Left to Die (Montana 'To Die' Series #1)

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Nothing’s More Terrifying…

One by one, the victims are carefully captured, toyed with, then subjected to a slow and agonizing death. Piece by piece, his exquisite plan takes shape. The police can’t yet see the beauty in his work—but soon, very soon, they will…

Than Being Left Alone…

In the lonely woods around Grizzly Point, Montana, four bodies have been discovered. Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli ...

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Overview

Nothing’s More Terrifying…

One by one, the victims are carefully captured, toyed with, then subjected to a slow and agonizing death. Piece by piece, his exquisite plan takes shape. The police can’t yet see the beauty in his work—but soon, very soon, they will…

Than Being Left Alone…

In the lonely woods around Grizzly Point, Montana, four bodies have been discovered. Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli have been hoping for a career-making case, but this is a nightmare. Even with the FBI involved, Selena and Regan have nothing to go on but a killer’s cryptic notes, and the unsettling knowledge that there is much worse to come…

To Die…

When Jillian Rivers opens her eyes, she’s trapped in a mangled car. Then a stranger, claiming to be a trail guide named Zane McGregor, pries her free. Though she’s grateful, something about him sets Jillian on edge. And if she knew what lay out there in the woods of Montana, she’d be truly terrified. Because someone is waiting…watching…poised to strike and make Jillian the next victim…

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Prolific bestseller Jackson (Deep Freeze) introduces an intriguing pair of female detectives in this intense series opener. Deep in the winter wilderness of Montana, a serial killer sets up car accidents for women driving down secluded roads, rescues and seduces them and then ties them to trees and leaves them to die. As the bodies pile up, Det. Selena Alvarez and Det. Regan Pescoli search desperately for clues. Recent divorcée Jillian Rivers, in Montana searching for her vanished first husband, looks likely to become the next corpse when her tires are shot out and mountain man Zane MacGregor rescues her. When MacGregor vanishes from the cabin where Rivers is recovering from her injuries, she starts to wonder what his real motives are. Alvarez, Pescoli and Rivers separately edge closer to identifying the killer, but Jackson keeps them and the reader in suspense all the way to the cliffhanger ending. (Aug.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420102765
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Series: Montana 'To Die' Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 117,893
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson has been writing romantic fiction for fifteen years. Over sixty of her books have been published and reprinted in more than a dozen foreign languages. A single mother, she is a native of Oregon, where she still resides with her two teenage sons. Lisa is often asked what is the key to her success, and her unfailing answer is a keen imagination, incredible friends, loving family, and always, loads of laughter. As Oscar Wilde is purported to have said, "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Explicit sexual content. Vulgar language throughout.

    Disappointed that Ms. Jackson saw fit to litter her story with vulgarities. Quite a shame, as this could have been an exciting read. I deleted all three in the series (with no refund, by the way) after just a chapter of the first. Wish B & N had some kind of warning for sexually explicit or vulgar language.

    29 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Bypass

    From the start the writing was awful, details didn't add up, and copious amounts of extraneous crap got on my nerves. Everything has to be 'damned' or 'damned to hell' or 'G_ddamned'...so very over done and unnecessary. Explanatory background details are in the weirdest of places, the whole thing is choppy and everything feels so forced to be super dramatic. Plain awful.

    21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Not her best, but worth the read.

    I am not a die hard Lisa Jackson fan, but do read her books on occasion. When I started the first chapter, I knew that in order to really get into the "mood," that it required an uninterrupted hour. Once I got into the book, it caught my attention. Unfortunately, having to kill all those women to provide enough letters for the note almost lost my attention. But I hung in there and was rewarded with a nice twist. I do agree with other reviewers that had I known there is a second book, I would have waited until I had bought the second book before reading them together. Not bad, not great.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    This was the worst book I ever read. I can not believe that I w

    This was the worst book I ever read. I can not believe that I wasted my time and actually finished this book. It was bad!!!!!

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    I love romantic suspense, but this was more...suspence

    The story was okay, but I wouldn't call is romantic suspense more just plan suspense. There wasn't much to make me care about any of the characters, and I didn't like that the antagonist(s) were in the first person... if felt disjointed. The one bad guy came out of nowhere, and it almost seemed unfair that that the bad guy wasn't even hinted at. I got all 3 books in the series, but can't make myself care enough to finish the series. Maybe I'll some back to it, but it took me about 2 1/2 weeks to read this book, I just couldn't get into it. I usually read a book or two a week. This was my first Lisa Jackson book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    SOLD OUT

    I would not protest, because I have read and enjoyed all of Lisa Jackson books. I am a great fan of hers. Even felt empathy through her divorce, etc. But, this left me somewhat disgruntled. I love series, but usually we are warned and I buy all and read in that order. They usually are only a month or so apart...BUT to have to wait a year to see what happens is a little too long. Will I buy it?, yes, but I hope I still remember the plot from this one. What happened, Lisa to string us along this way? Did you sell out?

