Lisa Gardner (born 1956) is an American author. She is the author of several thrillers, including The Killing Hour and The Next Accident. She also wrote romance novels using the pseudonym Alicia Scott.
Early life and career
Raised in Hillsboro, Oregon, she graduated from the city's Glencoe High School. Her novel Gone is set in a fictionalized version of Tillamook, Oregon.
In the mid-1990s, she was a research analyst in Boston with Mercer Management (now Oliver Wyman). She credited her long days doing research for giving her the skills needed to follow a line of investigation while learning new topics.
As of 2014, Gardner lives in New England with her family.