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About the Author

LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including After She’s Gone, Close to Home, Tell Me, Deserves to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, and Shiver. She has over twenty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.
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Product Details

  • Series: An Alvarez & Pescoli Novel
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; Reprint edition (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420118501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420118506
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was so thrilled to find a new book in this series that I bought it immediately for my Kindle. I was startled to find it oddly familiar. Turns out, it's a rework of an earlier Jackson work called Deep Freeze (2005). I can't believe she would do this to her loyal fans. So unprofessional. Be warned.
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AFRAID TO DIE is another masterpiece by the prolific author, Lisa Jackson. This book is packed with nail-biting suspense, mystery, thrills and murder. I've been reading Lisa's books for many years, and she always presents a good book and never lets her devoted readers down.

When a serial killer is active in a community, everyone is scared and afraid. So far, this organized killer has claimed two female victims, and displayed both in the same matter to shock and awe the police. Both victims have something in common, they each wore jewelry belonging to Detective Selena Alvarez. That in itself is a message and threat to Selena, because she also knew each victim.

The killer taunts the police force, Selena, her partner and PI Dylan O'Keefe with dark hidden secrets about Selena that no one should even know. Is he someone from her past, or someone she knows now and trusts?

The author created a well written story with a mix of characters and a most vicious serial killer. Highly recommended, and you should read with the lights on.

RJ Parker, True Crime Author
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Of course, I usually enjoy books by Lisa Jackson. The endings are not always predictable, the characters are like able (OK, some life choices are disturbing to me, but that just makes me keep contemplating), and the mystery is a real component. I enjoy revisiting previous story line characters. In this particular book I wasn't certain who the villan would be, she kept me thinking!
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"Afraid to Die" is the fourth book in Lisa Jackson's Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli thrillers and she does not disappoint her fans of this series. She picks up the lives of Selena and Regan about a year after "Born to Die" ends. We learn more about who Selena is and how she developed into the character we know and love. Regan is still battling her children and as a parent you can totally relate to all of the little problems that come up. We get to see Regan and Selena's romantic lives develop with the men in their lives as well as the now expected Christmas rituals that happen around the station that add to the richness of the characters that allow you to feel as if you are a part of the story. Along with all of this is the very unsettling story of a serial killer who is drawing in Selena and her past by introducing items of hers to each crime scene. Lisa Jackson does not disappoint with the creepiness of the serial killer and the unique way the victims are killed and discovered.

There is some predictability to the series, there is the setting, the cases all seem to crop up at the holidays year after year. There are the issues with Regan's children who as teens whose behavior is similar to so many teens we all know. There are the holiday preparations that occur down at the police station and the odd residents of the town. Some may not enjoy the repetition but then again this is what makes the characters seem so real and like someone from your own neighborhood. I look forward to the next chapter in the Alvarez/Pescoli to Die for series.
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I know this sounds kooky but I don't think Lisa Jackson wrote this. It didn't have a couple of her signature phrases. The characters were all one-dimensional. The was so much repetition in dialoge. "I'm going to get you you bastard" must have been said or muttered 15 times. There was a lot of name calling of the bad guy: creep, monster, bastard, etc., which just didn't sound like Jackson. It was almost juvenile, a lot of the writing. I've read most everything of hers, and this one just didn't sound like her. Another reviewer commented it was a rework of another book, but I don't think that's the case. And it was just flat-out boring, which I've never said about any of her books. And I am done with this particular series. Three serial killers in three years in this small town? Seriously? Very disappointing.
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Agh, I like Lisa's books, but this time I got frustrated. If I want to read in great detail about annoying teenager behavior and attitude, I won't be looking to a "mystery-thriller" genre for it. I just wanted to smack those incredibly unlikeable kids around the ears, and it didn't add anything to the story. Because of this, the final third of the book was a skim-read, which means I was just trying to figure out the important points, not enjoying the details anymore. So many good things about the book overall, but those kids...argh.

As for the killer's devices, they were quite unusual, and gave me the chills to read about, quite literally. But much more time was spent on how crappy the teens behaved. Too bad.
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Okay, here's what you need to know about the "To Die" series by Lisa Jackson - the best thing about it is the scenery. The series takes place each year around Christmas time during the "blizzard of the century." Reading about the cold and snow and ice and other elements of Christmas scenery in small town Montana is the best part of the story.

Here's one more thing you need to know about the "To Die" series - Alvarez and Pescoli must be the worst detectives in the history of the world. They go through the entire book continually turning up corpses but never really getting any closer to the killer, that is, until the killer decides to involve one of them. I'm not entirely sure what keeps me coming back, except the stories, character development and writing are pretty decent. At this point in the series, however, both Alvarez and Pescoli are involved with men that they are determined to push away because they are strong and independent and perfectly able to do it themselves, dammit! Pescoli, especially, is annoying as hell at this point. She is involved with smoking hot Nate Santana, who's great in bed, loves her and wants to be a father to her wayward children. Oh, and did I mention he wants to marry her? But no, Pescoli wants to keep failing miserably with her underachieving and disrespectful children to prove she can do it on her own. Oy.
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