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent story telling.

    I enjoyed Left to Die thoroughly. Lisa Jackson was a new author I just "tried" and I am very glad I did. Her story was well written, and the character development outstanding. I eagerly read and read and eagerly anticipated the next event. Once one adventure is finally solved at the end of LEFT TO DIE, she continues with the same characters and part of the plot in CHOSEN TO DIE, which I am reading now. Very good. I highly recommend it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    Continued next year

    The characters in this book are typical L. Jackson quality. Excellent. I was enjoying this book up until it became obvious that there were not enough pages left to give a credible ending. I was right, only 50% of the story had an ending. Apparently I will have to wait a year to find out what happened to the other 50% of the characters. I have read other books which were on-going and involved the same characters. But I have never been left at a dead end before and then been told that the story would continue next year (12 months later). Will I have to read this book again to review the storyline or will half of the new book be spent re-telling the first book. This will involve a lot of characters. I have always bought any Lisa Jackson book as soon as it was released. Never again.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    Another good book by Lisa Jackson

    The first book I read by Lisa Jackson was "Fatal Burn" and I have not stopped since then. I love all of her books. They are suspenseful and I haven't read one that I haven't liked yet. I am currently reading "Malice", and I would recommend any of her books. Some of her books are part of a series like this one and I can't wait for "Chosen to Die" to come out in August. This was a GREAT book. If you like murder, and mystery filled with suspense then I would recommend this book and all of her books for you to read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2008

    Would be 5 Stars but.............

    Excellent book. Couldn't put it down. However, had I known that I would have to wait a full 12 months for the ending of the story, I would have waited to buy both books at once. Am I going to remember everything from the first book or am I going to have to re-read it to keep things straight? Frustrating

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Disappointed For having to wait a year

    This book was awesome, however I just finished it and was so angry to see we have to wait another year for the CHOSEN TO DIE :'

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    This book was a CROCK. It was slow moving. It features two detec

    This book was a CROCK. It was slow moving. It features two detectives. One you learn too much about, the other two little. It also has two plot lines. One about a serial killer, and one that you are supposed to think was the work of the serial killer, but in reality was unrelated. The unrelated case was distracting. I really hated that after slogging thru this book I was left hanging. No resolution, no serial killer. What was the point? Definitely NOT buying second book. After that slog, I don't care who the killer is. I don't care who's sleeping with whom.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Disappointed - Buyer beware

    I enjoyed this book and was really engrossed until the supposed ending. I didn't know that nothing would be revealed and the killer would remain unknown. You should put a warning that a second book must be purchased in order to finish the story. I bought the second book as I invested my time in this book and was not aware it would be a cliffhanger ending. I have been left with a bitter taste and feel cheated by the author. If this next book ends the same way, I will be upset and will never buy her books again. It would have been 5 stars, but the lack of ending changed it to 3 stars.

    What a ploy to sell books -- what a way to make a living. I feel like I deserve a refund and an apology!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    To Review #59

    Well just read the up above reviewer and the rude :::::: recked the book for all once again just like every other book she has access to in the nook, You just will not stop will u, i only wish i could say to u what i really feel about

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    I found the story-line intriguing & well-developed, but ...

    I found the story-line intriguing & the narrative well-written, but I felt somewhat letdown when the book ended w/no resolution to the story-line. Luckily, I'd already bought & intended to read the whole series. So I moved on, hoping that #2 in the series would bring the resolution & my "letdown" wouldn't become irritation.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    Excellent start to a new series, worth checking out!

    I have to admit, I like these novels. Though not quite James Patterson, Lisa has her own writing style that does compare, but is a signature all her own.

    She has created a few series novels, and this is one of the better ones. I like the characters, reminds me of Rizzole and Isles, except they still haven't quite achieved the close friendship that R & I have. But they're working on it. There were only 3 in this series, but I hoping she writes some more.

    Her other Series, the ones set in New Orleans are great as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Recommended

    It was a good read.....I`ll be reading the next one !!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    excellent

    excellent

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Anonymous

    Great book. Lisa Jackson is one of my favorite aurhors. Can't wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    For a fluent read!

    The author has a refined way to portray her characters and the intertwined plots that she carries from her previous books of the same series. Just when the storyline seems to be getting overly recognizable and transparent, her text appears under an element of surprise - something I look forward to seeing in her books at this point.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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