Where They Are Now: Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner’s consulting career was cut short by a husband who savagely murdered 10 women. The psychopathic spouse is the villain in Gardner’s 1998 best-selling suspense novel, The Perfect Husband (Bantam). Gardner penned the book late at night following her long days as a young research analyst with Mercer Management (now Oliver Wyman) in Boston during the mid-1990s.

A self-professed “research geek,” Gardner says her time as a consultant gave her the skills and confidence to follow a line of investigation while delving into new topics. “What brought me to both writing and consulting is my passion for research,” she says from her home in New Hampshire.

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