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14 (Taylor Jackson #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  1,691 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Ten victims, each with pale skin and long dark hair. All have been slashed across the throat, the same red lipstick smeared across their lips.

In the mid-1980s the Snow White Killer terrorized the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Then suddenly the murders stopped. A letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done.

Now four more bodies are found, marked wit...more
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Robert J. Sullivan
My brother loaned me this book. Hmmm, serial killer, similar victims, back after 30 years, sounds like it's right up my alley. Then, on page 30, I got to the following paragraph:

“John Baldwin stood with his arms crossed and one long leg propped against the wall behind him. He'd been avidly ignoring the receptionist for a good fifteen minutes; she'd been staring at him like he was a tasty dessert since he'd entered the building. He'd become entirely oblivious to all but the most blatant attempts...more
Part of the fun of reading "14" is the novel's setting. Set in and around Nashville, it's fascinating to see various settings, place and restaurants show up in the fictional world of homicide detective Taylor Jackson.

For the second installment in the Taylor Jackson series, J.T. Ellison pits Jackson against the Snow White serial killer. The killer held Nashville in a grip of terror years before and then disappeared. Now the killer is back and up to his or her old tricks, selecting victims who lo...more
Though I had a rather frustrating time getting my hands on this book, once I did, it was well worth the wait! This follow-up to All The Pretty Girls was a very solid sequel. The writing wasn’t quite as polished with a few distracting inconsistencies with the perspective. The plot, however, contained a lot more surprises and moved at an even faster speed than the first volume in the Taylor Jackson series. The romantic relationships played a larger role here - the actions were less implied than be...more
I andra delen i Taylor Jackson serien följer vi Taylor, Baldwin och deras team i jakten på seriemördaren Snövits copycat.
Kroppar av svart- håriga tonårstjejer med rött läppstift strömmar in.
En gammal journalist som rapporterade dagligen om Snövit morden börjar följa upp fallet.
Tills han hittas död.
Gamle Frank kom för nära sanningen.
Baldwins ex, den oerhört irriterande Charlotte dyker upp och gör alla förbannade, mestadels för att hon har en annan plan än FBI för att ta fast skurkarna, men oc...more
Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson has been called to a crime scene. The body of a young woman, with pale skin, black hair and an eerie bright red smile painted on her mouth in lipstick has had her throat cut. The scene is identical to a serial killer dubbed Snow White who terrorized the streets of Nashville in the mid-1980s. Back then the murders stopped unexpectedly and a letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done. Now four more bodies have been found with his signature...more
Mm ... I hope her books don't follow the same formula. I get that it's part of a series but... Eh. Main character is getting better. I still can't really connect with her, and the focus on the personal life takes away from the premise to me. I get that it's good to get to know the character and all, but it just made it really rough and broken up. Preetttty typical for a serial killer novel.
While this is book 2 to a series, I really enjoyed reading this murder book. The crime and solving came together very nicely and I didn't feel lost by not reading the first book.
Katherine Coble
It was fun reading the Nashville name-dropping, but I didn't care for it beyond that. Everything here as been done before, and in a way that's less awkward.
I read this book because it was set in Nashville, where I visit frequently. I was disappointed. Too much romance.
Book 2 in the Taylor Jackson series.

When Taylor is called out to a murder scene and examines the victim, the black hair, pale skin and blood red lips give her a chill. Then Taylor sees the long gash across the victims throat and a chill goes up her spine. The Snow White killer is back.

After an absence of twenty years, the Snow White killer is recreating his past crimes - or is he? Taylor has a hard time believing this is the work of the same killer of before. These murders couldn't have come at...more

Southern setting + mystery series + female author + female protagonist = a book I am definitely interested in reading. J.T. Ellison is a Nashville writer and the creator of the Taylor Jackson mystery series. Ellison combines all of my favorite things in this series. Taylor's story began with Ellison's 2007 debut novel All the Pretty Girls. The twenty-something Nashville homicide lieutenant rose through the ranks quickly and has made a name for herself among her peers at a young age. In the first...more
3.5 Stars

Synopsis: The Snow White Killer has returned after a 20 year hiatus to finish his heinous fairy tale. Now homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson must determine if this new killer is the real thing or a vicious copycat before more innocent girls continue to die.

Review: A multi-layered plot that can be difficult to follow at times but wraps up smoothly into a neat package.

