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.
©2008 Susan Lisa Jackson; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
It never ceases to amaze me at the twists and turns in these books that never let a person guess "who dun it" till the reveal at the ending! I am hooked!
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!
Excellent book. Keeps you guessing till the end and leaves you wanting more. The reader could have been better chosen... not the best choice for female characters, but he pulls it off.
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!
The lead characters are FEMALE, plus the guy sounds like an elderly man. WTF?? Too bad, the story is decent.
The two lead detective's characters are well-drawn. I want to know more about them and another couple, which is a good sign. What I didn't like was, first, that excessive description at places had me drifting off as the murderer rhapsodized about unnecessary and distracting details. Second, it is annoying that you have to buy the sequel to finish the story that was the purported primary focus of the book. (Having not read the sequel, I can't be sure the story finishes there either, but you get the point.) I'm fine with series and trilogies, but this approach is pretty deceptive.
This is in the vein of Karen Rose or Karin Slaughter, but not quite up to that standard.
A female narrator, given that it seemed most of the dialogue was women. Of course, perhaps I dozed through parts . . .
So Many Killers, Such a Small Town, Who'd Have Thought?
LEFT TO DIE was a total thrill ride from beginning to end. It has much to recommend it with a fully fleshed out cast of characters; plots and sub-plots. I would absolutely listen to it over again.
The plot kept me at the edge of my seat practically from the very beginning. The pure terror the victims had to be feeling was intense and chilling, especially with the pure evil purpose of the villain who was truly enjoying playing with his victims heads, waiting for just the right moment to show his victims how sick he truly was after giving them hope of promising much only to destroy their mind after showing them what real evil looked like.
My favorite character was Jillian and for obvious reasons as the crux of the story revolved around her and being snowed in with MacGregor who she had to rely on for her very life.
Not really - the book as a whole was exceptional - great plot; good action; fabulous secondary characters and subplots.
I now have to find the second book to discover how Detective Regan deals with the Star killer.
I loved this book, the story is great and I couldn't wait to get back to listening. It begs a sequel with these great characters. but if you don't like untidy endings you might want to skip it.
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