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Deep Freeze (Northwest #1)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  3,840 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Her Biggest Fan. . .

When she wakes up, she's very cold. Colder than she's ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. And then she sees him. The one who took her. And before she dies, she wishes she could scream. . .

Is About To Become. . .

Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her--
ebook, 512 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2005)
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Cassidy Queerface
Jesus holy god this book was painful to read.
I don't know what I really expected, and it's my own fault for not being able to quit reading a book once I've started, no matter how awful the writing. It came with a high recommendation. I think I shall ignore further recommendations from this person haha.

The story idea is good. Stalker that is making mannequinns out of live people as a shrine to an actress he's obsessed with. It could have been so interesting had it been better played. Like, in t
Güzel bir gerilimdi. Eski bir oyuncunun, Jenna'nın, takıntılı hayranının yaşattığı gerilim kitabın her sayfasında sizi ürpertiyor. Katilin aljinat kullanıp öldürdüğü kadınların ölçüsünü alması, bir diş hekimliği öğrencisi olarak kendimi garip hissettirdi ayrıca. Feci derecede takıntılı olan bu katilin ise şehirde çok güzel bir gizlenme noktası var ve Jenna'nın filmlerdeki rollerini tek tek yaratmaya başlıyor. Aslında katilimiz ise Jenna'nın geçmişinden geliyor ve şehirde de kendini saklamasını i ...more
You know what really pisses me off? When I love the premise of a book, when the blurb on the cover leads me to believe that I'm in for one sort of story when really I'm in for a basic grocery store romance thriller.

What I really really hate is when a book isn't all that good but somehow you have to finish it just to see how things get wrapped up. And, I'm not even sure everything did get wrapped up. There were a couple hints earlier in the novel that I don't think were referred to ever again...
Mary Church
Good storyline but it dragged on...used the same phrases again and again -- got on my nerves.
Kelly Williams
I really wanted to like this book. My little local library has a ton of Jacksons, and I was hoping I'd enjoy this enough to go delving into her backlist. Sadly, it disappointed. Overall, it felt like there were too many threads for the story Jackson was trying to weave, and many were left loose. Many more didn't seem to make any sense in terms if the rest of the story, and there were plot points relating to the main story, conversations the main characters really needed to have which were just.. ...more
When she wakes up, she's very cold. Colder than she's ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. And then she sees him. The one who took her. And before she dies, she wishes she could scream...

Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing.
And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, s
Another masterpiece by LJ. I haven't been disappointed by any of Ms. Jackson's books and Deep Freeze was no exception. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I just had to keep turning the pages. If all you want is a sappy romance novel then buy a harlequin...Ms. Jackson is a master of suspense with a tad of romance thrown in. Loved it, can't wait to get started on Fatal Burn.
Well...this book had the potential to be a spectacular read except for a few serious problems. To begin with the bad news, the story could have been told better in 50 - 100 fewer pages. The useless trivial details, repetitions and cliches were a distraction from the important, plot-advancing writing. It also seemed as though certain characters were introduced only to serve as red herrings and were then dropped abruptly, never to be heard from again. Other characters were present throughout but w ...more
There was literally nothing else to read at my parents' house. I even read an old-timey book on etiquette.
Anyway, this book is okay if you like crappy "romantic" mysteries.
Even though I didn't like any of the characters, I had to know what happened. Please stop me from reading the sequel--Hot Hot Heat, or whatever it's called.
Lisa Currier
Not the best book ever, but kept me pretty entertained. The killer could have been anyone. The characters were not very developed, alot of secondary characters, who were never really explained. I did like the 2 main characters, Jenna & Shane. I will probably pick up the sequel at some point. Good, easy summer read.
Tired and if it wasn't the only book I had downloaded onto my iTouch I probably wouldn't have bothered to finish it. It had such potential and the author was recomended to be, but the really did't deliver. Gave it two stars becase I actually did't know the killers identity ahead of time and that is really rare.
I initially liked it enough to sit up half the night reading. Parts are quite a bit more grizzly than I remember her previous books, but then it's been quite a while since I read some of her others. However, by the time I finished it, some of her recurring phrases had become very irritating.. Such as 'felt a cold chill down his/her spine,' or 'there was a current of evil in the air, she/he could feel it', and ’something was wrong. Oh so very wrong'. All are effective phrases but I felt they beca ...more
This suspense thriller had me absolutely sitting on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. If you love suspense thrillers, this is one book that you need to read!
Angela Alsaleem
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not typically for the who-dunnit type books, but this one kept me entertained throughout. I will definitely be reading future books from this author. The characters were well developed and I never really did guess who the murder was. In the end, I was surprised, stunned, and quite pleased. While I did not find it creepy (as I'm sure the author intended) I did enjoy it. However, it really takes a lot to make me feel creeped out or frightened, s ...more
Die Hauptfigur diese Thrillers ist Jenna Hughes. Sie ist eine bekannte Schauspielerin, die mit ihren beiden Töchtern aus Hollywood nach Oregon zieht. Grund des Umzugs ist ein schlimmer Unfall, an dem sie sich die Schuld gibt und ihre Scheidung von. Sie hat sich für eine abgelegene Ranch entschieden.
Sie findet schnell Kontakt in einer Theatergruppe in der Kleinstadt und bietet ihre Dienste dort unentgeltlich an. Sie hat auch sonst schon Kontakte geknüpft. Was sie nicht weiß, das darunter ein Sta
Sep 13, 2012 Kat rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love thrillers.
I actually really enjoyed this book. I know that doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, but from some of the reviews that I read, I wasn't too thrilled about starting it. First of all, I thought Jenna was really well written, but may have played into the stereotype of being that down to earth famous person. Carter was great and I absolutely loved learning about his background and seeing his interactions with Wes.
I only have two complaints. The first, is that the daughter Cassie is INCREDIBLY
From the description on the cover, this book seemed really interesting. Unfortunately, the story and character development could not have fallen flatter.

