The new thriller by this New York Times bestseller is her most exciting yet.
Lisa Jackson's books are number one bestsellers in America. She lives with her family, two cats and an eighty-pound dog in the Pacific Northwest.
The murder of Julia "Jules" Farentino's father creates a bond with her younger half-sister, Shaylee Stillman in this juicy creep-a-thon from bestseller Jackson (Chosen to Die). That bond is tested years later when 17-year-old Shaylee is shipped off to Blue Rock Academy, an Oregon school in "the middle of no-damned-where" for at-risk teens. Run by iron-fisted Rev. Tobias Lynch, Blue Rock recently had a student, Lauren Conway, go missing and a female teacher dismissed for inappropriate behavior with a student. When Jules takes a teaching position at Blue Rock to rescue Shay, she discovers Cooper Trent, her ex-boyfriend, working there as an undercover PI looking into Lauren's disappearance. The scary "suicide" strangulation of Shay's roommate and the murder of her teaching assistant boyfriend throw the school into further uproar. Meanwhile, the "Leader," the head of a secret cult at Blue Rock, plots more mayhem. This campy cool thriller builds to a surprising cliffhanger ending. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
WITHOUT MERCY blends murder mystery with romance and religious conspiracy and should appeal to fans of all three. - West AustralianA fast-paced and surprisingly complex story... . The depiction of the protagonist... reaches an unusual depth, and the crisp, skillful language infuse every sentence with suspense...will keep readers riveted. - Publisher's Weekly[ALMOST DEAD contains an] excellent subplot revelation that few readers will see coming - Sydney Morning HeraldA fast moving thriller with plenty of twists and turns, and an easy flowing style that readily catches the reader up in its thrall. - Canberra Times on MALICE