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Deep Freeze (Northwest #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  6,357 Ratings  ·  297 Reviews
When she wakes up, she's very cold. Colder than she's ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. And then she sees him. The one who took her. And before she dies, she wishes she could scream...

Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - an obs
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2005)
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Cassidy Queerface
Mar 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
Jesus holy god this book was painful to read.
I don't know what I really expected, and it's my own fault for not being able to quit reading a book once I've started, no matter how awful the writing. It came with a high recommendation. I think I shall ignore further recommendations from this person haha.

The story idea is good. Stalker that is making mannequinns out of live people as a shrine to an actress he's obsessed with. It could have been so interesting had it been better played. Like, in t
Luke Taylor
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
Why do I buy books in the grocery store? Are there little voices that tell me to, little whispers of hope, promising a diamond in the rough? Am I tempting myself with the smell of paper just by walking past the wire racks, going starry-eyed like some anime otaku just to gaze at all the pretty covers? Well, it doesn't always work out for me. Good use of the Northwest setting as character, very atmospheric and consistently well-textured. Great suspense. The rest was nasty and flat and not for me.
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
You know what really pisses me off? When I love the premise of a book, when the blurb on the cover leads me to believe that I'm in for one sort of story when really I'm in for a basic grocery store romance thriller.

What I really really hate is when a book isn't all that good but somehow you have to finish it just to see how things get wrapped up. And, I'm not even sure everything did get wrapped up. There were a couple hints earlier in the novel that I don't think were referred to ever again...
A fun Women of Mystery book of the month group read. Fast, tight, good characters. And excellent company reading this one with Bets and the rest of WoM.
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010s
Started off so good. When the killers started making mannequin models of his victims by first shaving their heads and filing their teeth, I just couldn't take it. Ridiculous.
Güzel bir gerilimdi. Eski bir oyuncunun, Jenna'nın, takıntılı hayranının yaşattığı gerilim kitabın her sayfasında sizi ürpertiyor. Katilin aljinat kullanıp öldürdüğü kadınların ölçüsünü alması, bir diş hekimliği öğrencisi olarak kendimi garip hissettirdi ayrıca. Feci derecede takıntılı olan bu katilin ise şehirde çok güzel bir gizlenme noktası var ve Jenna'nın filmlerdeki rollerini tek tek yaratmaya başlıyor. Aslında katilimiz ise Jenna'nın geçmişinden geliyor ve şehirde de kendini saklamasını i ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this book with the usual format for LJ. I have already ordered book #2 in series. If you are a fan, then this book is for you. 4 stars
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Great story but long winded delivery
Li'l Owl
A chilling thriller! Twists and turns keep you guessing to the last page. Will chill you to the bone. I wouldn't recommend reading it in the dead of winter with high winds lashing the windows like I did! Excellent book. And the end? How can it end? What happens next?! I guess I'll have to read the next in the series!
Kelly Williams
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. My little local library has a ton of Jacksons, and I was hoping I'd enjoy this enough to go delving into her backlist. Sadly, it disappointed. Overall, it felt like there were too many threads for the story Jackson was trying to weave, and many were left loose. Many more didn't seem to make any sense in terms if the rest of the story, and there were plot points relating to the main story, conversations the main characters really needed to have which were just.. ...more
This book was a bit too repetitive. The author drilled into us the same bits of backstory and same descriptions over and over. I also felt that it took her forever to get to the point. Really what kept me reading was that I wanted to know who the creepy bad guy was and be done. The end of this book sets us up for another book, Fatal Burn, and though I am curious to know what happened and how it's linked to this story, I am not sure if I could suffer through it if it's as repetitive as this one w ...more
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This suspense thriller had me absolutely sitting on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. If you love suspense thrillers, this is one book that you need to read!
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book. I had to change who i thought did the crimes because everyone looked suspicious.
Mary Church
Jul 18, 2008 rated it it was ok
Good storyline but it dragged on...used the same phrases again and again -- got on my nerves.
Linda Munro
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a freak accident on the set of her latest movie kills her sister, shuts down production and breaks her ever-bending marriage, Jenna Hughes leaves L.A. with her daughters for a small, snowy town in Oregon for a fresh start; but an obsessed fan has followed her…

Strange things are happening around Jenna; things she has donated to the local theater have come up missing; but the Sheriff is involved with a murder, a body had been stuffed in a hollowed out log, the teeth filed down. Then women beg
Martha Bradshaw
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As usual suspense, romance and a small town has made for a can't stop reading, can't put down novel. I love Lisa Jackson and she did not disappoint me. I think Deep Freeze is my favorite yet!! Keep
writing Lisa and I'll keep reading!!
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent read
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Hauptfigur diese Thrillers ist Jenna Hughes. Sie ist eine bekannte Schauspielerin, die mit ihren beiden Töchtern aus Hollywood nach Oregon zieht. Grund des Umzugs ist ein schlimmer Unfall, an dem sie sich die Schuld gibt und ihre Scheidung von. Sie hat sich für eine abgelegene Ranch entschieden.
Sie findet schnell Kontakt in einer Theatergruppe in der Kleinstadt und bietet ihre Dienste dort unentgeltlich an. Sie hat auch sonst schon Kontakte geknüpft. Was sie nicht weiß, das darunter ein Sta
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
So, I'm kind of pissed. I read this book on vacation, and the interim sections with "the stalker" were mostly just irritating. Hiding and heavy breathing. Naked, nasty shit. We get it. He's creepy, he's fucked in the head, and it's only a matter or time. Yeah yeah move it along. Once the background of the dude was fleshed out a bit, it was much more interesting. However, that should have taken place in the first quarter of the book, not saved until nearly the end.

