I like this book...I am really a Lisa Jackson fan!
The Sequel is now out..I don't understand why audible has not offered it ..I want to know what happened to detective Pescoli ..I have most of jackson's books and want more!
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
They said: "In Left to Die, the Pinewood County Sheriff 's Department is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer who acts as a savior to women stranded during terrible mountain snowstorms before stripping them of their dignity and leaving them to die, a victim of the elements. But the killer's latest victim managed to escape, leading some to believe there may now be an imposter on the loose."
One vicious murderer.
Two vicious murderers.
One trailer into the next book in the series.
ARG! Ok, maybe I understand the carry over but I don't have to like it! Especially as the carry over story is the MAIN story of book! Maybe I am being a bit harsh here as I have a bias against writers who employ this tactic. The story/stories are good and draw you along but I do wonder how much repetition will be needed in the next book.
I had no problem with the narrator as he did not detract from the story (which is what a good narrator should do).
Will I buy the next book? I don't know. Part of me wants see how Ms. Jackson manages to catch up new readers without boring readers of the first book. Part of me wonders about the motivation of the murderer. But it boils down to how invested I am to use another Audible.com credit.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, to people who like serial books and always start with the first book. Yes, to people who like a good mystery. Yes, to people who don't want a lot of really graphic sex scenes detracting from the story!
I enjoyed, but I think it went too extreme especially towards the end. But when you think about it psychos are ridiculous in what they can think up so maybe not as extreme as I thought. I will say there was a great twist in the book that I did not figure out until we found out the actual person was. I do think the narrator got a little tired of it close to the end-maybe he should have taken a break in between--just kidding. Don't think he was a bad as some of the other reviews were.
I am still debating as to whether I will get the next in the series, but know I am not going to go straight and get it. Going after something calmer first.
Just couldn’t follow the story. Everything just seemed to run together and you couldn’t tell were the characters changed.Terrible narrator - Read much too fast.
I really enjoyed this book. It started out a little bit slow--- and there are a lot of characters to keep up with, but in the end I was really happy with this book.
It is the first book in a new trilogy... and the next book is not supposed to be out until October 09 (according to the writer's website). I can't wait to find out what happens next!
OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!
If I hadn't wasted almost 15 hours for NO conclusion!
She could have wrapped this plot line up in THIS book, not force readers to waste another 15 hours listening to the next book in this series "Chosen To Die". By hour 5, I "Wanted To Die"!!!
Other listeners seemed to hate narrator Alan Nebelthau's fast pace. I'm really hard on narrators, yet that was not my problem with him. This book is written by a woman, about women victims and women detectives. Why use a male narrator? To distance the story from "chick-lit"? I can't imagine how anyone could get mixed up with the raw, grim subject matter. Nebelthau Is not bad but his craggy, "Tombstone" cowboy voice just doesn't fit.
Way too many to list here. Just let me say that I skipped Chapters 12 thru 23, inclusive. And I don't feel like I missed a thing!
This book could have been told in half the time. Interwoven separate plot lines were unnecessary and intrusive upon the main story. Then to slog through 15 hours of a jumbled story, only to find out that I have to buy ANOTHER book and slog through an additional 14 hours is just too much. I love book series - the listener/reader gets to become comfortable and knowledgeable about the main character along with several reappearing supporting ones. The only thing that changes is the crime/mystery/thriller - the detective solves each crime in each book and we move on together. I don't buy into "cliffhanger" novels where I go through hours of investigation and terror, only to NOT find out what happened. And, in the end, all of these different plot lines just don't align up right. By skipping most of this book, I still ended up where everyone else did - in a lot less time.
THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS... that you will wish you had a dollar for every time that phrase was used in this book. Ugh. When I read a poorly written book I feel guilty bashing it, because I think to myself "could I have written something better?" The answer might be no, but I paid money for a professional service (writing). I perform in a professional capacity in my job and people expect me to do my job better than they could do it themselves.
At the end of the book, the identify of the serial killer is not identified. A reader would need to go on to the next book.
The characters were stiff and their actions unfathomable and baffling.
I live in an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter-- and I mean A LOT-- you've probably seen my city on the news for record snowfall-- and it is obvious to me that the author has never spent a day functioning in the world in snow, which is unfortunate since so much of the plot hinges on relentless blizzarding.
And I significantly disagree with a supposed skill of the serial killer- the ability to lolly in a snowbank, on a ridge, in a blizzard, and shoot the tire out of a specific vehicle driving past. With such miraculous precision and reproducibility. Then, if that whole plot detail is even remotely digestible, come to find out there is another character who has the same exceedingly unlikely skill and ability.
The narration is cringe-inducing.
I would not recommend this book to anybody.
The ending didn't resolve one of the main plots of the book. Did not enjoy the book but stuck it out to see who the bad guy was only to be left with nothing.