Devious (New Orleans Series #7)

Devious (New Orleans Series #7)

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Devious (New Orleans Series #7) by Lisa Jackson, Mary Carter, Cathy Lamb

"Terrifying. . .A Creepy Thriller." –Publishers Weekly

When New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya is called to investigate a murder with his partner Rick Bentz, he's shocked to recognize the victim. Camille Renard, an old high-school friend, was found on the altar of St. Marguerite's cathedral, dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted. . .

"Will Satisfy Series Fans As Well As Readers Who Enjoy Lisa Gardner And Linda Fairstein." –Library Journal

Valerie Houston's younger sister, Camille, had a knack for making bad choices. She left Texas after falling for Val's soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. But as Val digs deeper into Camille's death, she realizes how little she really knows about her sister and their shared past.

"A Nail-Biting Tale Of Dangerous Secrets And Deadly Passions." --Booklist

Soon more bodies are found brutally slaughtered. No one is beyond suspicion. No one is safe--least of all Valerie, whose connection to a twisted case is closer, and more dangerous, than she ever could have imagined. For this killer knows all, forgives nothing, and will not rest until Valerie becomes the next to pay for her sins. . .

"The plot machinations are wonderful and emotional turmoil akin to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman helps make Devious a stunning success." –The Providence Journal

"Explosively riveting." –The Providence Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420127911
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: New Orleans Series , #7
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 32,569
File size: 611 KB

About the Author

LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over ninety-five novels, including You Will Pay, After She’s Gone, Deserves to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, written with her sister and bestselling author Nancy Bush, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. There are over thirty million copies of her novels in print and her writing has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at and find her on Facebook.

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Devious 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 223 reviews.
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Book I enjoyed reading. kept me entertained all the way through.
LisaTortorello More than 1 year ago
Lisa Jackson wove new characters with familiar faces to deliver an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Detectives Bentz and Montoya are back for a roller coaster ride of excitement as they try to hunt down the latest killer in New Orleans. Half-way through the book I figured out "who done it" OR so I thought I did. The ending left me not only surprised but wanting more! Thanks Lisa for a great read!
donnas1 More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by Lisa Jackson I have read. As a mystery/suspense lover I will be reading more of her books in the future. But I was not totally happy with this one. It was very well-written and the story was engaging and made me want to find out who did it. But I didnt really think we got all the answers in the end. I really liked the Detectives assigned to the case, and I am looking forward to going back and reading more of the books they are in. I love the New Orleans setting. It really is such a great city for a backdrop. Val and Slade made a great pair. We got plenty of info on their background and relationship and got to watch them in part work though their issues. Although the resolution of their problems did seem a bit rushed and just ok, its over now, lets forget it ever happened type of resolution. But I didn't feel like we really got to understand the motives behind the Mother Superior and Fr. O'Toole. They have secrets and I don't think we really get to find out what they are. Same thing with the novices. There is such a connection there that can really make another intriguing story. But in this one, assuming we never see these characters again. I'm pretty disappointed. I want to know more of what they are hiding and why, And why did these novices join the convent, they all seem to have a great history behind them before they came. What made them join. Same with the murdered victim, Camille. We know she developed a crush on Slade but that doesnt fully explain why she joined the convent or why she had such a secretive hidden life. Overall though its a great mystery. And it does get wrapped up in the end. All the main points are covered and explained. I guess I just wanted to know more about the secrets hidden inside the walls. I will definitely be reading more of her books. And will recommend her to others who like this genre. Just maybe not this one first.
vetlass More than 1 year ago
This book is not for the faint of heart! Definite must read for any Bentz/Montoya fan. LJ writes for adults. Anyone over 16 years of age qualifies. Not recommended for anyone younger due to content. This is a definite read and highly recommended for book club discussion(s). A friend and I love the Bentz/Montoya series! We are always anxiously awaiting the next in the series and have very long discussions about Bentz and Montoya as if they are friends of the family (I wish!!) You keep writing them LJ and I'll keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was Godawful!  The author should go to a Priest for absolution! I lost my interest when the nun's baby was typed with Rh negative blood, & a Crime Scene Investigation Tech SERIOUSLY says "The baby's father must be Rh negative." What in the world is it with female mystery authors and a lack of knowledge about ABO Rh blood grouping?  This is the third one yet I've caught in an error.  It really isn't rocket science.  Rh negative is a recessive trait.  Two Rh positive individuals can have a recessive allele & pass it on to the unborn child.  I lost my interest in the book at that point, & only kept losing it when the story got diverted to the priest who I believe was supposed to resemble a serial killer in an earlier book.   Having looked at Ms. Jackson's work in the library, it seems some of her other books show a dislike for the Roman Catholic Church.  One book with such a theme, well, that's one thing, but multiple books?  Really?  No thanks.
LC112648LC More than 1 year ago
Devious! I'm used to Lisa starting a book out great from page 1 thru ending. This was a very slow moving book - had a hard time picking it up to read. Not up to her normal suspenseful books like Malice! For her - boring!
charisme2003 More than 1 year ago
This book had alot of twist and turns. Good book to have when on the road driving kepts you alert.
FlaBookworm More than 1 year ago
I love the Bentz and Montoya mysteries. I've read them all. his one seemed to drag a little more than the others, but is still a good read.
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BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Val and her sister was put in an orphanage after their parents died. After Camille grew up she became a party girl, but eventually she entered a convent. Then Camille was found murdered in a old wedding gown. Camille was found on the altar of St Marguerittes convent. Detective Rick Bentz and his partner Rueben Montoya are investigating the murder. The lead suspect being Father O’Toole. The more nuns are found murdered . I found this story a little confusing at times with many layers but I still really liked it. It was definitely a good story and plot. I liked the twists and turns with Val as well as the detectives as they went deeper in this case. I recommend. **I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
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