Malice (New Orleans #6)
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He now works for the New Orleans Police Department and married Olivia, a beautiful woman and living happily together.
Recovering from an accident he starts seeing Jennifer, his dead ex-wife. He begins doubting his sanity and with the help of Detective Montoya….I love this ...more
Bentz a sexy, successful cop, who apparently no one likes, is recovering from an accident when he starts having visions of his ex-wife, Jennifer. Jennifer was a two-timing skank who cheated on Bentz with his step brother, a priest. Why anyone feels bad about this woman's death is beyond me and yet the characters pretend to so the plot can advance.
Bentz leaves his very nice seco ...more
I'm a bit confused - has the actual stalker been introduced yet? Is there any kind of background or will it be brought to light at the end of the book? I'm not a fan of that - you seem to be left in the dark for the entire book with no actual "part to play", no room to guess who these people are or how things are connected. The story seems so disjointed.
The overabundance of adjectives and descriptions for every scene (especially those that hold no true bearing on the ...more
Someone has Detective Bentz in their sights, playing with his head and making it so believable. We do learn about Rick Bentz's past history in LA and the woman ...more
Lisa Jackson definitely has the earmarks of a good writer, but the massive tragedy that was the life of this poor cop in her book ended up detracting from the character and the story far more than adding to it. The setup of his wife cheating on him, then him leaving her, getting back together and her cheating on him again, wit ...more
This review is from: Malice (Hardcover)
Yes, this is a formulaic thriller, but it isn't as straightforward and obvious as most. I was hard-pressed to guess the perpetrator of the hoax and I consider myself a pretty good sleuth!
This Lisa Jackson suspense thriller is fast paced and interesting -- Rick Bentz is stalked by a woman posing as his ex-wife -- wreaking havoc and determined to cause him ill. The only problem is -- his ex wife ...more
It was good to be back with Bentz and Olivia in this one.
Rick Bentz is recovering from his accident from the last book. He's not allowed back on active duty, though, and that's driving him crazy. He's still seeing images of his ex-wife, who's been dead for 12 years...or has she?
Things get crazier, until Bentz realizes he's got to go back to LA, where it all happened, and put this to rest once and for a ...more
New Orleans Detective Rick Bentz is recovering from a spinal injury so he is currently off-duty. However, he keeps seeing his ex-wife Jennifer appear everywhere. He can’t believe what his eyes are showing him, as he knows he buried Jennifer twelve years ago. Either someone is ...more
Unfortunately, I didn't connect with the male protagonist, Rick Bentz. He is emotional and shows his feelings, but I guess I would have liked to have known a more compassionate side of him. I think it may have to do with the fact that the author focused p ...more
Determined to discover if his ex is still alive he leaves for Los Angeles and begins talking to Jenifer's friends. Each reveals new information about Jennifer and Bentz begins to investigate the leads but t ...more
I think that my aversion to mysteries like this is that there isn't enough in-depth story. By nature, there has to be a lot of characters to have a lot of suspects. The multitude of characters can be confusing. In this book, I thought that many of the characters weren't really "fleshed-out." Although the author kept referencing Jennifer's relationship with th ...more
This book was the same - it seems to me that there are se ...more
Worries me that I have a number of other books by Jackson in ...more
The main characters dead wife all the sudden reappears 12 years later. And its a good page turner, I will admit my suspision all along was wrong. I thought the dead wife had an identical twin no one knew about - so the book did catch me off guard there! I did like this author ...more
One set of twins die as they turn twenty-one, twelve years later another set of twins, about to turn twenty-one, found died. Is it a copycat or the same killer? Then at the very same time as the last twins were murdered then four other single murders happened. Eight murders in all. Were these a ...more
of things. Not remotely. When last we saw the poor guy, he had been
crushed by a tree in a storm, his back broken, leaving him in a
coma and paralyzed. His daughter, Kristi, had nearly been killed
and is saddled with the ability to see when people are going to
die. His wife, Olivia, who once saw through the eyes of a killer,
hears her biological clock ticking and is eager for a child. And to
top it all off, Bentz feels he is being forced ou ...more
Detective Rick Bentz is the primary character in this novel. Rick is now with N.O.PD and remarried to Olivia, 12 years after the death of his first wife, Jennifer. She died in a car accident in L.A. while he was wit ...more
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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