When New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya is called to investigate a murder with his partner Rick Bentz, he's shocked to recognize the victim. Camille Renard, an old high-school friend, was found on the altar of St. Marguerite's cathedral, dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted. . .
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Devious, the 7th book in her New Orleans Series, features once again, one of my favorite detectives, Reuben Montoya and his partner, Rick Bentz.
The story opens with the grisly and horrifying murder in a chapel, of a novice nun from St. Marguerite’s Convent. When Montoya and Bentz arrive at the crime scene, they discover that the murdered nun, Sister Camille, is not an unknown victim. Montoya had dated her during high school. There’s an added c ...more
We have a psychic Nun, able ...more
2 thumbs up and 4 solid stars!
The story starts with a bang. There is a terrible murder in a chapel at St. Marguerite's Convent. It is Sister Camille, a novice nun with a rather troublesome past. When Montoya and Bentz arrive at the crime scene, Montoya realized he knew the vi ...more
4 months ago
This was a very good read. Complicated, multi-layered murder mystery with a number of interesting elements and plenty of excitement.
When one of the nuns at St. Marguerite's is found garroted on the alter of the cathedral, wearing an old and yellowed bridal gown, the New Orleans police detective who catches the case is stunned to discover he knows her - went to high school with her right there in New Orleans.
It soon comes out that not only was the nun pregnant, she had been having an ...more
No idea how this author made the NY Times bestselling author list. Her writing style is atrocious and subject matter contrived.
I must admit to lying about finishing it so I could review it. I tossed it across the room at the beginning of chapter 3, it was that bad
If those things don’t bother you then go for it, especially if you like figuring out who-done-it. The first chapter scared me so much that I wasn’t going to read it but hubbys opinión swayed me. Having been in a convent myself as a novitiate once upon a long time ago, it was difficult for me to get through this at times, as it involves murders of nuns. I had to keep remind ...more
For Montoya, the brutal crime scene is disturbingly familiar -- his aunt, also a nun, was murdered. And the connections don't end there. Montoya knew this victim in high school. But the deeper the investigation goes, the more twisted th ...more
I really liked the Detectives assigned to the case, and I am looking forward to going back and reading more of the books they are in. I love the New Orleans setting. It real ...more
Recommendation: Bone-chilling thriller with the touches of romance, lust and twisted minds - a perfect medley to enjoy the read, despite the shivers it leaves in the reader's spine.
Devious is the seventh book in the New Orleans series by Lisa Jackson with Detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya published in April of 2011. This time around the author sets her plot revealing shades of Montoya's past, in essential centering around him, even though Bentz and Montoya are working on solvi ...more
Luckily for me, I picked this up as a remnant through a reseller, and didn't pay full price. It was was difficult to read through, with too much history badly explained, using the church and semi-religious quotes to push an alternate theory of justifiable homicide (at least on the part of the villain).
One of the complaints I have seen from other reviewers is that nuns d ...more
When New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya is called to investigate a murder with his partner Rick Bentz, he's shocked to recognize the victim. Camille Renard, an old high-school friend, was found on the altar of St. Marguerite's cathedral, dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted...
Valerie Houston's younger sister, Camille, had a knack for making bad choices. She left Texas after falling for Va ...more
I was rooting that Valerie and Slade would be together and I was happy. I was also hoping for Sis Lucia and Cruz because seriously they have chemistry.
I love and enjoy every mystery and heart-stopping moments in the story. I wasn't able to guess the real killer of the nuns but I had a hunched that the murderer was from the inside the church.
Father John was still ...more
The twist in this last one was something I didn't see coming
Please write the next one soon
Thanks for enjoyable reading
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.
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