2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

REVIEW for Left to Die

TITLE: Left to Die
AUTHOR: Lisa Jackson
DATE: 2008
GENRE: Thriller
RATING: 4 Stars
Its Christmas and all is supposed to be quiet, peaceful - goodwill to men and all of that! Except that in Grizzly Falls, Montana, there is a serial killer on the loose. After the police find 4 bodies, tied up to a tree and left to die, with the victims' cars wrecked and the tires shut up - Detectives Alvarez and Pescoli have alot of work ahead of them - it seems as though not everybody is in a Christmas spirit!
I have always liked Lisa Jackson's books and Left to Die is yet another winner. This author knows how to tell a story and can make the mundane sound exciting and flashy. She has created two very interesting detectives in this storyline - I found myself getting attached to both of them and rooting for them to get the killer - which is unusual for me.
The vivid details of the killer's plan are outlined slowly and tantalizingly and you want to run ahead of the pages to find out what is going to happen next. It does not help that the victim is getting a huge kick out of playing games with the police.

The Jilian Rivers character was also a nice touch and her interaction with Zane MacGregor runs hot and cold, leaving us wondering about him - is he a good guy? or a bad guy? I was trying to get a handle on that relationship from the very beginning.

Jackson is a pro at writing these and knows how to tell a gripping story.

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