Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Something Wicked (Wicked #3)” as Want to Read:
Something Wicked (Wicked #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Something Wicked (Wicked #3)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,373 Ratings  ·  160 Reviews
You Sense Him

Some refer to it as the Colony. To others, it's a cult. But few locals in the Oregon coastal hamlet of Deception Bay have ever been invited to the inner sanctum of Siren Song. Even the sisters who live here, far from strangers who might recoil at their unnerving psychic abilities, don't know all the terrors buried within its walls. . .

You Fear Him

Eight months
ebook, 368 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Something Wicked, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Something Wicked

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
I just can't!
This just went in circles
That went nowhere.
Too many people,
Doing too many weird things
I just can't!
Jun 23, 2013 Áine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
I really wanted to like this book more than I did, but somehow I found it difficult to get into and even harder to stay focused upon. I don't enjoy any book that I can easily be distracted from. I think the main problem was that it seemed to lack cohesion. There were far too many incidental characters and details that didn't add much to the story, and then in the end the characters that mattered most weren't really ones that were mentioned much at all. I had trouble bonding with any of the chara ...more
I thougth this book of Lisa Jackson's was really good. Her "Wicked" series deals with the women of Siren's Song, a commune like "cult" of women who have special powers. NOW although I'm not really into the paranormal/fantasy/woo-wooo shit, I do find, Lisa Jackson adds a great deal of mystery, suspense, thriller, and a little romance which keeps me coming back. The "special powers" are pretty much more like a 6th sense, they can feel danger, or see something that could happen in the future, so th ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
A little bit chaotic, but the storyline about the Siren Song women (and men) is intriguing. I think I have to keep reading this series.

Overall rating: 3.5/5.0 stars.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
Jun 28, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, this one was a little too queer for me....
Alasandra Alawine
Savannah is acting as a surrogate for her sister Kristina & Hale St. Cloud. But Kristina isn't acting like herself and and at various times ask both her husband Hale and sister Savannah if they believe in sorcery.

Before taking maternity leave Savannah is hoping to wrap the Donatella case up, she has also been asked to investigate Mary's death by Catherine who wants the investigation kept on the DL. While Savannah heads to Portland to interview some Bancroft employees, Kristina goes to meet h
Jun 09, 2013 Lisa added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: none
Recommended to Lisa by: Netgalley
Shelves: reviewed

While I cant dislike the book I was not thrilled with it.
I have read better books in this genre.

The biggest hurdle that I had was not on the writing but on the way it read on my Nook. The page numbers were in the middle of the pages and the authors names also. Most of it was formatted as double spacing. Some areas were single spaced but 95% was formatted weird.

The murder possession theme was slightly weird but all in all an interesting read. I thought the changes of thoughts were a bi
Oct 03, 2013 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

A dark supernatural thriller, Something Wicked will send a shiver up your spine. I'm sure I'll catch some flack for this, but it is my opinion that men write better horror than women do. I'm not so close minded that I don't give female authors a chance, obviously since I entered the giveaway for the book. In any case Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush can give any male author of horror a run for their money.
This is the first book by either author that I have read. As I understand it, Lisa Jackson ten
May 19, 2013 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
SOMETHING WICKED is a suspense mystery which leaves the reader guessing until the end as to the killers true identity. Although it is part of a series, I had no problems following the story even though I'd not read any of the others.
The story opens with Echo Island and the discovery of a dead body posing more questions than answers. Then, we go on to meet the main character of the story, Savvy who works as a detective and is very pregnant. At times the story is disappointing when you realise s
HappiMess Media
Aug 17, 2015 HappiMess Media rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
How does this book have so many stars? I read this not knowing it was part of a series and only because there was absolutely nothing else to read on a four-hour plane ride. Events plodded along with little suspense; there were heaps of italicized, unnecessary, skimmable flashbacks; and everything was so overexplained -- it got to the point where I wanted to scream whenever Elizabeth thought to herself something like, "You can't think people dead!! ...Can you?" -- which was at least every other p ...more
Jul 23, 2015 Audel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce tome suit de très près la fin du précédent puisqu'il s'ouvre sur la découverte de la mort de Marie par Catherine. On y retrouve aussi l'inspectrice Savannah qui est presqu'à terme.

