- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date:
- 03 March 2011
- Crime, Thrillers and Mystery
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What an exciting murdermystery/thriller. Although this bookwas suppose to arrive last December it was well worth thewait and is an early reviewer's copy.The story is about a school for troubled teens where the sister of the main character, Jules, has been sent by courtorder. Not convinced her sister should be in a place like this, Jules begins to investigate the school, only todiscover several disturbing facts. One, a girl has beenmissing for over six months, and a teacher has been firedfor inappropriate sexual contact with one of the students.Then she receives a hysterical phone call from her sisterclaiming unusual dangerous activity is going on and to beg her to get her out of the place.Jules comes up with a plan to go undercover as a teacherat the school.......as a way to get her sister out. Before shearrives, 2 students are killed. Right after her arrival, a snow storm isolates the school, with a killer in their midst.Well written thriller and enough twists to keep you turning pages till the unexpected revelations at the end.
set in an isolated school for troubled teens, this is another excellent book by lisa jackson. what i like most about her books is that they are real page turners. you have to keep reading because of the way she weaves her stories. it's the same with this book, the characters are interesting and you want to see what is going to happen to them.i would highly recommend this book.
Outstanding! Shaylee Stillman is a very troubled youth who, after a series of indiscretions, is sent off by a court order to attend Blue Rock Academy - a Christian school dedicated to rehabilitation. Her older sister Jules is wary of Blue Rock, especially after the disappearance of a student. What follows is a complex and intelligent thriller, with a phenomenal twist that I quite honestly did not see coming. This was my first Lisa Jackson, and certainly wont be my last.
Lisa Jackson is an auto buy author for me and never disappoints. Without Mercy is no exception. The story itself was riveting, but one of the things I like about her writing are the characters she creates in her books. You will find that her heroes and heroines are never perfect, but flawed in many ways. Even the villains are not always pure evil. I am always trying to figure out "who done it" when reading murder/mysteries and sometimes I'm successful, but this time, I was so not expecting the ending. Great read!
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