The perfect moment is here at last. The humiliation and pain he put her through is about to be repaid. Soon Rick Bentz will know the torment of losing the person he loves most--and better yet, he'll have to watch. . .
"Gripping. . .Jackson heightens the creep factor." --Publisher...more
He now works for the New Orleans Police Department and married Olivia, a beautiful woman and living happily together.
Recovering from an accident he starts seeing Jennifer, his dead ex-wife. He begins doubting his sanity and with the help of Detective Montoya….I love this ...more
Bentz a sexy, successful cop, who apparently no one likes, is recovering from an accident when he starts having visions of his ex-wife, Jennifer. Jennifer was a two-timing skank who cheated on Bentz with his step brother, a priest. Why anyone feels bad about this woman's death is beyond me and yet the characters pretend to so the plot can advance.
Bentz leaves his very nice seco ...more
I'm a bit confused - has the actual stalker been introduced yet? Is there any kind of background or will it be brought to light at the end of the book? I'm not a fan of that - you seem to be left in the dark for the entire book with no actual "part to play", no room to guess who these people are or how things are connected. The story seems so disjointed.
The overabundance of adjectives and descriptions for every scene (especially those that hold no true bearing on the ...more
Someone has Detective Bentz in their sights, playing with his head and making it so believable. We do learn about Rick Bentz's past history in LA and the woman ...more
Lisa Jackson definitely has the earmarks of a good writer, but the massive tragedy that was the life of this poor cop in her book ended up detracting from the character and the story far more than adding to it. The setup of his wife cheating on him, then him leaving her, getting back together and her cheating on him again, wit ...more
This review is from: Malice (Hardcover)
Yes, this is a formulaic thriller, but it isn't as straightforward and obvious as most. I was hard-pressed to guess the perpetrator of the hoax and I consider myself a pretty good sleuth!
This Lisa Jackson suspense thriller is fast paced and interesting -- Rick Bentz is stalked by a woman posing as his ex-wife -- wreaking havoc and determined to cause him ill. The only problem is -- his ex wife ...more
Unfortunately, I didn't connect with the male protagonist, Rick Bentz. He is emotional and shows his feelings, but I guess I would have liked to have known a more compassionate side of him. I think it may have to do with the fact that the author focused p ...more
New Orleans Detective Rick Bentz is recovering from a spinal injury so he is currently off-duty. However, he keeps seeing his ex-wife Jennifer appear everywhere. He can’t believe what his eyes are showing him, as he knows he buried Jennifer twelve years ago. Either someone is ...more
Determined to discover if his ex is still alive he leaves for Los Angeles and begins talking to Jenifer's friends. Each reveals new information about Jennifer and Bentz begins to investigate the leads but t ...more
I think that my aversion to mysteries like this is that there isn't enough in-depth story. By nature, there has to be a lot of characters to have a lot of suspects. The multitude of characters can be confusing. In this book, I thought that many of the characters weren't really "fleshed-out." Although the author kept referencing Jennifer's relationship with th ...more
This book was the same - it seems to me that there are se ...more
Recommendation: Bone-chilling thriller with the touches of romance, lust and twisted minds - a perfect medley to enjoy the read despite the shivers it leaves in the reader's spine.
Malice is the sixth book in the New Orleans series by Lisa Jackson with Detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya published in January of 2009. This plot is set three months after the events in Lost Souls and the author brings back her focus on Rick Bentz with Rueben Montoya at his side, who aids him at ever ...more
Worries me that I have a number of other books by Jackson in ...more
The main characters dead wife all the sudden reappears 12 years later. And its a good page turner, I will admit my suspision all along was wrong. I thought the dead wife had an identical twin no one knew about - so the book did catch me off guard there! I did like this author ...more
1. I don't care about any of the characters - no depth to them.
2. The word "damned" appears so many times in this book that I can't stand it anymore - does this bug anyone else? One of the first things we all learn in school is DON'T REPEAT THE SAME WORD OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
This is the first book I have attempted to read by this author and I guess it will be the last. I'm not sure how it got such high ratings. I cannot recommend.
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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