That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1 summary ë 8


  • Hardcover
  • 308
  • That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1
  • Lisa Black
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9781496701886

10 thoughts on “That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1

  1. says:

    That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1 by Lisa Black is the first book in a new series featuring forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and Homicide Detective Jack Renner who happens to be a vigilante killer on the side This is not a spoiler it is in the book description Just like Ms Black’s other series this one is also set in my hometown of Cleveland Ohio and it is very accurately portrayed Maggie is obsessed with every little

  2. says:

    If you like the following you will like this book In depth forensic descriptions This isn't just they took some fingerprints or they found some DNA This book gets into the nitty gritty of fingerprint patterns and methods fiber analysis crime scene dissection etc Crime suspense thrillers Vengence and vigilante justiceWhile at times I found some of the plot points far fetched and I had to fight hard to suspend my disbelie

  3. says:

    Mixed read for me Loved all the crime scene analysis the details the investigating in which the author has much experience Also lik

  4. says:

    That Darkness by Lisa Black is a 2016 Kensington publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher

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    Is it better to do the right thing or the legal thing?What's a cop to do when he craves justice and there just doesn't seem to be any??? Well he takes matters into his own hands Jack Renner Cleveland homicide detective just wants to make the world a safer 'just' place He kills but only the lowlifes who have escaped the traditional methods of justice the ones that present a danger to others He reminded me than a little of the Dexter characte

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    Maggie's work involves collecting fiber mineral hair and blood samples from crime scenes Looking through her microscope she uncovers similarities between victims Maggie starts thinking there is a vigilante but that only happens on televisionJ

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    This is my first book by this author It is well written fast paced and I liked the main character Maggie a forensic investigator The killer and his motives are revealed early on and brings uestions of right vs wrong Ending surprised me and the continuation of this series should be interesting Thank you Kensington for my free copy

  8. says:

    This is the beginning of a new series by this author The reader is introduced to Maggie Gardiner a Forensic Investigator think CSI with the Cle

  9. says:

    A special thank you to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Nice Cover Lisa Black’s introduction to her firs

  10. says:

    This was a lil slow to start but really picked up towards the end I think this is the perfect set up for a great series I'm anxious to read the next one

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That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1

Lows the trail of this Jane Doe to a locked room in a small apartment where eighteen teenaged girls are anything but safe he knows something must be done But his pursuit of their captor takes an unexpected turnMaggie Gardiner finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room and a host of uestions that will challenge everything she believes about justice morality and the true nature of evil. This is the beginning of a new series by this author The reader is introduced to Maggie Gardiner a Forensic Investigator think CSI with the Cleveland Police DepartmentWhen Maggie is called in to investigate evidence or lack of same in several recent murders she is surprised to find clues that seem to point to one killer of all the victims All of the deceased have been on the wrong side of the law for various reasons they were all rapists child molesters etc And none of them were held responsible for their crimesJack Renner is a killer He doesn t kill because he particularly enjoys it he just wants them all to pay He wants justice for the victims and closures for the familiesThere is a twist to this story that you discover fairly close to the beginning of this novel No spoilers so all I will say is that it was unexpected but absolutely kept me glued to my chair to see what would happen next The ending also came as a surprise it certainly wasn t what I had imaginedI really enjoyed the characters Maggie is extremely smart and focused on her job to the exclusion of a private life She s really good at what she does and she s calm under pressure She makes a good serial characterJack isn t what I expected either but at heart I think he s a good guy That s something you as a reader will have to determine for yourselfThe novel will have you thinking Is it better to do the right thing or the legal thing How do you know it s the right thing if it s not legalI m really looking forward to the next book in this seriesMany thanks to the author Kensington Books NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest unbiased review

