A serial killer is turning New Orleans into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun. Abby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels... show more
A serial killer is turning New Orleans into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun. Abby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels watched, as if the devil himself is scraping a fingernail along her spine. It doesn't help that Detective Reuben Montoya is convinced she's somehow the key to unlocking the murders -- a mystery that has something to do with Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, a decaying old asylum where unspeakable crimes were once committed and a human predator may still wait. As more bodies are found in gruesome, staged scenarios, Montoya and Abby are in a desperate race to stop a killer whose terrifying crimes are bringing them ever nearer to a shocking revelation. For the past is never completely gone. Its sins must be avenged ...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 2007
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
This was the first book I read by Lisa Jackson, and the premise was really promising. It starts off very good as well. So after reading about 50 pages, my expectations were pretty high... Unfortunately is the rest of the story nothing special. It even became predictable and - due to endless repeti...
»Abby überkam ein seltsames Gefühl, das wie ein kalter Hauch ihren Nacken streifte. Ein Kreischen zerriss die Dunkelheit. Ein Körper fiel vom Himmel …« Der Todesschrei ihrer Mutter klingt Abby Chastain noch immer in den Ohren, auch wenn es schon zwanzig Jahre her ist, seit diese aus dem Fenster ihre...
I shouldn't have even bothered reading this one. After picking it up, I had to groan at reading yet another serial killer novel. You would think by the way they're portrayed by writers, that every fifth person in the world is a serial killer. With so many of these types of novels out there, the writ...
Ah ha! For once I got you Lisa Jackson! For once I managed to spot your cleverly disguised red herring and didn't fall for it. Okay, so I didn't manage to figure out who the real killer was but I didn't fall for the ploy! And in the process I thoroughly loved this book. Just in the previous boo...
I liked this one far better then the first 2 in the New Orleans series. There was a good balance of romance and suspense. Although the killer did kind of come out of nowhere. I look forward to the next one which I hope will ties up the loose ends left at the end of Shiver.