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Left To Die (To Die #1)

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Nothing's More Terrifying. . .

One by one, the victims are carefully captured, toyed with, then subjected to a slow and agonizing death. Piece by piece, his exquisite plan takes shape. The police can't yet see the beauty in his work--but soon, very soon, they will. . .

Than Being Left Alone. . .

In the lonely woods around Grizzly Point, Montana, four bodies have been discove

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Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2008)
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Ayla
Ugh. This book was so incredibly dumb, I couldn't believe I actually spent $5 for it. It dragged on and on. Although the book is about a serial killer, the book doesn't really probe into the killer's mind or really explore his motives. The reader is left clueless (of course, you are encouraged to buy another book to find out what the heck is really going on).
All in all, I really did NOT like this book. It seemed like one long prologue.
Carey
Amidst an unusually bad Montana winter, a serial killer is at work near the town of Grizzly Falls. The killer "rescues" his female victims when their cars careen off of a mountain road. Most of them don't realize that their accident was caused by the killer shooting their tires out. He then carries them off to a remote cabin in the mountains and wins their trust by tending to their wounds and lulling them into trusting him. Weeks later he will leave each victim tied, naked, to a tree, to die fro...more
Gina
Chilling and Terrifiying!

A serial killer is in Grizzly Falls, Montana, shooting the tires of vehicles containing one lone occupant, a woman, his latest victim. He brings them to his ‘hide-out’, lets them recuperate somewhat, makes them dependant on him to the point of ‘wanting’ him. He takes them out, completely naked in the middle of winter, ties them to trees and leaves them there to die of exposure, leaving behind a star carved into the trees above their heads and a cryptic note using the ini...more
Janet
Okay, but not too exciting. I was annoyed because it didn't solve all the mysteries. It left a major part to be solved in the next book. I don't like books like that. Fortunately, the book was not that gripping, so I don't mind if I don't find out the answer.
Wendy Hines
The woman's body is found lashed to a tree, naked, and frozen to death. The calling card for this scene is the same, yet different as the others. The letters carved into the tree above the victim are the same as the others but with the addition of this victims initials added. The star is still carved into the cold bark, but at a slightly different location. Her wrecked car has also been discovered, the tire shot out and all identifying items removed from the vehicle. The killer has struck again....more
Tammy
Aug 26, 2008 Tammy rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Lisa Jackson Fans..Maybe
I'm normally a pretty big fan of Lisa Jackson but I have to say her last two books,this one and Lost Souls did not thrill me. The idea for this book is great but it really goes nowhere. Yes one mystery is solved but it leaves the main story of the book unresolved,supposedly to be finished in Chosen To Die which doesn't come out for a year. Basically this book is nothing more than an almost 500 page build up to that book. Overall it was ok but definately not one of her best.
Jennifer
After reading previous reviews I had my doubts about this book but I'm a big fan of LJ, so I had to give this book the benefit of the doubt. Yes, one of the biggest plots of the book is not tied up in the end...however, the main plot is as it revolves around Jillian. That's the way series books are...something has to be left dangling so the reader will want to buy the following book(s). However, had I read this when it first came out I would most definitely have been put off by having to wait a...more
Sharon
Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli work in a small town where nothing seems to go wrong, apparently. That's all about to change as there is a serial killer on the loose in the woods around Grizzly Falls.

Deep in the winter wilderness of Montana, one by one, the killer sets up car accidents for women driving alone down secluded ice covered roads. Then he rescues them, cuts them out of their cars, treats their wounds and convinces them he's going to rescue them. He is diabolical in his tr...more
~ Cariad ~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
A thoroughly enjoyable audio book, very excited to listen to book 2
Victoria
First of all what a way to end a book.