Dans ce roman on suit en alternance pour l'essentiel Catherine qui commence à considérer l'idée de lever tout une du moins une partie des secrets du chant des sirènes et l'inspectrice accompagnée de sa soeur et de son beau frère. Ainsi, dans ce tome on apprends beaucoup d'élément nous permettant de mieux comprendre
Mar 29, 2014 Heidi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book had potential while reading the first two chapters; however, after getting deeper into the book it was just too much. This is the longest I have ever taken to read a book....three weeks.

There were times that I had to stop and sift through all the information that was given about the characters. There were too many people to deal with at one time. The mystery was revealed too soon in the book. The only twist was Henry/Charlie and the fact that the one contacting him telepathica
Charles Gallagher
Sep 01, 2014 Charles Gallagher rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Trash. Dumb. Too complicated. Terrible ending. I listened. Do not know why I kept listening. Unbelievable that average rating is more than three stars.
Feb 21, 2013 Lyns rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hope I remember to not ever pick up this author's books again! Just awful!
Apr 09, 2016 Doris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Chaotic, scattered, and just weird, this book brings us the tale of a family with special powers of mind reading and clairvoyance, all of whom are shut up together on a gated community owned by the family.

Further reading turns out that only the females are in the community - men are exiled. Unfortunately, this exilation caused mental instability which caused madness which caused mayhem.

Also unfortunately, the story never really resolved itself. Not a good read, unless you are looking for ideas
Oct 01, 2014 Tara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the third in a series, of which I have read none of the other books, but it stood quite well on its own. I did get the feeling I was missing something from time to time but nothing that ruined the story for me. Of course, it's not the last book in the series so it left me with some questions at the end. I liked the book okay but not enough to bother reading the rest of the series. I'll say this for those thinking of reading these books, this one is very dark in places. Disturbing. If th ...more
Anisa Perez
Jul 27, 2015 Anisa Perez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I took awhile to read this one cause I had trouble finding it in the book store(yes I know I could've ordered online ; I like bookstores) I was mediocre for was not as good as the first 2 which had you biting your nails without giving you much information about Siren Song. I was a little dismayed that it didn't focus on Siren Song associated relatives and on a woman cop. I had issues while reading it and it took longer than normal to read it really was boring in the middle especially wi ...more
May 23, 2013 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I hadn't read any of the other books in this series. I think would been better if I had read the previous books because there were so many characters that it was difficult to keep them straight.

The book kept me reading but I only liked one character, the pregnant detective trying to solve several cases at the same time, endure teasing about being pregnant from the rest of station and be a surrogate for sister. I sort of felt that she was protecting me from the rest of the book. Even though, it w
Jul 01, 2013 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unless you like missing MOST of the story there's only one way to get the full impact of this one. That is to read, in order, Blind Spot (Nancy Bush) followed by Bush/Lisa Jackson's Wicked Game, Wicked Lies, and finally Something Wicked. Jackson & Bush call their trio of co-authored books The Colony because it's all one story. However, I promise yours will be a richer, fuller experience if you read Blind Spot first because most all the major characters are introduced there and you'll underst ...more
Something Wicked by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush is a Kensington/Zebra publication. This was a May, 2013 release.
This is the third book, I believe, in the "Wicked" series.

