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The Morning After (Savannah #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  4,551 Ratings  ·  182 Reviews
His Victims...
A woman is frantic as she awakens in a dark, closed space. From above her comes the muffled sound of cruel laughter, followed by the hard splatter of dirt. Pure terror takes over as she realizes she's being buried alive-and her last breath is a scream that no one but a sadistic killer will hear...Will Take His Secrets...

To journalist Nikki Gillette, this dis
ebook, 448 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Zebra Books (first published 2004)
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Dec 04, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed thoughts about Lisa Jackson's serial killer novel, The Morning After. Not far into the book, I had the distinct impression that the characters had a past together. This was confirmed when I looked up Jackson's Web site; this book was preceded by The Morning Before. In fact, Jackson has quite a few books under her belt-including myriad romances, which made it even more disappointing. If this had been a new writer, I could have forgiven the flat characters, unbelievable dialogue, and ...more
Sonja [BadassWanderer]
I read 'The Morning After' a long time ago in Dutch. I was looking through my (physical) bookshelves when I noticed this at the back. I vividly remember it being a very thrilling and suspenseful read. If Lisa Jackson's other books are as good as I remembered this one to be I might try some more Lisa Jackson crime thrillers in the future . . .
Connie Wisniewski
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Talk about suspense. I would recommend it to all thrill seekers. Where does she come up with these ideas?
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german, sold, review, thriller
Normalerweise bin ich kein grosser Krimifan, aber ab und zu schiebe ich doch mal ein Buch dazwischen, noch dazu wenn ich es umsonst bekomme so wie dieses hier. Wieder einmal hat mir der Seitenumfang zu denken gegeben, und diesmal hat sich meine Befuerchtung leider bestaetigt: lang, langweilig, vorhersehbar. Leider bringe ich es aber nicht ueber mich, ein einmal angefangenes Buch nicht zu Ende zu lesen.

Zur Story:
Zuerst einmal fand ich keinen Zugang zu den Hauptpersonen, was das Lesen ohnehin unan
Mary Cushnie-Mansour
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2014
The Morning After by Lisa Jackson is a nail biting thriller that will keep you whipping through the pages right up to the end. Who is this killer that is taunting the police, especially Pierce Reed, the tough cop who is getting personalized messages from the killer? But the killer doesn't stop there - they begin to send the same kind of personalized messages to Nikki Gillette, a journalist who is looking to report more than the local school board meetings and other such mundane news.

Pierce and
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Dorothea Müller
Die Journalistin Nikki Gillette bekommt einen Tipp der Detektive Pierce Reed zu einem Tatort außerhalb seiner Zuständigkeit geholt wird. Das ist der Beginn einer Serie von Morden die sehr viel Aufmerksamkeit. Als er dann auch noch immer wieder Kontakt zu Reed sucht obwohl er wegen Interessenkonflikt nicht mehr am Fall arbeiten darf, wird es interessant und als Nikki auch noch Nachrichten bekommt. Stellt sich jeder die Frage warum?

Es fängt irgendwie komisch an. Am Anfang wusste ich nicht genau w
Nov 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually really enjoyed this book despite the very BIG errors I found in it. It's about one of the scariest things in the world--being buried alive--and except for the errors would have been a real winner. A big piece of the action hinges on the heroine having her cell phone and the battery going dead. Unfortunately, her cell phone was bagged up as evidence back on page 369 and was not given back to her. The detective shows up first at the judge's house, even though (pages before) police units ...more
Mahareni Sukadi
Pas bc The Night Before dl, rasanya pnsaran bgt sm kisahnya Detektip Reed. Tp bgtu bc, kok mengecewakn ya.

Alurnya amat sangat lambat, hampir2 mmbosankn. Saking gak sabarnya, akhirnya kuloncat-loncat k blkg utk liat siapa serial killer-nya. Hbis itu kututup buku ini. Udh gak pengin reread agar tau knp bs si 'dia' yg jd pmbnuh n ap aja alasannya.

Reed-nya jd gak charming blas! Kok bs trkenang-kenang scra sensual sm Barbara Jean, pdhal wkt mrk msh brhub, dia mrsa dibohongi bbrp kali sm wanita it.

Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent book if you like suspense. I loved this book from the first chapter. If you can, read the Savannah series in order. I read #3 first and then #2 . . . kind of a spoiler because I knew the outcome.
Rhonda oligney
Apr 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition this years ago and just read it again!! Firstt book of the summer I have read and plan to do more of Lisa Jacksons thrillers!!! Hooked!!
Melanie Calandra
This book definitely held my interest, but there were parts that I felt were way off base. If people are being buried alive, common sense would indicate the need for an increased police presence at cemeteries. There were many instances like this in this book where I felt the writer missed the mark. All in all an okay read, certainly not a favourite.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nebylo to špatné. Místy velmi děsivé, až jsem se klepala strachy a nemohla číst dál. Problém byl spíš, že jsem si knihu vybrala okolo Vánoc a chtělo to spíše něco lehčího, romantického...

Každopádně doporučuji k přečtení, příběh fakt super, autorka píše poutavě. Více v recenzi
Pauline Chamberlain
A good thriller much in the style of Lisa Gardner and Karen Rose
Parthenia  Ham
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More! More! More!

