The Morning After [NOOK Book]

Overview

His Victims. . .

A woman is frantic as she awakens in a dark, closed space. From above her comes the muffled sound of cruel laughter, followed by the hard splatter of dirt. Pure terror takes over as she realizes she's being buried alive--and her last breath is a scream that no one but a sadistic killer will hear. . .

Will Take His Secrets. . .

To journalist Nikki Gillette, this disturbing story is a ticket out...

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The Morning After

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Overview

His Victims. . .

A woman is frantic as she awakens in a dark, closed space. From above her comes the muffled sound of cruel laughter, followed by the hard splatter of dirt. Pure terror takes over as she realizes she's being buried alive--and her last breath is a scream that no one but a sadistic killer will hear. . .

Will Take His Secrets. . .

To journalist Nikki Gillette, this disturbing story is a ticket out of small-town Savannah and on to the big time. She's already given the killer a nickname--The Grave Robber--and she's spending every minute dogging tough cop Pierce Reed's investigation, trailing him through Savannah's deep thickets and crumbling cemeteries. . .even though she's starting to wonder about the secrets he's keeping. . .

To The Grave

Another body is found. And another. Each gruesome discovery unnerves Nikki a little more. . .there's something familiar about it, something she should know. Now, as a serial killer pulls her ever deeper into his sick game, she has no idea how close she's getting to the truth--or how deadly it will be. . .

Includes an excerpt of Lisa Jackson's newest novel, Tell Me!

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Editorial Reviews

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Slowly waking from a drugged sleep, a woman realizes she's not in her own bed but in a closed coffin, lying on top of a cold, reeking dead body. Thuds resonate on the lid-dirt and stones being shoveled on top-bringing the sure knowledge she's being buried alive. From this bone-chilling, if melodramatic, opening image, Jackson skillfully crafts a horrific thriller about an elusive serial killer dubbed The Grave Robber. Seeing the high-profile murders as her ticket out of small-town Savannah, ambitious reporter Nikki Gillette latches onto the case and onto lead investigator Pierce Reed. Tough-guy police detective Pierce initially sees Nikki's dogged investigations as a mere irritant-until evidence turns up indicating that the killer may see Nikki as his prey. Meanwhile, tension and unease mount for Nikki as secret ties among the attractive Pierce, whom she may be falling for, the killer and the victims start coming to light. As in Jackson's previous offering, The Night Before, this psychological thriller has a beautifully conceived plot full of unexpected twists and provocative misleads, as well as sophisticated character development. Not even the sadistic murderer is one-dimensionally evil, and the protagonists display delicious depths. (Mar.) Forecast: Jackson's last few books fell just shy of the New York Times's top 10, but this book, supported as it is by a multicity author tour and print and radio advertising, has a good chance of scoring a higher placement. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420133813
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Pierce Reed/ Nikki Gillette , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 16,957
  • File size: 567 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2004

    Freat romantic thriller

    Lumpkin County, North Carolina Sheriff Baldwin calls Savannah cop Pierce Reed to come immediately to a crime scene in a wooded area as his name was found with the deceased. Pierce is shown a coffin containing two bodies and a microphone. Apparently someone Pierce knows Barbara Jean Marx was buried alive with an existing corpse.................................. Savannah Sentinel reporter Nikki Gillette follows Pierce and his partner Sylvie Morrisette as they try to uncover the identity of a serial killer. The culprit seems to be toying with Pierce as the offender appears to intimately know the cop. As Pierce cannot shake off Nikki, he finds himself falling in love with her, a feeling the journalist reciprocates. Neither one knows the connection Nikki has with the psychopath, but Pierce is willing to risk his life to keep his beloved from being the next person buried alive............................... The latest Lisa Jackson¿s Georgia police procedural romance (see THE NIGHT BEFORE) is a solid terse tale that hooks the audience from the eerie opening scene until the climax. The story line never slows down from the moment Barbara Jean knows she has been buried alive with a dead body until the final confrontation between the heroes and the villain. Though the motive for the homicides seems crazy (than again the killer is crazy), fans will appreciate the lead couple and his partner as the stress on each of them from love and from the murders is palpable. Once again Ms Jackson provides a terse romantic suspense with the accent on thriller............. Harriet Klausner

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Gina kopack: June 26, 2013

    GREAT READ!!!! I am true book junkie!!! LISA JACKSON
    is my all time favorite author; her books always keep yoy on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I uave a hard time putting the book down. I have read everyone of her books and they get better and better each time! I love the new Nikki and Reed. I could not stop reading this book and finished it in a day! If you like Phschological Thrillers, i highly recommend this book !. Lisa has a way of making you feel conected to her characters and she decribes her scenes in vivid detail almost making you believe you are there with the characters.

