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The Morning After (Savannah #2)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  3,589 ratings  ·  140 reviews
His Victims...
A woman is frantic as she awakens in a dark, closed space. From above her comes the muffled sound of cruel laughter, followed by the hard splatter of dirt. Pure terror takes over as she realizes she's being buried alive-and her last breath is a scream that no one but a sadistic killer will hear...Will Take His Secrets...

To journalist Nikki Gillette, this dis
ebook, 448 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Zebra Books (first published 2004)
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I have mixed thoughts about Lisa Jackson's serial killer novel, The Morning After. Not far into the book, I had the distinct impression that the characters had a past together. This was confirmed when I looked up Jackson's Web site; this book was preceded by The Morning Before. In fact, Jackson has quite a few books under her belt-including myriad romances, which made it even more disappointing. If this had been a new writer, I could have forgiven the flat characters, unbelievable dialogue, and ...more
Sonja - Intellectual Badass
I read 'The Morning After' a long time ago in Dutch. I was looking through my (physical) bookshelves when I noticed this at the back. I vividly remember it being a very thrilling and suspenseful read. If Lisa Jackson's other books are as good as I remembered this one to be I might try some more Lisa Jackson crime thrillers in the future . . .
Connie Wisniewski
I loved this book. Talk about suspense. I would recommend it to all thrill seekers. Where does she come up with these ideas?
Mary Cushnie-Mansour
The Morning After by Lisa Jackson is a nail biting thriller that will keep you whipping through the pages right up to the end. Who is this killer that is taunting the police, especially Pierce Reed, the tough cop who is getting personalized messages from the killer? But the killer doesn't stop there - they begin to send the same kind of personalized messages to Nikki Gillette, a journalist who is looking to report more than the local school board meetings and other such mundane news.

Pierce and
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I actually really enjoyed this book despite the very BIG errors I found in it. It's about one of the scariest things in the world--being buried alive--and except for the errors would have been a real winner. A big piece of the action hinges on the heroine having her cell phone and the battery going dead. Unfortunately, her cell phone was bagged up as evidence back on page 369 and was not given back to her. The detective shows up first at the judge's house, even though (pages before) police units ...more
Normalerweise bin ich kein grosser Krimifan, aber ab und zu schiebe ich doch mal ein Buch dazwischen, noch dazu wenn ich es umsonst bekomme so wie dieses hier. Wieder einmal hat mir der Seitenumfang zu denken gegeben, und diesmal hat sich meine Befuerchtung leider bestaetigt: lang, langweilig, vorhersehbar. Leider bringe ich es aber nicht ueber mich, ein einmal angefangenes Buch nicht zu Ende zu lesen.

Zur Story:
Zuerst einmal fand ich keinen Zugang zu den Hauptpersonen, was das Lesen ohnehin unan
Mahareni Maldini
Pas bc The Night Before dl, rasanya pnsaran bgt sm kisahnya Detektip Reed. Tp bgtu bc, kok mengecewakn ya.

Alurnya amat sangat lambat, hampir2 mmbosankn. Saking gak sabarnya, akhirnya kuloncat-loncat k blkg utk liat siapa serial killer-nya. Hbis itu kututup buku ini. Udh gak pengin reread agar tau knp bs si 'dia' yg jd pmbnuh n ap aja alasannya.

Reed-nya jd gak charming blas! Kok bs trkenang-kenang scra sensual sm Barbara Jean, pdhal wkt mrk msh brhub, dia mrsa dibohongi bbrp kali sm wanita it.

Melanie Chabrol-
FANTASTIC! I love reading trilogies, I loved this book as it focuses mainly on the old characters. This is the reason why I was so late in answering my mail ( yes you can blame Lisa Jackson this time).
Imagine another serial killer on the loose and they are contacting you. What is the connection and how baffled are the Savannah police department going to figure it out, all the time I thought it was ???????? and then find out it was actually ????????? I am not going to spoil the moment. Who is it
Sandi Willis
If you have trouble with situations dealing with being buried alive this is a warning to you! I must say that I had a hard time reading this book since it deals with victims being buried alive. I have a horrible phobia about this since I saw a movie called "Buried Alive," (1990 with Tim Matheson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and William Atherton). I had to really focus on the fact that I was not in a casket while reading this! There were so many clues that didn't add up to at first until I finally real ...more
Debbie Heaton
In Jackson’s mystery thriller, journalist Nikki Gillette is hot on the trail of a big story—a serial killer is on the loose. She’s already given him a nickname—The Grave Robber—for his preference for burying people alive. It’s Pierce Reed’s case but Nikki dogs the cop’s steps at every pace determined to write the story that will be her ticket out of Savannah once and for all. As bodies begin piling up, Nikki’s nerves begin to unravel as she realizes there’s something familiar that she can’t quit ...more
This was an excellent book if you like suspense. I loved this book from the first chapter. If you can, read the Savannah series in order. I read #3 first and then #2 . . . kind of a spoiler because I knew the outcome.
Rhonda oligney this years ago and just read it again!! Firstt book of the summer I have read and plan to do more of Lisa Jacksons thrillers!!! Hooked!!
Dieses Buch verweilt seit etwa sechs Jahren ungelesen auf meinem Sub. Ich war damals mit einer Freundin in einer Buchhandlung und sie meinte: „Das musst du lesen, das ist soooo spannend!“ Nun getreu dem Motto „Kommt Zeit, kommt Buch“, habe ich ihre Aussage nun auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt überprüft und ich muss sagen, dass sie recht hatte! Ich kann mir kaum etwas Schlimmeres vorstellen als lebendig begraben zu werden und diese Beklemmung hat mich durch das gesamte Buch begleitet. Lisa Jackson verst ...more
Anita Truong
I actually quite enjoyed this one. Sometimes, there's nothing like a suspenseful murder mystery to draw you in. And as much as the past few Lisa Jackson books have been a little too dramatic and over-the-top, The Morning After was pleasantly, surprisingly intriguing as well. It's not the best in its genre, but considering the recent Romantic Suspense novels I've been reading lately, I was a bit delighted to find that I got drawn in for all the right reasons.

