Read Lockdown Online Free - A classroom is held hostage by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, ripped-from-the-headlines novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.
Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: a day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.
New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King is an award-winning master of combining rich atmospheric detail with riveting, keen-edged mystery. Now, in her newest standalone novel of psychological suspense, King turns her sharp eye to a moment torn from the headlines and a school under threat.
A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school's reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day--bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald's bright vision.
A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother's history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.
Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.
But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an expolsive confrontation.
Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King's novel charts compelling characters on a collision course--a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.
The award-winning novels of Laurie R. King are . . .
"Sharp, inventive and rewarding."--The Seattle Times
"Audacious." --Los Angeles Times
"Rousing . . . riveting . . . suspenseful." --Chicago Sun-Times
"Impossible to put down."--Romantic Times
"Beguiling . . . tantalizing."--The Boston Globe
"Stunning." --The Christian Science Monitor
"Delightful."--Booklist (starred review)
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June 27, 2017
2.5 Stars. It’s Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School and Principal Linda McDonald needs the day to go smoothly. The school is in a low-income area and many of the residents are immigrants. The community is also still reeling from both the murder of a teenager by a gang member and the mysterious...
June 08, 2017
Author Laurie R. King, best known for her Sherlock Holmes-Mary Russell historical mystery series, has penned a suspense-filled stand-alone novel that will keep readers reading much too far into the night.
Something really, really, really bad is about to happen at Guadalupe Middle School, a working...
June 22, 2017
Laurie R. King is the author of the long-running mystery series featuring Sherlock Holmes and his apprentice, Mary Russell. Here, in this standalone suspense novel, King takes on the story of one life-changing day at the troubled Guadalupe Middle School in San Felipe, CA.
"A school had always bee...
July 04, 2017
This is a stand-alone book by Laurie R. King. The story is about students, a school principal and her husband, the school police officer and janitor and what leads up to the school shooting and school lockdown. I thought it was great to have San Francisco police detective Martinelli play a brief...
May 19, 2017
Imagine this: A middle school with a diverse ethnic and socio-economic population of students. It is career day and things are getting revved up but it feels like those in charge are preparing for a special ops operation. It might as well be Quantico but the question remains, 'Why"?
There are seve...
June 15, 2017
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!
It has been many years since I read...
July 06, 2017
I long ago fell in love with Laurie King's writing through the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. I have followed her books through other series and her standalones, too, and I've been rewarded with great reading year after year. I was excited to learn that there would be a new standalone,...
July 17, 2017
From the book's acknowledgements:
"Lockdown is a thriller set in a school under threat, but it is about the school's community, its weak points and skills, and the strength it can find when pressed to the brink. A story about how rescue comes from within, and how heroism may rise from the most un...
June 05, 2017
Principal Linda MacDonald wants Career Day at Gaudalupe Middle School to be memorable. But as she frets over the language of her introductory speech, little does she know what will unfold on this day and how truly memorable it will be for herself, the students and the participants.
Laurie R. King'...
May 15, 2017
“Lockdown” is not the book you expect it to be – in a good way. When I started reading it, I thought I’d be reading a suspense story set in the midst of a situation with which we’ve all become too familiar: an armed intruder in a school. There is suspense, all right, but it’s more like the slow o...