The Immortals (Taylor Jackson, #5)
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It is Samhain—the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself.

When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous co...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Mira
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Bigd_041555
Not my favourite book of the series. I found J.T. Ellison a bit verbose at times - repetitive and I am not a big fan of the succubus genre or paranormal and yes I know it was all based around Hallowe'en and teenagers.

The writing got better after the halfway mark and I did like finding out more about John Baldwin's earlier days with the FBI.

So now that J.T. Ellison has had both main characters before IA (internal affairs), we can move along.

Still not a bad read, but like I said, not my favourite...more
Cheryl
For Detective Taylor Jackson’s part in helping to stop “The Conductor”, a horrible serial killer, Taylor has recently been reinstated. Detective Jackson is putting her team back together again. Taylor does not have much rest time before she is needed. While heading home after celebrating, Taylor receives a phone call from dispatch of a possible homicide. Detective Jackson and her team head over to the scene. While investigating, they receive another report of a homicide. Before Taylor knows it,...more
Victoria
Although this fifth volume in the Taylor Jackson series is a little hokey with its witchcraft angle, it remains a fast-paced and exciting read. The supernatural elements just feel particularly false because the previous four novels really do not provide any sort of foundation for the series to take a turn to include the real power of witches. Ellison even provides a shout-out to John Connolly, who has done an excellent job of weaving in a supernatural element to his mystery series starring his p...more
Suspense Magazine
With a keen understanding of what her fans crave, JT Ellison swiftly paints a pulse-pounding tale with the introduction of her newest thriller “The Immortals”. Delving into an unexpected sub-culture—the occult—Ellison ratchets up the fear with each spine-tingling page, as much loved Jackson confronts a strange and mysterious veil of evil.

As night falls, Lieutenant Taylor Jackson should be kicking back with a beer and her team, basking in the success of her reinstatement to the homicide division...more
Linda
I would really give this one a 2.8. Just couldn't bring out a 3 from me. Love the author, but this one was not quite up to her usual page-turning intensity. The whole Goth/Wicca scene was a drag. Found my mind drifting while reading it. Not a good sign. Thought Cold Room captured and kept my attention much more. Hope she holds true to form with her next one since I have found her books alternate between fabulous and ho hum.
Angela
Holy mother this one was something else, love it. J. T. Ellison is one of my favourites now, highly recommend this one, actually highly recommend the whole series
Michelle
The Immortals is the fifth book in the Taylor Jackson series by J T Ellison and a novel of Suspense from Mira Books.

Book Blurb:

Vengeance Born In The Dark Of The Moon

It is Samhain - the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself.

When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outra...more
Wendy Hines
Halloween turns into a nightmare when eight teenagers are murdered. It will take all of Lieutenant Taylor Jackson’s resources to uncover the killer.

Lieutenant Taylor Jackson, in charge of the homicide division, has her hands full. The night of Halloween, Samhain—the Blood Harvest, she is called to the location of a murdered teenager. While investigating the scene, she is called to another teenage homicide, and then another, a total of eight. All are teenagers with carvings of pentagrams on their...more
Sally
Book 5 of the Taylor Jackson series by J.T. Ellison

The Immortals are ready for Samhain, or Halloween. They have cast their spells, protected themselves and on this night the God and Goddess will watch over them as they extract revenge against those who have shunned and persecuted them.