Worst of all, when I was finally
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read a Lisa Jackson novel before this. I sometimes shy away from the million seller type books. I only decided to read this particular one because I won book 2 in a Goodreads giveaway. Yes, I wasn't paying close attention when I entered. So I decided to find the first in the series so I could give the second an honest chance in its review. So back to this book-- it was enjoyable even though it followed the suspense/ thriller formula popular in the afore mentioned million sales type bo ...more
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-book, mystery
My review: Once again I found myself totally wrapped up in a book. Lisa Jackson has a very twisted killer in this book, who kills with the cold. Taking an obsessed fan to new levels, he abducts women with the same physical characteristics as Jenna (won’t tell you why, that would be a major spoiler, but trust me it is creepy) and leaves dead bodies behind him and seems to be unstoppable.

You wonder how he is able to do everything he does, but it is not revealed until the end and when everyone know
Dec 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is another great romantic suspense thriller by Lisa Jackson, the first one from the Northwest trilogy. Jenna Hughes is a former actress who moved her two daughters to a small town in Oregon from Los Angeles after her marriage fell apart and a freak accident on the set killed her sister. With an eclectic cast of characters, a killer who have a sick obsession with her kills in the worst storm in winter, waiting to make her his latest prize possession, as she falls in love with Sheriff Shane C ...more
A psychopath is loose in the Northwest. And he's obsessed with one woman, an actress who has left behind the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. Things are missing from Jenna's home, and she feels like someone is always watching her. To top it off, women are disappearing from their small town. And did I mention it's the coldest winter in about one hundred years?
All of these story points converge into a page turner mystery. I don't read a whole lot of the mystery genre, but this one held my attention
Angela Alsaleem
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not typically for the who-dunnit type books, but this one kept me entertained throughout. I will definitely be reading future books from this author. The characters were well developed and I never really did guess who the murder was. In the end, I was surprised, stunned, and quite pleased. While I did not find it creepy (as I'm sure the author intended) I did enjoy it. However, it really takes a lot to make me feel creeped out or frightened, s ...more
Alyssa Botte
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016, audiobook
I'll be honest, this is book is sneaky. It made me think it was a thriller, when in really it was a dollar romance book with some "suspense" scenes. The plot of the story was excellent, but the delivery could have been so much better. Jackson relied on cliche sayings throughout the whole book. If I hear the "lawman", "macabre", "conjuring", "congealed", "icy blue eyes", or "oh god" one more time, I would lose it.

Jackson, expand your vocabulary, cut out the unnecessary erotic scenes, and work on
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I kept reading hoping it would get better but unfortunately, it did not. This book really dragged for me and the thought of a sequel (a peek offered at the end) was just too much for me. I was SO tired of the same inner monologue written over and over and over not just for the protagonist, but supporting characters as well. I picked up this book because the author has been prolific and fairly well regarded and I thought it would add a new voice to my mystery obsession. But I will not be reading ...more
May 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I rarely give a book one star, especially a book written by an author I almost always love. This was a good premise, but this book went on and on and on and on. The story would have been more interesting in about 200 less pages. And let me just say that no law enforcement officers could possibly be this stupid. And the two teenage daughters of the main character we absolutely awful. Ugh. I only finished it because I listened as an audiobook and I wanted to see how it would end. I would NOT recom ...more
Jul 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
I usually like Lisa Jackson but this book just draaaaaaagggggged on and on. Its a great premise to a story but I just couldn't get into it. I did want to see how it wrapped up, so I literally skipped 200 pages right in the middle of the story (from page 270-470) and I picked up the story just the same as if nothing was skipped. What does that say about a story? Anyway glad I didn't go through the whole thing as the end disappointed just as much as the rest of the book.
Bldavis710 Davis
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good read! The story is fast paced with great details and descriptions of the settings & characters. It's action packed & full of suspense with a little bit of a romance. Overall, this was tough to put down at night but I was eager to get back to it & it left me wanting more once I finished it. It leaves an open ending to transition into the next book & I am so excited to continue reading this series!
Patrick Linton
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

This book kept giving me goosebumps, and creeping me out. Lisa Jackson did a fantastic job creating characters that feel real, and make you love them in such a short span of time. The book never gets boring, and you never stop trying to guess who is doing all this messed up things.

highly, highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. truly appreciate Lisa Jackson, and her amazing gift of story telling.
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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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