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 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!
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.
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!
Being from Nashville, I've loved this series. The attention to detail and accuracy of locations, landmarks and the smallest details of Middle Tennessee. But this book took a sharp left and a real departure of the other books in this series. Most of the story took place at Memphis' castle and about possible ghosts haunting Taylor. The story was less developed than others and seemed rather "phoned in". The whole chase between Taylor and Memphis in the series is ridiculous, doesn't seem authentic and is by far the weakest storyline throughout the series. So to spend this entire book about them was very frustrating!! Several times I considered just stopping and skipping to the next book in the series but worried I'd miss something important for future books! Now that I finished it...I know I would have been fine to do so. The twists were rather obvious from way too early in the book that I really struggled to connect or enjoy this book! And if I never hear the annoying voice of Memphis again, It would be a blessing. Was like nails on a chalkboard!
The story was convoluted and unbelievable. Glad to be able to be done with the Memphis character. Don't like him
...but it was just awful. It is going to be returned. The main character, and one I have invested in for the prior books, just went weird. I am not going to read this author again. I feel sad about that, too.
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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