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As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Gardiner and PDF #199 Police Department Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens discovered in a local cemetery More shocking than the girl’s injuries for Maggie at least is the fact that no one has reported her missing She and the detectives assigned to the case including her cop That D. Mixed read for me Loved all the crime scene analysis the details the investigating in which the author has much experience Also liked the uestion of vigilante justice the moral ambiguity of the uestion When someone is so evil that other people are nothing to them people to be abused thrown away shouldn t they be stopped no matter what the means or who delivers the justice Up for personal opinion Human trafficking and all its horrendous after effects also addressed So many positives But for me the story stalled at times I lost interest but than something would happen and I d think okay just go with the flow The ending though that surprised me and not in a good way Though I can see some reader s liking this twist ARC from Netgalley Beyond Temptation of Jane Does The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens discovered in a local cemetery More shocking than the girl’s injuries for Maggie at least is the fact that no Past Due Debt Collection one has reported her missing She and the detectives assigned to the case including her cop That D. Mixed read for me Loved all the crime scene analysis the details the investigating in which the author has much experience Also liked the uestion Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of vigilante justice the moral ambiguity The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of the uestion When someone is so evil that Where I’m Calling From other people are nothing to them people to be abused thrown away shouldn t they be stopped no matter what the means The Accidental Activist or who delivers the justice Up for personal Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions opinion Human trafficking and all its horrendous after effects also addressed So many positives But for me the story stalled at times I lost interest but than something would happen and I d think Brenda has a dragon in her blood okay just go with the flow The ending though that surprised me and not in a good way Though I can see some reader s liking this twist ARC from Netgalley

review That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1

Arkness PDFEPUBex husband are determined to follow every lead run down every scrap of evidence But the monster they seek is watching each move closer to them than they could ever imagine Jack Renner is a killer He doesn’t murder because he savors it or because he believes himself omnipotent or for any reason other than to make the world a safer place When Darkness Gardiner and Epub #226 he fol. Is it better to do the right thing or the legal thingWhat s a cop to do when he craves justice and there just doesn t seem to be any Well he takes matters into his own hands Jack Renner Cleveland homicide detective just wants to make the world a safer just place He kills but only the lowlifes who have escaped the traditional methods of justice the ones that present a danger to others He reminded me than a little of the Dexter character created by Jeff Lindsay Though where Dexter is a sociopath who wants to kill and gets rid of criminals as a killing outlet our man Jack Renner seems to be normal but with an underlying personal reason for his foray into vigilantism A reason not divulged to the reader right away He prides himself on killing in a humane way of doing a job that needs doing He feels he is protecting societyJack Renner can t be a bad person his housemate and confidante is a ex stray cat he took in named GretaMaggie Gardiner is a civilian forensic investigator working for the Cleveland Police Department Her specialty is fingerprint analysis and the little details are her forte Once married to a police detective she is now a loner a workaholic who walks Cleveland s city streets at night to stave off loneliness and life s stressesPatty Wildwood is a hard working homicide detective She is on a never ending treadmill of murder cases to solve and she welcomes Maggie s assistance hoping it will lighten her heavy workloadIt seems that three shots to the head at very close range with a22 caliber handgun is becoming a very common method of murder in ClevelandWhen trace evidence similarities present themselves in the bodies of several of her latest cases Maggie is the first to believe that given the fact that all the victims appear to be career criminals that there might be a vigilante at work in ClevelandJack ever wary of Maggie and her speculations wants to find out how much she knows and whether he is on her radar He tries to convince Maggie that they are on the same side knowing that he will be caught sooner or later and he is comfortable with that though he would like to do some work firstMaggie begins to suspect that the killer could be a member of the police force but voicing that speculation would be unhealthy for her career with the Cleveland PDA novel that portrays the ethical uestions surrounding vigilantism in That Darkness the reader is unsure whether or not they should be rooting for the bad guy If you do then does that kind of thinking breed chaosThe climax of the story takes place at the Rockefeller Mansion at Euclid and East 40th in Cleveland After reading it you will have images in your mind that you will never forgetThe beautiful cover of this book is what first attracted me but the cover in no way suggests the darkness of the title Anyone interested in character driven suspense and those who enjoy forensic detail will enjoy this title the first in a new series featuring Jack and Maggie I m hoping to learn a little about Maggie in subseuent novels It is not a whodunit rather it is a whydunit I find I like whydunit s and Many thanks to Kensington Books via NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this novel for reading and reviewThis review was originally published on my blog FictionophileTo see the complete review visit


About the Author: Lisa Black

Lisa Black spent the happiest five years Gardiner and PDF Ç of her life in a morgue Strange perhaps but true After ten years as a secretary she went back to school to get a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cleveland State University In her job as a forensic scientist at the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office she analyzed gunshot residue on hands and clothing hairs fibers That Darkness PDF/EPUB ² paint glass DNA blood and many ot.