Is this a part of a series? It should be! Kept me on the edge of my seat...and awake!! I loved the characters and the plot kept me guessing. Very exciting!
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good book.
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This was a great serial killer edge of your seat thriller! And the end!!!!? 🙄🤐 Loved it so much I bought another Lisa Jackson book to read next 😁
Conni Harness
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG is this ever a hair raising chiller. If you like suspense and psychological evil, this one is the real a word: Scary!!! I had to Pace myself in this one. Definitely a nightmare maker. ...more
Dieses Buch verweilt seit etwa sechs Jahren ungelesen auf meinem Sub. Ich war damals mit einer Freundin in einer Buchhandlung und sie meinte: „Das musst du lesen, das ist soooo spannend!“ Nun getreu dem Motto „Kommt Zeit, kommt Buch“, habe ich ihre Aussage nun auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt überprüft und ich muss sagen, dass sie recht hatte! Ich kann mir kaum etwas Schlimmeres vorstellen als lebendig begraben zu werden und diese Beklemmung hat mich durch das gesamte Buch begleitet. Lisa Jackson verst ...more
Sharon scott
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the exciting way your stories develope. You don t

Need graphic sexual parts. Your writing is too good for that it takes away from it. Loved this story. .
Sandy Pfefferkorn
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once I start reading Jackson's books, I get hooked!
I actually quite enjoyed this one. Sometimes, there's nothing like a suspenseful murder mystery to draw you in. And as much as the past few Lisa Jackson books have been a little too dramatic and over-the-top, The Morning After was pleasantly, surprisingly intriguing as well. It's not the best in its genre, but considering the recent Romantic Suspense novels I've been reading lately, I was a bit delighted to find that I got drawn in for all the right reasons.

With serial killings and a cat-and-mou
Alasandra Alawine
The book begins when "The Grave Robber" buries Bobbi Jean alive. A note is left for Reed and he is pulled into the investigation. Reed also falls under suspicion as Bobbi Jean was carrying his baby at the time of her death.

But more notes arrive for Reed and more people die. Eventually Nikki starts receiving notes of her own and Reed taken off the case due to his personal involvement acts as her body guard. Only after Nikki's friend Simone is killed do they connect the murders with the Chevalier
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
what should i say about this book ? the idea was brilliant ! the murder was absolutely thrilled me out !!!! but then.... #sighhhhhh...

Bab pertama buku ini uda sangat menegangkan dengan metode pembunuhannya. dan semangat Nikki Gillette dalam memburu berita juga sangat meyakinkan plus sikap Det. Reed yang dingin. but why oh whyyyyyyyyyyy semakin dalam membaca malah ga ada greget nya ? maksud aq, dengan metode pembunuhan yang sangat sadis ( korban di kubur hidup2 ) , tapi koq investigasinya kurang
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
Die Vorstellung, lebendig begraben zu sein mit einer anderen Leiche in einem Sarg, ist schon ziemlich eklig – und bietet zugleich einen spannenden Einstieg in diesen Thriller. Schnell entsteht die Vorstellung, dass die erste Leiche das Opfer eines Serienmörders ist, hier wittert die Journalistin Nikki Gilette ihre Chance, einen spannenden Artikel zu schreiben. Sie nimmt Kontakt zu dem Ermittler Pierce Reed auf, der darüber nur wenig begeistert ist, andererseits jedoch auch rasch eine gewisse Zun ...more
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very intense, fast paced story that made me want to read it completely until the end. I loved the twist T the end when the killer was revealed. A great read if you are a thriller lover! So anxious to read her next book in this series. I love all her books and her series. Everyone is a win, win for me
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slaap zacht, het verhaal is echt geweldig, zit enorm veel spanning in het boek en sleept je ook echt mee. Vanaf de eerste bladzijde zit je al op het puntje van je stoel, van Omg wat gebeurd er, en nee dit is echt gruwelijk , en trust me ik kan heel wat hebben, Maar het is dan ook echt een doodsangst van mij hoe de moordenaar zijn slachtoffers om het leven brengt. Gelukkig heeft dit boek de nodige humor, en dat kan ik persoonlijk altijd wel waarderen in een boek. Tot t eind van het boek blijf je ...more
May 02, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
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Melanie Chabrol-
FANTASTIC! I love reading trilogies, I loved this book as it focuses mainly on the old characters. This is the reason why I was so late in answering my mail ( yes you can blame Lisa Jackson this time).
Imagine another serial killer on the loose and they are contacting you. What is the connection and how baffled are the Savannah police department going to figure it out, all the time I thought it was ???????? and then find out it was actually ????????? I am not going to spoil the moment. Who is it
Linda Alexander
Lisa's topic of people being buried alive in caskets with an already dead body inside with them was spooky to say the least. It kept one guessing throughout as to whom 'The Survivor' might be behind the crimes, almost to the very end.

Lisa needs someone more dependable to edit her books; numerous errors in the telling of the story. About the umpteenth time Reed is described as having aversion to the media and news people, I wanted to somehow declare, "I get it!" Additionally, one statement in th
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Goodreads Librari...: remove duplicate series entry 6 103 Feb 03, 2012 04:37AM  
  • Don't Scream
  • The Hunt (Predator Trilogy, #2)
  • Once a Thief (Quinn/Thief #1)
  • Fatal Tide
  • Don't Cry
  • Killing Kelly (Soap Opera, #3)
  • Outlaw (Medieval Trilogy, #3)
  • Dead Certain (Dead #2; John Mancini #4)
  • The Other Daughter
  • Lucky's Lady (Doucet, #2)
  • See Jane Die (Stacy Killian, #1; The Malones, #2)

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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  • The Night Before (Savannah, #1)
  • Tell Me (Savannah #3)

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