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This was my first Lisa Jackson book and I really enjoyed it It was fast moving, had a good plot and I connected with the characters What I found most frightening is that a nut job, serial killer is walking among the public and no one is the wiser There are actually two different stories going on surrounding the brutal killings and parts of the story are told from inside the mind of the killer A little romance mixed with suspense is always fun and in this case dangerous At the end of the boo This was my first Lisa Jackson book and I really enjoyed it It was fast moving, had a good plot and I connected with the characters What I found most frightening is that a nut job, serial killer is walking among the public and no one is the wiser There are actually two different stories going on surrounding the brutal killings and parts of the story are told from inside the mind of the killer A little romance mixed with suspense is always fun and in this case dangerous At the end of the book our killer is still on the loose and none of the detectives nor the FBI can figured out the strange clues he is leaving behind I will definitely be reading on in this series and am very interested in how many of the characters are brought back in the next book Alan Nebelthau does an excellent job narrating No weird voices or dialects except for maybe the killer who he makes very creepy Thank you Janie for recommending this series I m normally a pretty big fan of Lisa Jackson but I have to say her last two books,this one and Lost Souls did not thrill me The idea for this book is great but it really goes nowhere Yes one mystery is solved but it leaves the main story of the book unresolved,supposedly to be finished in Chosen To Die which doesn t come out for a year Basically this book is nothingthan an almost 500 page build up to that book Overall it was ok but definately not one of her best. A serial killer in Montana is operating with a Misery type motif He lures women to Montana, engineers a car accident, heals them up, then kills them Seems like an awful lot of work to me.A mismatched pair of female detectives try to hunt him down I thought the detectives were boring.You might like thisthan I did. Okay, but not too exciting I was annoyed because it didn t solve all the mysteries It left a major part to be solved in the next book I don t like books like that Fortunately, the book was not that gripping, so I don t mind if I don t find out the answer. Amidst an unusually bad Montana winter, a serial killer is at work near the town of Grizzly Falls The killer rescues his female victims when their cars careen off of a mountain road Most of them don t realize that their accident was caused by the killer shooting their tires out He then carries them off to a remote cabin in the mountains and wins their trust by tending to their wounds and lulling them into trusting him Weeks later he will leave each victim tied, naked, to a tree, to die fro Amidst an unusually bad Montana winter, a serial killer is at work near the town of Grizzly Falls The killer rescues his female victims when their cars careen off of a mountain road Most of them don t realize that their accident was caused by the killer shooting their tires out He then carries them off to a remote cabin in the mountains and wins their trust by tending to their wounds and lulling them into trusting him Weeks later he will leave each victim tied, naked, to a tree, to die from exposure Nice guy.Under intense pressure to catch the killer as the body count rises, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli work the case for months But each has her own personal issues to deal with as well Regan is divorced with two typically parent hating teens and a difficult ex husband Not to mention a tendency to escape into a superficial relationship based on sex and alcohol Selena is the opposite, a lonely and solitary woman with no life outside of her job Despite help from the FBI, they are no closer to catching the killer in December than they were in September when the first body was found.When Seattle resident Jillian Rivers starts to get anonymous tips that her deceased husband, Aaron, is alive, she thinks it must be some kind of prank He s been dead for ten years Okay, so the body was never found and it turned out that he had bilked investors out of a half a million dollars But still, he must be dead, right She eventually heads to Montana to follow up on some photos she has received that look alot like Aaron But she never makes it, her tires are shot out and her car plummets to the bottom of a steep ravine.Jillian is rescued by Zane MacGregor and taken to his cabin where he gives her medical care But they are trapped together by an intense blizzard, unable to contact the outside world or make their way to a populated area She is lucky to be alive but she has read about the serial killer, doesn t her situation fit the known pattern Should she trust her rescuer It seems she has no choice.This creepy thriller is fast paced with engaging characters and a plot that will keep you guessing Though part of the story is neatly wrapped up at the end of the book, the remainder will be continued in the author s next book, Chosen to Die, due out August 2009 I m a little irked that I will have to wait so long to find out what happens Okay, this book ticked me off I did not appreciate having it end on a cliff hanger I do not