Without Mercy, Hardback book

Without Mercy[Hardback]

by Lisa, Jackson

3.19 out of 5 (18 ratings)

Hodder & Stoughton General Division 
Publication Date:
03 March 2011 
Crime, Thrillers and Mystery 


An exclusive school with a terrifying secret ...Ever since her father was stabbed to death, Jules Farentino has been plagued by nightmares. Her teenaged sister Shay has reacted with a rap sheet for drug USE, theft and vandalism. Still, when her mother decides to send Shay to an elite boarding school in Oregon, Jules is worried. The Academy has a reputation for turning wayward kids around - but one of its students went missing six months ago and her body has never been found. On impulse, Jules applies for a teaching job at the Academy. Just before she arrives, a student is found hanged, and a hysterical Shay believes it was murder. Then another girl goes missing, and yet another is found dead. Behind the Academy's idyllic veneer lurks an evil force on a brutal and terrifying mission. And Jules is the next target of a bloodthirsty killer without limits, without remorse, without mercy.

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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.

    5.00 out of 5


  • 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.

    5.00 out of 5


  • 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.

    5.00 out of 5


  • 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!

    4.00 out of 5


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