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14 (Taylor Jackson #2)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,190 Ratings  ·  151 Reviews
Ten victims, each with pale skin and long dark hair. All have been slashed across the throat, the same red lipstick smeared across their lips.In the mid-1980s the Snow White Killer terrorized the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Then suddenly the murders stopped. A letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done.

Now four more bodies are found, marked wit
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Published July 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Aug 12, 2015 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If there is indeed a formula for writing a murder mystery, this book followed it. The story was predictable. No real surprises.
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Dnf on page 113, actually. So many books to get through on my shelf, so little time. I'm sad because the first book showed potential in the series, but this book is extremely sexist and I'm not here for this. Slut-shaming all around unless you are the MC, and what would be considered the "good girl". So, BYE. I probably will not continue this series.

Robert J. Sullivan
My brother loaned me this book. Hmmm, serial killer, similar victims, back after 30 years, sounds like it's right up my alley. Then, on page 30, I got to the following paragraph:

“John Baldwin stood with his arms crossed and one long leg propped against the wall behind him. He'd been avidly ignoring the receptionist for a good fifteen minutes; she'd been staring at him like he was a tasty dessert since he'd entered the building. He'd become entirely oblivious to all but the most blatant attempts
Rebecca McNutt
I found 14 to be even better than the first in the series, and with its haunting cases and characters it was a really exciting book.
Well, I just can't do it. The rapes and murders are just too much for me. I won't continue with this series.
Feb 07, 2015 Jamie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh no. An over describer, more concerned with name dropping and props than plot. This would be the kind of person that posts pictures of their food on instagram :( Reading this is a bit like those annoying M&S adverts - It's not just a jacket, its a cosy shearling jacket, it's not just a jumper, its the thick creamy cable knit, ditto the favorite battered UGG boots. No mere coffee for this chica - Lord forbid, nooo 'grabbing a Starbucks, no-sugar vanilla latte'. Meh. Don't even get me star ...more
Part of the fun of reading "14" is the novel's setting. Set in and around Nashville, it's fascinating to see various settings, place and restaurants show up in the fictional world of homicide detective Taylor Jackson.

For the second installment in the Taylor Jackson series, J.T. Ellison pits Jackson against the Snow White serial killer. The killer held Nashville in a grip of terror years before and then disappeared. Now the killer is back and up to his or her old tricks, selecting victims who lo
Though I had a rather frustrating time getting my hands on this book, once I did, it was well worth the wait! This follow-up to All The Pretty Girls was a very solid sequel. The writing wasn’t quite as polished with a few distracting inconsistencies with the perspective. The plot, however, contained a lot more surprises and moved at an even faster speed than the first volume in the Taylor Jackson series. The romantic relationships played a larger role here - the actions were less implied than be ...more
I andra delen i Taylor Jackson serien följer vi Taylor, Baldwin och deras team i jakten på seriemördaren Snövits copycat.
Kroppar av svart- håriga tonårstjejer med rött läppstift strömmar in.
En gammal journalist som rapporterade dagligen om Snövit morden börjar följa upp fallet.
Tills han hittas död.
Gamle Frank kom för nära sanningen.
Baldwins ex, den oerhört irriterande Charlotte dyker upp och gör alla förbannade, mestadels för att hon har en annan plan än FBI för att ta fast skurkarna, men oc
A Drop of Romeo
Apr 24, 2015 A Drop of Romeo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, mystery, crime
Reviewed for A Drop of Romeo

Taylor Jackson is back in 14 by JT Ellison and in this novel we see her getting prepared to marry her FBI boyfriend, John Baldwin, but that's being clouded by the return of a serial killer known as Snow White to Nashville. In the 1980's, Snow White hunted down women with pale skin and long dark hair where he would slash their throats and smear their lips with the same shade of red lipstick. He claimed ten victims before sending the police a letter saying that his work
Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson has been called to a crime scene. The body of a young woman, with pale skin, black hair and an eerie bright red smile painted on her mouth in lipstick has had her throat cut. The scene is identical to a serial killer dubbed Snow White who terrorized the streets of Nashville in the mid-1980s. Back then the murders stopped unexpectedly and a letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done. Now four more bodies have been found with his signature ...more
Kathi Kelley
Feb 09, 2016 Kathi Kelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A gritty urban serial killer thriller! It is a fast paced e-ride with so many twists and turns, some anticipated but most unexpected, but all are plausible. The book is tighter and taunter than the first (All the Pretty Girls). Ms. Ellison has a special knack for creating memorable characters who stick with you even after you have finished the book. One of the many things that makes Ms. Ellison such a good story teller is the level of intimacy she creates between the reader and the characters. 1 ...more
Dec 09, 2010 Mindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mm ... I hope her books don't follow the same formula. I get that it's part of a series but... Eh. Main character is getting better. I still can't really connect with her, and the focus on the personal life takes away from the premise to me. I get that it's good to get to know the character and all, but it just made it really rough and broken up. Preetttty typical for a serial killer novel.
Dec 27, 2012 Marnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, suspense
While this is book 2 to a series, I really enjoyed reading this murder book. The crime and solving came together very nicely and I didn't feel lost by not reading the first book.
Feb 03, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. In the 1980s in Nashville, ten women had their throats slashed by a serial killer dubbed the Snow White Killer. The killings suddenly stopped. Now more women with pale skin and black hair have been found and Detective Taylor Jackson and her fiancee FBI specialist John Baldwin must find the killer before many more are murdered. Taylor is also facing multiple stresses with her father missing and her wedding just days away in the midst of all the bloodshed.

