Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

by Lisa Jackson

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ISBN-13: 9780821772966
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: West Coast Series , #1
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lisa Jackson lives with her family, two cats, and an 80-pound dog in the Pacific Northwest.

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She was there.

Inside.

Somewhere in the rambling log home.

No doubt Jenna Hughes felt secure. Safe.

But she was wrong.

Dead wrong.

As the first flakes of winter snow drifted from the gray sky, he watched from his hiding spot, a blind he'd built high in the branches of an old-growth Douglas fir that towered from this high ridge. Her ranch stretched out below in frozen acres that abutted the Columbia River.

The rustic old house was the core of what he considered her compound. Graying logs and siding rising three stories to peaked gables and dormers. From the ice-glazed windows, cozy patches of light glowed against the frozen ground, reminding him of his own past, of how often he'd been on the outside, in the freezing weather, teeth chattering as he stared at the smoke rising from the chimney of his mother's warm, forbidden house.

That was long ago.

Now, focusing the military glasses on the panes, he caught a glimpse of her moving through her house. But just a teaser, not much, not enough to focus on her. Her image disappeared as she turned down a hallway.

He refocused, caught a bit of movement in the den, but it was only the old dog, a broken-down German Shepherd who slept most of the day.

Where was she?

Where the hell had she gone?

Be patient, his inner voice advised, trying to soothe him.

Soon you'll be able to do what you want.

The snowflakes increased, powdering the branches, covering the ground far below and he glanced down at the white frost. In his mind's eye he saw drops of blood in the icy crystals, warm as they hit the ground, giving off a puff of steam, then freezing slowly in splotches of dark red.

A thrill tingled up his spine just as a stiff breeze, cold as Lucifer's piss, screamed down the gorge, stinging the bit of skin above his ski mask. The branches above and around him danced wildly and beneath the mask, he smiled. He embraced the cold, felt it was a sign. An omen.

The snow was now falling in earnest. Icy crystals falling from the sky.

Now was the time.

He'd waited so long.

Too long.

A light flashed on in the master bedroom and he caught another glimpse of her, long hair braided into a rope that hung down her back, baggy sweatshirt covering her curves, no makeup enhancing an-already beautiful face. His pulse accelerated as she walked past a bank of windows then into a closet. His throat went dry. He refocused the glasses, zoomed in closer on the closet door. Maybe he'd catch a glimpse of her naked, her perfectly honed body, an athlete's body with large breasts and a nipped in waist and muscles that were both feminine and strong. His crotch tightened.

He waited. Ignored a light being snapped on in another part of the house. Knew it was probably one of her kids.

Come on, come on, he thought impatiently. His mouth turned dry as sand and lust heated his chilled blood. The master bedroom with its yellowed-pine walls and softly burning fire remained empty. What the hell was taking her so long?

How he wanted her. He had for a long, long time.

He licked his lips against the cold as she reappeared, wearing a black bra and low-slung black jeans. She was beautiful. Nearly perfect in those tight pants.

"Strip ‘em, Jenna," he muttered under breath that fogged through his insulated mask.

Her breasts nearly fell from the sexy black undergarment. But she headed into her bathroom and he readjusted the lens as she leaned over a sink and applied lipstick and mascara. He saw her backside, that sweet, sweet ass straining against the black denim as she leaned closer to the mirror and within that smooth glass surface, he stared at her wide eyes, silvery green and rimmed in thick black lashes. For a second she seemed to catch his eye, to look right at him and she hesitated, mascara wand in hand. Little lines appeared between her arched eyebrows, a hint of worry. As if she knew. Her eyes narrowed and his heart pounded hard against his ribs.

Turning quickly, she stared out the window, to the gathering darkness and the snow now falling steadily. Was it fear he saw in her green eyes? Premonition?

"Just you wait," he whispered, his voice soft in the deadly quiet forest, the snow becoming thick enough that her image was blurred, his erection suddenly rock hard as he conjured up pictures of what he saw what he would do to her.

But that instant of fear was gone and her lips pulled into a half smile, as if she'd been foolish. She flipped off the bathroom light, then headed back to her bedroom. Once in her cozy master suite, she yanked a sweater from her bed and pulled it over her head. For a few seconds he felt ecstasy, watching as her arms uplifted and for a heartbeat she was blindfolded and trapped in the garment, but then her head poked through a wide cowl-neck and her arms slid through the sweater's sleeves. She pulled her rope of hair from the neckline and walked quickly out of view, snapping the lights off as she entered the hallway.

