Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson

Absolute Fear My Rating: 3.5 stars Published: 2007 Pages: 432 Sub Genre: Romantic Suspense-Thriller This was my first Lisa Jackson, I listened to Absolute Fear on audio, which was enjoyable but I felt it lessened some of the suspense. This book is part of a loosely based series but having read out of order I didn't feel as though I'd missed anything with the characters or plot. A serial killer is murdering victims in a bizarre ritualistic manner & the only connection appears to be Our Lady of Virtues Hospital. Unspeakable secrets in the asylum's past may hold the key to preventing more bloodshed. Eve Renner is trying to put her life back together after the man she loved tried to kill her. Cole Dennis is that man, & he is desperate to rebuild his life, & determined to prove his innocence to Eve. Enough twists & turns in this one to keep you guessing and second guessing & the clues were nicely interjected throughout the story. Even though it didn't take me long to guess the killer, who the killer actually was, in the novel, did come as a surprise (if that makes sense.) The main characters, Eve, Cole & Detectives Bentz and Montoya were well developed & interesting but I didn't think the secondary characters had the same appeal. A good stand-alone novel but the ending finished on a bit of a cliff hanger in regards to Detective Bentz so I'm definitely going to follow this one through. But, I do think I'll give the audio a miss & read the book instead. I like to be on the edge of my seat, biting my nails & scared to turn out the light with a suspense/thriller & this wasn't the case with Absolute Fear. Maybe it just wasn't that scary or maybe 'audio' decreased the scare factor.


  1. It was good to listen to, easy to follow but the suspense wasn't quite there.
    Will definitely give suspense another go on audio just to see

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  3. Not all genres work on audio, good to know this doesn't :)
    Wanna be scared too

  4. sounds really good, but I just can't get into audio books.

  5. WOW this sounds really interesting!! I'm adding it to my TBR :)

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  6. All of her books in this series leaves with a slight cliffhanger. She has more than one plot going and I love it! You've got to go back and read the first two. Loved book one and in the process of book 2.

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  9. Some books are best read & Lisa's are one of them.

  10. I'll have to get this! I love reading thriller mysteries and haven't read too many lately.


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