Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for a farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed the former movie star - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she'd be terrified if she knew what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. It's a shocking case ...
Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for a farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed the former movie star - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she'd be terrified if she knew what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. It's a shocking case that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods. Now two more women are missing, and one of them looks just like Jenna. As a blizzard bears down on their small town, the merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. Jenna is getting close to meeting her biggest fan - the one who wants to own her forever. Bestselling author Lisa Jackson combines a compelling heroine's search for security with a terrifying story of spellbinding suspense.
This story shows the depth of a stalker's desires to concquer and possess what he desires. The plot is so thoughtout and detailed one feels as if they can see the images on film play before their eyes. Side characters add depth (look for Travis Settler in the companion novel) - no matter what the daughter says - Travis is NOT a weirdo.... I like a story where one or both of the love interests start out not liking each other. Forget the end result that we all suspect will happen, this novel keeps one moving throughout the story without imagining the pairing finally coming to the final conclusion we believe will occur. That is great for a story teller to be able to achieve. Whether you are a sucker for romance or just like a good thriller, this is a novel worth your time at least once. It is likely you will keep it around for another glance in the future.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-02-28 When beautiful Jenna Hughes moves with her two children to a small Oregon town in bestseller Jackson's well-crafted romantic thriller, the retired movie star expects to start a quiet new life, but a psychotic fan's deadly obsession soon throws the tranquil community into chaos. One by one, women are kidnapped by a serial killer who hopes to mold them into the likeness of his favorite actress, and Jenna knows that it's only a matter of time before she's the next victim. Jackson (The Morning After) weaves together various subplots, including Jenna's relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter and the inevitable love interest with the rugged local cop, to create a fast-paced and surprisingly complex story. Unfortunately, the focus on the villain's absolute evil rather than on his humanity doesn't allow him to be as disturbing as he could be, but most of the other smalltown characters are more believable. The depiction of the protagonist, a woman who desperately wants her life to be as normal as possible, reaches an unusual depth, and the crisp, skillful language infuses every sentence with suspense. Despite some predictable moments and over-the-top torture scenes, this chilling novel about the high price of fame will keep readers riveted. Agent, Robin Rue. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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