Book #38 was Hide, the second Bobby Dodge book by Lisa Gardner. The back of the book reads:
You have good reason to be afraid. . . .
It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this dayâ€”the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried. Thereâ€™s no place to run. . . . Bobbyâ€™s only lead is wrapped around a dead womanâ€™s neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. But whatâ€”or whoâ€”her family was running from, she never knew. Now a body is unearthed from a grave, wearing a necklace bearing Annabelleâ€™s name, and the danger is too close to escape. This time, sheâ€™s not going to run. You know he will find you. . . .
The new threat could be the dead psychopathâ€™s copycat, his protÃ©gÃ©â€”or something far more terrifying. Dodge knows the only way to find him is to solve the mystery of Annabelle Granger, and to do that he must team up with his former lover, partner, and friend D. D. Warren from the Boston P.D. But the trail leads back to a woman from Bobbyâ€™s past who may be every bit as dangerous as the new killerâ€”a beautiful survivor-turned-avenger with an eerie link to Annabelle. From its tense opening pages to its shocking climax, Hide is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears. Where there is no one to trust. Where there is no place left to hide.
I really liked this. Gardner does a great job of throwing you twists and turns and red herrings. Just when you think you’re getting it figured out, a new detail emerges that changes everything. This was so suspenseful that it had me listening on my morning *and* afternoon commutes — I’m usually an afternoon listener only. I’ve liked the Bobby Dodge books a lot more than Gardner’s Quincy/Rainie series — hopefully she’ll write a few more.
Page count: 480 | Approximate word count: 110,942