'Solidifies Jackson's status as the queen of the modern-day suspense thriller.' -The Providence Journal Kristi Bentz wants to write true crime. All she needs is that one case that will take her to the top. She finds it when she enrols at All Saints College after learning that four girls have disappeared in less than two years. 'Expect the unexpected.' -The Clarion Ledger All four girls were 'lost souls'-troubled, vulnerable girls with no one to care about them, no one to come looking for them if they disappeared. The only person that believes Kristi is her ex-lover, Jay McKnight, a professor on campus. The police think they're runaways, but Kristi senses there's something that links them-something terrifying . . . 'Jackson creates relentless suspensehellip;builds the tension to an unbearable and satisfying pitch.' ndash;Booklist As Kristi gets deeper into her investigation, she gets the feeling she's being watched and followed-studied, even. Then the bodies start turning up, and Kristi realizes she is playing a game with a killer who has selected her for membership in a special club from which there will be no escaping death . . .
Reader Joyce Bean, who has also directed many audiobooks, does her best to add some subtlety and strength to Jackson's latest, but it's basically an uphill effort. The author's plotting and prose style remain workmanlike, and no amount of vocal skill can change that. Fans of Jackson's previous bestselling suspense novels will find her new effort more of the same. Kristi Bentz, a wounded 27-year-old who has already survived attacks by a serial killer, returns to her New Orleans college to find out why some of the current female students have gone missing. Kristi is determined to succeed as a true crime writer, although her father, a New Orleans police detective, warns her against it. Bean gives Kristi and the All Saints students understated Southern accents that help listeners easily identify various characters. Simultaneous release with the Kensington hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 25).
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1 . Awesome!
Posted May 17, 2009 by Annie , North BayThis book is awesome! It's thrilling, well written and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It has all the right elements.
2 . Lisa Jackson's Lost Souls: More Nasty Than Sexy
Posted April 30, 2009 by LMaverick , New York CityPsycho-sexual thrillers are a legitimate form of thriller writing, and readers of this brand of thriller generally have tough stomachs. However, readers of Lost Souls may well feel that it pushes the twisted-sex envelope a little too far with not enough redeeming literary payback. Normally, I like Lisa Jackson's books very much, but fans should warned that this Jackson thriller, at least to this reader, comes across more "nasty and plodding" than "sexy and thrilling."
February 23, 2009
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