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If Looks Could Kill

If Looks Could Kill

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by Eileen Dreyer
     
 

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Chris Jackson has secrets.

A wildly popular author of suspense novels, Chris hides away in the tiny town of Pyrite, Missouri, where she lives in a converted storefront and practices breaking-and-entering on local businesses.

Most of the citizens of Pyrite happily claim Chris as their very own celebrity. But the new police chief, Al MacNamara isn't one of them.

Overview

Chris Jackson has secrets.

A wildly popular author of suspense novels, Chris hides away in the tiny town of Pyrite, Missouri, where she lives in a converted storefront and practices breaking-and-entering on local businesses.

Most of the citizens of Pyrite happily claim Chris as their very own celebrity. But the new police chief, Al MacNamara isn't one of them. Recently transplanted from the mean streets of Chicago, Mac hates mysteries. And Chris Jackson is a mystery.

Then, the murders begin. Murders that look suspiciously like those in Chris's books. Murders that escalate to a grisly stabbing that exactly mimics a story no one has read except Chris, herself.

With MacNamara's help, Chris is forced to delve into the dark recesses of her past for answers. Is a madman stalking Chris? Or is Chris right to question her own sanity? Could she be committing the murders herself?

REVIEWS:
"...has as many layers as an onion and more than a few surprises." ~Gothic Journal
"Adroitly crafted and ingeniously plotted. This one is a spellbinder." ~John Lutz, author of UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD

OTHER SUSPENSE/THRILLERS by Eileen Dreyer:
Nothing Personal
Brain Dead
A Man to Die For
Bad Medicine

ABOUT EILEEN DREYER:
New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer has been inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, nominated for the Anthony Award and is a retired trauma nurse. Also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, Eileen doesn't see herself actively working in those fields, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614174851
Publisher:
ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
1,150,748
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Dreyer is a forensic specialist who spent 16 years as a trauma nurse before she turned to writing. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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If Looks Could Kill 3.7 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book becsause it was $1.99 and suspense... I read it in two days and am buying another by same author!
seminoelgal More than 1 year ago
Bestselling author Chris Jackson is perfectly happy with her quiet life. After all, what's not to like? Her next door neighbor is an unemployed ventriloquist, her literary agent is a kleptomaniac, and her house is only six blocks from the Mobile Home Hall of Fame. If she ever needs a getaway, she's got a Harley. Then the murders start. Murders taken form the pages of her own books. Murders that threaten her sanity, maybe her very life. And she has only a burned-out ex-Chicago cop to help her... Humor, suspense and a gritty murder mystery--I loved this book. Chris Jackson is quirky and likable.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Pretty awesome if you like suspense. Chris Jackson is an author who writes thrillers. Her childhood was awful but she has found a town that has become her home and family. She still has problems dealing with the impact of her background and they only become worse when a detective from a St. Louis contacts her about murders that are patterned after her books. The new chief of police is facing demons of his owns and recognizes them in Chris. He is experience, supportive, and a little hot. There are several pretty good twists to this one. There were also touches of humor to balance the terror hanging over her. I need that balance. I would love to see a sequel but I don't expect. Will be trying more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Good writing and character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The suspense was just right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moves fast..a good who done it.
Koala63 More than 1 year ago
Will look for more of her books to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could use more suspense but has good characters that keep you hooked and wanting more. It's also realistic and not too over the top. I like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic story that keeps you guessing until the end. I'll definitely be reading more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the plots and the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better than your average read with quite endearing and well developed characters. Recommend this book and writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not an easy read. Some quirky characters. Plot hard to follow at times and dragged at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the summary of this book it seemed like it would be very interesting and i was excited to read it. However it was terrible, the writting sucked and i found myself skipping amd skipping over things because it wasnt interesting. It had a great storyline and could have been so good. I would not reccomend it to anyone. Ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trite. Author has no need to insert "god damn" in every other sentence.
bloomingtonbabe More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and all the characters of Pyrite. As someone else said, there was just enough humor to help offset the gruesome parts. I found it very hard to put down. When I purchased it, I think it was $2.99. At $.99 it is a MUST BUY
Anonymous 5 months ago
Could stop reading, thoroughly caught in her story and had to find out how it ended. Then didn't want it to end!
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This book was just not my cup of tea at all. I struggled to finish it. I will not purchase any more books from this author at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main mystery is never resolved and that is a very cheap of the author who thinks no one noticed she put it in and then couldnt find away to explain it plus one or two other odds and ends left dangling. poor plotting if she had two nasty little barking dogs it would have helped
Beth1944 More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!
TheWriteBrothers More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It reminded me a lot of ABC's hit TV show Castle. :)
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