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Preview — Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson
Expecting to Die
Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or ...more
And when media advances on the small town with a reality show, things only get worse.
And someone ...or something ... is watching it all.
This story seem to just trug along and at times with the endless backstories that I am sure are for first time readers to the story but honestly just got this reader lost many times over. I am not sure I could count how many different characters were in the book and some that were not necessary at times. I get that Detective Regan Pescoli is an angry woman and pregnant. I couldn't c ...more
Ms. Jackson does a phenomenal job of crafting edge-of-your-seat suspense. I've been a fan ever since I read Deep Freeze. This book gets your heart pounding and keeps you reading well past your bedtime. Pescoli and Alvarez make a great team and kick ass when it comes to taking down the bad guy. The murder investigation is proving to be quite tricky in this case, not to mention a Bigfoot sighting that is a puzzler. ...more
This was a quick read for me; I was immediately pulled into the story and through most of the book didn't want to put it down. There were moments or stretches where the story lulled (hence the rating). At some points in the police investigation, the investigation felt like Selena and Regan were spinning their wheels. I know this happens in real investigations and it did fell real to the story. However, in a story this is where the side plots need to keep you involved and the story inter ...more
This was another good read by Lisa Jackson. It can be read as a stand alone, howe ...more
A group of teenagers meet in the woods at night to do whatever teenagers do and Bianca Pescoli gets separated from her friends and is chased through the woods by a big, hairy, smelly beast till she reaches the creek and literally stumbles over a dead body. Her mother, Detective Regan Pescoli doubts that it was Bigfoot who ch ...more
Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especi ...more
The body turns out to be that of a schoolmate Destiny. Convinced that the Father of the baby Destiny was carrying is the killer Selena and Regan set off to track down the likely teen killer. But before they can Lindsey (another one of Bianca's schoolmates) is run off the road and eventually found dead in her car.
Although this isn't the first book in the series, I felt that the author gave enough background info that I didn't feel lost as to who each character was. But now, I want to go back to the beginning of the series and see what I have missed.
This story was a real nail biter with so much suspense! Was the killer a human or a "Big Foot" in the woods of Montana? There wer ...more
A dead body is found by a young girl who's with her friends playing tag in the woods. She stumbles upon it after being chased by what she thinks is a beast. She calls the police who calls her mum who is a sheriff.
A very enjoyable read with great characters. I loved the story. Wasn't sure who it could be in had a few suspects. It wasn't who I thought it was. Highly recommended. 5*. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book from netgalley.
I was already familiar with Lisa Jackson through one of her stand alone books " You don't want to know", which was really good. But this was the first of the "Alvarez and Pescoli" series that i read.
The story was interesting.
In the woods of Grizzly Falls, and during some night game with a group of friends from school, the daughter of Detective Pescoli stumbles upon the dead body of a girl, who happened to be a part ...more
It would have been a 4, but I knocked it down a half for two things: (view spoiler)[ 1) complete inconsistency regarding the original victim, who the other girls in her set (and who would know better?) don't remember sleeping with other guys besides her boyfriend, but who at some point magically morphs in one officer's description as someone who was rumored to have "had several boyfriends and used one against the other"; and 2) our heroine's apparent and disappointing (to me, at least) ...more
Bianca's friends seem to be either mu ...more
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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