as I haven’t heard of them either.