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Shiver (New Orleans #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,139 Ratings  ·  324 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 sc

Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Shiver by Lisa Jackson is the 3rd novel in her New Orleans Series featuring Detectives Reuben Montoya and Rick Bentz.

Terrifying and shiveringly and grippingly suspense!! Edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride.

Reuben Montoya, the sexy and brooding detective that we met in the previous 2 books is faced with a series of murders, where the victims are killed in pairs and placed in a staged and grisly scene. At first, there seems to be no connection between the victims and no apparent motive. But when
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
Oct 11, 2015 Bigd_041555 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shiver indeed! The best book so far in Lisa's New Orleans/Bentz and Montoya series.

It's amazing how religion can be twisted and molded to suit whatever fetishes or evil that suits you. Montoya is looked at more closely in this book and I found myself liking him as a somewhat failed character - good cop though.

An old abandoned mental hospital on the grounds of a still functioning Abbey is the basis for this book - who knows what's behind all those close doors now and what was there in the past?

Jim C
Jun 22, 2016 Jim C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating is 3.5 stars.

This is the third book of a series. So far, each book can be read as a stand alone. The similarity between the books is that the same two policemen are investigating the crimes. The theme between all the books are similar too. All these books have a religious undertone to them.

In this one, there is a new serial killer in New Orleans and he is killing two people at a time that have no connection. He is staging these murders in an elaborate tableau as he is playing games wit
Aug 26, 2015 Vicky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in Lisa Jackson's New Orleans series and much better than the first two. The story was very suspenseful, and best of all, it wasn't hampered by the over the top melodrama of the first two in the series. I am giving this 4 stars, which in reality is more like 3.5 stars. The biggest negative of this book is the way Jackson continues to describe the serial killer's erection each time he kills. She did this in the first two books as well. I get it, for some killers their acts of ...more
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/
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
Nov 06, 2011 Marie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 20, 2010 Erin K rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?
Jennifer Gelert
Apr 22, 2014 Jennifer Gelert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Julie Morales
Mar 10, 2016 Julie Morales rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books are just amazing. It amazes me how Lisa Jackson never seems to run out of ideas that have some roots in both religion and insanity. All the killers seem to have reasons they think people should pay, but then why else would you kill people like that? They all have to have a connection somewhere, at least in their twisted minds, and Jackson's talent to always seem to weave it all together so perfectly amazes me every time. I love the touches of romance thrown in too.
These books seem to
Aug 12, 2009 Patrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Terri Lynn
Abby once watched her mother being molested and murdered in the Catholic hospital on the grounds of a convent when 15 and now 20 years later her hateful ex-husband Luke's cruel dig on his radio show about her mother's mental illness and death brings the past crashing back. Soon people are being kidnapped and murdered in pairs relating to the 7 deadly sins and 7 virtues and all of them relate to either Abby or her late mother or the hospital where she died. Now the ex is dead and so is an odd col ...more
Apr 01, 2014 Jetty rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Joanne Brobst
Light Spoilers!!

My very basic review:
Beginning was good, intriguing. Ending left me unimpressed.

Overall, Shiver was definitely an enjoyable read. Parts were filled with suspense and very well-written. However, the killer's M/O is just a bit cliched at this point, and pretty clear from the beginning. The climax felt a bit odd to me. The killer had taken 3 sets of victims, but the two sets he has at the climax seem like they should have been his last victims - so what about the other two sets? The
Apr 23, 2016 Angie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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
Aug 26, 2008 Nic rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, found
Why? Why do I read books like this? Just because I find them in the trash does not mean I should take them and read them. Perhaps there's a reason they are in the trash - like, they SUCK.

But I read it. The whole stupid thing.
Dec 10, 2015 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. As usual Lisa grabs the readers attention in the first few pages and never allows it to escape. I have read several of Lisa's books and they are all well paced exciting reads. As in all good thrillers there are twists and turns plus the odd red herring, but best of all I don't always see what is coming until it arrives. That is quite refreshing these days as some authors are very predictable. In this story the murder victims come in pairs and for detectives Montoya an ...more
Aug 04, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 13, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really suspenseful. Made me think twice about the doors and windows!!
Mar 19, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jackson-lisa
Made me shiver! Scary with a dash of romance!
Mar 02, 2016 Nurul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buku Lisa Jackson pertama yang saya baca. Kisahnya sih thriller criminal, tetapi agak kurang gereget karena detailnya menurut saya terlalu banyak. Jadi, kadang agak bosen. Si tokoh pembunuhnya muncul emang udah dari awal, tapi susah ditebak karena kurang banget clue-nya. Digambarkan sih iya, tapi ternyata nama tokoh itu baru muncul pas di akhir. Gaya penceritaannya mirip gayanya Sidney Sheldon atau Danielle Steele, tapi ini lebih datar. Cukuplah menghibur karena banyak reviewer lain yang ngasih ...more
Nadine Maigatter
Abby berkam ein seltsames Gefhl, das wie ein kalter Hauch ihren Nacken streifte. Ein Kreischen zerriss die Dunkelheit. Ein Krper 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 dsteren Erinnerungen erhalten neue Nahrung, als eine unheimliche Mordserie New Orleans erschttert. Denn alle Morde stehen in einer seltsamen Verbindung zu jener Nervenheila ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"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
Mar 17, 2013 Stasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 20, 2008 an rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
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
Mar 07, 2012 Stefani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, owned
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
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Aug 18, 2008 Jimmy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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2 Questions about the Author's other books 1 10 May 22, 2014 03:59AM  
  • The Dying Game (Griffin Powell, #7)
  • Dead Even (Dead #3; John Mancini #5)
  • See No Evil (No Evil Trilogy, #2)
  • Chill of Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #8)
  • Hush
  • Mörder ohne Gnade
  • Prior Bad Acts (Kovac and Liska, #3)
  • Kill For Me (Romantic Suspense, #9; Daniel Vartanian, #3)
  • Killer Dreams

Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.

Before she became a nationa

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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)

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