have the next book in my possession and will have to look for it I strongly resent such manipulation by the author and was tempted to rate the book lower because of it.But I did like it, for the most part, till I realized that it was not going to be resolved until the sequel Although once I reached the so called end, I found that the story involving Jillian Rivers was maybe just a little too hard to b Okay, this book ticked me off I did not appreciate having it end on a cliff hanger I do not have the next book in my possession and will have to look for it I strongly resent such manipulation by the author and was tempted to rate the book lower because of it.But I did like it, for the most part, till I realized that it was not going to be resolved until the sequel Although once I reached the so called end, I found that the story involving Jillian Rivers was maybe just a little too hard to believe I can t say too much without being accused of spoilers okay, I just can t hold it in so I m putting a paragraph at the bottom of this review about the Jillian story This paragraph has been moved to the end so if you don t want to read a spoiler, you can avoid it Spoiler over I feel much better for getting it off my chest I ll move along The other story is about Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli who are trying to solve the case involving the afore mentioned serial killer This part is very interesting even if the book spends a little too much time on Pescoli s thoroughly unpleasant offspring When Pescoli s ex husband tries to get custody of them from her, my feeling is, let him have them They all deserve each other.The police procedural aspects are interesting and trying to solve the code of the mystery messages left by the killers is kind of interesting, even if I thought it was much easier than the detectives did When they finally did get around to solving it, about 150 pages after I did, I wondered, 1 why it had taken them so long and 2 why they were so alarmed by the message The killer s a serial killer, folks S he is nutso Why would you expect the coded message to be anything but frightening So, bottom line, if this book hadn t ended on cliffhanger, I would recommend it However, because of the cliffhanger, I can t recommend it without warning you about it so you can either make sure you have both books in the series, or decide not to bother reading it because of the ending.Don t say I didn t warn you.Below is the paragraph about the Jillian story that I moved to the end of this review for those of you who don t want to read spoilers WARNING THIS PARAGRAPH CONTAINS SPOILERS IF YOU DON T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT, SKIP THIS PARAGRAPHOkay, the idea that the bigamous wife of Jillian s husband who faked his death years ago and left her holding the bag for defrauding a bunch of investors, is so jealous of his continued obsessive love for Jillian that she would lure Jillian to Montana where a serial killer is kidnapping women by shooting out their tires and then leaving their naked bodies tied to trees in the Montana winter is just too freaking stupid for me to swallow Chilling and Terrifiying A serial killer is in Grizzly Falls, Montana, shooting the tires of vehicles containing one lone occupant, a woman, his latest victim He brings them to his hide out , lets them recuperate somewhat, makes them dependant on him to the point of wanting him He takes them out, completely naked in the middle of winter, ties them to trees and leaves them there to die of exposure, leaving behind a star carved into the trees above their heads and a cryptic note using the ini Chilling and Terrifiying A serial killer is in Grizzly Falls, Montana, shooting the tires of vehicles containing one lone occupant, a woman, his latest victim He brings them to his hide out , lets them recuperate somewhat, makes them dependant on him to the point of wanting him He takes them out, completely naked in the middle of winter, ties them to trees and leaves them there to die of exposure, leaving behind a star carved into the trees above their heads and a cryptic note using the initials of the women he s left to die He eludes the police easily, never leaving a trace on either victim, never leaving one alive.Jillian Rivers is believed to be the next victim After receiving calls and pictures, she believes that the person on the other end of the line is giving her clues to her first husband, thought to be dead the husband who was presumed dead after stealing have a million from investors She d been remarried and divorced and now lives alone, running a one woman business, creator of booklets, leaflets, brochures, etc The disturbing phone calls and the pictures put her on edge and decides to investigate on her own She leaves her home in Seattle and takes off for Montana, in search of answers.She s read the gruesome news announcements of what s going on in Montana, but that doesn t faze her until it happens to her Her tire is blown on, her car ends up over a cliff and down and embankment Her rescuer, Zane MacGregor He brings her to her cabin, keeps her warm, fed, comfortable as much as possible, all while trying to figure out a way to get her to a hospital between breaks in the snow storms But Zane is a quiet man, one who doesn t like to relive or talk about his past He doesn t like company overmuch, and it shows Should Jillian trust him I thought this book was incredible A serious mystery