Author(s): Lisa Gardner
From the age of ten, Annabelle moved from city to city with her father, changing names, houses and histories every few months. But she never knew what they were running from. Now with both parents dead, sheÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs settled in Boston. But old habits die hard and she still looks over her shoulder when she leaves her apartment, still blends in with the crowd on the subway. Then at the Boston State Mental Hospital a multiple grave is discovered: six young girls left to die in an underground chamber decades ago, while their captor looked on. When her original name appears in the paper, wrongly identifying her as one of the dead girls, Annabelle finally realises what her father was trying to save her from. But the killer is still on the loose and heÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs still looking for her ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¦
GONE, published in 2006, was Lisa Gardner's highest ever hardback sale, proving that she's one of crime-writing's fastest rising stars. Lisa's novels are tough, uncompromising and ultimately chilling. Lisa's last three books have steadily raised her sales and her profile - this is the book to take her right to the top. 'An impressive air of gathering menace...not a book you'd want to read in a dimly lit place.' Guardian 'A fine novel full of twists.' The Independent on Sunday.
Lisa Gardner sold her first novel when she was just 20 years old. In 1993 she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations. She lives in New Hampshire.