Book Reviews of Deep Freeze (Northwest, Bk 1)

Deep Freeze (Northwest, Bk 1)
Deep Freeze - Northwest, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Jackson
ISBN-13: 9780821772966
ISBN-10: 0821772961
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 507
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 345 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Lisa Jackson is a favorite. And this one I could not put down. When I got to the end of the book, and I was at work, and didnt have the sequel to it with me, I threw the book across the room, lol.
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Helpful Score: 2
Edge of your seat suspense!
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I had trouble getting into this story line. The main characters, though well developed, were not terrifically likeable until about the middle of the book... I tend to not give authors that long to catch my interest. Once I got through that hurdle, I started to enjoy the book. However, I wouldn't want to keep it in my personal library - and since I keep anything I would recommend, you get the drift...
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Helpful Score: 2
A thrilling twist of a book. Read "Fatal Burn" afterward
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Strong independant woman and sexy manly man. What more can you ask for? Also a wonderful murder mystery!
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The continuing story of Detecive Rock Bentz. I loved the story, Lisa jackson delivers another good mystery.
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I didn't like this book. I was going to give up on the author completely but I have read others by her that are a lot better. This one was just too weird for me.
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Excellent book, one of the few I've read by Jackson. Well developed story and characters. I look forward to reading the sequel, Fatal Burn.
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Another great book by Lisa Jackson!

~Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from her fame. But someone has followed her-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, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna...
As a winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. And Jenna is getting closer to meeting her biggest fan...one who wants nothing more than to see her dead...
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Great Book
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another great book by Lisa jackson!
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ANOTHER GREAT THRILLER FROM LISA JACKSON
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I just love Lisa Jackson! I've not read many of her books, but after this one I have 2 more on the way to me. I cannot wait. This was by far the best one so far.
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Really enjoyed this book!!!
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This was the first Lisa Jackson book that I have read. I enjoyed it! I am going to look for more of her books on PBS.
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This story takes place in rural Oregon where ex-Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes is trying to live a normal life with her two teenage daughters. Both girls are upset about being uprooted from friends and their father to live in the wilds of Oregon. Jenna is doing her best but life seems to be working against her. Feeling that something bad is about to happen Jenna starts receiving frightening notes at her home, and props that she has donated to the local theater have turned up missing. She thinks that this is just another case of a fan being a little to obsessed with her. She thinks she can handle it. She thinks wrong.
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I could not put this book down! It's a gripping, dark tale about a serial killer and you will never figure out who is doing the killing until the end.
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I realyy enjoyed this one.
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I enjoyed reading this book.
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This is my first Lisa Jackson book and I'm not disappointed. It's a page turner and keeps you really guessing.
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Excellent read!
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This one really kept me on edge until the very end. And the epilogue has me anticipating Fatal Burn.
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pretty good read
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very good book...actually read Fatal Burn (Book 2) first so I had to go back and read this one...interesting characters and good story...several surprises throughout the plot...highly recommend it! -Mirah W.
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very very good read . make sure u have a pot of cofee handy
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I really liked this book.
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Another great Lisa Jackson novel. If you haven't read her work yet you need to try it.....you'll like it!
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This was one of the creepiest books I've ever read. I loved it!
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Another great Lisa Jackson work.....suspenseful story which keeps you guessing as to "whodunnit'!!!!!
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Based in the Pacific Northwest. A merciless killer. A good read.
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Lisa Jackson writes a gripping tale of suspense and romance in this story about sisters. Very good read.
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a very very good book kept me up i could not put it down a must read !!!!!!!!
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Scary, hair raising story with romance mixed in. Don't read this before you go to bed! Can't wait to read the sequel.
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awesome
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Good story, characters are OK.
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I had a hard time getting into this book. Very slow.
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Set in Pacific Northwest, former Hollywood star stalked by obsessed fan, romance.
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I have recently become a Lisa Jackson fan and this one is definitely one reason why. A famous movie star has moved to a small town in Oregon to get away from the Hollywood lifestyle. However, a murderer has followed her. Pair this with a raging winter storm and you have a wonderful suspense novel. I couldn't put it down!
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mystery/murder. When she wakes up she's cold. She cannot move or speak and then she sees him. The one that took her. Before she dies, she wishes she could scream. Women are dying who look like the main character of the book -- but the murderer is just perfecting his style to get it right when he gets his intended victim!
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One of Jackson's latest this will give you the chills right from the get-go. If you're a Lisa Jackson fan don't miss this one!!
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This is a great book I enjoyed it very much, Lisa Jackson is becoming a favorite of mine. If you like mystry,suspence here it is great boook
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This book was really good so much going on. Lots of twists and turns. Very suspenseful and kept my interest.. The ending was good very different than what I expected. Good read.
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A very suspenseful book that has you guessing till the end. You will never figure out who the killer is!!!
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Read this bbok in 5 hours !!!! Could not put it down and even jumped through the roof when the phone rang.. If you are looking to read a good book with TONS of twists and turns Read this book...
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I'm really starting to get hooked into jackson's stories. this was one of her better ones.
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From Publishers Weekly
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.
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Good book. Unexpected twists and turns keep you reading.
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This was a very suspenseful book, I couldn't put it down!
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This was a good, book. I was trying to firgure it out so i keep on reading, and reading. Believe me, it was good.
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Very intriging. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Great mystery thriler!
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Good summer read - very cooling and keeps you reading right thru the night!!!
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I have read several of this author's books and enjoyed this one very much.
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This is a GREAT book.Lisa Jackson is a great author also,I realized that after reading DEEP FREEZE.This book will keep you guessing til the bitter end!!
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Great book. I love all Lisa Jackson books.
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This book definitely keeps you reading and guessing until the end. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel.
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An obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing, a former movie star who's left Hollywood to get away from fame, the discovery of a dead woman in the woods- as a bitter winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest.
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Great book.
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From the back cover:
Her biggest fan is about to become her worst nightmare. Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Orgon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. A dead woman is discovered in the woods and two more women are missing - all bearing a resemblance to Jenna.

