The envelope delivered to Shelby Cole's Seattle home contains no return address, just a photograph of a little girl. Shelby knows at once that this is the daughter she was told died at birth. And in that moment, Shelby knows something else: she needs to go back to Bad Luck, Texas.
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She's not the only one coming home. A long-ago killing is ...more
1: for a book written/published in 2012, I can't figure out why the kids are in the front of the pick up truck with no car seats....
2: apparently condoms don't exist or weren't invented yet?
3: why a sheriff would leave his six and four-year-old kids by themselves in a truck while he went into a store to shop...not to mention it was 100+ degrees outside and no A/C
4: chewing tobacco-YUCK! And again, the ...more
I did not really connect to any of the characters. I thought Shelby, the lead character was ridiculously weak in many areas and I did ...more
This story centers on Shelby finding her daughter but also at the same time ...more
Did you roll your eyes just reading that short paragraph? Imagine how sore mine were after 400+ pages if that drivel. I would have stopped reading...I WANTED to stop reading...but I was trapped in bed with the flu.
When I picked it up at the drugstore along with my prescription, the premise sounded ok: Mysterious envelope arrives ...more
There are some strong supporting characters who are well-drawn and whose motivation seems spot-on to me. The author is really good at creating suspense. These parts of the books ...more
In the book’s Prologue, Ross McCallum is on trial for killing Ramón Estevan. With only circumstantial evidence and one witness testimony, he was found guilty. Ross vows to take revenge on everyone who was involved in setting him up.
The story then moves ahead ten years, and the witness who was responsible for putting Ross behind bars is dying of cancer and does not want to die with a guilty ...more
This was a heartbreaker. After 9 years Shelby finds out that her stillborn baby was alive via a snapshot sent anonymously. She returns to Bad Luck, Texas to find out who sent the photo. A lot has happened since she was last there and mostly none of it was good. From here the story gains momentum and races to the end. Among the people you will meet in Bad Luck includes a freed prisoner who had been convicted of murder that was later ...more
I hate this guy BAM they’re having sex again. Nope still hate him. BAM. They’re doing it again. Oh. Now they’re in love. I hate my dad he’s conniving. Jk he disappears on a cruise conveniently. No resolution. No real confession just a quick “oh and they solved the murder. The end”. Oh ...more
Ross McCallum has just gotten out of prison after serving 10 years for a murder he didn't commit. Now everyone in Bad Luck feels that is where he belonged, but he is out for revenge and no one feels safe.
It took me a long time to finish because I kept losing interest. I would probably not read the sequel or next in series.
I like the plot and how the complications added gave the story more twists and turns but it gave me more questions than answers. Also, for a small town where people knew each other, they sure know how to keep secrets.
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