There are people in Edgewater, Oregon, who think that twenty years ago, Rachel Gaston got away with murder.
Rachel still has no idea how a foolish teenaged game turned deadly—or who ...more
We have divorced mum Rachel, caring for her two teenage children, whilst trying to keep her ex-husband at arms length. Rachel loves her children, but tends to cloister them, for Rachel is scared that something might happen to them. Rachel is actually scared of EVERYTHING, for in her past, in a teenage game gone ...more
His half-sister, Rachel, was initially blamed for the shooting but with no gun shot residue evident on her hands the case never made it far. Although she was never found guilty, Rachel has lived with the guilt of Luke's death for the last 20 years. With no one held accountable, that ...more
Fear seeps into this one. Lean back twenty years ago into Edgewater, Oregon. Place your feet on the uneven terrain surrounding the abandoned Sea View Cannery. Teenage kids looking for a thrill around midnight. They've brought pellet guns to scare the crap out of one another. But someone is hiding in the pitch black shadows with the real ...more
The book centers around divorced mother of two Rachel Ryder, her two teenaged children and her ex-husband Cade Ryder with a slew ...more
Ugh, it's really hard to rate this one. I'm rounding it up to 3 stars, because maybe the stress of the house renovations are part of the reason of me not enjoying this that much.
It took me a while to get into it and the revelations weren't as exciting as I hoped, but my main issue was the kids. OMG, those kids, they couldn't be stupider. I don't think teenagers are like that, right? I hate it when authors push the story through the stupidity of kids.. it was not fun, I was so angry. ...more
Rachel had quite a bit of counseling and even had a nice life for a while. She married and had two children. However, her nightmares and anxiety have a profound affect on her and she and husband, Detective Cade Ryder divorced. They are good ...more
4 stars and My stamp of approval on this one. Such a fun ride this book was.
The ending was good but kind of corny. There was enough ...more
This was my first Lisa Jackson book, and I enjoyed it. A 3 star rating seems to be a bit low for something I really enjoyed, but I have my reasons.
(Off topic note: Every time I look at the title of this book, my mind starts playing the Jonas Brothers song of the same name. In fact, it’s playing through my head right now.)
Paranoid is a suspenseful thriller set in the town of Edgewater in Oregon. Twenty years back, Rachel Gaston accidentally killed her half-brother during a shooting game ...more
There is more to this 4 Star Thriller than just your average chasing of a bad guy. Although there is a lot of bad guy chasing, it's also about family and the complicated relationships within families.
The story opens with a patient in a psychologists office under hypnosis recalling the traumatic past experience of seeing someone with whom she is very close being shot to death. This shooting has repercussions beyond the obvious loss of life, it also changes the lives of many people ...more
Rachel still has no idea how a foolish teenaged game turned deadly—or who replaced her soft pellet air gun with a real weapon. When a figure leapt out at her from the darkness, she fired without thinking. Too late, she recognized her half-brother, Luke, and saw blood blooming around his chest.
Despite counseling, Rachel’s horrifying dreams about that night continue. Her anxiety contributed ...more
Then I started the book and quickly found it lacking. I knew there would be a lot of backstory since the events from 20 years ago affect what is happening in the current time of the story. But adding the family drama of a divorced couple who is still mad at each other two years later; ...more
Thank you to Goodreads for allowing me to win this book during a giveaway.
But, back to characters and the reason for the need to vent...the teenagers. Wow. I mean, I know teenagers are difficult (as I was one in the not too distant past) but during the whole book I felt like the grumpy old lady whining about the wild ‘hoodlums’ with their baggy ...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.
Before she became a