Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8)Find Her by Lisa Gardner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seven years ago, college student, Flora Dane was kidnapped on spring break. Held for 472 days, mostly in a cheap wooden pine coffin.
But miraculously Flora survived or rather the person who used to be Flora Dane survived.

5 years later Flora is investigating the missing persons case of another young college girl when Flora is abducted again.

Detective D.D. Warren is back at work after her injury, but she is still on restrictive duty.

Something about Flora bothers D.D. but she isn’t quite what it is. Is Flora a victim? A vigilante? Or is there more to this than anyone knows.

This has to be one of the most emotionally painful books I’ have read from Ms. Gardner. Some parts were hard to read but once I opened the book it pulled me in so fast and so deep that I had no choice but to read it all in one sitting. I had to find out what happened!

In my opinion Lisa Gardner is the best at this type of thriller and D.D. Warren is one of her best characters. And as a bonus I learned quite a bit about how many girls and women go missing and how difficult it is to find them alive. If I had a daughter, I may never let her out of the house!

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Toward Democracy by James T. Kloppenberg

Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American ThoughtToward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought by James T Kloppenberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toward Democracy takes us on a ride through history not only in America but through Europe as well.
With the thoughts and experiences of our forefathers as well as the views of Tocqueville, Rousseau, and many more including Montesquieu and Robespierre, the author gives us many different views and definitions of democracy.
It is a fact that democracy came out of violence and that violence is still happening, things are ever evolving where democracy is concerned.

As a lover of all things History, this was a wonderful look into the opinions and facts of how we got where we are today and maybe even a bit of a warning for us. I don’t think this book could have come at a better time in our history.
How will it all turn out? What will our democracy cost us? This should be mandatory reading in our schools!

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Oxford University Press in exchange for an honest review.  Stay tuned for release date, set for July of 2016 at the present time.

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