    Lisa, i hope to see more books that include Nikki and Reed!
    I have read all your books and can't wait to read many more!
    Keep your imagination and wheels turning!!! Your an awesome writer!! Hurry up with your next book- anxious to see what you have in store for us!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    Lisa Jackson Never Disappoints

    Once again, Lisa Jackson has written an incredible story. When one reads so many suspense books, its hard to come up with something that really feels new. But the descriptions of the horror of being buried alive, and the creepiness of the sick-o who is doing it, is very unique, yet oh so typical of Jackson's stories.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Lisa Jackson has

    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

    Lisa Jackson has given readers a chilling story to ponder in her suspense novel, The Morning After. There are multiple murders and no one seems able to connect the dots in order to solve the mystery of people being buried alive, on top of rotting corpses. Once you get past the horror of the crime, you begin to sort through the cast of characters to try to out-think the author before the end smacks you in the face.  Detective Pierce Reed has some past problems to overcome and journalist Nikki Gillette needs a topnotch story to get her out of the doldrums of stories which attract few readers. It is not surprising that the two should meet under less than desirable circumstances. Nikki is all over the detective in her attempts to get a lead story and this only aggravates the detective, such that he goes into avoidance mode. But, lo and behold, Reed finally contacts Nikki and the two must find common ground in order to solve the heinous crime of a serial killer on the loose.

    I found it a bit difficult to like the lead character of Nikki but the author has done a fine job of seeing her traits through consistently. There are many characters and it takes concentration on the part of the reader to put them all in place to follow the story through to completion. The descriptions of the victims' last moments is compelling and the characters are complex and just elusive enough that the reader will keep turning the pages to learn more. Jackson is fast becoming a leading suspense author and The Morning After will certainly facilitate her climb to the top.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    My first time reading books by this author, but it was amazing good. The story will keep you on your toes, scared, question everybody involved and make you cry and sad at the same time. I loved this book, a friend of mine Lend me this book and I had to purchase it because me and my daughter was trying to read. Great buy for bargain price.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Great book

    Whomever thinks this book is boring or not good, didn't read the same book. It was awesome! The suspense was engaging. Things were repeated because the author was giving clues so the reader could put two and two together. I figured it out midway but kept reading because the "why" is so very important. Shame on those who thought this book was a waste of time and money.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    amazing

    This book was the first Lisa Jackson book I have read.Loved it, couldn't put it down.I'll be buying more of her books for sure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    great read!

    I couldn't put it down.... had me guessing right to the end!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2011

    waste of my time and money

    i'm so surprised that this book got decent/good reviews! it was awful. horribly written and just all over the place. also very repetitive. this book probably could have been written in 150 pages or less instead of the 350+. 15 pages in and i knew i wasted $4.30. but since i bought it, i forced myself to read the whole thing. ugh. that's time i'll never get back.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Good Read

    Worth the time & money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    One of her better ones

    Lisa is back on track. Grisleystory. Couldhave used a good love scene. Reed sounded hot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Haley_Marie

    This chapter brings out everything about the characters! Keep it up! I can just picture Morningkit sticking her tounge out at the new apprentice, I can hear the ha<_>te and boast in Dewpaw's voice... I love your story so far! And the fact that you made all of this in a few hours is even better! Keep up the work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Morning Rises ~ Chapter 2

    "Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather!" Morningkit and Risingkit trotted over with their mom. Dewkit, a a white shekit was beaming. "Today we have a new apprintence." Velvetstar announced. *Dewkit* thought Morningkit with a pang of jealuosy. "Dewkit, you are now Dewpaw. Sunpelt will mentor you." *Oh no!* thought Morningkit. A nice cat shouldn't have a stuck-up kit like Dewpaw! "May Starclan light your path." Velvetstar purred and dissmissed them. Dewpaw trotted over. "I'm an apprintence and your not!" She hissed laughing. Morningkit growled. "I am three moons today! I am gonna be one soon! You wait and see!" "Ha!" Laughed Dewpaw. "Yea right!" "Shut up, Dewpaw!" Yelled Risingkit. Dewpaw gave them a suprised look and hurried away, glaring. "See!" Laughed Morningkit, "You got her good! Ha ha! Mnnnnn! Ha!" Their mother rushed over. "Kits, where are your manners? Youll be one soon. Respect your elders." Risingkit muttered, "She is not my elder. She doesnt need respect. That is a perfect definition of her." "Yea, she is an elder." Morningkit said quickly. "A big fat stinky, smelly, old elder!" "Yea, and she lives in the excact same kind of den!" They both laughed hard. Their mother gave them a glare, and they followed her obediently back to the den.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Excellent. Love the characters

    Quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Amazing

    I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Recommend

    Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    I enjoyed this book very much, one of her better books.

    I enjoyed this book very much, one of her better books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Rainstar

    Im very sorry i have desider not toloin/leave the clan. There is a jorney i musr complete bur i with return and return i will a warroir

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    .

    "Feather......"

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    RAINSTAR

    Noving to second result

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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