In If She Only Knew we meet the Cahill family, (click here for my review), Almost Dead continues the story 10 years later with Marla’s daughter, Cissy Cahill.
Cissy is married now with a toddler son. Her world appears to be falling apart, her marriage is failing and then the people closest to her start dieing, being murdered actually. Cissy herself is being stalked. Detective Anthony Paterno has returned and is the investigating officer.
As the police put the pieces together and the killer draws closer, a secret from the past holds the key to solving the case.
Once again Lisa Jackson draws the reader into another world, a world where fear rules and twisted individuals are willing to do anything to get what they want. While you could read this novel without reading the first one, I think it is much more enjoyable if you already have a basic knowledge of some of the characters in Almost Dead. The twists in this novel are thrilling, once again with unexpected turns and a surprise if not a total shock at the end makes this another winner.
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