You Will Pay
It starts as a prank—a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor ...more
Over the years I've read few of Lisa Jackson's books and have really enjoyed them. YOU WILL PAY is a stand-alone novel that revolves around a religious summer camp and a fateful summer where four people went missing. Twenty years later after new evidence is found, the case is re-opened.
Twenty years ago Camp Horseshoe closed after two of the teenage camps counselors went missing. At the same time a worker from the Ca ...more
Camp Horseshoe closed after two of the still-teenage female counselors, a hired hand and a convict who escaped from a nearby prison went missing. Now - 20 ...more
It started with 19 teen counselors at Camp Horseshoe, owned and operated by Rev. Jeremiah Dalton and his second wife, Naomi. Two of the counselors go missing and are never seen again. One of the workers, Clint, also disappears. And to top it off, an escaped prisoner seen in the area also disappeared.
It is now 20 years later and a partial skull is found. Who does it belong to?
That's what Detective Lucas Dalton (son of Jeremiah) and his partner wants to know. It doesn't help that Lucas a ...more
The following list illustrates some of the problems:
a) this was a mystery, not a thrilling suspense (or romantic suspense as Lisa Jackson’s website refers).
b) the chapters with Monica’s POV did not correspond with what w ...more
Well, this is not a book Aunt Patty will be picking for her church book club, that’s for sure.
Lord, have mercy on this book. It knows not what it does.
Praise the Lord!! It’s time for church camp!! There’s nothing more Christian than sticking a bunch of horny ass teenager camp coun ...more
Too many characters providing their perspective on the same set of events first in the past and then again in the present which is repetitive but also until the very end of the book doesn't include any pertinent facts.
At the very end of the story it finally gets interesting but then it's a rush to the end and it's over. The last 10% was fairly good but it was a struggle to get there.
If you've read enough of these types of books you can guess some of the twists, although there really wer ...more
Twenty years ago, a group of young people were thrown together at a Christian summer camp. As expected hormones and bad behavior raged, culminating in the disappearance of three of the camp's young employees. Now, as a set of bo ...more
The chapters flip between then and now. There are a wealth of characters, which may at times be confusing but also generates various perspectives. It certainly keeps the reader on their toes.
In t ...more
Dark, complex, and extremely suspenseful!
This is an action-packed novel that delves into how manipulative, oppressive and malicious teens can truly be and the extent to which they will go to try to fit in.
It is, ultimately, a story about secrets, friendship, coming-of-age, obsession, jealousy, adultery and murder.
The writing is well done. The characters are cunning, selfish and deceptive. And the plot is written in an alluring past/present, back-and-forth style that unravels piece-by p ...more
A skull is found at a cavern nearby. Lucas, son of the man who ...more
You Will Pay is a stand alone (as far as I know) book by Lisa Jackson. I'm big on Lisa Jackson, I have read a bunch of her older stuff. You Will Pay reminds me of a couple of things the video game, Until Dawn, and the movie, I Know What You Did Last Summer. (it's way better then the movie but the video game is so good it's hard to compete with it.) The main difference between these two and this book is that revenge is a dish best served cold, very cold, twenty years cold. It is very c ...more
Twenty years ago in a sleepy coastal town in Oregon, a group of wild teenagers were working as counselors at a church camp run by Lucas’ father, a reverend. Among the teens was Lucas’ girlfriend, Elle, and Bernadette, the girl who had him mesmerized. Then, a male camp employee, Elle, another female counselor, and a murderous prison escapee all disappeared within a week of ea ...more
I won this copy on Goodreads in exchange for review.
"A riveting and intricately woven novel of suspense surrounding two missing teenage counselors at a summer camp "
Camp Horseshoe is close now. It's closed 20 years ago when two of the female counselors, Elle Brady and Monica O' Neal went missing on two separate days. One of the male counselors had also been stabbed in the back. Everyone believes an escape prison convict was responsible. But the convict has never been found, and there has been no evidence of the missing girls or the stabbin ...more
** I received an advanced readers copy from Kensington via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
You Will Pay tells the story of a summer at Camp Horseshoe. There were a bunch of live in teenage counsellors with secrets, that hooked up and played pranks but it was also the summer that two of the girls disappeared as well as a camp hand and an escaped convict. Flash forward twenty years with the discovery of ...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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