- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date:
- 23 July 2009
- Crime, Thrillers and Mystery
Showing 1-3 out of 3 reviews.
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.
The two detectives moved the story along, but the H/H didn’t. Frustrated by all the small chit chat and internal moaning and groaning when I wanted to know what the villains were doing. Excellent story premise though.
Read in August, 2013Lisa Jackson Almost DeadFraudio> Mysterysummer 2013> TBR Busting 2013pub 2007families> filthy lucre> chick-lit> weak murder storyFirst try out with this author and I have other titles yet will not rush to bring them out given this lack-lustre item.The story opens with a woman in a coma who we know, through her inner narration, can hear and feel, however the medicos seem to be willing to turn her off. That was good, though unhappily, it is not long before the story focus is turned to focus lengthily a bad marriage and the crime element is just in the background.Chick-lit-cum-thriller genre is not so very appealing.2*
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