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Shiver (New Orleans #3)

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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  5,950 ratings  ·  282 reviews
The Crimes Are Unthinkable

A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs--no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun.

The Fear Is Real

Abby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels watched, as if the devil himself is scr

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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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Anica
I can't say that I totally liked this book, but I also didn't hated it. It is a tie, I guess. Because the beginning was really good. Just like a good thriller should start. But then there came about 400 more pages and I was like...duh. Oookay. I wasn't really bored because the story was intrigueing and all but something was just missing, I think.

Plus, all the info dumping and mentioning things all over again (especially when it came to the victims, I was a bit annoyed because we didn't wanna kno
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Maryam
This is my first book review that i have posted on any forum. i actually wanted to give this book like 2.5/5. I love Lisa Jackson,shes one of my favorite authors,so when i saw this book by her i was pretty excited to read it.....and i was dissapointed after i read it.
This book is about Abby Chastain had come back to New Orleans, her hometown, during a rocky marriage in search of a fresh start. She`s had a rough childhood,She saw her mother die in what looked like a suicide by her getting pushed/
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L. Chambers-Wright
Shiver did not do what it was supposed to. I did not shiver. I gave the novel 3 stars because I loved the setting. I love stories which involve old architecture or hospitals.

The story is fairly typical, there wasn't anything spectacular about the plot. The twist at the end was fairly well-done, however the chemistry between the two main characters, Montoya and Abby, was not. Several times, the characters seemed rigid and downright stereotypical. For example, one of the victims plans to enter a c
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Marie
I did like the plot and the setting. I wanted to know what was going on and who did it. I did like the character of Abby. I really like the last half of the book. The first half, I struggled through, thinking about putting the book away. I think the problem was that, I didn't read the first 2 books in the series so I didn't know the characters. I think that Montoya would be a cool character if I knew more about him. Anyway, another negative was that, I think that the book could've been written i ...more
Erin K
Like many others have said before me, it's okay. The storyline is promising, but it moves a little slowly. There are a lot of unnecessary details I skip over because they're just cliche - character's physical descriptions (the heroine is always beautiful but doesn't know it), the killer's boring stream of consciousness (they're the same in every book of Jackson's), the fact that two of the characters are trying to deny their physical chemistry as long as possible....blah blah blah.
Did I read it?
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Jennifer Gelert
As with all her other books - confusion, murder, religion, anger, rage and a strange man committing all the crimes. I try so hard to figure out who the culprit is and never can do that. To me, that is the sign of a great author. She keeps your guessing and wondering to the end.

Double murders are taking place. Unlikely people are posed together. The police are trying to figure it out. Police detective Montoya is making connections to a now closed mental hospital and the woman was divorced from th
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Patrick
This was my first Lisa Jackson book. I enjoyed it, though it did move slow sometimes. The idea of the double killings was a good plot twist. At times, however, I was unsure if I was reading a romance novel or a mystery novel - though Ms. Jackson would probably be a very adequate writer should she choose to write romance books! I did want to know more about Detective Montoya, i felt his role was more as a love interest than a main character. I would be happy to read more of her books.
Jetty
I just finished this book, and it really took me quite a while to get through it.
I like religious serial killer stories as much as the next girl, and I have to say the plot in itself has some potential, but the novel is quite slow-paced at times, which does not do it any good. Additionally, there is quite a bit of repetitive information, making the book much longer than it needed to be. That said, Lisa Jackson did a great job in creating a chilling setting (the hospital, Abby's house). That was
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Tonya Warner
Abby Chastain is finally ready to face the past and close the chapter surrounding her mother's death 20 years before. Plans to move away from New Orleans after her divorce are delayed by the murder of her ex-husband. Abby is now involved with a present day murder where she is a suspect.