The characters in this book were interesting because depending on the view point that you were reading changes wither you liked them or not. It was interesting that there were actually two cases in this novel rather than one, nice little plot twist. I do have to make this comment that the Detective's children are selfish brats and I didn't care for them one bit. But other than that the book was good.
Melody
This was the first book by Lisa Jackson that I've read and I really enjoyed it. It had me hooked from the very first page I read and didn't let go till the very end, although In felt like there were some parts in the book that dragged for me, but overall a very good read.I can't wait till read the rest of the series and see what happens.
Ruth
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Pamela
I really enjoyed this book. There's a seriel killer on the loose in Grizzly Falls, Montana. He causes a car accident, rescues the woman in distress, has them trusting him only later to tie them to a tree to die in the freezing elements. Then there's Jillian Rivers who ends up in the same situation as the four other women. She doesn't know if she can trust the man who is tending to her. The two detectives, Pescoli and Alvarez, along with the FBI are doing everything they can to stop this killer a...more
Dalene
I received this book as a birthday present, so I didn’t pick it out for myself. However, the book was chosen for me by my sister-in-law because she knew of my love for mysteries/thrillers. I was not disappointed. Totally hooked, I quickly read the book. Each page was riveting and I soon found myself at the end of the book and wanting to read more. I found that this was the first book in the series and disappointed, I would have to wait for the additional installments.

I like how the main charact...more
Stasha
I'd read the two books following "Left to Die" from the 'To Die' series, so I had a bit of an idea as to what to expect.

What I noticed from the get-go was that it appeared (and later, was actually verified)that there were two villains. I was floored because it provided an element to the story which I liked and also later provided depth to the twists which later surfaced.

At first I was convinced that MacGregor, one of the main characters, was the bad guy, but reading on, I found there to be a thi...more
Leah Hess
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I_love_books
Der Skorpion - Er wird sie jagen, verletzen, gesund pflegen und zum Sterben in der Kälte zurück lassen!
In Montana ist es normaler Weise recht ruhig, doch seit dort ein Serienmörder sein Unwesen treibt, haben die Detective Regan Pescoli und Selena Alvarez alle Hände voll zu tun.

Sie nennen ihn den Stern-Mörder: Er lauert seinen weiblichen Opfern bei einsamen Bergstraßen auf und schießt auf deren Autoreifen, um einen Unfall zu verursachen. Dann verschleppt er die schwerverletzten Frauen und behält...more
Darlene
The back cover of the audiobook piqued my interest, and I thought I would give it a try. It is about a serial killer who sets up car accidents for his victims who are driving down secluded roads. He then "rescues" them and nurses them back to health, only to tie them naked to trees in the wilderness, leaving them to die...hence, the name of the book.

I was trying to decide which book would be my next one to listen to as I had picked up more than one from the library, so I visited Amazon to read t...more
Nan Williams
Jun 26, 2013 Nan Williams rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: no one - no one at all
If you don't care about finding out who the perp is, then I'd give this book [maybe] 3 stars. There's fairly good suspense, twists and turns, paths to lead you astray, dialogue, etc. etc. etc.

I have a problem with the implausibility of the whole business of stalking the victim and being at just the right spot at just the right time in a snowstorm to shoot out a tire as she drives by. Then to rescue the victims from the bottom of a gulch without leaving any trail at all is worse than unbelievable...more
Amateur de Livre
Paperback: 484 pages
Publisher: Zebra August 1, 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1420102761
ISBN-13: 978-1420102765
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Book Synopsis:

One by one, the victims are carefully captured, toyed with, then subjected to a slow and agonizing death. Piece by piec, his exquisite plan takes shape. The police can't yet see the beauty in his work - but soon, very soon, they will...

In the lonely woods around Grizzly Falls, Montana, four bodies have been discovered. Detectives Selena Alvarez and R...more
Anne
Worum geht es:

Montana ist in größter Aufregung, denn in der sonst so verschlafenen Gegend, in der es bis auf ein paar Diebstähle und Prügelein unter Jugendlichen kaum nennenswerte Verbrechen gibt, geht ein Serienmörder um. Dieser hat es auf Frauen jeden Altern und Ethnie abgesehen, so dass die Ermittler nicht wissen, mit wem sie es zu tun haben: Er lauert den Frauen in abgelegen Gebieten auf, beschießt das Fahrzeug mit dem sie unterwegs sind, so dass die Frauen in dem gebirgigen Gebiet unausweic...more
Shyloh
One by one, the victims are carefully captured, toyed with, then subjected to a slow and agonizing death. Piece by piece, his exquisite plan takes shape. The police can't yet see the beauty in his work--but soon, very soon, they will...