Good suspense - it kept me turning pages at the end!
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For my second Lisa Jackson book (my first of her "Romantic Suspense" novels) I'd have to say this wasn't what I was expecting.

It wasn't bad mind you, but didn't live up to expectations. As a fan of romantic suspense, I like stories that simultaneously build up both the suspense and the romance. Deep Freeze reads more like a suspense novel with a teeny tiny bit of romance in it, just so they can stick the 'romantic suspense' label on it.

Add to that, the build up....was a long and slow process. and we kept getting into the Big Bad's head which wouldn't have been bad, if we didn't get his perspective quite so often. Where I can usually finish a book in a day or 2, I kept putting this one down. I finished it within a week solely because I kept hoping it'd get better. It didn't.

I had a few other issues with the book as well... The hero that came off more as a jerk with something stuck up his ass for a good portion of the story than a Hero, the Heroines children who if you have your own, remind you why you were looking for an escape in the first place, or if you dont have kids, why you probably wouldn't want them. Also the heroines best friend, came off more as an acquaintance then anything else, and whole slew of secondary characters were introduced but we never we really got a feel for any of them. Plus the epilogue ends with a cliffhanger for Ms. Jackson's follow up book.

On the positive side, LJ does details well. She described the cold, seemingly unending winter and the main characters weariness of it. And The Bad guy was a surprise.

Over all though, I'd call this a dragging and frustrated Read. I may give her another chance if I can find the willingness to pick another of her books up!
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I enjoyed this story; kept my interest from page 1. Keeps you guessing!
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This is just the best Lisa Jackson yet. Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seem 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, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna. As a winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. And Jenna is getting close to meeting her biggest fan ... one who wants nothing more than to see her dead.
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Okay, but not my usual liking for Jackson.
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. As a winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just befug. And Jenna is getting closer to meeting her biggest fan... one who wants nothing more than to see her dead.
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Another page urner from a great author
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Great book
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for Oregon to get away from fame. But someone followed her - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal & disturbing. A shocking case that started with the discovery of a dead women in the woods. Now 2 more are missing, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna....
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as a winter storm bears down on the pacific northwest,a merciless killer's grizzly work has only just began,and jenna is getting closer to meeting her biggest fan,one who wants nothing more than to see her dead.
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New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Jackson lives with her family, two cats and an 80-pound dog in the Pacific Northwest. She can be reached by email at www.lisajackson.com.
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But, someone has followed her and is stalking her. There are already two dead women and one of them looks like Jenna.
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes and her two children leave the sunny California and move to Oregon. Needless to say trouble has arrived in the shape of her rebellious daughter and the killer who is stealing females that look like women in roles she played in the movies. Women are missing and they resemble Jenna. Can the Sheriff save her and her kids before its too late?
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fROM THE BACK COVER:
When she wakes up, she's very cold. Colder than she's ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. And then she sees him. The one who took her. And before she dies, she wishes she could scream...
Former movie star jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her-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, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna...As a winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. And Jenna is getting closer to meeting her biggest fan...one who wants nothing more than to see her dead...
Earl H., Meldrim, Ga.
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her -- 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 shoking case that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods. Now two more women are missing, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna....
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When she wakes up, she's very cold. Colder than she's ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. And then she sees him. The one who took her. And before she dies, she wishes she could scream.
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes left hollywood for an isolated fam in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followe dher-an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing.Ane while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she 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 2 more women are missing, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna
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Former movie star Jenna Hughs left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her, and obsessed fan whose letters are personal and 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 looks alot like Jenna.
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Jenna Hughes left life in Hollywood to raise her girls on a farm in Oregon. A possesed fan has followed her there and is making hed life terrifing. In fears for her life and her girls lives she turns to the sherrif who may have an agenda of his own.
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Jenna Hughes had received twisted fan mail before--it was one of the reasons she'd moved herself and her two daughters from Hollywood to rural Oregon. But the letters arriving at her isolated farm are different, disturbingly personal--and coming from somewhere far too close for comfort. And when a dead woman is found in the woods nearby, Jenna fears that bringing her family here was a terrible mistake. Because each snowfall brings another missing woman--each of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna...
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When she wakes up, she is very cold. Colder than she has ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. Then she sees him. The one who took her. Before, she dies, she wishes she could scream...Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Holiwood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame, but someon has followed her-an opsessived fan whoese letters were personal and deeply disturbing. While Jenna is already shaked up by what she has seen on paper, she would be terrified if she knew sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. Its a shcocking case that started with a dead women in the woods. Now two more women are missing, one of them bears a stricking resemblance to Jenna...as a winter storm bears down on the Pacific NW, a merrciless killer's grisly work as only just begun. Jenna is getting closer to meating her biggest fan...one who wants nothing more than to see her dead...
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Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her... and obessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she'd territied if she kneow what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigation. It's a shocking cvase that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods. Now two more women are missing, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna.
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Former movies star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - 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 snew what Sheriff Shand 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, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna...

As a winter storm bears down on the Pacific Northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. And Jenna is getting closer to meeting her biggest fam...one who wants nothing more than to see her dead...
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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.
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I quit Jackson because of the long boring descriptions she has in every book, it just takes away from a story that would probably be good if you left out all the unnecessary stuff.