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See Jane Die (Stacy Killian #1)

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Seventeen years ago, Jane Killian was nearly killed by a reckless boater. Now she has everything to live for - a successful career, loving husband, and a baby on the way. But when two women with ties to Jane's husband are found dead, he becomes the prime suspect....only Jane knows better. The man who nearly took her life is back and he won't leave until he can finally "See ...more
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Mira
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When fifteen-year-old Jane Killian accepted the dare from her older sister Stacy and her friends, she had no idea it would change her life so completely. So irrevocably.

Seventeen years later, Jane was married to Dr. Ian Westbrook, a successful cosmetic surgeon, and they had just discovered they were going to have a baby. Their happiness was complete. Jane’s confidence, after all the reconstructive surgery she’d endured, was finally secure. Her own art was bringing her to the attention of the pe

Jane is the survivor of a horrific accident when she was 15. At the lake with her sister Stacey and some friends she was swimming across the lake when a speedboat ran her over causing massive damage to her face. After a lot of painful reconstructive surgery, Jane went on to become an artist and marry a successful surgeon. Stacey became a policewoman and eventually a detective known for her toughness. When Jane's husband Ian is accused of murder, Jane is convinced that he has been framed. Stacey
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first book by this author and definitely not my last. And as I see it is a series then that's probably a good thing!
I really enjoyed the characters of Jane and her sister and found the breakdown and reforming of their relationship to be believable as well as it being necessary for the plot. The pace was fast, the police work credible and the action full on. It is the kind of book you have to race through to see what happens next.
There were so many possible killers and so many red herrings tha
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a teenager, Jane Killian's life was changed when she was hit by a motorboat as she swam in a lake. Now 17 years later, after many successful surgeries, Jane has a thriving career in art, a handsome husband, and a baby on the way. But her world splinters when her husband, Dr. Ian Westbrook, becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation led by Jane's stepsister, Detective Stacy Killian. Stacy doesn't want to believe her brother-in-law is a murderer, but all evidence is pointing to him. Ja ...more
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I really enjoyed this one and look forward to other book in the series or by Ms. Spindler...
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great fast-paced book that was not easy to put down! Read in two sittings. A great romantic suspense that had me hooked very early on. Kept me interested and guessing right until the end that had a final unexpected twist!

Highly recommended!
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seventeen years ago, Jane Killian was swimming out in the lake on a dare from her sister Stacy when a boat seemed to deliberately run over her, causing multiple facial lacerations and loss of an eye. Many surgeries later, her face is beautiful and she is an up and coming artist. She is also married to plastic surgeon Ian Westbrook and expecting her first child.

Stacy is now a hardened Dallas homicide detective. She and her partner Mac are called to a hotel room where a female victim has been stra
Awesome book! suspenseful and like most of Erica Spindler's books, couldn't put it down. Veryy twisted ending...kept me guessing til the very end.
Elizabeth Davidson
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I actually read Killer takes all and See Jane Die backwards, but Erica made it clear enough that I understood what was going on in both books. Easy to read! Not easy to put down :)
I forgot how good this author is. The prologue starts while Jane and Stacy are in high school. One day they skip school and go to the beach where Stacy and friends date Jane to swim in the ocean which she does but she goes a step further and swims past the buoys. At the same time there is a speed boat on the lake that heads directly towards her. Well the boat hits Jane and disfigures her. There are years of operations and psychological damage. Jane's grandmother dies and leaves the bulk of her e ...more
Oct 28, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too many cliches for my taste- sisters who don't get along, the tough-as-nails cop who really a soft side but is afraid to show it, the girl who thinks she's ugly even though she's really pretty. I didn't get very far into the book and maybe it does get better but I've already got a pretty good notion of who the killer is and frankly, I think I'm going to set this book down and move on to greener pastures.
Milady Adler
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ever since I picked up my first Erica Spindler novel, I've been a fan. There's no one better to write a suspense novel that keeps you literally sitting on the edge, biting your nails to the quick. This is the first book that introduces us to Stacy Killian, a complex character who will become a regular in Erica's novels.

I can't say enough about this author. Pick her work up! You will not be disappointed.
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I've read by Erica Spindler and I must say it was definitely one of those "can't stop reading and put it down" kind of books. Erica is a mastermind who successfully captured this reader's attention!I'm looking forward to reading the next one in this series and her other books as well.
I have had See Jane Die by Erica Spindler on my TBR list for what seems like years. I am not sure why it took me so long to finally read it, but it sure was worth the wait. I loved everything about this book; I even stayed up all night because I had to know the ending. I will certainly read more of this series and this author. 5 stars
Sylvia Morhart
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Shocking and unpredictable ending! Couldn't put it down!!
Rinelle Tan
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mysteries
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
When fifteen-year-old Jane Killian accepts her older sister Stacy's dare to swim across the freezing lake, she has absolutely no idea just how much her life will change by the end of that March afternoon. Within the short period of time that it takes her to complete her swim and turn back towards the lakeshore, Jane is threatened by a boat speeding across the lake. She narrowly escapes being killed that day, but the shock and fear the encounter sparks in her soul will remain with Jane forever.