Detective Rueben Montoya has already suffered loss with the death of his Marta. Finding himself drawn to, and involved with, a suspect is more than just unbelievable, but Abby has awakened his heart, and she is in
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Elizabeth
I listened to this book and it was creepy! Mental hospitals and (sometimes) nuns already have a shroud of mystery to them. Add to them a serial killer and you have a great thriller! I really thought it was interesting when the elements of the 7 deadly sins and then the 7 virtues (the polar opposites of the deadly sins)were introduced into the plot as a device the killer was using. There is a love story between the protagonist(female) and the detective (male) that was a little forced but intrigui ...more
Lisa
Really suspenseful. Made me think twice about the doors and windows!!
Jennifer
Made me shiver! Scary with a dash of romance!
Nadine Maigatter
��Abby ��berkam ein seltsames Gef��hl, das wie ein kalter Hauch ihren Nacken streifte. Ein Kreischen zerriss die Dunkelheit. Ein K��rper fiel vom Himmel ����� Der Todesschrei ihrer Mutter klingt Abby Chastain noch immer in den Ohren, auch wenn es schon zwanzig Jahre her ist, seit diese aus dem Fenster ihres Zimmers in den Tod sprang. Ihre d��steren Erinnerungen erhalten neue Nahrung, als eine unheimliche Mordserie New Orleans ersch��ttert. Denn alle Morde stehen in einer seltsamen Verbindung zu ...more
Kris
4 STARS

"Detective Reuben 'Diego' Montoya is back in New Orleans. Thanks to years of working with the dark side of society, his youthful swagger is gone, replaced by straightforward determination. He'll need it, because a serial killer is turning The Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. Somebody's playing a sick game, and Montoya intends to beat him at it.

His only lead is the ex-wife of one of the victims. Abby
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Stasha
I enjoyed "Shiver" more than I actually expected to. I made a judgement based on some reviews that I'd read about it, however I was pleasantly surprised. This actually tells the story of how Montoya and his wife Abby Chastain met, among other things, including the main theme of a serial killer on the loose.

I really enjoyed the chemistry between the two, it was very sexy and very intense!

Anyway, once again New Orleans has been struck by a series of murders under very strange circumstances; the ki
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an
Awal yang kurang menarik. Bahkan sampai separo cerita pun dah pengen nutup ni buku klo g gara” rasa penasaran yang masih berhasil penulis pertahankan.

Ya, penulis tetep menjaga rasa penasaran pembaca dengan tidak memberi sedikitpun ruang untuk mereka-reka siapa pelaku pembunuhan tersebut. Namun sayangnya penulis juga tidak memberi kesempatan pembaca untuk memainkan imajinasinya ketika membaca kisah ini karena penjelasan dalam novel ini terlalu detail sehingga menimbulkan kesan bertele-tele dan la
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Stefani
Ah ha! For once I got you Lisa Jackson! For once I managed to spot your cleverly disguised red herring and didn't fall for it. Okay, so I didn't manage to figure out who the real killer was but I didn't fall for the ploy! And in the process I thoroughly loved this book. Just in the previous book of this series I had asked and begged to find out more backstory to Montoya. And just the very next book, I got exactly what I had asked for. I was so pleased to hear more about this man that it became t ...more
Rebecca
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Jimmy
SHIVER
When Executor Playing God

John Doe (Kevin Spacey) adalah seorang pembunuh berantai dalam film Se7en atau Seven yang dirilis pada tahun 1995. John merasa punya kewajiban untuk membunuh korban-korbannya yang memiliki karakter yang sesuai dengan sesuai dengan 7 (tujuh) dosa maut yang sering dilakukan oleh manusia yaitu: sin of pride (kesombongan), sin of lust (nafsu birahi), sin of sloth (kemalasan), sin of greed (ketamakan), sin of gluttony (kerakusan), sin of wrath (kemarahan), dan sin of e
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Julie
I have quite a little collection of Lisa Jackson novels. But, truthfully, I have only read a handful of them. Part of the reason I pass them over is because half of the time her books are really, really good, but the half of the time they are too full of "filler" and not much story. Sometimes it's not until the last 100 pages or so that the story actually gets moving. But, "Shiver" was one of the good ones. This is a hefty book, 495 pages.
But, the story got off to a quick start, and then stays
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Leah
The first of (likely) many "romantic suspense" books I'll be reading to prepare for trainings I'll be conducting on how to recommend romance books.

The opening line -- "She felt his breath. Warm. Seductive. Erotically evil." -- had me dreading the 421-page thriller. But it improved over time. Slow at parts, but picked up nicely at the end.

