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14 (Taylor Jackson #2)

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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
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Published (first published January 1st 2008)
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Brenda
Feb 25, 2015 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If there is indeed a formula for writing a murder mystery, this book followed it. The story was predictable. No real surprises.
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Dnf on page 113, actually. So many books to get through on my shelf, so little time. I'm sad because the first book showed potential in the series, but this book is extremely sexist and I'm not here for this. Slut-shaming all around unless you are the MC, and what would be considered the "good girl". So, BYE. I probably will not continue this series.

 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
***Spoiler Alert***

Holy Moly!! Didn't expect the ending! I loved the New York setting in the Wintertime during the month of December. I could vividly picture Times Square and New York decked out with Christmas lights.......

I applaud Taylor of standing up to Win the way she did. I loved the way the story ended. It makes me look forward to the next book. For those that don't like too much romance this is a good book because we aren't bombarded with cheesy romance sessions between Taylor & Bald
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ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JANUARY 1, 2017
Narrator: Joyce Bean


This started off fine but degraded over time and 3 stars is all I give. The second half was a convoluted mess involving little bits of Taylor's past, her father and some strange characters who make up the villains.

I would have liked this more if Taylor wasn't obsessing over her wedding day and how she couldn't possibly go on her honeymoon when there's this crazy killer at work. And poor Baldwin just puts up with up in suffering silence. I'm
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Michael
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
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Victoria
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
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
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Jamie Rose
Oh no. An over describer, more concerned with name dropping and props than plot. This would be the kind of person that posts pictures of their food on instagram :( Reading this is a bit like those annoying M&S adverts - It's not just a jacket, its a cosy shearling jacket, it's not just a jumper, its the thick creamy cable knit, ditto the favorite battered UGG boots. No mere coffee for this chica - Lord forbid, nooo 'grabbing a Starbucks, no-sugar vanilla latte'. Meh. Don't even get me star ...more
Carmen
Well, I just can't do it. The rapes and murders are just too much for me. I won't continue with this series.
Rebecca McNutt
I found 14 to be even better than the first in the series, and with its haunting cases and characters it was a really exciting book.
Alexandra
Jan 30, 2013 Alexandra rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Saturnus
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
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Stephanie
Not love. I will give it three stars because I didn't read the first in the Taylor Jackson series so perhaps that would've helped me "like" the characters a bit more. The romance between Baldwin and Taylor was a bit ridiculous in my opinion (if I read "honey" "baby" "sweatheart" one more time I might gag); AND all the filler regarding their wedding was a waste and just boring, I am reading a thriller NOT a romance. The gruesome snow white murders turned into this big convoluted case that I felt ...more
Mindy
Dec 09, 2010 Mindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Louisa
Jun 08, 2011 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
Oh, loved reading this book again! So enjoyable, so great, and I loved being with these characters again!

*First read January 1st, 2009*
Loved this book, great 2nd book, one that will cause lots of conflict in later books, and I rather enjoyed reading it, put it on your list, suspense readers!
Marnie
Dec 19, 2012 Marnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, suspense
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.
Renee
Apr 29, 2012 Renee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because it was set in Nashville, where I visit frequently. I was disappointed. Too much romance.
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.
Katrin
Jul 29, 2015 Katrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sehr gut!
Toni
Enjoyable book. Can't wait for the continuation. Will Taylor even get married?
Megan Caldwell
Jan 14, 2017 Megan Caldwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I anxiously but eagerly started this next book after finishing All the Pretty Girls. I was hopeful I had just found a new series to indulge in. Ellison did not disappoint! Some things in this book are usually a no go for me, (can't specify without spoilers) but they were all handled so well I didn't lose interest. In fact, this book kept me so enthralled I couldn't put it down! Ellison had a lot going on in this book, but it wasn't hard to follow, and most things were wrapped up nicely by the en ...more
Judy
Jan 20, 2017 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A detective and FBI guy are ready to get married when several murders are committed and resolve to solve them. Liked the book, plenty of action.
Kate
Jan 16, 2017 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The mystery was okay, but the wedding stuff was beyond annoying. I wasn't looking for a romance novel.
John Clintsman
Oct 31, 2016 John Clintsman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
awesome book. best series I've read. took a little bit to get hooked on 14 but I did.
Kelly
Jan 07, 2017 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Better finish than beginning. I was getting bored with descriptionsome of all the beautiful people. Nashville atmosphere could have been built up more.
Faith
Dec 30, 2016 Faith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend the Taylor Jackson series. Even though I have only read the first two books, the author makes you feel like you are part of the team to try and solve the cases that take place in the story line. I highly recommend books by J.T. Ellison, mainly the Taylor Jackson series and the Dr. Samantha Owens series. I will read her other books, but as of now those are the only ones that I have read from her.
Suze
Dec 29, 2016 Suze rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
14

Taylor and Baldwin are finally going to tie the knot, or are they? A serial killer is on the loose in Nashville, Taylor's father is missing at sea, Baldwin's old girlfriend shows up- what else can happen? This is a very exciting thriller, a lot of moving parts- very good book.
Kathi Kelley
Feb 07, 2016 Kathi Kelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A gritty urban serial killer thriller! It is a fast paced e-ride with so many twists and turns, some anticipated but most unexpected, but all are plausible. The book is tighter and taunter than the first (All the Pretty Girls). Ms. Ellison has a special knack for creating memorable characters who stick with you even after you have finished the book. One of the many things that makes Ms. Ellison such a good story teller is the level of intimacy she creates between the reader and the characters. 1 ...more
Veronica
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
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Jlaurenmc

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
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  • The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson, #4)
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