leaves you completely clueless as who it could be You get glimpses into the killer s mind, and he s downright scary What he s doing he believes it s art, and it s enough to freak out a reader.Jillian is a woman who s had to rebuild herself and tried to start anew After a second marriage that failed inside of two years, she s on her own and prefers it that way A determined woman, she s absolutely p.o.ed when pictures and disturbing phone calls have her wondering if her first husband, the man she loved totally and completely, is still alive Had he faked his own death Only one way to find out, and off she goes.True to form, her tire is blown out by one riffle shot, and her car crashes Here comes Zane MacGregor to the rescue He s not very keen on having a damsel in distress in his home, and it shows But is he the killer The book leaves you wondering and guessing until you don t have to guess any At first, with all the characters, it s a little confusing until you get everyone in the right place and it goes along smoothly from there The cops are smart, but so far the killer is eluding them very well All they need is one break.However, Jillian s would be killer isn t the serial killer of the book, and I sooo loved that twist However, I was upset at the end of the novel Um, maybe frustrated would be a better word Maybe even pissed I mean, 484 pages in a book, and the story doesn t end there In fact, you still don t know who the killer is, not even an inkling To get the rest, the sequel, Chosen to Die, comes out a year from now That s a pisser for sure To have to wait a year to get the second half of the story is going to piss off a lot of readers And that s why I m telling you about that in case you want to wait Had I known about this, I d have waited to put this in the pot for a book of the month Even then, had I known, I d have waited, period And if I have to read another department issued something or other coats, ski pants, gloves, hats, jeeps, etc , I m going to tear my hair out And while the ending of the book is completely frustrating, it has lots of good points a killer with a sick, twisted mind, a love story, a mystery, action, tenseful suspense The only thing stopping me from giving this the highest marks is the ending Sorry, Ms Jackson That was not appreciated at all This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book had a lot going onsome good some overload.There are actually multiple points of view and this aspect gets busy The two lead detectives are Pescoli and Alvarez You just get hints about Alvarez but you get overload of Pescoli s messed up life For me, her life became a distraction to the serial plot I found her very irritating and wishing forfrom Alvarez or the FBI agents.The serial killer is in 1st POV present tense which is a writing style that I personally don t enjoy This book had a lot going onsome good some overload.There are actually multiple points of view and this aspect gets busy The two lead detectives are Pescoli and Alvarez You just get hints about Alvarez but you get overload of Pescoli s messed up life For me, her life became a distraction to the serial plot I found her very irritating and wishing forfrom Alvarez or the FBI agents.The serial killer is in 1st POV present tense which is a writing style that I personally don t enjoy reading So that was a negative The serial killer plot ends on a cliffhanger which I absolutely hate Not sure how many books you have to read for an ending But since this is an older series, at least they re published.There is subplot of a copycat killer going after another woman, Jillian, who gets injured and rescued This plot was pretty much researched by the woman and the person who rescued her Of course there s a friend that s a hacker to jumpstart finding clues You do get a resolution but it felt a bit abrupt.One thing that Pescoli and Jillian have in common are they both have 2 bad marriages each and they get in trouble by reacting before thinking So both their lives were messed up The story had lots of potential but it was also felt choppy and frustrating (EPUB) ⚝ Left to Die Ú FromNew York Timesbestselling author Lisa Jackson comes the chilling, riveting novel that first introduced Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli, hunting for a serial killer who is both savior and executionerIn the lonely woods around Grizzly Falls, Montana, the first body is discovered, stripped naked and tied to a tree Alvarez and Pescoli have been hoping for a career making case, but this is a nightmare The killer stages car accidents on icy, isolated roads and rescues his victims He toys with them, heals them, earns their trust before subjecting them to a slow, agonizing deathWhen Jillian Rivers opens her eyes, she s trapped in a mangled car Then a stranger, claiming to be a trail guide, pries her free Though she s grateful, something about him sets Jillian on edge And if she knew what was lying in wait for her, she d be truly terrifiedEven with the FBI involved, Selena and Regan have nothing to go on but a series of cryptic notes, and the unsettling knowledge that there is much worse to come Piece by piece, the killer s brutal plan is taking shape But his final move will be the most shocking and personal of all It was good Kind of slow in the middle and you have to read the next book to figure out who done it That pissed me off But the good parts were really good I m not reading the next one to find out the ending.