Before morning, seven teenagers are found dead, all apparently victims of an overdose with a strange symbol carved on their abdomens, postmortem. Newly reinstated to lieutenant, Taylor Jackson has seen this symbol...more
Dianne
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Dotti Elrick
Detective Taylor Jackson has just been reinstated as lieutenant of her "murder squad ". Her team is back in place, she has her job back, all she wants to do is celebrate. Unfortunately, a murdered teenager calls them back to work. Within a few hours of discovering the first body, seven more are found. All teenagers, who appear to have been drugged and all have the same symbol carved into their abdomen. If that's not bad enough, it's Halloween, a holy night for some, a night to just be crazy for...more
Dianne
The Immortals (Taylor Jackson) by J. T. Ellison (Mass Market Paperback - Oct 1, 2010)
In this sometimes confusing and sometimes unsuspensful, suspense novel we catch up to Taylor Jackson just as she has been reinstated to the Nashville PD and as the ceremony finishes, congratulations are passed around and they are off to celebrate Taylor gets called to the scene of a crime. A horrific ritualistic murder involving a teenager. Then she is called to another murder, then another and another and so on...more
Chibineko
When I'd first read this in July, I have to admit that the month had been one of discovery for me. Not only did I discovered the wonderful murder mystery styles of Kyra Davis (another Mira author), but now I've discovered the wonderful J.T. Ellison. My book buying budget will never be the same. I'll warn people- this book is #5 in the Taylor Jackson series so there will be some things that you might not catch or entirely understand if you are a newbie to the series like myself. No worries though...more
Mollie Katie
Behold the power of Twitter! I found J.T. Ellison because TV’s Andy Levy included her in a #FollowFriday Tweet way back when I first joined Twitter, in March of 2009. She was funny, engaging, and personable. (Like her live-Tweeting of some Nashville Predators hockey games! And her Tweets back and forth with her husband Randy? Adorable!) So when her books came up on one of those Amazon.Com 4-for-3 promotions, I just had to check them out. All The Pretty Girls is without question the single best d...more
Kellie Ann
"The Immortals" is a great mystery with a creepy twist to it. It revolves around the terrifying concept of ritual killings and the cultures of mysticism and witchcraft giving dark sinister feel throughout the book. The bond between the characters is mind blowing at points especially when it comes to the arrest of the sinister culprits that bring shock to a Nashville town. In this installment of the Taylor Jackson series , the emotions are a more raw then in the previous books, as the reader lear...more
Saturnus
Nashvilles kriminal kommisarien Taylor Jackson har äntligen blivit befodrad igen.
Det är Halloween och efter ett väldigt plågsamt år är lyckan på topp.

Men så är det Halloween och mörkret hinner inte slå till innan samtal om döda kroppar ringer in.
7 döda och en överlevare.
Vissa våldtagna, vissa mishandlade, men det finns ingen tvekan om att det är samme mördare.
Alla har ett pentagram inskurrit på bröstet.
Och det är så Taylor vet att det rör sig om mer än massmord.
Det är Samhain.

Samhain, so...more
Martina
Das Buch beginnt mit der Wiederernennung von Tyler Jackson zur Leiterin der Mordkommission.

Teil 5 einer Reihe

An dieser Stelle wurde mir schnell klar, dass Symbole des Bösen ein Teil einer Reihe ist. Ich kann mit den ganzen Andeutungen über alte Fälle, dem “Pretender” und ähnlichem rein gar nichts anfangen. Für die eigentliche Handlung ist das auch nicht weiter wichtig, aber es nervt mich zwischendurch schon immer wieder, dass ich nicht weiß worum es geht. Es ist ein bisschen wie auf einer Party,...more
Mona
If you like suspense, you’ll love The Immortals by J.T. Ellison that hit the bookstores on October 1st. It’s the fifth book in the Taylor Jackson series and it’ll leave you craving more.

Set in Nashville, the story centers on the murders of eight high school students found with pentacles carved into their stomachs. With no apparent clues, solving the case will take intelligence, hunches, and a fair amount of luck. Taylor Jackson, newly reinstated on the police force, is in charge of the invest...more
Melanie
Inhalt:
Hauptperson in diesem Buch ist Taylor Jackson, die die Leitung der Mordkommission hat. Am Anfang des Buches bekommt sie diese Stelle, als Leiterin wieder zurück. Gerade als sie alle zusammen, also sie und ihr Team, darauf anstossen wollen, kommt ein Anruf und sie werden zu einem neuen Fall gerufen. Doch dieser Fall ist alles andere als ein normaler Fall. In kürzester Zeit werden 7 tote Jugendliche gefunden, alle haben ein und das selbe Symbol auf den Bauch geritzt bekommen. Dazu kommt, da...more
Gwen
Never judge a book by its cover. The cover art makes it look like a book for teens, it's not! J. T. Ellison writes along the lines of early James Paterson or Jonathan Kellerman.

7 grisly murders occur on Halloween night, rocking a suburban Nashville neighborhood. The victims were all high school students, home from early dismissal. Newly reinstated homicide detective Taylor Jackson is on the case trying to find out how the victims were killed and who did it. Could a "warlock" really be behind the...more
Corky
Halloween, to non-believers, also known as Samhain, the Blood Harvest, is the night 8 teens were found dead in an exclusive Nashville home addition.

