Shiver (New Orleans Series #3)

Shiver (New Orleans Series #3)

by Lisa Jackson
4.1 171

Hardcover(Large Print)

$29.63 $31.95 Save 7% Current price is $29.63, Original price is $31.95. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Shiver (New Orleans Series #3) by Lisa Jackson

The Crimes Are Unthinkable

A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs--no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun.

The Fear Is Real

Abby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels watched, as if the devil himself is scraping a fingernail along her spine. It doesn't help that Detective Reuben Montoya is convinced she's somehow the key to unlocking these horrible crimes--a mystery that has something to do with Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, a decaying old asylum where unspeakable crimes were once committed, and a human predator may still wait.

The Truth Is Deadly

As more bodies are found in gruesome, staged scenarios, Montoya and Abby are in a desperate race to stop a killer whose terrifying crimes are bringing them ever nearer to a shocking revelation. For the past is never completely gone. Its sins must be avenged. And a twisted psychopath is getting close enough to make them. . .

Shiver

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597223218
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: New Orleans Series , #3
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 686
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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 www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Shiver 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With her first originally published in hardcover romance/suspense novel author Lisa Jackson introduces an over the top psychopathic villain who not only murders but does so in grisly scenarios, leaving scenes that appal even the most jaded investigators. Who he is and why he's doing this is the pivotal question in Shiver. Set in pre-Katrina New Orleans a prologue paints a terrifying scene. The place is Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital where lovely 35-year-old Faith Chastain is incarcerated. She is told that she's delusional, and now she's beginning to believe that's true as the sisters stare at her with 'compassionate, disbelieving eyes......And the doctor, cold, clinical, with the bedside manner of a stone monkey, talked to her as if she were a small, stupid child.' Still, she knows someone is in the room and that he will touch her. She panics and tries to escape as she feels his hands upon her. There is only one avenue to freedom - out the window and to the ground below. It is her birthday, and her young daughter, Abby, has come bringing a gift only to see her mother plummet to her death. Segue now to 20 years later. Abby and her sister, Zoey, are adults - the same age as when their mother died. Abby has married and divorced. Luke had been a confirmed womanizer who even had an affair with Zoey while engaged to Abby. Thus, the sisters are estranged. Abby lives with her cat, Ansel, and makes her living as a freelance photographer. She is haunted by memories of visits to Our Lady of Virtues and her mother's sudden death. Detective Reuben Montoyo, whom we met in Hot Blooded and Cold Blooded, appears when he is called to one of the most gruesome crime scenes he has ever encountered. Two people are dead - Luke has been shot and a young woman dressed in a bridal gown lies on top of him. Some would like to consider this a murder/suicide, but Montoyo knows better - and so does all of New Orleans when another double murder scene is found. The detective's only clues lead him to Abby, Luke's widow, and the now deserted mental hospital. Who or what could be capable of such heinous crimes? Voice performer Joyce Bean delivers a taut, tension filled reading, especially in the opening scenes where Abby is alone in her isolated home and feels that someone may be watching her. Author Jackson keeps listeners and readers on the edges of their chairs, totally engrossed by a compelling plot line. She's a pro at blending romance with suspense, which continues to earn fans. - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, especially the characters. I enjoyed it so much that I purchased the 4th book Absolute Fear which was also excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a good book i couldn't but it down.I'm reading the sequel Absolute Fear. It keeps you in suspuse page after page
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was probably one of Lisa Jackson's best books. It took hold of you from the first page. Could not put it down. I truly have never been disappointed with any of her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. I have liked a lot of Lisa Jackson's work but I think this is the best so far.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Chutzpah comes to Abby Chastain¿s mind when she learns that her former husband ridiculed her on his radio show as a frozen spouse. Still feeling rage and humiliation she is further stunned when her husband is killed in a double homicide. New Orleans Homicide Detective Reuben Montoya questions her as the wife would be the prime suspect in normal circumstances, but this time she has an extra motive. --- He quickly concludes she did not commit the murders, but fears she is connected in some way that could make it unsafe for her. Montoya also fears that his desire for Abby might be prejudicing his view. Meanwhile another double murder occurs, which Reuben tries to tie to the deaths of Abby¿s spouse and his girlfriend. Montoya begins to believe that Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, an asylum closed for years, is the connection a place where Abby¿s mother either was murdered or committed suicide. However, the motive and whom remains unknown to the sleuth. --- Fans have waited a long time for Detective Montoya¿s tale to be told the wait was worth it as SHIVER is a fabulous romantic police procedural. The story line is action-packed from the moment Montoya begins the homicide investigation and never slows down until the final climax. The cold-blooded serial killer is cleverly shadowy enough to frighten readers as Lisa Jackson provides a powerful spine-chilling thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy, fun read with interesting twists & turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vivian Putnam More than 1 year ago
I read the book that brought about this series and it was good so I read the first, second, and now the third in this series. The book is good if it is the first one you read. If not, then you will understand why I am going to write the following. This is the same story as told in the prior books with minor changes. The "killer" is affiliated with the same mental hospital as the others, he has the same "feelings" towards the intended victim, and is a religious type. The author has a fondness for the same words, using them over and over (sinewy as one). I recommend one of these books, but please don't do as I did and read them all thinking they will be different. If you loved one, stop there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
L_L53 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Lisa Jackson is a very good writer, with good story lines, good characters and believable characters. It was hard to put down. I like the New Orleans series and look forward to reading her next novel. I highly encourage anyone who likes mystery and suspense to check out her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way the stories keep the charachters together mostly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad i used my gift card for this book it was such an awesome book to read.my beat friend suggested it and i'm glad i took her advice on it. I loved the romance and the mystery to it.it held my attention throughout the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This, the 3rd in Lisa Jackson's New Orleans series was great. Of course the characters are growing on me, and the plot was great. On to reading the 4th in the series.