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Lisa Gardner


What is Lisa Gardner known for?

Lisa Gardner, born in 1972, is a celebrated American author renowned for her suspenseful thrillers. Raised in Hillsboro, Oregon, she is a notable alumni of Glencoe High School. Gardner initially embarked on her literary journey penning romantic suspense under the pseudonym Alicia Scott. Her big break arrived with the publication of her domestic thriller, 'The Perfect Husband', in 1997.

Her prolific writing career boasts more than 20 novels, reaching readers in over 30 countries and earning her a top spot on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her riveting narratives have been adapted for screen with TV and movie credits including 'At the Midnight House' (CBS), 'Instinct to Kill', 'The Survivors Club' (CBS), and 'Hide' (TNT). She has made significant appearances on TruTV's 'Murder by the Book' and CNN.

Gardner's work extends beyond writing as she's known for her compassionate efforts towards animal rescue and at-risk children. Her dedicated social work earned her the Silver Bullet Award in 2017 from the International Thriller Writers.

A collection of her most notable works includes:

  • 'The Perfect Husband' (1997)
  • 'The Third Victim' (2001)
  • 'The Next Accident' (2001)
  • 'The Killing Hour' (2003)
  • 'Gone' (2006)
  • 'Say Goodbye' (2008)
  • 'Right Behind You' (2017), amongst many others.

Gardner continues to capture readers' imaginations with her riveting tales, now as a resident of New England with her family.