There were so many things I disliked, starting with Jenna herself. The author failed to take us beyond how beautiful and desirable Jenna was, and she could have been quite interesting underneath all of the descriptions of her appearance. She'd been through emotional hell losing a sister and getting a divorce, but we didn't really learn anything
I usually like Lisa Jackson but this book just draaaaaaagggggged on and on. Its a great premise to a story but I just couldn't get into it. I did want to see how it wrapped up, so I literally skipped 200 pages right in the middle of the story (from page 270-470) and I picked up the story just the same as if nothing was skipped. What does that say about a story? Anyway glad I didn't go through the whole thing as the end disappointed just as much as the rest of the book.
Ummm, eyeroll. I wish I hadn't read the whole thing. I picked up a large print edition of this book because the premise sounded really good. Damaged star relocates to Oregon to escape the nightmare that Hollywood has become and to save her family and lands right in the sightlines of an obsessed, psycho killer.

The setting and feeling of the story are on target, with a psycho who loves the snow killing in the winter. The characters can feel stilted and the romance part of the romantic thriller fel
So, I'm kind of pissed. I read this book on vacation, and the interim sections with "the stalker" were mostly just irritating. Hiding and heavy breathing. Naked, nasty shit. We get it. He's creepy, he's fucked in the head, and it's only a matter or time. Yeah yeah move it along. Once the background of the dude was fleshed out a bit, it was much more interesting. However, that should have taken place in the first quarter of the book, not saved until nearly the end.

Worst of all, when I was finally
This book was a bit too repetitive. The author drilled into us the same bits of backstory and same descriptions over and over. I also felt that it took her forever to get to the point. Really what kept me reading was that I wanted to know who the creepy bad guy was and be done. The end of this book sets us up for another book, Fatal Burn, and though I am curious to know what happened and how it's linked to this story, I am not sure if I could suffer through it if it's as repetitive as this one w ...more
An sich eine gute Geschichte, bei der es leider an einigen Stellen hängt...Viele Smalltalk-Dialoge um die Geschichte unnötig zu ziehen, wahrscheinlich um die Spannung aufrecht zu erhalten. Durch aussschweifende Nebeninformationen fällt die Spannung aber leider ab, sodass wichtiges in den Hintergrund gedrängt wurde. Als der Täter bekannt wurde, dachte ich im ersten Moment: wer ist das?
Einfach geschrieben, aber gute Story mit Spannung zum Schluss und offenem Ende, das nach einer Fortsetzung schrei
Kathryn Cody
Checked out audio Verizon on OneClick Digital from my library. An easy listen - partially cuz it was so repetitive at spots. Needed a serious edit. Did a fair job of 'who dun it' and character development. Hated the ending as was so clearly a set up for next book instead of closure on the first. Not bad escapism or mental candy.
Davíð Sigurður
it started out well enough, but as it went on it felt more and more like I was reading a bad tv movie. Very unoriginal and the main characters make stupid and less than believable choices. For instance why is the sheriff of some hick town such an expert on the psychology of stalkers.
The more I learned about the serial killer the more ridiculous he became.
In conclusion I'm throwing this at the wall filled with poisonous rage
Interesting idea for a plot...traumatized Hollywood A-lister moves to remote ranch in rural Oregon with her two daughters...then it appears she may be being stalked again by an obsessed fan...the entwined love story was unnecessary but may have been some of the better written parts if the storyline. The writing was confusing and it was difficult to distinguish and get to know the characters.. Overly descriptive to the point of ridiculousness....I think we were supposed to decipher who the killer ...more
Not a big romance novel person. For the most part, this was low on the bodice busting that epitomise the genre, so for me, that was a good thing. Really good telling of the story over all; HOWEVER,I thought the 'ending' was both unnecessary and a BLATANT attempt to get the reader to move on to the next in the series.
Mein Wertung 3.5 Sterne

Kurzbeschreibung: Er wählt seine Opfer mit Bedacht und tötet sie langsam. Doch eigentlich übt er nur – denn das wahre Ziel seiner Obsession ist die berühmte Schauspielerin Jenna Hughes. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem er sie in seiner Gewalt hat, will er seine Kunst perfektioniert haben. Als Jenna sich vor dem Trubel Hollywoods in einen abgelegenen Ort in den Bergen Oregons zurückzieht, sieht der Killer seine Stunde gekommen. Unablässig beobachtet er sein Opfer, verfolgt jede ihre
I've read a few books lately that I've ended up comparing to Lifetime movies, and this is one of them. Light and relaxing, it holds your attention but lacks in true depth or substance. I liked the characters, the small town setting, the snowy winter landscape. However, I found myself only mildly curious about who the killer was - it could have been anyone. At 500 pages I'd say it's about 100 pages too long, although I wouldn't say that it drug on painfully. I'd definitely only recommend this one ...more
My review: Once again I found myself totally wrapped up in a book. Lisa Jackson has a very twisted killer in this book, who kills with the cold. Taking an obsessed fan to new levels, he abducts women with the same physical characteristics as Jenna (won’t tell you why, that would be a major spoiler, but trust me it is creepy) and leaves dead bodies behind him and seems to be unstoppable.

You wonder how he is able to do everything he does, but it is not revealed until the end and when everyone know
Viên Minh
A serial thriller novel. The story of love between an ex porn-star and the local sheriff, obsession of a fan with his idol that leads to serial abduction and killing.
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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
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