Murder Among Strangers [NOOK Book]

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Kate Austen has always had a soft spot for people in trouble, but stopping to help stranded motorist Sheryl Ann Martin is a terrible mistake. With her dead husband in the trunk and her killer boyfriend at her side, Sheryl Ann is in trouble. And so is Kate – held hostage in a remote cabin by a couple who can’t afford to let her live. Kate’s only hope is a desperate run for ...
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Overview

Kate Austen has always had a soft spot for people in trouble, but stopping to help stranded motorist Sheryl Ann Martin is a terrible mistake. With her dead husband in the trunk and her killer boyfriend at her side, Sheryl Ann is in trouble. And so is Kate – held hostage in a remote cabin by a couple who can’t afford to let her live. Kate’s only hope is a desperate run for freedom, but when she is rescued, her nightmare is just beginning.

This is the fourth book in the Kate Austen mystery series.

“Jacobs provides more than a few breathtaking surprises before wrapping up this heart-pounding story.” Publisher’s Weekly.

“Jacobs’ crisp writing style and tightly woven chapters keep Kate’s living nightmare as real as it gets.” San Francisco Chronicle.

“Jacobs gives excellent value in terms of chills and puzzles per page.” The Chicago Tribune.
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San Francisco Chronicle
"Jacobs' crisp writing style and tightly woven chapters keep Kate's living nightmare as real as it gets."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014882552
  • Publisher: jonnie jacobs
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Series: A Kate Austen Mystery , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 393
  • Sales rank: 254,099
  • File size: 221 KB

Meet the Author

Jonnie Jacobs is the author of thirteen novels, most recently, Paradise Falls.

She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from UC's Boalt Hall School of Law. In addition, she holds graduate degrees in English, from the University of Michigan, and in counseling, from California State University. She is an active member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and has served on the Edgar awards committee. She is a frequent lecturer on both the craft of writing and the world of mystery fiction.

A former practicing attorney, she lives near San Francisco with her husband and now writes full time.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    Best in the series!

    A hard-to-put down book, the fourth in the series and the best so far. Kate Austen's attempt to be a good samaritan leads to her kidnapping, subsequent murders, and questions about her involvement by the police, even by her significant other, Lieutenant Michael Stone. The plot is filled with twists and turns that keep yo guessing until the surprising climax. The relationship between Kate and Mike is tested as never before in this tale of unintended consequences. The well-worth-reading previous books in the series are: Murder Among Friends, Murder Among Neighbors, and Murder Among Us.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    A good author gets better

    Many people consider California the state of choice as the sun seems to shine there. However, on occasion driving rain occurs. On one of those nights, Kate Austen on her way home sees a car stopped in the middle of the road. The lone inhabitant of the vehicle is a frightened, cold young woman. Sheryl Ann tells Kate that her boyfriend Bobby went to find them help for their flat tire........ Kate persuades the bewildered Sheryl Ann to take a blanket out of the trunk. At the moment the trunk is opened Bobby returns and quickly realizes that Kate saw the corpse that was lying inside the trunk. He knows they must dispose of Kate. They abduct her planning to murder her later. However, the two women have illogically bonded already. Sheryl Ann frees Kate before she vanishes. The police arrive only to find the bullet-ridden body of Bobby. They suspect Kate killed the 'victim' and even her police officer significant other has doubts about Kate's story.......... The fourth Kate Austen mystery is better than the precious previous three novels in this delightful series. The characters are sharper and much clearly defined. The compelling story line is exciting and fast-paced while the narration propels the plot forward. MURDER AMONG STRANGERS shows Jonnie Jacobs has the ability to hypnotize her audience by making them care about Kate, her children, and her significant other within the inside of a mesmerizing novel.

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