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Most Likely to Die

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It's been 20 years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It's a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that.
Paperback, 464 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2007)
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Nov 08, 2008 Christa rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Most Likely To Die contains three connected stories by three different authors. Part One: Kristen, by Lisa Jackson, was my least favorite of the three, and I would only rate it three stars. To be fair, it may have been my least favorite because of the way it had use so much space to introduce most of the characters and set up the story. I did find Kristen and Ross Delmonico, the main characters in this part of the story, to be likeable, but I felt that their story together wasn't given enough de ...more
Jul 11, 2009 Isabel rated it did not like it
This book did not keep my interest, i dont know if it was the combined writing styles or maybe I was not in the mood for a murder mistery?, I will probally try reading this again.
Jul 07, 2009 Wieta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Dikarang oleh 3 pengarang thriller-romance yang berbeda membuat buku ini menarik untuk dibaca. Menceritakan kehidupan 3 orang wanita, masing2 dikisahkan oleh pengarang yang berbeda dan di bagian terakhir diceritakan pertemuan dalam acara reuni dan pengungkapan siapa pembunuh yang sebenarnya.

Sebenarnya menebak pembunuh yang dicari2 tidak sukar, sekitar separuh buku sudah dapat ditebak tetapi kisah mengenai romance dari ketiga wanita tersebut membuat buku ini tetap sangat menarik untuk dibaca.
Aug 17, 2007 Joni rated it it was ok
Plot was given away about 1/2 way through the book with little surprises left once you figure out who is wrecking the havoc on the high school classmates. Too many predictable reunions. Only redeeming entertainment value was that book was written in 3 sections by 3 different authors, so there's some fun to be had in trying to find inconsistencies and differences in style throughout.
Apr 19, 2016 Tami rated it liked it
A novel written in 2006. In three different parts, by three different authors: Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendi Corsi Staub.
The storyline: A group of women who have a tenuous get together to plan a 20 year reunion of their all girls catholic school.
Friendships, which are forever marred in the wake of the murder of the heartbreaker and neighboring school bad boy Jake Marcott, at the school Valentines Day dance. The crime never solved , the killer is now in their mist and after them.
Nov 14, 2014 L8blmr rated it really liked it
Interesting concept: three authors, one novel, which worked pretty well with these women, whose writing styles are similar enough to provide some continuity. There were a couple of twists along the way that made for interesting subplots and, of course, the big reveal at the climax of the story for those who hadn't already figured everything out. My only complaint is that there was a late development that did not seem to fit and felt more like something thrown in to tie up a few loose ends. Other ...more
Apr 10, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not bad. I figured out who the murderer was probably about half way through the book. The reason for the murders wasn't very satisfying for me though. I could have done without the romance aspect though. Three characters finding love, I just didn't care about it. In some parts of the book (it's broken into three parts focusing on a character and written by one of the authors) the romance aspect was very strong. It is more of a romance story than murder mystery at some points. I had wanted a murd ...more
Mar 01, 2009 ies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
aku cuma suka bagian Beverlynya doang..
yg lain agak kurang ngena hahah
Oct 12, 2014 Dewi rated it liked it
This Book has three parts written by three different authors: Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendi Corsi Staub. I like the part written by Beverly Barton the most and the part by Wendi Corsi Staub the least.
The beginning of the story reminds me of Fear Street series by R.L. Stine because the setting was in high school.
It's not hard to guess who the murderer was. When reading the second part I already knew who did it but I still enjoyed reading it.
Overall I think this is a good book but not as
Kris - My Novelesque Life


It's been twenty years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It's a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that...


A 20-year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth's. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures sla
Terri Lynn
I have read books by Lisa Jackson and Wendy Corsi Staub but none by Beverly Barton and after this book written by this trio, I doubt if I would ever read anything by Beverly Barton.

This books is about a group of women in 2006 who are having a 20 year reunion- their first ever- of their graduation from a girls' Catholic school in 1986. They had not kept in touch over the years and the reason why is that so many of them were infatuated with bad boy and supercreep Jake Marcott who was murdered at t
Angela Blount
Jul 25, 2011 Angela Blount rated it liked it
I'll admit from the start, I'm not a huge murder mystery fan. On the whole, this wasn't a bad book. Well built suspense kept me reading. I had some difficulty with becoming attached to most of the characters. In part, because I had trouble grasping how one shady young man, however handsome, could have ended up idealized in the minds of that many teenage the point of contributing to failing areas of their lives even two decades after being devastated by his death.

They gave away the mur
Sep 03, 2012 Louise rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people in a coma
I found this book in the airport and picked it up because I'd forgotten a book of my own to read. It immediately became apparent why the previous reader had left it on the bench. Wow, was it bad! From the improbable setting of a convent in Portland, Oregon, to the blatant, almost racist, tokenism of the characters (including a fat Mexican girl who loves jalapenos on her pizza), this book was an example of everything a good writer should not do. I laughed out loud when the killer -- yes, that's h ...more
3.5 stars. The premise having 3 authors write 3 parts of the same book was interesting and it almost worked. If there were more twists in the plot, I would give Lindsay, by Wendy Corsi Staub and Beverly Barton's Rachel part 4's, but only a 3 for Lisa Jackson's Kristen.

