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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; a edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142010182X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420101829
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[ALMOST DEAD contains an] excellent subplot revelation that few readers will see coming' -- The Sydney Morning Herald 'ALMOST DEAD holds the reader's attention from page 1 - a very readable thriller.' -- Launceston Examiner As a beach read, this is a cracker. Read it at night and it certainly will keep you up. For after the prologue, Jackson slips into her real agenda, and out of your comfort zone. -- Courier Mail, Brisbane - DEEP FREEZE 20070115 'A fast-paced and surprisingly complex story... . The depiction of the protagonist... reaches an unusual depth, and the crisp, skillful language infuse every sentence with suspense...will keep readers riveted.' -- Publishers Weekly- DEEP FREEZE 20070115 'Spine-tingling ... turbo-charged.' -- Publishers Weekly - ABSOLUTE FEAR 20090102 'Suspenseful ... shocking ... will leave readers on the edges of their seats.' -- Booklist - ABSOLUTE FEAR 20090202 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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#1 NYT and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Jackson started writing after her sister read an article in TIME Magazine in 1981 about how young mothers were making money writing romance novels. Both Lisa and her sister, Nancy Bush, began their writing careers right then, and lo, these many years later Lisa has published seventy-five plus novels and has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

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The plot was slow and the story was cheesy.
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There are many twists and turns in the story that keep you on your toes.
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One of those books that you wish would just end!!
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By DogLover on July 29, 2010
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The book was originally printed titled "Wishes" - this was a total cheat to rename an older book and sell it as a new publication - the book is great but the rename-reprint seems truly unfair.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Stars VINE VOICE on February 9, 2011
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Kate Summers lost her husband and baby girl in a hit-and-run accident. She had been working for a shady law firm in Boston, but decided to relocate to Seattle to shake the painful memories of her losses. On her last day of work at the law office, her boss Tyrell Clark asked Kate to work overtime so that he could discuss an important matter with her. Tyrell was a brilliant attorney and Kate wanted to hear what was on his mind.

Tyrell Clark offered Kate a newborn boy to take with her to Seattle, to keep as her own child with no questions asked. Tyrell explained that a socially prominent client's daughter gave birth out of wedlock and the family wanted to keep the matter a secret, so adoption was out of the question. The one stipulation was that Kate and the baby get lost out West. Tyrell used his connections to have a phony birth certificate made. Kate readily accepted the offer.

Robert Sullivan III has one daughter named Beatrice and nicknamed Bibi. His only son Stuart died in an accident when he was a teenager. When Beatrice got pregnant, she told her father that a sailor fathered her child, then left town. She didn't want the baby, which was given up to a phony adoption. Beatrice did not want her father to know that she had sex with her first cousin, Uncle Frank's illegitimate son whom the family had ostracized.

Fifteen years later, Bibi flew to Montana to tell her first cousin Daegan O'Rourke that she got pregnant the night they both got drunk and had sex and that she gave the baby up for adoption to keep her father from learning of the incest. It was important to inform Deagan, because her father had hired a sleazy private detective to find her son. Bibi wants Deagan to find their son before the detective does.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Antoinette E. Smith on August 3, 2010
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Re-release of older book. It may be out of print but I remember the story. It should have been listed as a re-print with lots of added descriptions and details not told before.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Williams on October 7, 2010
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I am more into Stephen White, Lisa Gardener, tess gerritson, etc. This was my first Lisa Jackson Novel and I wasn't too happy with it. I usually read all of my books within hours, start to finish. I downloaded this on my kindle and in three days, I have yet to finish it. I am somewhat bored with the storyline and at times it gets predictable...If you like the authors i listed above, this is not the book you want to get.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on July 29, 2010
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In 1980 Kate Summers still grieves the deaths of her husband and daughter due to a drunken driver. When she is given a chance to adopt an infant, she does not have to think about her decision; Kate instantly agrees even with the stipulations that she must ask no questions, leave Boston immediately and tell everyone she birthed the child.

For the next fifteen years, Kate raises her beloved child in Hopewell, Oregon although she always looks over her shoulder in fear that someone will know the child she loves is not hers and the adoption was probably criminal. The moment of truth that always frightened her arrives when Deagan O'Roarke, an illegitimate offspring of a Boston Brahman, arrives from New England and becomes a friend of the single mom and her teenage son. He begins to fall in love with both and eventually admits Jon is his son. He insists he was drunk when his cousin Bibi Sullivan seduced him. Bibi's father Robert detesting his pathetic family seeks his grandson while the rest of the brood knows what his finding the teen means to their gold spoon lifestyle.

This is an exhilarating rewriting of the author's tale Wishes with the new version emphasizing the suspense while the original the romance. Kate is terrific as she behaves like the Running Scared man in Roy Orbison's song of the same title as she always expected someone to claim Jon as theirs. When he and the extended Sullivan family converge on the Pacific Northwest, Kate knows her nightmare has come true but it is even worse than her frightening dreams as she never expected her son to be in danger. Lisa Jackson converts her tale into a taut thriller.

Harriet Klausner
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mystery Fan on September 2, 2010
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I didn't know this was a reprint of an earlier title, but I hadn't read it before, so that fact didn't make any difference. I've read most of Lisa Jackson's more recent books, and most of them are very dark. I actually enjoyed the fact that this one wasn't, and that the characters were more developed than those in the later books. Since the plot has already been described in another review, I won't restate it. I'll just say that the book had an entertaining plot, the right amount of suspense, and nicely developed relationships with Dagan, Kate, and Jon. (And, thank goodness, not a serial killer anywhere.) I thought it was a great read and recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Capo on May 27, 2012
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Running Scared is a suspenseful, somewhat erotic mystery with characters who possess psychic abilities. I have to agree with some other reviewers who commented that this book could have been written a lot shorter. Though I had to skim through some parts in the middle and thought the ending dragged on a bit, there were enough twists and surprises in the story to keep me interested. I enjoyed Running Scared and will read more of this author.
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