I was expecting the book to be a lot more about the relationship between the detective and the heroine, but it really focused much more on the investigation.
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Trudy
The action is immediate and intense! Abby is finally emancipated from her ex husband and as she celebrates her birthday which is also the anniversary of her mother's death - a plunge from her 3rd story room at Our Lady of Virtues Sanitarium - she vows to put her life on the right track. Put her mother's death to rest in her mind and move forward. Little does she know that she's going to have to take a detour down memory lane to uncover a secret her family kept from her for 20 years which ties in ...more
Alisyah Samosir
Kisah pembunuhan yang tragis!

Pembunuh berdarah dingin. Fantasi seks nya liar. Tercatat pernah sebagai pasien di rumah sakit jiwa. Fanatik terhadap ajaran agama.

Berhubung terfokus pada teka-teki kasus pembunuhan yang telah direncanakan dengan sempurna, saya juga mencoba-coba menebak siapa gerangan pembunuhnya. Motif apa di balik kisah pembunuhan berantai itu?!

Pertama, perkiraan saya pembunuhnya adalah Jacques, ayah Abby. Motifnya kira-kira karena perselingkuhan ibu Abby. Kalau ditanya hubungannya
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Nadine
»Abby überkam ein seltsames Gefühl, das wie ein kalter Hauch ihren Nacken streifte. Ein Kreischen zerriss die Dunkelheit. Ein Körper fiel vom Himmel …« Der Todesschrei ihrer Mutter klingt Abby Chastain noch immer in den Ohren, auch wenn es schon zwanzig Jahre her ist, seit diese aus dem Fenster ihres Zimmers in den Tod sprang. Ihre düsteren Erinnerungen erhalten neue Nahrung, als eine unheimliche Mordserie New Orleans erschüttert. Denn alle Morde stehen in einer seltsamen Verbindung zu jener Ner ...more
Peggy
I liked the book though there was parts that annoyed me. I get that Abby has issues caused by her Mom's mental illness but when her ex-husband is murdered and she is told she may be linked to the murders she disregards an open window and her dog barking at something outside. When Luke's gun goes missing she doesn't tell Montoya about it right away even knowing that the killer uses his victims guns to do the killing. I was surprised in who was the killer I didn't see that one coming.
Vanessa
I liked this book much better than Final Scream. It has detectives Bentz and Montoya from the local police department, the damsel in distress, a serial killer with a religious agenda and a 20 year old mystery involving the heroine's mother in a mental hospital. There were some nice twists, which made it enjoyable. The detectives are good characters, although I didn't find them exceptional. According to the author, there are two other books where they appear. They are Hot Bloodedand Cold Blooded. ...more
Kathy
Mar 12, 2014 Kathy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone liking fast-paced mysteries
Recommended to Kathy by: no one
Lisa Jackson's "Shiver" will keep you guessing from the first page to the last. It has it all, family issues, hidden secrets, a scary gothic place, police procedures, a psychotic serial killer and a little romance thrown in as well. It kept me intrigued the whole time to the point where I wanted to tell my family "Leave me alone, I've got to find out what happens!
Kaitlin
I liked this book, but not as much as the previous 2 in her New Orleans series. I also found it weird that this is listed as the 3rd book, but references the Savannah series. I am sort of weird about reading books in order and was displeased to find out I had missed some story (although it didn't interfere with the plot of Shiver, just was a personal pet peeve).
Courtney Edson
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Mirella Grace
haha, I like it. even though this is the 3rd book from the New Orleans series... kayanya ceritanya gak terlalu berhubungan dengan buku 1 dan 2 (Cold Blooded & Hot Blooded). Yah, at least dari baca awal sampe akhir, ceritanya mengalir dengan lancar dan gak dikait-kaitkan sama 2 buku terdahulu. Eh, emmm ada deh, sedikit, cerita tentang Kristy Bentz... tapi gak bikin saya bingung.

nah, yang ribet kayanya cerita berlanjut di seri 4 nih (Absolute Fear). tapi entah juga ya..

Yang pasti, I love this
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2 Questions about the Author's other books 1 9 May 22, 2014 03:59AM  
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  • Kill For Me (Romantic Suspense, #9)
  • Chill of Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #8)
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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

New Orleans (8 books)
  • Hot Blooded (New Orleans #1)
  • Cold Blooded (New Orleans #2)
  • Absolute Fear (New Orleans, #4)
  • Lost Souls (New Orleans, #5)
  • Malice (New Orleans, #6)
  • Devious (New Orleans, #7)
  • Never Die Alone (New Orleans, #8)
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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