* Romance stories intermingled with murder mystery
* Interesting three main characters: Kristen Delmonico, Lindsay Farrell - NYC event planner, and Rachel Alsace - police officer
* Police officer point of view of investigation
Feb 28, 2010 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Most Likely To Die by Lisa Jackson, Wendy Corsi Staub, Beverly Barton (Rating 5)
EBook purchased by me
Twenty years ago at the Valentine's Dance hosted by an all female small high school, St. Elizabeth's there was a gruesome murder which was never solved. Since the school will be leveled, a small committee of alumnae are planning for their 20 yr reunion even though they have never resolved their feelings of that night so long ago but then one by one they are dying, is it an accident or is it
Nov 13, 2007 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested :]
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Luzmaria Morneault-welton
I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the three authors wrote this book and weaved such a great tale. Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton and Wendy Corsi Staub did an amazing job writing this together. It was well written, great plot and characters. They have such similar writing styles that if they did not point out who wrote what you would never know. There was some predictable parts but nothing that would have stopped me from reading or recommending it. Great book, Love it.
Tidy Hiby
Apr 18, 2013 Tidy Hiby rated it liked it
Portland, Oregon. Pesta dansa malam valentine di SMA Katolik St. Elizabeth berubah menjadi mimpi buruk. Jake Marcott sang casanova ditemukan tewas terbunuh. Tubuhnya tertancap di di pohon dengan anak panah tepat menghujam jantung. Sang pembunuh, yang dijuluki The Cupid Killer, tak pernah tertangkap.
Setelah 20 tahun berlalu, The cupid Killer kembali beraksi. Sasaranya adalah cewek-cewek yang ada hubunganya dengan Jake Marcott. Dengan mengirim undangan reuni yang ditambah dengan "tanda maut" di fo
Aug 04, 2009 Maya rated it it was ok
the way Lisa Jackson tells story of three main characters in this novel is quite entertaining. it's like we're taken to travel to three places where each of it containing one woman who have suffered from horrible high school moment. unfortunately, i couldn't find this book thrilling. the story about each main character's romance life is taking this novel way too far out of the theme. predictability in this novel is caused by the usual 'the most unlikely murderer is the murderer' type. Lisa Jacks ...more
T.M. Carper
Aug 05, 2011 T.M. Carper rated it liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect given that three popular authors were a part of the book. However, the book was split into thirds, with each author handling one-third of the storytelling primarily from the POV of one character. The three main characters were Kristen, Lindsay, and Rachel.

The reunion actually doesn't happen until near the end of the third part. There are bits from the killer's POV throughout the novel and several very good suspects. I wasn't entirely sure who was the killer until the
Apr 17, 2008 Gina rated it it was amazing
Now this was a good one. Three different authors, but you almost can't tell a difference. All three stories are connected together, a strong connection, not like a series. All three authors nailed it with their writing, the sexual tension, the fear, the hope, the suspense, the action... A story well told, glueing you to the page. I really had a hard time putting this one down! If you like Lisa Jackson, you've got to read this. It's not just her, but it doesn't matter - all three parts of the sam ...more
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I liked the mystery aspect the most. Trying to figure out who the killer was and being stumped when my suspect was killed off. It had a great pace that really made the book a non-stop read.
Feb 10, 2015 Decka rated it really liked it
wasn't hard to figure out who was the killer but, it was still an amazing read. It was interesting to see how Lisa would plot the killers stories and justify the persons reason for such a sick plot. I enjoyed how the story was broken down into each characters life so you can see how they drifted apart from each other and how they soon came back together slowly.
Jun 24, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
A classic murder mystery told in multiple character perspectives with a few flashbacks into the past, this novel is a spellbinding tour through the drama and back-stabbing of teenaged girls, the tragic early murder of a teenaged boy, and the incidents that all culminate with a 20 year high school reunion. When a teenaged boy is killed in 1986 at a Valentine's dance and the killer escapes detection, twenty years later the murders of several women will draw attention back to the original death. Wh ...more
Brilliant Hermione
Kolaborasi apik tiga pengarang suspense ternama yang sayang untuk dilewatkan. Setiap penulis memiliki tokoh utama dan bagian cerita tersendiri yang terangkai sempurna.
Aug 15, 2014 Susan rated it liked it
This book was difficult to get into.. I thought at the end when they revealed who the killer was... that they could have come up with a better way of telling who the killer was...
William Malmborg
Apr 10, 2012 William Malmborg rated it it was ok
I didn’t mind that I figured out who the killer was fairly quickly into this book. What I didn’t care for was all the repetitive inner dialogue about how the killer was going to make the women pay. It just seemed excessive and over the top. I also thought it odd that the three main women characters would so easily fall into the arms of the three men, the first being with her husband who she was on the verge of divorcing, the other two being men they hadn’t seen since high school. I don’t doubt t ...more
Beth Lechman
Nov 11, 2014 Beth Lechman rated it really liked it
Lisa Jackson keeps you guessing as to who the killer is up to the very end. Just when you think you have it figured out there is a new twist.
Carrie Garza
Jan 17, 2015 Carrie Garza rated it it was amazing
Read this one a while back. It is a collaboration, and as always with anything Lisa Jackson, very good.
Shawna Hunnicutt
Apr 11, 2016 Shawna Hunnicutt rated it it was ok
I wish it had, had more mystery/suspense and less romance. It was mostly cheesy romance with the mystery/suspense seeming to be an afterthought.
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Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.

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