Andrea Guy
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erica Spindler's See Jane Die is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very ending. Its also one that doesn't give you a clue at the "whodunitt" either, so if you're like me, its pretty darn hard not to flip to the last page to see if everything worked out well for the chacters in the story. Jane Killian is a woman with much to live for. After a boating accident as a teen left her disfigured, she has rebuilt her life and her face, thanks to many surgeries. ...more
Mar 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was excited at first to read the book because of the positive reviews below. 1st chapter is great, It got me interested. then i was introduce to roller coaster of characters and everything went downhill from there. i just found them talking and thinking nonsense. I dont feel for the characters and actually wondered why this book is about Stacy. I got irritated because theres no emotion attached to their ramblings regardless how Ms. spindler put the stress on each characters past. I ended up sk ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I originally had this pegged for a solid 4 star book, but some interesting twists caused me to evaluate it more favorably.

I love that this is a series with a tough lady detective who spells her name with a y. What's not to like about that?

I hope Jane isn't a permanent main feature in the series, as I found her rather boring.
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel from Erica Spindler and I intend to read a lot more of her work. I decided to read as many new authors to me this year and it is paying dividends. I have opened up a new source of good books and this was one of the best so far. This story was action packed and keeps you guessing to the very end of the book.
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and suspenseful. Erica Splinder has a great talent for taking old plot formulas and then adding a little twist here and a turn there to make it a great read.
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took a while to get through but ended up being pretty good
Diane Cuipers
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een spannend boek met een verrassend einde heb ervan genoten
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book pleasantly surprised me. Going into it, I had no real expectations about whether this would be good or not and I ended up thoroughly enjoying it. It wasn’t that easy of a read but it flowed smoothly and the story developed naturally.

I found this book in a box that my boyfriend’s mom was going to put out for a garage sale and since my Nook was out of battery and I had nothing better to do, I gave it a shot. Little did I know that Erica Spindler would become one of my favorite writers af
To już trzeci przeze mnie przeczytany spektakularny thiller psychologiczny pani Spindler! Ma w sobie wszystko, co kocham najbardziej w kryminałach: intrygującą fabułę, która wciąga czytelnika od pierwszych stron, niebanalne postaci, które kryją za sobą wiele okrutnych sekretów, a także ciągłe zwroty akcji. Niepewność, ciekawość pchała mnie do tego, abym brnęła przez kolejne strony tej powieści i w zaskakująco szybkim czasie ją zakończyłam.
Jak tytuł wskazuje - jedną z głównych bohaterek jest Jane
Diane Morasco
My Thoughts:

When it comes to suspense that not only leaves your pulse pounding, but robs you of your breath, Spindler is the gal to do it. I have been a “Spindlette” ever since I read Bone Cold in 2001… Wow, I’m having a bit of a tough time digesting that it’s been ten years since picking it up, too. I read EVERYTHING the gifted visionary creates. I often reread my favorites when I am missing my favorite characters and when I need a dose of Spindler.

See Jane Die is a delicious stay up all night
Daniel Rudge
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my second Erica Spindler book, and while the first book made me make a major lifestyle change, I really enjoyed this book. The plot was fast-paced and really did leave you guessing until the very end. If the first two Spindler books are any indication of her other work, she designs her detective series (Stacy Killian) as an important but secondary character to the main character. It's a fantastic twist on all the other character-based series in which the main protagonist is also the main ...more
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
I don't have much to say about this book. It was neither good nor bad. It was neither exciting nor dull. The characters were not well developed--shallow, if you will, in more ways than one. The writing was adequate, yet not overly competent. As an example, it really grated on my nerves that the author kept writing that a character saw something out of the corners of her eyes--yes, corners as in the plural--which is virtually impossible as humans cannot spread their eyes in opposite directions. A ...more
Mar 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erica Spindler has the uncanny knack of outdoing herself with each and every novel. This newest one was so gripping, I kept turning page after page after page and was toting the book everywhere-in the car, to the doctor's, to the school to pick up my kids and even to the bathtub! lol

From back cover:

"I did it on purpose. To hear your screams.

Nearly killed as a teenager by a hit and run boater, Jane Killian is a woman with everything to live for. A series of surgeries restored her lovely face. She
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