The Night Before

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In the dark shadows of a sultry southern town, a serial killer strikes. It’s an act of sinister precision that has happened many times before...every victim an offering to a hunger that can never be sated...

The next morning, Caitlyn Montgomery Bandeaux wakes covered in blood. But Caitlyn has no memory of the night before, when her estranged husband was brutally murdered like so many others she has known...

Wanted by the police and haunted by ...

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Overview

In the dark shadows of a sultry southern town, a serial killer strikes. It’s an act of sinister precision that has happened many times before...every victim an offering to a hunger that can never be sated...

The next morning, Caitlyn Montgomery Bandeaux wakes covered in blood. But Caitlyn has no memory of the night before, when her estranged husband was brutally murdered like so many others she has known...

Wanted by the police and haunted by horrifying, fragmented memories, Caitlyn turns to Adam Hunt, the town's new psychologist. But how far can she really trust him? For as a twisted killer strikes again and again, Caitlyn's about to discover that those who appear the most innocent are usually the most evil...

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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson's romantic suspense novel The Night Before is a chilling tale of murder and madness, with a romance that's to-die-for. For generations, the Montgomery family has been tormented by dark secrets, scandals, and tragedy, but Caitlin Montgomery Bandeaux has more to worry about than the past. Awakening from a night of dreams filled with images of her estranged husband, Josh Bandeaux, being brutally murdered, Caitlin finds herself and her home smeared with blood. She's had blackouts before, but she's terrified to realize she has only fragments of memory of the previous night, especially when the police inform her that Josh has been found dead in a pool of his own blood. Josh's dirty business deals and shabby treatment of women have made him one of the most hated men in Atlanta -- as well as one of the richest -- and Caitlin wasn't the only one with plenty of reason to want him dead. But with his lifeblood splattered over the papers for their divorce, and for his planned lawsuit against her for the wrongful death of their daughter, she's a prime suspect when the apparent suicide turns out to be murder. Suddenly Caitlin's future may depend on her new therapist's ability to help her sort out elusive memories from her fragmentary nightmares -- all under the terrifying shadow of a family history of madness. Sue Stone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420133714
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 75,898
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.40 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2003

    Loved It!

    I loved it! I couldn't put it down, I stayed up until three in the morning reading.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting romantic psychological suspense

    In Savannah, Caitlyn Bandeaux is covered with blood, but has no idea why or what happened last night. She blames her memory loss on alcohol. After she cleans up, Police Detectives Reed and Morrisette inform her that someone brutally murdered her estrange spouse Josh. She remains the prime suspect with a strong motive and opportunity since he was suing her in the wrongful death of their infant son Jamie and her blood type was found at the crime scene. Still the cops realize that Josh had many enemies from his unscrupulous business dealings and his womanizing. Caitlyn asks her twin Kelly for help, but her sibling initially fails to return her desperate calls. As she suffers more blackouts and strange flashes, she turns to psychiatrist Adam Hunt though Kelly objects. Adam has an agenda of his own while the truth begins to surface inside Caitlyn¿s mind one slow drip at a time. Fans of Lisa Jackson¿s ¿Blooded¿ novels will want to read THE NIGHT BEFORE, an exciting romantic psychological suspense filled with plenty of twists, albeit too many. The story line grips the audience as Caitlyn struggles to regain her equilibrium by trying to learn why she blacks out (read the twist to learn why) but also falling in love with Adam. Some of the loose ties from the ¿Blooded¿ novels are answered in this tale that includes the appearance of New Orleans Detective Montoya. Ms. Jackson will return to all the lists while her audience anxiously awaiting the sequel, THE MORNING AFTER. Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

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    Good read

    I would like to preface this short review by saying that I generally like Lisa Jackson's writing. For the most part, her reading is very easy to read, but not in a "simple" sense of the word - everything just flows right. I have found that a lot of her books seem to have the same framework, but I enjoy it even though I know its coming. That said, this one started out slow for me. I had a rough time getting through it compared to the other books in another series (New Orleans) I have read of hers. However, I finally got into it about halfway through and found myself enjoying the rest of the book. Overall, not her best, and not one that I would recommend a friend begin with. However, if you are a loyal Lisa Jackson fan, it is certainly worth your time, and includes Montoya from the New Orleans series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    good story with editorial mistakes