In Oregon the small enclave of Deception Bay, we revisit the strange family of women that seem to have certain "gifts". The girls are now being cared for by their aunt Catherine. They all feel the imminent arrival of "the devil". He's coming and Catherine is very worried. Worried enough to confide in Savannah, a detective in the
Leanne Kale sparks
Loving sister becomes surrogate for sister and her husband, and then develops a crush on the baby daddy. Oh, and a madman with the ability to make woman do whatever he wants because he can give them raging orgasms, is after Loving Sister. I cringed when I started to read this, but it turned out to be another great story by Lisa Jackson, working with a co-conspirator (and her own sister), Nancy Bush. It is two stories in one; that overlap expertly. The love triangle (that really is not a love tri ...more
Aug 19, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wrote-review, ebook
I was interested in the Colony aspect of this series. Another evil Colony son shows up. Of course he wants to kill the Colony women, but he also just really likes to kill. The plot was thin, the twists weren't surprising. There was a lot of eye rolling while reading this. The whole plot: new character to try to kill the Colony because he's crazy, but he has almost magical powers, and another character that's floated around the Colony universe has found love. That's pretty much it. Whole book. As ...more
Barbara Walsh
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Tammy M LeBlanc
Jul 07, 2013 Tammy M LeBlanc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lisa-jackson
Lisa Jackson is one of my favorite authors and "The Colony" series has always been an interesting read! In "Something Wicked" we are brought a whole new slew of characters, because now we are adding the boy members of the colony I can't wait to see where this goes with the next installment with "Wicked Ways"!! The only thing is that I hate to have to wait til late 2014 for it!

"The Colony", as it's called, is a group of women living at Siren Song, in Deception Bay ,Oregon. The women are actually
Jun 19, 2016 Vicky rated it liked it
I am giving this book 3 stars but that might be generous. I liked the main character, Savvy (Savannah) and her brother in law Hale, plus some of the supporting characters. There is the trademark Lisa Jackson suspense thrown in. But once again she uses sex in a pretty disturbing way to further the plot and the identity of the bad guy was predictable. And the ending is unsatisfying -- too much is left hanging for the next book in the series.
Shawnee Bowlin
Mar 02, 2016 Shawnee Bowlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! I enjoyed it so much that I am going to a local bookstore today to see if I can find anymore by Lisa Jackson and/or Nancy Bush.
The characters were easy to picture in my mind. I enjoyed the various personalities. The evil person was intriguing even while being scary and deadly. There was just enough shock value and mystery.
Definitely recommended.
Dec 13, 2014 Kerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not knowing this was part of a series of books all I could say was 'wow'. An emotional roller coaster ride of 'what if's' and 'be careful' at every turn. Really hard time putting down the book but couldn't wait to pick it back up and get back to it. Intense yet it held me spell bound at every turn the of the page. You don't want to miss this book. Highly recommended and don't forget to breath while ready this book.
Anna Mcfadden
Oct 23, 2015 Anna Mcfadden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a few weeks before Savannah Dunbar was due to go on Maternity leave, she is carrying her sisters baby, Savvy is trying to catch up on paperwork on a double homicide when she runs into the women who runs Siren Song. A colony of women. who needs a favor. but does this favor have to do with the double homicides and why her sister is acting differenty
i listened to this as an audiobook. i especially loved the character of Savvy. i wish lisa jackson would make her a main character in a series. big surprise as to who the "bad guy" was towards the end. would like to know about what happens to hale and savvy. the sex masturbation of the "bad guy" was a little graphic. otherwise it was pretty good.
Mar 07, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I go back and forth with this author. I haven't gotten to a point where I just can't wait to read her next book. I most definitely could have done without the light porn, but other than that it was pretty interesting. I'm grateful that I'm a strong minded person that will never fall victim to Declan/Charlie's seductions:)
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Nowhere Safe (Nowhere, #3)
  • Forever Mine
  • Dying Scream
  • Outlaw (Medieval Trilogy, #3)
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid, #7)
  • The Unseen (Krewe of Hunters, #5)
  • The Temptation of Lady Serena (The Marriage Game, #3)
  • Sleep No More (Eve Duncan, #15)
  • Don't Say A Word
  • Don't Scream
  • Dead Run

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.

Before she became a nationa

More about Lisa Jackson...

Other Books in the Series

Wicked (4 books)
  • Wicked Game (Wicked, #1; Colony, #1)
  • Wicked Lies (Wicked, #2; Colony, #4)
  • Wicked Ways (Wicked #4; Colony, #6)

Share This Book

“power for a while. It was while” 0 likes
“To be exact, there are twenty-three pairs of chromosomes in the human body, and each chromosome is packed with genes, and each gene holds myriad genetic information,” Catherine explained. “My family” 0 likes
More quotes…