Taylor Jackson is a compelling character, and more information is provided about her family and past. Nevertheless, her...more
Dotti Elrick
This is the second book in the Taylor Jackson series. I fell in love with this series about a third of the way through the first book. And this one caught me early on as well.
Taylor Jackson is a homicide detective in Nashville. At the end of the first book, Taylor has agreed to marry her boyfriend, FBI profiler John Baldwin. Stressed out about the upcoming wedding, Taylor gets a call from her mother stating that her criminal father has gone missing from his boat. They have also discovered the bo...more
I really wanted to like this book so I could read more books from the Taylor Jackson series. I liked the first on ok so I gave J.T.Ellison another try. But this book had so many issues. First of all, the characters are somehow just... flat. Even after two Taylor Jackson stories I did not develop any great sympathies for her. Same for the other characters even though the author really tried to make them appear a little edgy.
The story is just so unrealistic (I know, this is a mystery and no true c...more
I really enjoyed this book mainly because of the main character, Taylor. She is a no nonsense kinda girl, takes no shit from life and freaking broke some dude's neck with her bare hands. Seriously, now who doesn't want that know-how in your back pocket?
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It probably helps that she is the LT of the homicide division in Nashville. But she can take just as well as she gets. The book starts out with her father going missing. Her father is known to dabble in the criminal element, so Taylor isn't all t...more
A five star is an understatement for this book. I just loved it so much! I got it as a gift for my 14th birthday. it was my first crime/thriller novel. And I stayed up all night and finished it in less than a day. It's unputdownable (lol that's not a word, is it?). I've read it about 12 times in two years. It's that good. The best part is that even if you don't start the series from the beginning, you'll still be able to understand the storyline perfectly. Kudos J. T. Ellison!
Once again i must say; not great, but i like the characters; once again the author got a little, eh, well you find out who the killers are early, again. The book is barely so-so, however the characters are addictive. i'm a sucker for good characters, as i never watched soap operas and that is what a good character reminds me of in a book. i was really hoping this 2nd installment was going to be better, however i felt as if the author was trying to hard. i heard alot of ppl complain about the rom...more
I really loved this book, like this was something that I couldn't put down. Though I do not understand the title in relation to the story, I am planning on continuing to read the series (even though I started the series out of order). I definitely do not understand the whole L'Uomo thing, it just seemed like a too easy way to get rid of an annoyance. Not only that, but it still left it opened for him to come back later on, since it was said that he has all of these secret connections to these in...more
Siobhan Davis
I read this book in less than two days and that will tell you how hard I found it to put down. I love the relationship between Taylor and Baldwin, it's very relatable and believable and I am definitely rooting for them.I sense the author will explore the effect of Taylor's dysfunctional relationship with her dad, and its impact, in later books. The action is continual and the fast-paced well-written prose propelled this story along. I'm looking forward to reading the next one now.
This was a great book!!! J.T. Ellison is becoming one of my favotite authors. Non- stop from the beginning. Couldn't put it down. Taylor & Baldwin are great characters, work well together both personally and professionally.
This was the first book I read by J.T. Ellison, and certainly not the last. Not only was the story suspenseful, creepy, and thrilling, but all of the police technicalities seem to be highly accurate. The investigation process is described enough to keep you interested, but she doesn't add any unncessary, unrealistic frills to the process. The book is so well written that on nights my husband is gone on a trip for work I find myself peering out my blinds to ensure the Pretender isn't waiting for...more
J.T. Ellison: Excelente. Dentro de la intrincada trama, no falta el humor, la compasión, la chispa y ese algo que no debemos perder los seres humanos. Nashville, Tennessee no está libre de personajes oscuros.
Marilyn Groves
read them out of order by accident, and 14 was better than the first in the series (All the Pretty Girls). Serial kiler suspense.. very very good.
Sabrina Monet
I love this genre of fiction, which is why I was disappointed that I didn't enjoy this novel more. All of the elements were there, but a few things felt out of place for me. I like the protagonist and I'll still read the Taylor Jackson series, but I wasn't happy with her rival in this novel. The web the antagonist created seemed way too far-reaching for me. I still enjoyed the plot and outcome, but I wold have preferred less connections between the antagonists. My rating could probably be higher...more
One of those reads on the beach. Written well and as you read it reminds you about watching a TV Series.
loved reading this, fast paced with all the right ledges to keep you turning to the next one!
Not only was the story suspenseful, creepy, and thrilling, but all of the police technicalities seem to be highly accurate. The investigation process is described enough to keep you interested, but she doesn't add any unncessary, unrealistic frills to the process. The book is so well written that on nights my husband is gone on a trip for work I find myself peering out my blinds to ensure the Pretender isn't waiting for me to turn my lights off. If you want a book that you don't want to put dow...more
Nicky Mottram
enjoyed this book more than the first one in the series, still taking time to like the main characters !!
Chuck Driskell
I'm a big fan of Ellison's and 14 creeped me out deliciously. While the plot is wonderful, what makes Ellison's stories so special is the level of intimacy (good and creepy) the reader is able to achieve with her characters. By the time you have finished 14, Taylor, the main character, will feel like a close friend.

And you would want her ON your side.

I'd recommend 14 to anyone, but reading All The Pretty Girls first would be helpful. 14 stands on its on just fine, but since there is a trilogy, I...more
Debbie Belue
First book by this author but definitely one I will seek out. Great story! Author really weaves a web of intrigue! Liked that the male figure actually didn't go against his upcoming vows to be with a former lover. Seems like a small point to say but this is not typical at all! Strong female character who stands her ground but has respect of her colleagues! Couldn't put it down....
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J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, multiple short stories and has been published in over twenty countries. Her novel THE COLD ROOM won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original of 2010 and WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE was a RITA® Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense of 2012.

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