Saturday, January 17, 2009

Absolute Fear

by Lisa Jackson

I haven't been doing very well with starting a series with the first book. This is the second time this month. Oh well, in some ways it's fun to learn about the characters and their relationships and then go back to the beginning and find out what led up to this stage.

Her last memory before being shot in the head is looking up from her slumped position on the floor and seeing her boyfriend aiming a gun right at her. Quite the beginning, don't you think?! Talk about Absolute Fear!

This Southern mystery/suspense was as tangled as any soap opera could ever hope to be. WOW! That doesn't sound like a good thing and maybe it was a bit much, but I still enjoyed it. The only thing I didn't like was the crassness. Lisa Jackson has a romance series that I don't think I'll bother with, but I can skip over it in this mystery series.

There are four previous books in this series. Book one is Hot Blooded.


Nikki in Niagara said...

Sounds really good! I'll add it to the old TBR list.

jenclair said...

Crassness? Hmmm. Think I'll skip this one.

Framed said...

I'm to the point that if I don't read a rave review, I don't have room for it on the shelf. I couldn't quite decide if you were going to read the rest of this series or not.

Gentle Reader said...

I usually avoid the crass, but it does sound exciting :)

Booklogged said...

Nicola, I hope you will like it.

Jenclair, if I didn't want to know more about Eve and her boyfriend's relationship I wouldn't read anymore.

Framed this wasn't a rave review but, yes, I am going to read more in the series - at least, the first book.

Gentle Reader it is a exciting read.

Literary Feline said...

I don't think I've read anything by Lisa Jackson before. This sounds like a fun one though. Thanks for the great review.

Becca said...

My older sister has a lot of Lisa Jackson's mystery novels. She really liked the writing style, but it is not for everyone. No one's writing style is for every reader. But I am glad you were able to enjoy the book anyway! :)

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