Play Dead (Elise Sandburg Series #1)
Her USA Today bestseller, Sleep Tight, was called "compelling and real-a great read" by Andrea Kane. "Guaranteed to keep you awake at night," raved Lisa Jackson. Now, Anne Frasier takes readers to the dark side of Savannah, where a female homicide detective must confront the truth about her own past in order to stop a twisted serial killer...
Things get hot by mid book...alot of murders happening, until ...more
The element of suspense was well executed in this read. I was glad it was offered as a kindleunlimited as well. the plot was fast paced as well. what really kept me from liking this book we're the main characters. The heroine seemed generic for me. The hero was disgusting and simply repulsive. He was basically a binge drinker that called an escort service. He even had sex numerous times with one of the prostitutes. That ruined his character for me. I doubt I'll continue this series.
Elise is a detective, and also a struggling single mom. She has ultimately sacrificed her relationship with her daughter to her job, preferring to think of her daughter as having a more whole and normal life living with her Dad and step-mom. David ...more
Ironically, after I finished the book I realized that I've recently read another book by Frasier (HUSH) and while I enjoyed that one, I adored this novel.
Set in the sweltering south amid voodoo lore and "root doctoring" (a phrase I had ...more
Borrowed off Amazon Prime.
FS: "Savannah medical examiner John Casper believed in what some scientists termed the cluster effect."
LS: "Only then would he get out of her brain."
Pretty good...I enjoyed the narrator a lot. She is a woman of many voices and it made me able to get into the book. I loved the witchcraft and voodoo. The old city feeling you got mixed with a crime and police work. All in all a good book. Looking forward to the second!
I mean the relationship between the two characters was a given.
Almost predictable in my book. But it was a quick read, so I might read the rest in this series.
Frasier is apparently known for some horrific murder mysteries, but P ...more
Play dead was a free kindle book i picked up on recommendation from a colleague. as such, i had done no research on what the book was about, so this was a complete surprise, and didnt go where i expected.
The book concerns a series of "murders" where men are waking up during autopsy,or coming back from the dead, but the last thing i expected was for the book to lead in a mystical voodoo direction.
The detectives were suitably flawed - Da ...more
Elise is a detective with a morose past. Abandoned at a cemetery and adopted by a religious family. In the small town of Savannah her history is well known. That in itself wouldn't be a huge problem if she hadn't delved in a bit of hoodoo magic. Frasier also had a troubled past. Kicked out of the FBI after breaking down following ...more
A medical examiner is flying solo on a forensic exam. He has sent home his assistant because a storm is pending, electing to stay and finish the exam. As he's about to make the first cut in the infamous Y incision, the body moves and groans. Horrified, he ultimately holds a mirror ...more
The story begins in the morgue, where some bodies are discovered of people who are not actually dead; rather, they have been paralyzed by the toxin TTX, or Tetrodotoxin. TTX is a naturally occurring p ...more
The story features the main characters detectives Elise and David are thrown together when David resigns from the FBI and comes to live and work in savannah. Elise isn't happy with David who is secretive about his past, weird, has a drinking problem and an even bigger attitude problem that stop ...more
"Evil doesn't need a reason to exist."
Left as a baby in a cemetery because of her strange eyes, the daughter of a conjure man, Elise explores her past in an attempt to solve horrific TTX-related murders. It takes her into a world of black magic, where she came from and desperately has tried to put away in favor of a "more reasonable" life as a detective.
I read the two books in this series (Play Dead and Stay Dead) in reverse order. Play Dead is the first in the series and I think it is the cre ...more
So I have to be honest, I added this book through my Kindle Unlimited and it sat in my queue for a while, I just kept skipping over it. The I realized it had audio so I decided, hey...I will listen in the car during my commute. I will be honest this is not generally the type of book I like. I like plots that are a little gritty (maybe a little violent), I like a romance thrown in (and a hooker doesn't count) and I am not a big fan of paranormal/supernatural storylines. So, this book s ...more
I won't say it failed miserably, but it left me very disappointed by the end. I'm a simple girl too, lots of time gaps bother me, along with constantly changing the point of view with the story. Sometimes it can be fine effectively, but in this book, it was done way to frequently, and sometimes it took me a page or so to figure out the POV had changed.
I also ...more
I started this book because I loved the last book I read, the only book from this author. I was eager to try more. I had this on my kindle.
Elise was an interesting and different character, weird background for a detective then she finds herself partnered with David who has more baggage than Amtrak, poor guy. This odd duo makes it work. The characters make this book, you w ...more
There wasn't much character development as I would have liked to see in the main character. The use of root magic as a plot driver could have been developed more as well
Nice twist at the end. Debating on picking up number 2.
Ok, I'm a sucker for mysteries. Especially, set in Savannah Georgia. Elise Sandburg and her partner are interesting and compelling characters. I've purchased the rest of the series. Can't wait to start reading!