In the lonely woods around Grizzly Falls, Montana, four bodies have been discovered. Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli have been hoping for a career-making case, but this is a nightmare. Even with the FBI involved, Selena and Regan have nothing to go on...more
Jaime
Yet again Jackson has written a book that I was cautious about at first – I’m not usually a murder mystery reader nor a mass market book reader – and ended up barely being able to put down in the end chapters.

While I was a bit surprised at thinking of possibilities pages, and sometimes chapters, before the police in the book did, that did not take away from this being a very satisfying read.

Jackson does a fine job of keeping the reader second-guessing any conclusions s/he tries to make about wha...more
Leah
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Terri
In rural Montana, a serial killer is leaving women nude, tied to tries in the winter so they die of exposure. But it gets worse: Apparently he is shooting their tires, causing them to be in accidents, 'rescuing" and helping them before he kills them. And he is leaving a mysterious message with carvings and each scene building up to something the police have yet to figure out.

Now, Jillian Rivers, has been in an accident after someone shot her tire out - she is injured and in an isolated cabin wit...more
Melissa Camelia
So sorry, but I couldn't finish this book!
I read it almost half way through and I just couldn't go any further.
Ringkasan ceritanya menarik, sehingga saya tertarik untuk membelinya.
Namun setelah membaca beberapa bab awal, saya merasa sedikit terpaksa untuk meneruskannya hanya karena saya ingin menyelesaikannya.
Dan pada bab ke-8 saya sudah tak sanggup lagi, perkembangan ceritanya terlalu lambat karena ringkasannya sudah menceritakan hampir keseluruhan inti ceritanya.
Jadi bab-bab didalamnya hanya m...more
Cactuskid
Don't read this one unless you want to read the next book. The answers to one of the mysteries is not solved and continues into "Chosen to Die". That was a surprise! The next book continues on with the same characters and all the different things happening along with who is the serial killer. This killer shoots out a tire up in winter in the Montana hills, causes the vehicle to wreck and then he rescues the woman inside. Takes care of her and brings her back to good health, then takes her out in...more
Mahareni Maldini
Buku ini tdk mncritakn scra detail bgmn usaha/kerja para detektif+polisi dlm mngungkap kasus.Aktivitas mrk kbnyakn cm rapat d kantor,mmelototi brg2 bukti (yg entah dtg dr mana n gak jelas bukti2nya ap sj) d meja kerja slma brjam2,mngunjungi TKP tp kesannya cm liat2 doang.Tdk ad kunjungn k ruang otopsi,tdk ad diskusi seru dg pihak pemeriksa mayat,jg tdk ad investigasi k sana sini u/ mncari pelaku.Jstru saat para detektif ini lg makan,brkendara,brinteraksi dg klrganya,ato brgulat dg masa lalunya,d...more
Vivisection
Now that we've gotten the Bitterroot discussion out of the way...(remember it's not The Bitterroots), let's move on to the next complaint:

I am going to get a tally sheet and start keeping track of each time the following terms are used by fictional cops to let you know they are serious:

psycho
bastard
head case
nut job
whacko
sicko
monster
son of a bitch
homocidal maniac

It's not just Jackson. Other Lifetime novel writers use the same lingo. I think it's supposed to make the cops seem tough or realistic....more
Jean
It took me awhile to realize that I had read this book in the past, but had forgotten some of the story. Because I am such a Lisa Jackson fan, I reread the book and enjoyed it a second time.
Jillian Rivers is drawn to Missoula, Montana, after receiving photographs of her first husband, who disappeared on a hiking expedition and was presumed dead. On her way to Missoula, she is caught in a blizzard, experiences an auto accident and finds herself being taken care of by a mysterious loner in his mo...more
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Lisa Jackson and her sister, Nancy Bush, grew up in a small timber town in Oregon. She attended Oregon State University and later worked in the banking industry.
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
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