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Thursday, October 12, 2017

#Book #Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson @readlisajackson @KensingtonBooks

TITLE: Afraid to Die
SERIES: To Die, Book #4
AUTHOR: Lisa Jackson
PUBLISHER: Zebra
PUBLICATION DATE: June 12, 2012
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 416 pages
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 9781420118506
Afraid to Scream
Others may dread the chill of winter, but he relishes it. The way the frigid water preserves his victims, the feel of their icy skin beneath his fingers... And soon the world will see their beauty—and his vengeance.

Afraid to Run
The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge in the wake of a serial killer, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. That case was solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. There are two victims so far—their bodies found frozen solid and deliberately displayed. Both are women she knew. And each wears a piece of Selena’s jewelry…

Afraid to Die
Selena’s partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, and the entire department are on the case, as is P.I. Dylan O’Keefe—a man Selena got too close to once before. But this killer already knows too much about Selena’s secret terror, her flaws, and the past she’s tried to outrun. And soon he’ll show her that she has every reason to be afraid…
MY REVIEW:

My favourite installment in the To Die series so far!

I love going back to Jackson’s Grizzly Falls. I love the setting of Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains and the snowy landscape, and the story is always set around Christmas. The murders in this story are particularly chilling (pun intended!). The killer abducts women, strips them naked, and pours water over them until they are encased in ice. He also adorns each victim with a piece of Detective Selena Alvarez’s jewelry. It’s definitely personal!

Detective Regan Pescoli is still having trouble with her kids, Bianca and Jeremy, and she is still undecided as to whether or not to move in with her boyfriend. There was actually very little interaction between them. This book was all about Selena, and I’m very pleased that Jackson brought the story back to the detectives. In the last book, Born to Die, the story revolved around other characters and Pescoli and Alvarez were more like secondary characters. Jackson finally gives us Selena’s backstory, and Selena is forced to face more than one person from her past. There are lots of revelations, which is why this fourth book in the series is my favourite so far! With each book, I feel that I am getting more and more invested in Pescoli and Alvarez, and they are complex characters with complicated pasts. I’ve already bought the rest of the books in the series, and I’m looking forward to reading the next one, Ready to Die.


MY RATING:

4 stars!! It was really good, and you should put it in your TBR if you enjoy Romantic Suspense!

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3 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed it! Do you think this is a series you have to read in order?
    Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. You could probably read this one without having read the previous books, but the events that take place in the 1st and 2nd books and how that affects Pescoli definitely adds to the understanding of her character. The 1st book has a "non-ending," so you definitely need to read the 2nd one to find out how that story ends.

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  2. I am glad that you enjoyed this book. I love this series by her. She's a great author. Hope you enjoy the next one.

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