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In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor's thoughts and speech. Effectively mute, there's no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts—of the past, of friendships and trusts lost...of a lost faith in herself and her motives that ...more
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Published September 20th 2011 by Mira (first published January 1st 2011)
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Vivian
Sep 27, 2011 Vivian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: suspense-thriller readers
Taylor Jackson is more than a police officer. But being not only an officer but a leader has become more to her than she realizes. Taylor faces her inner demons while recuperating from a recent gunshot wound in Where All the Dead Lie by J. T. Ellison.

Taylor is almost completely recuperated from her physical trauma, but emotionally she is still wounded. She experiences guilt and shame that she wasn't there in time to save her friend from the torture that resulted in her miscarriage. She bears gui
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Kitty Bullard
"WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE" BY J.T. ELLISON

Amazing, amazing, amazing! This book pulled me right in and kept a firm grip on me all the way through. The story has so much to offer, at least 3 different mysteries that lead to a grand finale of one so in depth you'll never believe it! J.T. Nelson is a fantastic writer and after this I will be looking up more of their work. You don't want to miss this one and trust me, around this time of the year this is one that will keep you on edge and keep you so w
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Victoria
This seventh installment of the Taylor Jackson series is quite a departure from all of the previous books. In the beginning, it just feels like an extended epilogue following the chaotic events in the climax of So Close the Hand of Death. The typical Nashville setting quickly gives way to a haunted mansion in Scotland. The showdown with the Pretender has left Taylor with physical and deep psychological injuries, prompting her to flee to Memphis’ family seat to recover physically and mentally. Ta ...more
Tracy
Don't let this woman write - she wouldn't know a descriptive sentence if she tripped over it. Every place the character goes is bland and has no atmosphere - except the old scottish castle. Nashville has never been more vague. Other people may enjoy her writing but I didn't.
Dotti Elrick
Taylor Jackson is a homicide detective with the Nashville police department. She was seriously wounded, by The Pretender at the end of So Close the Hand of Death. She has recovered physically, but she's having a harder time psychologically. She still can't speak. Her fiance, Baldwin is pulling away, he is still having a hard time with the lies he's told Taylor. And Taylor can't quite bring herself to forgive him. Her best friend, Sam, is still blaming her for being kidnapped, and the loss of her ...more
Saturnus
Till att börja med måste jag säga att den här boken var en av dom svåraste böckerna jag nånsin betygsatt.

I sista delen om Taylor Jackson får vi träffa henne efter skottlosningen som gjorde att hon fick ligga i koma i 2 veckor.
TRaylor har tappat rösten, men det är inte det värsta. Hon har tappat själva gnistan till att leva. Efter alla människor hon har dödat, även om det var i självförsvar, känner hon att hennes själ hålelr på att splitras i små bitar. Att hennes fästman John Baldwin har undhål
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Bigd_041555
I was disappointed in this book - still gave it 3 stars because the last 3/4 of the book was just excellent.

Now for the first 1/2+ - just not what I was expecting, the subject matter was interesting at times, but was tedious, very soap-opera type book - not my thing. It could have been wrapped up sooner and then delve into the meat of the book where the story got so much better. Others may like the whole book, but again, not me.
fleurette
Detective Taylor Jackson because of the tragic experiences described in the previous book, loses her voice. The fact that she can not go back to work and the tense situation between her and her fiancé, Baldwin, boosts her frustration. So when the Scottish aristocrat Memphis who is half in love with her offers her a trip to his castle, Taylor agrees without hesitation.

What I definitely didn’t like are some lengthy, occupying almost half of the book, non-criminal threads. I nearly abandoned the bo
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Christy Davis
This novel left me a little confused as the title is very misleading. Essentially, this is a story of a traumatized cop from Nashville who goes to Scotland to heal from the tragedy she had endured and who trusted those around her to help her with the healing process. About 2/3 of the way through the book the reader finally gets to the meat of the story when the protagonist learns people aren't who they seem.
I enjoyed this book but felt like there was too much trying to build to the climax that
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Harlequin Books
Miniseries: A Taylor Jackson Novel
Category: Suspense
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I've read these out of order and this one deals with the period of time after Taylor kills the Pretender and has lost her voice, her best friend Sam has lost her baby from the Pretender's assault and Taylor is trying to deal with the trauma and self-blame and escapes to Scotland to stay at Memphis Highsmythe's family castle, under the care of Memphis' friend Dr. Maddee James.

