The shot to the head didn’t kill Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson.
But it will crack her psyche and take her to the very edge.In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor’s thoughts and speech. Effectively mute, there’s no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts - of the past, of friendships and trusts lost... of a lost faith in herself and her motives that night.
When Memphis Highsmythe offers Taylor his home in the Scottish Highlands to recuperate, her fiancé can’t refuse her excitement, no matter his distrust of the man. At first, Memphis’s drafty and singularly romantic castle seems the perfect place for healing. But shortly the house itself surrounds her like a menacing presence. As Taylor’s sense of isolation and vulnerability grows, so, too, does her grip on reality.
PTSD. Pills. Ghosts. Grudges.
Someone or something is coming after Taylor. But is she being haunted by the dead...or hunted by the living?
©2011 J.T. Ellison (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Where All the Dead Lie is a wonderful dark suspense thriller. It is Book 7 in the Taylor Jackson series. Jackson is a Nashville detective who is having problems recovering from a shooting injury. Most of the action in this novel takes place in a castle in Scotland. There are two interesting twists in the novel the first of which seems obvious by the midpoint of the novel but the other one is unlikely to be guessed. Joyce Bean's narration is outstanding.
I have read all of the Taylor Jackson series, and I always eagerly await the next installment. I was not disappointed, in fact I think this was the best one yet. It was a bit of a departure from the usual format, but it was suspenseful, different, and I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for what happens to Taylor next!
With this Taylor Jackson series, J.T. Ellison has surpassed the likes of Mary Higgins Clark, Nora Roberts and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few, as my favorite crime/thriller novelist of all! Also, from all of the 50+ books I've enjoyed through Audible, Joyce Bean is a truly gifted performer/narrator...the best I've heard. If you have not enjoyed any of Ms. Ellison's books---don't miss them any longer! Start at the beginning of this series, Book One, and I guarantee you will be so glad you did. Thank you J.T. and Joyce Bean for bringing this series to life. I'm a fan for life! Anxiously I will await the next chillingly wonderful chapter!
The story itself would need to have been much tighter and the reading more animated.
Being a newbie to audio books I haven't been too sure what to expect. This book has too much fill and the plot leaves credibility behind at points. An average crime novel not helped by an ordinary reading that failed to animate the already lagging text.
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