Afraid to Die (To Die #4)
The story is mainly told through Detectives Alvarez and Pescoli, but we also get into the minds of some of the victims, the serial killer, those that find the bodies and Dylan O’Keefe, now a PI who had once worked with Alvarez in the San Bernadino PD until she’d messed up and a set-up went horribly...more
“Afraid to Die” is the fourth book in Lisa Jackson’s Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli thrillers and she does not disappoint her fans of this series. She picks up the lives of Selena and Regan about a year after “Born to Die” ends. We learn more about who Selena is and how she developed into the character we know and love. Regan is still battling her children and as a parent you can totally relate to all of the little problems that come up...more
We follow Pescoli's problems as the single mom of a 20 year old immature son Jeremy who thinks he should live rent-free off of his mother and be a slacker who plays computer games and runs around with friends. Her 16 year old daughter Bianca loves spending time with her stepmom Michelle at her dad's much more electronically endowed home and is equally troublesome. Frankly, if I were Regan, I would drop Jeremy...more
This book is about Detective Selena Alvarez and Detective Regan Pescoli they are both cops and very tough as nails.
Detective Regan Pescoli is a single mom to two very selfish kids. Her son Jeremy is always telling her he wants to move out but only has a part time job just basically to cover his car. He wants to move out and wants her to sign a lease...more
AFRAID TO SCREAM
Others may dread the chill of winter, but he relishes it. The way the frigid water preserves his victims, the feel of their icy skin beneath his fingers... And soon the world will see their beauty—and his vengeance.
AFRAID TO RUN
The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge in the wake of a serial killer, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. That case was solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. There are two vi...more
Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are back in Lisa Jackson’s newest installment of the To Die series, Afraid to Die. This time Selena’s past that she has worked so hard to bury is coming back to haunt her in the form of an old boyfriend and a son that she gave up for adoption. All the secrets Selena has tried so hard to keep from those around her in her ‘new’ life are slowly being revealed and the floodgates on her emotions she’s kept hidden inside are finally...more
It seems as if this author is now pumping books out just to get them out with no thoughts of editing or proofreading. I used to like this author, and I still kind of do, but the last few books I've read have been riddled with grammar errors and things that just plumb don't make sense, this title included.
First off, I like the characters and the setting in the Pescoli/Alvarez/Grizzly Falls series. I don't mind the fact that the town seems full...more
Here's one more thing you need to know about the "To Die" series - Alvarez and Pescoli must be the worst detectives in the history of the world. They go th...more
It was an awesome book, and I had a hard time putting it down. It is definately a must read to those who like crime and mystery.
If that isn't enough trouble a psycho is kidnapping women and creating ice sculptures out of their bodies, and all he wants for Christmas is to add Selena to his collection. When he kidnaps Gabriel, Selena walks into his trap to save her son and dog. But thankfully Dylan placed a bug on her car and is able to...more
So if I took what I read in this book to heart I would believe that all cops don't give a flying flip about rules or "orders" and just do what they want when they want...and don't actually "solve" anything but just get it handed to them and luckily kill the bad guy...I did like the dogs though.
A very interesting and horrifying story. It seems that Selena is being targetted, there are bodies encased in what appears to be an ice carving, placed within conspicuous Christmas scenes in Grizzly Falls. There doesn't seem to be any relationship between the victims but they are all adorned with jewelry stolen from Selena's home, which makes it very very weird and creepy. For me and I'm sure for Selena.
A blast from the past, as...more
You won't mind putting your suspension of disbelief into off-road position due to Jackson's likable characters. Yes, there are too many ridiculous coincidences like that one time, ... back in band camp, ... when Alvarez's teenaged estranged son and the serial killer and the...more
I was introduced to this series by receiving book one as a gift. See my review here. I thorougly enjoyed that book and have read every book as its been released. When this book was released, I quickly purchased it, but didn't read it right away. In fact, I forgot I had it on my Kindle until I saw Ready to Die on Netgalley which is to be released at the end of the month and will be reviewed later on this blog as well.
I love the balance of crime solving...more
Afraid To Run
The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge in the wake of a serial killer, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. That case was solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. There are two victims so far their bodies found frozen...more
Others may dread the chill of winter, but he relishes it. The way the frigid water preserves his victims, the feel of their icy skin beneath his fingers...And soon the world will see their beauty - and his vengeance. The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge in the wake of a serial killer, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. That case was solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. There are two victims so far - their bodies found frozen solid and deliberately displayed. Both are women
Both victims are found-frozen solid and manipulated to in a way the killer thinks makes a statement.
Now another woman is missing...will Alvarez and her partner Piscoli find her in time and why does Alvarez feel like shes directly in the path of a homicidal psychopathic serial killer?
LOVE Lisa Jackson!! Especially series. Kept me guessing until the last 3 chapters!!
I am not saying Lisa Jackson isn't talented or smart. She knows her market and sells a lot of books.
However, unless you enjoy gory images and huge lists of characters that are served up four per page at times through any means necessary I don't think you will enjoy her work.
I bought the book because I wanted to see why she is so successful and I am a little bewildered.However, I should state that I don't lik...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