While trying to work through the trauma and regain her voice, Taylor learns the story of Memphis' wife and fights suicidal
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Mason
If you like Daphne du Maurier’s classic REBECCA, you’ll enjoy WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE by J.T. Ellison.

While Ellison’s novel may have shadows of REBECCA, it’s in a world of its own with unique twists and turns to keep you wondering.

Not having read any of the prior books in this series, I can honestly say new readers will have no problem keeping up in this 7th installment of the Taylor Jackson series. While this story is built on the outcome of a prior book, there is enough background given. In fac
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Rhonda
Sep 02, 2013 Rhonda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
"The headshot didn't kill Taylor Jackson. But it will haunt. In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor's thoughts and speech. Effectively mute, there's no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts-- of the past, of friendships and trusts lost--of the specter of a lost faith in herself and her motives that night. When Memphis Highsmythe offers Taylor his home in the Scottish hig ...more
Terri Armstrong
“Where all the Dead Lie” by JT Ellison:

Taylor Jackson is a steadfast Nashville homicide detective with a spine of steel, who has never met an obstacle she couldn’t overcome. Taylor feels the need to get away and goes to her friend Memphis’ castle in England. While there, she finds herself stranded during a blizzard. Memphis is away on a case and not long after he leaves, she discovers someone is trying to get her out of the way.
There are many players in this game of who-dun-it, and no one is wh
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Tea Time with Marce
From my blog

JT Ellison is a great author when writing about serial killers. This is book 7, the end story of the series. I thoroughly enjoyed So Close the Hand of Death and feel like these 2 read together complete a great story.

I found this one to be very different from what I expect of JT, no serial killer involvement, only the after affects of almost dying from the hands of one. Initially I felt the book was all over the place, was it a mystery, romance or ghost story. I find many story lines
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Patricia
This is my first Taylor Jackson novel but it won’t be my last. The story grabs the reader and doesn’t let go until the entire story is revealed.

Taylor Jackson is a Nashville, Tennessee homicide detective. Taylor is recovering from a case where she was shot in the head and fellow officers were injured. Taylor has lost her ability to speak. It is unclear whether the loss of speech is caused by the injury or by the guilt Taylor is feeling because she didn’t do more to help her best friend who lost
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Rhonda
Taylor was shot in the head on her last case. In a coma for 2 weeks. She still doesn't have a voice. They won't let her be a cop till she gets well. She is angery at Baldwin her fiance who works for the FBI for keeping a secret that he has a son and is looking for him. She feels guilty for not saving Sam's baby and her sargent eye and girl friend.
Memphis is a detective who lives in London who is in love with her, offers her to live in his house in Scottland to heal. He also has a friend who can
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Jodie22
I read an interview with J.T. Ellison on the International Thriller Writers' website. The interview was a couple of months old, which meant the book that was the subject of the interview would be available at my library. Interviews typically have me headed for the library.

Thought I felt like I'd come in during the middle of the story–Where All the Dead Lie is the seventh book in the series–I was able to get lost in the story. Taylor Jackson is rendered mute after she is shot in the neck at close
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Debbie
As Taylor recovers physically from the injuries she sustained at the hands of the ultimate madman serial killer known as the Pretender (So Close The Hand of Death) she finds her mental health not healing as well. She fights between feeling betrayed by Baldwin’s secrets to quilt over the harm to Sam and other’s she believes she’s responsible for. She’s been offered solace from a place she’s not sure she should trust, but it’s either run to Memphis Highsymthe or run screaming from all her demons. ...more
Gloria Feit
As this newest entry in the Taylor Jackson series opens, although the serial killer whose death ended the last book, “So Close the Hand of Death,” is no longer around to continue his terror campaign, his legacy is very much alive: Both Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her closest friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens Loughley [“Sam”] are still traumatized by the events which led to his death at Taylor’s hand, one month earlier. [The two women’s jobs are described by the aut ...more
Cynthia
I love the Taylor Jackson series and I think this is the best of the series thus far. Don't know if it was the change of scenery several chapters into the book (a vacation from Nashville to a spooky castle in Scotland) or the fact that Taylor was literally speechless through much of the book. It grabbed me from the start and didn't let go until the very end.

