Never Die Alone
It should be the best day of their lives. Too bad they never get to see it. On the cusp of their twenty-first birthday, he strikes. His victims are always twins, their ritualistic murders planned in exquisite detail, down to the moment when they breathe their last together. . .
Never Close Your Eyes
An innocent man is in prison, and Brianna Hayward needs ...more
Never Die Alone, the 8th book in her New Orleans Series featuring Detective Rick Bentz and his partner, Reuben Montoya, are on a desperate chase to find a killer, whose victims are young women who are about to turn 21 years and who they believed had been locked away.
A mystery filled with twists and turns and actually a good read.
My first novel by this author.
Never Drop Your Guard
It should be the best day of their lives. Too bad they never get to see it. On the cusp of their twenty-first birthday, he strikes. His victims are always twins, their ritualistic murders planned in exquisite detail, down to the moment when they breathe their last together…
Never Close Your Eyes
Brianna Hayward is a twin-less twin; she lost her sister ...more
It worked really well - the tale is one of a killer, thought to be in jail, who kidnaps twins on the eve of their 21st birthday and kills them at the time of their birth. When another set of twins goes missing the game is afoot. So t ...more
The opening action sequence of this suspense novel was indeed tense and stirring. Unfortunately it all went downhill from there.
For me the major fault with this book was its narrative structure - multiple narrative threads, which did not intertwine in any meaningful way. All they did was distract and confuse. Far, far, far too many narrative voices and points of view made the story disjointed and overly complicated.
One of my main frustrations was the low key and uninteresting role played by t ...more
I have read several of the author's stand-alone books that I really enjoyed. This is the first of her Bentz/Montoya series that I have read and I didn't like it nearly as well. The book has so many subplots that it would take 60 pages before the subplot would return. In addition, I was just sick of the plaintive cries of "Zoe! ...more
This was a great mystery surrounding the abduction of a set of twins on their birthday possibly by the ...more
The police thought they had the "21" killer safely locked away.
But now twin sisters from LSU have vanished, only days before their 21st birthday. And as Bentz and his partner, Reuben Montoya, desperately follow the trail, the killer prepares to unite his victims in death forever. . .
This is a quick, easy read with no great surprises. Never Die Alone would be a great summer holiday read.
Thank you to NetGalley, publishers Kensington Books and ...more
'Never Die Alone' is #8 in the series but I never felt that I was missing a thing, so it stands alone well. Detectives Bentz and Montoya are secondary characters in this story, if the cover hadn't told me, I would not have guessed that it was part of their series.
It is a well told story involving kidnapped twins. Very fast paced and keeps you reading. Jackson is a very, very, good writer.
The only th ...more
"Myra" had me worried, until I realize who she had to be - not her personality but her reality. Then I just grieved for her.
"The attacker" frightened me, not just because of the murders, but because of the harsh reality that none of us is invulnerable.
The father mad me sad and angry and hopeful he would be evicted not just from the homes but the lives of his chil ...more
The first sub plot is Father John has come back leading Bentz to go on a drinking spree. Olivia is also urging him to give up police work.
The second sub plot revolves around the death of Brianna's twin Arianna, and Jase's part in it. Arianna had been sneaking out at night to meet Jase, the local rebel without a cause. One night he was late meeting her and she was raped. Jase atta ...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.
Never Die Alone is the eighth book in the New Orleans series by Lisa Jackson with Detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya published in August of 2015. The plot is set immediately after the events that occur in the previous book, Devious (https://inspirethoughts.livejournal.c...).
After going through a lot o ...more
they never return home. Brianna Hayward is convinced that a killer
called the 21 killer and who is in custody in L.A. isn't the real killer
and she thinks that he is now in New Orleans. His murders are exqui-
setly planned and the victims are always twins. Reporter Jason Bridges is intrigued by Brianna's story and he thinks that this could make his
career. Both he and Brianna have big secrets to hide. Detective Rick
Bentz who first ar ...more
Not a bad read, but I found myself getting impatient with repetitive descriptions and conversations. Overall it's worth the read.
a thumbs up and 4 stars
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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