With serial killings and a cat-and-mou
Esther Fanny
what should i say about this book ? the idea was brilliant ! the murder was absolutely thrilled me out !!!! but then.... #sighhhhhh...

Bab pertama buku ini uda sangat menegangkan dengan metode pembunuhannya. dan semangat Nikki Gillette dalam memburu berita juga sangat meyakinkan plus sikap Det. Reed yang dingin. but why oh whyyyyyyyyyyy semakin dalam membaca malah ga ada greget nya ? maksud aq, dengan metode pembunuhan yang sangat sadis ( korban di kubur hidup2 ) , tapi koq investigasinya kurang
Jun 09, 2009 Grace rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
Shelves: suckfests
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Die Vorstellung, lebendig begraben zu sein mit einer anderen Leiche in einem Sarg, ist schon ziemlich eklig – und bietet zugleich einen spannenden Einstieg in diesen Thriller. Schnell entsteht die Vorstellung, dass die erste Leiche das Opfer eines Serienmörders ist, hier wittert die Journalistin Nikki Gilette ihre Chance, einen spannenden Artikel zu schreiben. Sie nimmt Kontakt zu dem Ermittler Pierce Reed auf, der darüber nur wenig begeistert ist, andererseits jedoch auch rasch eine gewisse Zun ...more
This is the 2nd Reed/Gillette book set in Savannah. After I read the 1st one, The Night Before, I knew I wanted to read the remaining two in the series.

Pierce Reed is a policeman and Nikki Gillette is a reporter trying to get the story behind the Grave Robber. There are the obvious conflicts expected between a reporter and a police officer.

This book is definitely not for anybody with a weak stomach!
Excellent! Should have read them in order, The Night Before (still to be read), The Morning After and Tell me, but no matter. Loved this book too. Lisa Jackson is on a roll. She has a few more books coming out later this year, and I can't wait to read them. Someone is burying people alive. Both Nikki Gillette, reporter, and Reed, detective, are getting notes, telling them how many more murders there are to come. Loved loved loved it.
Linda Alexander
Lisa's topic of people being buried alive in caskets with an already dead body inside with them was spooky to say the least. It kept one guessing throughout as to whom 'The Survivor' might be behind the crimes, almost to the very end.

Lisa needs someone more dependable to edit her books; numerous errors in the telling of the story. About the umpteenth time Reed is described as having aversion to the media and news people, I wanted to somehow declare, "I get it!" Additionally, one statement in th
Vicki Seldon
This is the second book in Lisa Jackson's 'Savannah Series' and there are three characters, detectives Reed and Morrisette and "plucky" crime reporter Nikki Gillete who are in both books in the series. The crimes are serial and horrific, involving people being buried alive and being perpetrated by a sexual sadist who calls himself The Survivor. I found the book a quick read, something to keep the fingers scrolling while on the treadmill. And even though I was interested enough to see the crime s ...more
Shirley Alvarez

Lisa Jackson just keeps getting better and better! Hadn't planned to spend all my book allowance on her but with the help of KU I have almost all her books. They are all great. Everyone should read. I promise you will be happy!
This is book #2 in the Savannah series and is detective Pierce Reed's story. He was first introduced in "The Night Before" and is a very likeable character. I'm looking forward to finding out what makes him tick! Also from "The Night Before", is character Nikki Gillette. She is a newspaper reporter with dreams of making it in the big city someday. Unfortunately, she sees this opportunity as being through Detective Reed. He, however, is not the least bit amused. When a serial killer comes to Sava ...more
Julie Marie
I thought this was well-written and unique. I've found many suspense writers find a template they like, and work from it. If you've ever read John Lutz, you know what I'm talking about--all of his books read the same after a while.

After reading several by Lisa Jackson, I was starting to fear that she might fall into that same category. This book proved me wrong. She mentions several of her other characters in this book as passer-bys, and when I came across their names I almost did a double-take,
I read the first book of this series s while ago and finally picked up this 2nd one..I enjoyed the story and the characters..the romance was there but not overly done, which I like.. I love a good mystery without all the diversions of the" kissey faces ". for that I'd turn to the harlequin-romance ones..any way, I'm on to book 3, Tell Me..can't wait to see what happens next
Hmm,,, this is the 1st Lisa Jackson book I read...
The first impression after read this novel was "I had to read another Lisa's books" ^_^

Well, Lisa can make me keep reading this novel because I feel curious 'bout how the story end
This book was more interesting than the first in the series. The male detective and his partner were fairly good characters. Again, this lead female character was annoying. The burying of people alive was gross as well.
I started reading this after a coworker told me the storyline. how could I resist a novel about people buried alive? it was a little crude (sexually). I did like the story, but the ending was a bit abruptly solved. of course I plan to read the others...
After all the Lisa Jackson books I've read I keep thinking one of these days I'll figure out the bad guy. I never can get it right and am always surprised at the end. Another book well done from Ms. Jackson.
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Goodreads Librari...: remove duplicate series entry 6 92 Feb 03, 2012 04:37AM  
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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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Other Books in the Series

Savannah (3 books)
  • The Night Before (Savannah, #1)
  • Tell Me (Savannah #3)
Absolute Fear (New Orleans, #4) Malice (New Orleans, #6) Almost Dead (San Francisco, #2) Chosen To Die (To Die, #2) Left To Die (To Die, #1)

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