Although I have to admit that I figured out who the "bad guy" was at least 2/3 in, it didn't lessen the final surprise which I shall not all
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Tracy
Not a Good Place to Start
Taylor Jackson hasn't been doing well since the serial killer known as the Pretender almost killed her. She's ever-so-slowly recovering physically, but she's mute, her nightmares are monstrous, and she's popping pills like they're Tic Tacs. On top of that, her friendship with her best friend Sam has been strained since the Pretender kidnapped and tortured the medical examiner, and she's still feeling betrayed by her fiancé, Baldwin. All she wants is to get back to the jo
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Sheila
Taylor is recovering from the head wound she received at the end of the last book. She is the head homicide detective a a team in Nashville. While most of her physical wounds have healed, she has lost the ability to speak. She decides to go to Scotland at the invitation of Memphis, a Scotland Yard detective she met a year previously. Baldwin, her fiancee and FBI profiler is upset but their relationship has been strained since she was almost killed. Sam, her best friend since childhood, and a pat ...more
Shahrun
This book is a bit of a curveball, as far as the rest of the series is concerned (but in a good way). It takes place far away from Taylor's home, without her Baldwin (who I have to say I was most worried about) or her loyal friends to back her up. The danger she is in is not obvious at first. I was held captive with Taylor in the castle too, desperate to find out what was going on and if she would make it through. It was an exciting journey. But I feel the ending was a little unsatisfying. It wa ...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
May 15, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews added it
Recommended to Mallory Heart by: Hearts On Fire Reviews
Shelves: may-2012-reads
: In this seventh mystery in author J. T. Ellison’s Nashville Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson series, Taylor has fallen just about as far as she humanly can, short of losing her life-and she had come very, very close to doing just that-two weeks in a coma, after being shot-she still can’t speak, even though her vocal cords appear normal, and the head shot hit nothing vital. Her friends were injured, she can’t get back to work yet-and oh, did we mention she can’t speak? Her physician insists s ...more
Sara
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Mindy Sebring
Full of fun twists and turns

I didn't rate it higher because there were several areas of the book that felt like a high school girl had written them, either because of the grammar or because of plot holes. However it is still a good story and isn't overly predictable.
Deb
I would rate this 3.5 stars if given the option but I'll round up because I really like the author and the series. This one is very different from the other books in the series. Taylor is recovering physically and even more emotionally from being shot in the head by The Pretender in the last book and is unable to speak and work. An emotionally shattered Taylor is not as much fun as Taylor in full force, I am not a Memphis (the Duke not the city) ;-) fan at all and I got frustrated with both the ...more
Sheila Beaumont
Wow. The Taylor Jackson series seems to get better with each book! It's rare to come across such a totally riveting psychological thriller, so well-written, with such real characters and such a vivid sense of place.

This series, which is usually set in Nashville, moves to a castle in Scotland in this mystery, in which Taylor is trying to recover from PTSD suffered in an encounter with a serial killer, but finds that there's a menacing presence haunting her. Is it real or is she losing her grip on
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Amanda Carruthers
Wow!!!! Did not expect an ending like that. Strap yourself in, this book takes bumpy twists and turns that keep you guessing til the end!! Highly recommended!!!
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J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including When Shadows Fall, Edge of Black, and A Deeper Darkness, and is the co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Her work has been published in over twenty countries. Her novel The Cold Room won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Or ...more
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