Do I Have To Read Lisa Gardner's Books In Order?


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Lucy Burroughs Profile
Lucy Burroughs answered
No, you don’t have to read all of Lisa Gardner’s books in order! However, as many of them contain the same characters, it might help to begin with the first one – that way, you’ll get to know about the characters and their histories, which should mean that you’ll enjoy the stories more.

Some of Lisa Gardner’s books are stand-alones, but there are several that fall into one of two categories: The Detective D. D. Warren series, and the FBI Profiler series. These are the books that you might want to read in order, but it still isn’t compulsory!

Detective D. D. James Books
  • Alone (2005)
  • Hide (2007)
  • The Neighbor (2009)
  • Live to Tell (2010)
  • Love You More (2011)
  • Catch Me (2012)

FBI Profiler Books
  • The Perfect Husband (1998)
  • The Third Victim (2001)
  • The Next Accident (2001)
  • The Killing Hour (2003)
  • Gone (2006)
  • Say Goodbye (2008)

Lisa Gardner has also written quite a few books under the pseudonym Alicia Scott, but most of these are stand-alones, so you don't have to worry about what order you read them in.
Preethika Pinto Profile
Preethika Pinto answered
No it is not required to read Lisa Gardner's books in order. There are all different stories with different twist.

However, if you are interested in reading all of Lisa Gardner's books then it is recommended that you read certain books in order - as these books have two characters that are in most of her books. One being Pierce Quincy and the other Rainee Conner who is his partner.

Thus start off by reading the Perfect Husband - which introduces Quincy - and then continue with the third victim. In this book the two FBI agents meet each other rand from there on their partnership begins. Then move on to The Next Accident and The Killing Hour and then last, Gone.

Each book focuses on family members and the growth of each character, thus it's much better if you read all these books in the given sequence.

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