Devious (New Orleans #7)
The crime scene at St. Marguerite's cathedral in New Orleans is shocking, even to seasoned detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A novice nun named Sister Camille has been found dressed in...more
4 months ago
This was a very good read. Complicated, multi-layered murder mystery with a number of interesting elements and plenty of excitement.
When one of the nuns at St. Marguerite's is found garroted on the alter of the cathedral, wearing an old and yellowed bridal gown, the New Orleans police detective who catches the case is stunned to discover he knows her - went to high school with her right there in New Orleans.
It soon comes out that not only was the nun pregnant, she had been having an...more
No idea how this author made the NY Times bestselling author list. Her writing style is atrocious and subject matter contrived.
I must admit to lying about finishing it so I could review it. I tossed it across the room at the beginning of chapter 3, it was that bad
For Montoya, the brutal crime scene is disturbingly familiar -- his aunt, also a nun, was murdered. And the connections don't end there. Montoya knew this victim in high school. But the deeper the investigation goes, the more twisted th...more
Camille's sister (Val) soon realizes the nuns have something else in common they were all orphans at St. Elsinore's who were adopted. Stumbling on the the fact Camille was convinced their birth parents were not w...more
I really liked the Detectives assigned to the case, and I am looking forward to going back and reading more of the books they are in. I love the New Orleans setting. It re...more
Sora Camila,novice la manastirea St Marguerite din Nwe Orlands,este descoperita moarta in capela manastirii.
Cazul este cercetat de Rick Bentz si Reuben Montoya,dar si de Valeria o fosta politista si totodata si sora victimei.
Este prima carte scrisa de Lisa Jackson pe care o citesc(si cred ca si ultima)si dupa cum observi face parte dintr-o serie-Nwe Orlands.
Totul este o mare incuractura.Relatia dintre cele doua surori,rel...more
So why did I continue reading – I have absolutely no idea. I would pick it up and read a little bit here and there hoping for a spark that would grab me, but that never happened.
Devious is the 7th book in the New Orleans Series by Lisa Jackson and I will tell you right now that I did not rea...more
I really liked the Detectives assigned to the case, and I am looking forward to going back and reading more of the books they are in. I love the New Orleans setting. It real...more
Romantic Suspense - March 29th, 2011
3 ½ stars
In the heart of New Orleans, St. Marguerite’s Cathedral is the site of the shocking tow murders of novice nuns. Detectives Rick Bentz and Reben Montoya are on the hunt, but Montoya has a history with one of the victims and also went to high school with the main suspect, handsome and charismatic father O’Toole. Montoya tries to use his connections with some of the novice nuns to solve the case.
Meanwhile, Valerie is an ex-detec...more
New Orleans kembali dikejutkan dengan sebuah pembunuhan yang terjadi di dalam Katedral St. Marguerite. Sister Camille ditemukan tewas dalam balutan gaun pengantin dan bekas jeratan di lehernya. Kakak Camille, Valerie Houston, yang mantan polisi, tidak puas dengan kelambatan polisi menangani kasus pembunuhan adiknya. Ia memutuskan untuk menyelidikinya sendiri ditemani suami yang sebentar lagi akan ia ceraikan, Slade Houston.
Detektif yang ditugaskan untuk menyelidiki kasus ini tak lain d...more
But I think this book is an excuse to write about sex and desires. I loved the mystery and thrill of the novel but felt that it was sidelined by all the love story-ness of many of the characters. This could have easily been a book about different women characters with big problems in their love lives.
The story li...more
Montoya dated the first murder victim, Camille Renard, back in high school. If that's not personal enough, his younger brother Cruz dated the lady that found that body. What makes this all the more interesting is...more
Finally finished this one after putting it aside for a couple of weeks. It was a page turner for sure. Lots of little plot twists and turns, but the ending is left open for another story line featuring a villain who just won't die despite being shot and presumed dead in a swamp.
The Bentz/Montoya partnership is not so much in the foreground as t...more
Sadly, Camille is killed by an unknown assailant in the church. She was found, strangled viciously, and dressed in an old and tattered wedding dress. Her body was arranged wi...more
Topping it off there's a serial killer...more
J’ai eu un peu de mal à rentrer dedans, j’ai trouvé les deux premiers chapitres un peu confus, ce qui m’a fait laisser un peu tombé le livre. En le reprenant la suite était beaucoup mieux.
Il s’agit d’un thriller donc la romance n’est pas de premier ordre.
On y trouve (ou retrouve – pour celles qui connaissent la série) les inspecteurs Montoya et Bentz qui enquête sur le meu...more
Valerie Radnar, a one-time police detective, is now a woman torn by the actions of her...more
An average murder mystery/romantic suspense book that is 100+ pages too long. The blurb states this is another Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya (murder mystery/suspense) novel, but it also centers on Valerie Houston and her estranged husband, Slade (the romance).
Valerie's sister, Camille, a novice at St. Marguerite's Cathedral, is found murdered. The finger-pointing begins and everyone at the Cathedral is a suspect. Slade shows up (wanting to work things out) just as Valerie is n...more
I became so fascinated by the rosary murders that I was trying to guess who was doing the killing. The priests became more sullen and all the young nuns were scared of everything, I loved all the twists and turns th...more
Val and Slade were...more
In 1983, Jackson's first novel, A Twist of Fate, was published by Silhouette Books. Currently, Jackson writes contemporary romantic suspense novels for Kensington Books and medieval romantic suspense novels for Onyx Books. Her books regul...more