Hot desire zinged through his blood at the thought of her.

Beautiful.

Arrogant.

Proud.

And soon, very soon, to be brought to her knees.

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Deep Freeze 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 190 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deep Freeze by Liza Jackson delivers everything. The story is a refreshing break from cookie cutter romances. I was on the edge of my seat until the end of the book waiting to see how the story would turn out. Love it, and highly recommend this as a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Jackson is one of my favorite authors, and this book did not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so awesome i could not put it down. Lisa Jackson kept my interest an wanting more. This was my first Lisa Jackson book an i wasn't disappointed. KEEP IT UP LISA!!!
Kelz67 More than 1 year ago
My first Lisa Jackson book was 'You Don't want to know', I have been hooked ever since! Her books keep you reading, are scary when you are reading alone at night, Deep Freeze will not disappoint.
JulesF9933 More than 1 year ago
if you like whodunits you have to discover Lisa Jackson. I love her writing and that she is so prolific...I don't have to work about what I'm going to read for a long time!
LC112648LC More than 1 year ago
Absolutely excellent read ... as usual Lisa Jackson has alot of suspense with twists and turns. Great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cuddle up with a warm blanket and a cup of tea because once you start this one you will be hooked. I couldnt tear myself away from it and finished it in one weekend. Lisa Jackson's style of writing is very descriptive, I actually felt like I was in a mountain cabin experiencing the fierce winter storm that she describes in the story. Jenna is a very believable character and so are her daughter's- especially the older one who is a teenager. The suspense and mystery kept me intrigued. There were a few too many characters introduced in the beginning that I lost track of but that is the only negative that I have. I did very much like the interactions between Carter and Jenna, the heat between them just leapt off the page at me. Cant wait to check out some more of Ms. Jackson's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many twists and turns keeping you on edge!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow - I've never read such a suspenseful book! Keeps you guessing, Over 400 pages Highly recommend.
charisme2003 More than 1 year ago
Book started out kind of slow but picked up and I could not put it down. Really good. Already reading next one, Fatal Burn.
nursgrl More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you going with suspense..very good story. Lisa Jackson pulls through EVERY time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another masterpiece by LJ. I haven't been disappointed by any of Ms. Jackson's books and Deep Freeze was no exception. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I just had to keep turning the pages. If all you want is a sappy romance novel then buy a harlequin...Ms. Jackson is a master of suspense with a tad of romance thrown in. Loved it, can't wait to get started on Fatal Burn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was a bit slow getting started, but once it did I couldn't put it down. I would have liked to have gotten inside the character of Shane Carter a bit more. This book had alot of twists and turns and I am anxious for the sequel to it.
BellaFoxx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SynopsisFormer movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her-an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. While Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she'd be terrified if she knew what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. It's a shocking case that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods. Now two more women are missing, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna.As a winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. Jenna is getting closer to meeting her biggest fan-one who wants nothing more than to see her dead.My review: Once again I found myself totally wrapped up in a book. Lisa Jackson has a very twisted killer in this book, who kills with the cold. Taking an obsessed fan to new levels, he abducts women with the same physical characteristics as Jenna (won't tell you why, that would be a major spoiler, but trust me it is creepy) and leaves dead bodies behind him and seems to be unstoppable.You wonder how he is able to do everything he does, but it is not revealed until the end and when everyone knows, then you wonder how can anyone stop him.Another thing I like about Lisa Jackson, is her endings are not all the same, like some authors that I have stopped reading. She has fresh twists to her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but the author repeated herself so much I just felt it dragged out. Get on with it already! I remember what's going on...you don't need to recap every chapter like This is a tv series....
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Barnes and Noble please don't let kids put ratings on books.
lulu1950 More than 1 year ago
This book is only OK....the worst part is that is is a con to buy another book. There is no ending....just have to buy the next book. I personally do not appreciate that!
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One of the worst books i have ever read in my entire life and i have read hundreds. I am embarrassed to have it in my library. Are there negative star ratings because this one is soooo bad it is not worthy of a star.
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The characters are so unlikeable and pathetic, that i'm hoping the killer wins. It is rare for me not to read a book cover to cover in one sitting. I was determined to read this, since I paid for it. I've given up after a week. I'll never try to read another one, but for those poor followers who think she can write, would someone edit her crap. She repeats everything over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific mystery