Left To Die (To Die, #1)
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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

Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2008)
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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.
This was my first Lisa Jackson book and I really enjoyed it. It was fast moving, had a good plot and I connected with the characters. What I found most frightening is that a nut job, serial killer is walking among the public and no one is the wiser. There are actually two different stories going on surrounding the brutal killings and parts of the story are told from inside the mind of the killer. A little romance mixed with suspense is always fun and in this case dangerous. At the end of the boo...more
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
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
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.
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.
Really liked this book - the downfall - it's a cliff hanger!!!

Very large cast of characters and at first seemed overwhelming, but Ms. Jackson knows how to make a story flow.

Some red herrings cast in your way and I was a bit confused until the story really began to unfold. So how many serial killers are there lurking in the mountains? You'll have to read the book and figure it out for yourself. :)

Some romance with a bit of apprehension, all-in-all a good book and introduction for me to Lisa Jacks...more
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
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
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
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
~ Cariad ~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
A thoroughly enjoyable audio book, very excited to listen to book 2
Ce roman est le premier tome d'une série suivant les enquêtes de Selena Alvarez et de Regan Pescoli travaillant pour le shérif de Grizzli falls.

Dans ce premier tome un tueur en série sévit dans la montagne profitant du climat froid et neigeux pour faire ces victimes. En effet, il les laisse mourir nues attachées à un arbre. or, avec les tempêtes et la neige, il est très difficile pour nos deux enquêtrices d'avancer dans leur enquêtes.D'autant que le tueur ne laisse rien au hasard et semble très...more
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.
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.
Alasandra Alawine
When Jillian Rivers car is found the police assume she is a victim of the Star Crossed Killer. But actually her first husband's (Aaron who is suppose to be dead) deranged lover is out to kill her. Luckily for Jillian before the jealous Falda can finish her off Zane MacGregor arrives and takes her to his cabin where they are snowed in. Once the weather breaks MacGregor attempts to find a way off the mountain, while he is gone Falda shows up and shoots his dog and takes Jillian into the woods wher...more
Book Wormy
Left to Die Lisa Jackson
4 Stars

The first in the Montana to Die series of books introduces 2 very different female cops, twice divorced with teenage kids Pescoli who has a penchant for bad boys and never married Alvarez who is escaping a secret past.

In the Montana mountains a serial killer is targeting lone women, first he "saves" them from car wrecks and then he kills them. Its a race against time for the police to figure out who the murderer is and to solve the bizzare message he leaves at the...more
What a powerful book. This was my first Lisa Jackson book but definitely won't be the last. The book ended kind of abruptly though leaving me with a lot of questions.
Jill Burkinshaw
I received this book via a Goodreads win. It is a very well written book with an excellent plot featuring a psychological killer with a unique MO. Absolutely loved this excellent book with well developed characters. What I loved most is there were several things going on and twists and turns all the way through. Every time I thought I had worked out the killer it changed and it wasn't until the last chapter that it was revealed. I also liked the personal stories that were running alongside with...more
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Book review of Left to Die
By Lisa Jackson
I received this book as a giveaway from Goodreads. I had not read any of the authors previous books and didn’t know what to expect. The opening pages were very powerful and really grabbed my attention. The story began strongly and continued to hold my interest as the plot developed.
The book begins with the description of a callous murder of a young woman. The story continues as the body is found and two female detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli...more
Janie Johnson
I was happy to finally pick this book up. It has been awhile since I have read a Lisa Jackson book. Which is odd since she is one of my favorite authors. I have not been disappointed really by anything that she has wrote.

In this book we have a serial killer known as The Star Crossed Killer. Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are on the hunt to take the killer down. Each of the victims are stripped naked and lashed to a tree in the cold Montana mountains, left to die there alone.

The first thing I...more
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
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
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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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
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
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What is the best Lisa Jackson book? Are they Romantic Suspense or what? 15 58 May 21, 2014 07:55AM  
  • The Dying Game (Griffin Powell, #7)
  • Nowhere to Run (Nowhere, #1)
  • Playing Dead (Prison Break Trilogy, #3)
  • Twisted
  • Forgotten
  • Last Known Victim
  • Trust Me (Last Stand Series, #1)
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
More about Lisa Jackson...
Absolute Fear (New Orleans, #4) Malice (New Orleans, #6) Almost Dead (San Francisco, #2) Chosen To Die (To Die, #2) Shiver (New Orleans #3)

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