Emotions are running high as Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her team are immersed in a culture they find mystifying - witchcraft and dark magic. Being newly reinstated in homicide Taylor feels quite a bit of pressure to resolve this case before any more teens are found dead.

Complicating the picture, Baldwin has been called back to Quantico f...more
Adam
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Ellison’s outstanding fifth Taylor Jackson
thriller (after February 2010’s The
Cold Room) pits the homicide cop against
a killer in league with the dark side. On
Halloween, the day Jackson gets her lieutenant’s
badge back after being unjustly
demoted, somebody ritualistically murders
eight teens in one of Nashville’s tonier
neighborhoods. Jackson could use the
help of her fiancé, FBI profiler John Baldwin,
but he’s been called back to Quantico
to face a disciplinary investi...more
Sally Pearce
Oct 28, 2010 Sally Pearce added it
Recommends it for: Any mystery lover or lover of books on witches and vampires.
Recommended to Sally by: J.T. is a friend.
Shelves: read-in-2010
I have studiously avoided all the books out right now about vampires,witches, warlocks etc. They just don't interest me. So, what did my friend J.T. Ellison use as her main characters in her fifth novel--witches, of course! She is a remarkably good writer and this book is no exception. I simply could not put it down!

Ellison writes thriller/murder mysteries--serial murders. I dare you to start any of her books and try to put them down. The tension in each one builds from the start and never stops...more
Carpediemgal
This was the first of J.T.'s books that I read. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but there's something about her writing that feels different than the other writers in her genre. I love her Taylor Jackson character. She's got spunk, she doesn't mess around, and she's still not perfect. What I liked about The Immortals was that it wasn't predictable, didn't feel formulaic, and it was just a good darn read. Plain and simple. I instantly became a J.T. Ellison fan. As a side note, I've had the c...more
Leslie (That Chick That Reads)
I first read Ellison’s “The Cold Room” when it was first published and abs loved it, so when the opportunity came to review “The Immortals” I immediately jumped at it. I can clearly say Ellison didn’t let me down! This can be read as a stand alone book, but having read the previous books doesn’t hurt. (They’re good and I mean really good so I totally recommend to get all of them ). It’s very fast paced and greatly written. The plot kept me incredibly interested and I honestly enjoyed learning on...more
Teri
Recently reinstated Lieutenant Taylor Jackson finds herself in the middle of murder investigation into the deaths of eight teens that had been found with a pentacle carved into their naked bodies. Not knowing what she was dealing with, she and her team had to work fast to try and solve this case before there were anymore bodies found. Taylor's fiance Baldwin had to return to Quantico to deal with the handling of a previous case that could jeopardize his position in the BAU.

It's another great re...more
Shahrun
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♥ Nell ♥
This one felt weird to me. We had Baldwin & Taylor separated for most of the book, that feels wrong... I really like their interactions.
The separate storyline of Baldwin's had a major bombshell, that I'm not sure how it will go in the next book. I hope I don't end up hating Baldwin because of it... Will have to see how it turns out.
The major storyline had paranormal elements. Or so I say... who knows, I'm not entirely skeptic but, I acknowledge that I don't know everything and it's possible...more
Sasha
Picked this one up at the library.


I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not because it's book 5 in the Taylor Jackson series and I haven't read any of the others. Sometimes jumping into a series in the middle isn't fun. But J.T. Ellison did a great job with it, and I never once felt lost despite numerous references to things that had happened to the detective and her crew previously. The story was well written, and the characters were well done. I also enjoyed the main mystery of it even though...more
Deb
We have been having quite the windy, stormy weather and this spooky mystery is the perfect book for a dark, stormy night. Set on Halloween--or Samhain—the Blood Harvest, as it is called from the true occult believers, 8 teenagers turn up dead, pentacles carved into their chests. Nashville homicide LT Taylor Jackson and her team have to act quickly to find the killers and deal with the underground worlds of witchcraft and vampires and magic. This is apparently the 5th book in a series but can sta...more
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J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, multiple short stories and has been published in over twenty countries. Her novel THE COLD ROOM won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original of 2010 and WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE was a RITA® Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense of 2012.

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