Private investigator Jessica Shaw is leading a quiet life in a Californian desert community, where she spends her days working low-level cases. But when a former resident asks Jessica to help her sister, Rue Hunter—a convicted murderer whose execution is days away—Jessica can’t resist the offer.
Rue doesn't remember what happened the night two high school students were killed thirtyoffer.Rue ...more
Rue Hunter is in prison for double murder. She is due to be executed in a weeks time. Her sister Rose hires Private Detective Jessica Shaw to investigate the crime that happened thirty years ago. Rue was charged with killing her est friend and her boyfriend. But Rue can't remember killing them.
I did not know that this was the second book in this series. I don't think you need to read the first book as this one reads well as a standalone. But I always recomm ...more
Jessica has been working as a PI in Hundred Acres for six months when she is approached by the sister of a death row inmate, Rue Hunter, who is facin ...more
I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC.
The main character, Jessica Shaw, is obviously flawed which makes her that much more relatable. I really liked seeing not only her character flaws but also her weaknesse ...more
Jessica is drifting as she moves around California, stopping in the desert community of Hundred Acres to work for a while in a PI’s office in order to secure her California Investigator’s licence. She has hooked up with the local diner owner and son of the local Sheriff, Dylan, which at least en ...more
Private investigator, Jessica Shaw is approached by Rose, a woman whose sister, Rue, is on death row and going to be executed for a double murder she supposedly committed over 30 years ago when she was 17. Rose wants Jessica to take one last look at the case and see if there is any way to clear Rue before her execution.
I love a good detective story with an investigation that keeps tur ...more
Still, after all these years, her dream is the same. After confessing to the double murder, she has lived with her deed in the confines of her six-by-eleven-foot cell. Now though, at the point of facing the finality of her death sentence, she wishe ...more
The quote is utterly suitable with the book. Hundred Acres all of a sudden become an interesting small town for Jessica Shaw, the Private Investigator in the local agency. Rose Hunter paid her to investigate the old murder case which involved her only sister, Rue Hunter. The case, ladies and gentleman, happened thirty years ago.
I didn't know this is series. I happened to s ...more
Each chapter names one of the many characters and captures their view of the circum ...more
Jessica arrives at a seemingly sleepy remote town called Hundred Acres and thanks to the help of a friend, Detective Pryce, she starts a new job in the small detective office in the town. She is asked by a new client called Rose Dalton to look in to a crime that took place 30 years ago which left her sister Rue Hunter incarcerated for the murders of her boyfriend Lucas and her best friend Megan. Rue is due to be executed I ...more
‘Bad Memory’ has Jessica living and working in a small town in California, trying to her hours done in order to get her private investigator license in the state. She’s doing better than she was in book 1. She has a new boyfriend, an ok job and is kind of fitting into the town.
One night while closing up the office ...more
This is the second book in the Jessica Shaw series that can be read as a stand-alone.
Private Investigator Jessica Shaw is at a transitional point in her life, not wanting to return to New York State where she’s licensed she’s temporarily working for a small California detective agency in Hundred Acres while she waits to be licensed in the state. The assignments are routine but when her boss is out of the office a case comes in that intrigues ...more
Although this book was good, I have only given it 3 stars because I didn't eel it was as good as the first book by Lisa Gray, In Thin Air. I really liked the books alternative timeframes and viewpoints.
The book had a great surprising ending which wasn't expected. I think if you enjoy a good crime book, you'll enjoy this.
Private investigator Jessica Shaw is leading a quiet life in a Californian desert community, where ...more
The main character,Jessica, is a female private investigator. She is hired by Rue Hunter’s sister to investigate the case Rue was being sentenced to death row because of. With a short deadline, Jessica got to work.
Rue was being sentenced to the death penalty for killing her two friends up on Devils Drop, ...more
Bad Memory, the second book in the Jessica Shaw series, starts as a clear cut case of a convicted murderer weeks from execution. Having confessed to the murder she was convicted of, now leaves Rue questioning what really happened the night of the double murder. While several cases seem to converge, the unique situations leading back to a separate cold case make for an intriguing investigation on two fronts.
Although Jessica Shaw is one of those "broken women who play by their ...more
Lisa Gray's second series installment extended her storytelling strength from the first book. She continued naming chapters after the dominant characters, which really helped, but the many flashbacks got confusing, forcing me to go back to previous chapters for clarifying fact checks.
The complex plotline makes the storyline interesting with so many unexpected twists, making each revelation surprising and stimulating. PI, Jessica Shaw's character i ...more
While the money is good, Jessica can't refuse even though it is a tough case to be handled in a week. But she has agreed to do everything she could to fi ...more
The novel opens with a soon to be executed prisoner having a repeated nightmare of the murder. It was not lucid dream but distorted images, because she was very drunk and very high during the murders so her memory of it is bad.
Since the last novel, Jessica Shaw decided to stay in California. Through Detective Pryce suggested working for a friend of a friend’s detective agency in a small town of Hundred ...more
Jessica Shaw is lying low, trying to live a quiet life in little town, USA.
And as everyone knows, little sleepy towns tend to have secrets.
Jessica is hired to go over a 30 year old case, Rue Hunter is on death row and is due to be executed in just a weeks time. Rue's sister asks Jessica to go over the case in case anything was missed first time around.
Rue admitted to the murders at the time ...more
by Lisa Gray
Amazon Pubilishing UK
This is book 2 in the Jessica Shaw Series (the first book was InThin Air) was a great read.
I have read and enjoyed the writing style of Lisa Gray many times, and looked forwarded to reading this book. The first book I have read.
Jessica as a PI gets involved in the case of Rue Hunter. Rue Hunter confessed to a double murder, and site on death row waiting for her execution date. Her sister hires Jessica to find out what trul ...more
A heart-thumping prologue sets the clock running - Rue is on death-row with only 10 days before her execution for double murder in 1987.
Rue's sister Rose asks private investigator Jessica Shaw to prove Rue's innocence before it is too late.
Jessica's journey to the truth takes her into the dark heart of the small desert town of Hundred Acres, where the memory of the mur ...more
Jessica moved to Hundred Acres, California a few years ago to forget her past. She is working as a PI for a local man. Jessica gets an offer from a former resident of Hundred Acres, Rose, to look into the death of two local teenagers, Lucas and Megan, whom her sister, Rue, has spent the past 30 years in jail for killing and is about to be executed. The problem is that Rue confessed to the murders, the weapon was found in he ...more
Jessica is having a quiet life when she is ask by Rose to investigate a murder that involves her sister Rue.
Rue doesn't remember killing the people she loves as she sit in jail her dreams bring her Devil’s Peak she doesn't what she dream is real because she was high. Rose feel that her sister couldn't do those things so she using her savings by hiring Jessica to investigate the cas ...more
Jessica is the PI engaged by the sister of the convicted murderer and who is going through her own relationship issues.
The storyline moves from chapters detailing the time of the murders and those involved, as well as the present day and the ongoing investigation that becomes more murky and intriguing as the story develops.
I really enjoyed it and was fa ...more
She decided at a young age that she wanted to write features for magazines and somehow ended up working as a football journalist for 14 years instead.
After too many winters spent freezing at matches and worrying about dodgy wi-fi connections, Lisa gave up football to work as a conten ...more