I like the strong lead charact
Katherine Coble
It was fun reading the Nashville name-dropping, but I didn't care for it beyond that. Everything here as been done before, and in a way that's less awkward.
Apr 29, 2012 Renee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because it was set in Nashville, where I visit frequently. I was disappointed. Too much romance.
Jul 13, 2015 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another thrill ride from Ms. Ellison. There are lots of plot strands in this one, most of which are tied off neatly. Those that aren't clearly point to future additions to this series. All of the regular characters continue to be quite likable, with all showing some developments. The villains are truly creepy, downright scary in places. The action is a non-stop roller coaster ride.
If you like serial killer thrillers, with a bit of romance, this is right up your alley. Start with the first in the
Oct 06, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written-review
Reviewed for A Drop of Romeo.

Taylor Jackson is back in 14 by JT Ellison and in this novel we see her getting prepared to marry her FBI boyfriend, John Baldwin, but that's being clouded by the return of a serial killer known as Snow White to Nashville. In the 1980's, Snow White hunted down women with pale skin and long dark hair where he would slash their throats and smear their lips with the same shade of red lipstick. He claimed ten victims before sending the police a letter saying that his wo
Feb 04, 2012 Sally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 in the Taylor Jackson series.

When Taylor is called out to a murder scene and examines the victim, the black hair, pale skin and blood red lips give her a chill. Then Taylor sees the long gash across the victims throat and a chill goes up her spine. The Snow White killer is back.

After an absence of twenty years, the Snow White killer is recreating his past crimes - or is he? Taylor has a hard time believing this is the work of the same killer of before. These murders couldn't have come at

Southern setting + mystery series + female author + female protagonist = a book I am definitely interested in reading. J.T. Ellison is a Nashville writer and the creator of the Taylor Jackson mystery series. Ellison combines all of my favorite things in this series. Taylor's story began with Ellison's 2007 debut novel All the Pretty Girls. The twenty-something Nashville homicide lieutenant rose through the ranks quickly and has made a name for herself among her peers at a young age. In the first
3.5 Stars

Synopsis: The Snow White Killer has returned after a 20 year hiatus to finish his heinous fairy tale. Now homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson must determine if this new killer is the real thing or a vicious copycat before more innocent girls continue to die.

Review: A multi-layered plot that can be difficult to follow at times but wraps up smoothly into a neat package.

Taylor Jackson is a compelling character, and more information is provided about her family and past. Nevertheless, her
Dotti Elrick
Jan 05, 2015 Dotti Elrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Taylor Jackson series. I fell in love with this series about a third of the way through the first book. And this one caught me early on as well.
Taylor Jackson is a homicide detective in Nashville. At the end of the first book, Taylor has agreed to marry her boyfriend, FBI profiler John Baldwin. Stressed out about the upcoming wedding, Taylor gets a call from her mother stating that her criminal father has gone missing from his boat. They have also discovered the bo
Mar 01, 2013 Alexandra rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book so I could read more books from the Taylor Jackson series. I liked the first on ok so I gave J.T.Ellison another try. But this book had so many issues. First of all, the characters are somehow just... flat. Even after two Taylor Jackson stories I did not develop any great sympathies for her. Same for the other characters even though the author really tried to make them appear a little edgy.
The story is just so unrealistic (I know, this is a mystery and no true c
I really enjoyed this book mainly because of the main character, Taylor. She is a no nonsense kinda girl, takes no shit from life and freaking broke some dude's neck with her bare hands. Seriously, now who doesn't want that know-how in your back pocket?
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It probably helps that she is the LT of the homicide division in Nashville. But she can take just as well as she gets. The book starts out with her father going missing. Her father is known to dabble in the criminal element, so Taylor isn't all t
Debby Allen
I finished it, barely. The story wasn't compelling, and the misused words were distracting, irritating and would be funny if they weren't so wrong.

"Among the paper lunch boxes, the murder files were spread before them, white elephants in their midst." Pretty sure she meant the elephant in the room, not the useless thing you just can't unload.

'jocular seriousness'

'elucidated drawl'

stop writing with a thesaurus. or at least get an editor that's a native English speaker.
Jun 26, 2014 Varsha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A five star is an understatement for this book. I just loved it so much! I got it as a gift for my 14th birthday. it was my first crime/thriller novel. And I stayed up all night and finished it in less than a day. It's unputdownable (lol that's not a word, is it?). I've read it about 12 times in two years. It's that good. The best part is that even if you don't start the series from the beginning, you'll still be able to understand the storyline perfectly. Kudos J. T. Ellison!
Once again i must say; not great, but i like the characters; once again the author got a little, eh, well you find out who the killers are early, again. The book is barely so-so, however the characters are addictive. i'm a sucker for good characters, as i never watched soap operas and that is what a good character reminds me of in a book. i was really hoping this 2nd installment was going to be better, however i felt as if the author was trying to hard. i heard alot of ppl complain about the rom ...more
Jan 02, 2015 Courtney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Couldn't put it down. Well-plotted mystery with plenty of twists and moments of real thrills. Taylor Jackson is a well-constructed heroine who is easy to like and want to succeed. Too bad so many guys don't "get it" that there are some great series out there that feature strong women instead of cynical, hard-boiled heroes. The touch of romance just serves to lighten the blood'n'guts stories. Get with it guys.
This book read like a super good Criminal Minds episode. It had the right mix of personal backstory, gruesome murder, and race-against-the-clock-ness to keep me engaged the whole way through. And #datclimax, I tell you, I really didn't expect to come as early as it did, quite frankly, but was glad it did. Towards the end it kind of started to feel like Jodi Piccoult had highjacked the book, as a lot of talk about the mob and legal matters and money came up (she's really good at killing a good pl ...more
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