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

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

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by Lisa Jackson
     
 

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The First Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli Novel!

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. .

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The First Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli Novel!

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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Publishers Weekly

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
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Series:
Montana 'To Die' Series, #1
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
86,027
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including After She’s Gone, Close to Home, Tell Me, Deserves to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, and Shiver. She has over twenty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.

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Left to Die 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 311 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Joan Falldine More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Lucidreader More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
ZC2 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Bizzyditch More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 :'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course...harriet klausner has to come along and RUIN the book with her blamed cliff note reveal. Will you DO something with this blamed poster bn!!!!! She is a hazard! She takes it upon herself to personally reveal and destroy every book she can. She must be banned from posting. How many book are you going to let her ruin? Ban her already!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Lisa Jackson is one of my favorite aurhors. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great thriller to start off the series! I just started #2 in the series since I liked #1 so much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Left to Die. I really like Lisa Jackson books anyway, and she did not disappoint. The chaaracters and story are realistic enouigh that you can get cought up in the story and the characters lives. The plot is very good, keeps you interested in finding out who, what, where and why. I think even younger (pre-teen on up) would enjoy this series, its not overly gory, sexy, racy or bad language. I like Lisa Jackson's books. I recommend them as good reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not want to put it down!
var More than 1 year ago
I hope Lisa Jackson continues the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from the beginning to the end and can't wait to read the second book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read.....I`ll be reading the next one !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I can't wait to read the next in line.