New Orleans is beginning to be afraid ...A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening phone call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two? A ...
New Orleans is beginning to be afraid ...A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening phone call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two? A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious female claiming to be a woman from her past - a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbour who seems to know more about her than a stranger should. Somebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die ...
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I really enjoyed this book. Lisa Jackson is a great writer.
Dec 29, 2007
It is nice when stories lend themselves to real people, rather than just the police and agents of another form. Unwilling and innocents pulled into plots without justification of having done anything wrong or having been around anyone that called for such action. The stories that writers create with agents, cops and cowboys have their place. But, it is the stories that seem random to "normal lay" people that lend themselves to luring a reader into believing they are real. Even an intelligent, education woman like the heroine goes through the same angst as any of us would. Making us want to read the whole story, wanting us to know how it works out. Having us believe that this really does happen and could happen and what to do. It never hurts to have a sexy hero to aid her. But, here again, Jackson allows that to be a back story to the suspensful plot of intrigue. A great read and the ultimate conclusion of Ty and Samatha takes place in the epilogue of Cold Blooded the companion novel.
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