(The first book in the Savannah series)
This book, like so many of Lisa Jackson’s books, starts with a murder, the victim is Caitlyn Montgomery Bandeaux’s ex-husband, a murder clumsily staged to look like suicide, or is that what the killer wants? Caitlyn wakes up the next morning with a pounding headache and covered in blood, in fact her whole bedroom is covered in blood and she is the prim suspect in her ex-husbands murder, a murder she has memories of, but no clear knowledge.

This is not the first time Caitlyn has suffered a blackout, as the book progresses, we learn this is not the first time someone close to her has died mysteriously, and the murders continue, all people close to or related to Caitlyn. Even Caitlyn’s psychiatrist has disappeared. And each time suspicion falls on her. Is she the killer? Or is she being framed by a very clever sociopath?

Once again Lisa Jackson has written a thrilling book. This time she delves into the subject of multiple personalities caused by childhood trauma. This was also the first time that I figured out who did it before it was revealed. Even so, there were twists and turns and an ending that made me sit up and take notice. There were only two things I didn’t like.

One is the romance that is always in her books. But it doesn’t annoy me enough that I am going to stop reading her books. It is rather tastefully done. This book had some gratuitous sex in it, but it not a lot. It helped to round out some of the characters.

The other is this book is also referred to as The third book in the New Orleans series which is why I read it, I am trying to read all the books in the New Orleans series. It takes place in Savannah and the only reason it is called part of the New Orleans series is because detective Reuben Montoya is in it. But he is only in it for like a paragraph and a half! And now that I have read this one, I have to read the next on in the Savannah series. Just because I do.

I would still recommend this book and give it 3.75 stars. I just don’t know how to split my stars so I have 4 stars showing. ENJOY!

~ Suspense/Thriller ~ finished 7/20/2009


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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

2 responses

  1. Kristie says:

    I love suspense books and wish I could enjoy more Lisa Jackson books. I’ve read some and enjoy them, but I am with you… sometimes to romance is a little bit too much. It seems like it is always the same formula. This one sounds good though, and I think I may have it on my shelves somewhere. Great review!

  2. karen says:

    Hi Bella, just dropping by to see how many, many books you’ve been reading! I really want to try the Lisa Jacksons, but I still have a To Read pile next to my bed, and so tired these days I can only manage a paragraph or two before falling asleep! Hope you are keeping well!