Malevolent (Shaye Archer Series #1)

Malevolent (Shaye Archer Series #1)

by Jana DeLeon

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Malevolent (Shaye Archer Series #1) by Jana DeLeon

From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the first in a new thriller series.

Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye.

Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator, with a single goal--to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any.

And maybe someday, answers for herself.

Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma...playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind.

To kill Emma.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150820975
Publisher: Jana DeLeon
Publication date: 07/04/2015
Series: Shaye Archer Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 1,215
File size: 455 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched out over the water where Jana spent many hours reading books.

Jana and her brother spent thousands of hours combing the bayous in a flat-bottom aluminum boat, studying the natural habitat of many birds, nutria and alligators. She would like you to know that no animals were injured during these "studies," but they kept makers of peroxide in business.

Jana has never stumbled across a mystery or a ghost like her heroines, but she's still hopeful.

She now resides in Dallas, Texas, with the most spoiled Sheltie in the world.

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Malevolent 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 253 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want to put the book down .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love 2 series of books by this author: the "Ghost-In-Law" series and the "Miss Fortune" series. I gave both series 5 Stars. So, I decided to give this book a try. It's not very good. It does have an interesting premise. And, it starts off okay, but it starts to fall apart about 2/3 into it. Up to about this point, it feels like the author is in control of the story. Then, it's like a switch is flipped and every weird plot twist you can imagine is tossed into the mix willy nilly. It feels like the author is fighting to regain her focus and control of the story. Remember, when you were a kid, and you mixed colors together while you were painting or coloring? You'd mix some together, and they looked great. Then, you'd add that one color too many and you'd wind up with some barf-like greenish or brownish mess. This book is barf-like greenish/brownish. Also, one previous reviewer is correct. The main character is a, nearly, carbon copy of the "Eve Dallas" character by J.D. Robb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful and hard to put down. Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and loved the characters. Cant wait to read Shaynes discovery of her past. Kudos to Ms DeLeon. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts strong then turns into a tedious series of repetitive conversations related in stilted dialog. People don't talk like this. I gave up half way thru. Didn't care about the characters and found the plot convoluted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the quick pace of the storyline. Great female characters. A bit wordy trying to tie up all the loose ends at the conclusion. Great first book of this type, want to see how the lead character develops in next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was well written with a lot of twists in the plot which kept me reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story kept me in suspense from the very beginning. The writer really knew how to keep the reader guessing. I had several hours of nail bitting reading and I would encourage anyone who enjoys a good mystery to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable but not much action. Lots of talk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of twists and turns. Lots of suspense and action throughout story. Crazy ending. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twist an turns an a amazing story really enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read. The characters work well together. Just when you think they are on the right path, here comes another twist. The ending took me totally by surprise. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one trying to get ahead and stay there was difficult. Thrilling who done it and the why is even harder to come up with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book held my attention till the last 50 to 70 pages. The end seemed rushed and not as well developed as the beginning and middle. So many false leads. Maybe they play a role in Shays life, which I guess will be addressed in a later book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing about the characters or plot was remotely believeable. No amount of money or love or thearapy will ever heal an abuse victim to the degree postulated in this absurd novel. No character, hero or villian was remotely real. Comic. Book
Blondie11 More than 1 year ago
Amazing....I have read most of Jana DeLeon's books and have enjoyed them. Some a little silly and some downright laugh out loud. Great cozy mysteries. However, there is nothing cozy about this series. I could not put it down. Very intense, beautifully written and I would recommend this series to anyone. Well Done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does the basic premise seem to anybody else to suggest Eve Dallas from JD Robb's books?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot darker than I would normally read but still a good book. Will probably order Sinister but not for a few weeks. Need to read something funny first. I still really like Jana DeLong ' s writing. Great author.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Enjoyed this book tremendously!! Great writer!!
Anonymous 15 days ago
Highly imaginative psycho thriller.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Hadn’t read anything by this author before. Really enjoyed it.Will follow Shaye Archer series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Kept me scared and guessing.