    This was a good story - however I am finding that the e-books have a great many editorial mistakes. Even more so than the 'regular' books. Some of the mistakes are more than spell-check issues, some of these mistakes actually change the direction of the story. Hopefully this issue will be rectified soon. This book seemed to have suffered from more than usual.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    snooooze fest

    if u cant sleep read this book! u will b fast asleep!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2005

    Great Book

    This book is sooo good!!!!!.. i recommend everyone to read it . I personally LOVE mystery books....And i thought this was a very well written one.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2003

    UNPUTDOWNABLE!

    Great book! Lisa Jackson really kept me guessing. I can't wait for the sequel that's coming out next year!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2003

    Terrific

    Fast reading, exciting. I did not want to put it down. Loved it. First time reading Lisa Jackson. She is definitely at the top of list of my favorite authors.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

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    Reviewed by Denise Stern for Readers' Favorite Veteran author L

    Reviewed by Denise Stern for Readers' Favorite

    Veteran author Lisa Jackson delivers again with the tale of a young woman named Caitlyn Montgomery Bandeaux who wakes up one morning, bloody and confused after a night out at a bar. There's blood all over her bedroom but she has no idea how it got there. Then, she finds out that her ex-husband has been murdered. She has no memory of the event, but the blood in her bedroom scares her. Did she do it? Her new psychiatrist tries to unlock her memories, but seems to have an agenda of his own.  Police Detective Reed thinks she's good for the murder, but then, as members of her family turn up dead, he has nowhere to turn. The veteran detective is sure his gut is telling him the truth, but the facts presented to him are just not lining up.

    Lisa Jackson provides a new twist to her usual tales of women in jeopardy. In Caitlyn, readers are introduced to a confused, incredibly complex character. Caitlyn's relationship with her twin sister and her other family members provide the main focus that drives the plot.  However, nothing is as it seems. Jackson's adept use of narrative, pacing, and suspense offer readers a fast and exciting journey through twisted family dynamics and the ultimate revenge. Jackson's story relies heavily on the point of view of her main character, but doesn't hesitate to delve into the psyches of supporting characters in this novel of family ties, perceptions of loyalty, and the deep-rooted jealousy that threatens to destroy an entire generation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    kept me guessing

    good book if you like suspense and who done it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2007

    Labored writing and reading

    I've labored through 133 pages of this book, and I quit. I NEVER put a book down, but I am exhausted by the repetition ad nauseum of the main character's thoughts and the plodding plot. I couldn't write a psychological thriller if someone threatened to cut an artery, but I could have done as well as the author did with this one.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    randall

    You think your up for it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Enjoyed

    story had a slow start but suspense and mystery built. enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Ok...

    This book was ok. It was very slow and took almost all the book to finally get interesting. I love all of her books but this one was just slow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Lend

    Can u lend me it

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Froststorm

    NAME Froststorm AGE 20 moons GENDER shecat DESC pure white shecat with blue eyes and a black stripe down her spine PERS meet her KIN Cloudpool (mother) Eclipsestone (father) Whisperflight (sister) Brokenclaw (brother) Stormbranch(brother) MATE none CRUSH none KITS none

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Swirlingmoon

    Hi I'm Swirlingmoon. I'm the deputy of this clan. I am a beautiful sleek dappled tortishiell sugary caramel she cat with green eyes. I will take any apprentices who needs a mentor. I would love to have a mate and kits.(Hopefully)

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Dawnpaws bio

    A silver she cat with green eyes. She is seven moons old and wants to be a med cat appentice. She is kind caring and gentle and is smart with herbs.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Swiftpaws bio

    Is a creamy brown tom. Is mentor less. And has moon blue eyes. Is 11 years old. Has no crush.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Love all lisa jacksons books!

    great series

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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