Book Reviews of Final Scream

Final Scream
Final Scream
Author: Lisa Jackson
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780821777121
ISBN-10: 0821777122
Publication Date: 8/1/2005
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 348 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved it and thought it was one of her best!
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Helpful Score: 4
I absolutly LOVED this book! It was the best Lisa Jackson Ive read so far! When you're finished with the book, you get the sense that you've come to actually know and relate real well with these characters and all the feelings that are displayed in Final Scream! I deff recommend it!
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Best mystery,thriller I ever read. I bought it thinking it was good but I love mysteries and this one really left me wanting more.
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Helpful Score: 2
Thriller set in Oregon, featuring murder, arson, family secrets, and more. The big reveals are telegraphed early on, except for the identity of the killer, which is kept well concealed for a long time.
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I think this book should be considered a romance novel. There was so much sex I could literally skip whole pages. I specifically chose this Lisa Jackson because it was a stand alone story. While I loved the characters early on, the entire ending was predictable and very wordy. I think this was my last Lisa Jackson
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book has all the best elements that make up a truly great mystery...murder, mayhem, incest, family conflict, secret illigitimate children, marital affairs, and an unidentified serial killer. Unfortunately, it sucks. Being a recent Lisa Jackson convert (within the last 2 years), I'm glad I started with her more recent novels, because if I'd read this one first, I woulda never picked up another book by her.

Final Scream is just awful, but I couldn't force myself to quit reading it since I spent so much time reading with the hope that it would get better. It DID, however, have a happy ending when the bad guy was caught red-handed and the heroine ended up with her hero. I wasn't at all surprised at the identity of the killer, because like just about every other character in this book, s/he was as crazy as a loon, although I won't spoil it for the next person by naming names either.
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I loved this book! Very good mystery, I couldn't figure out who the killer was. Kept me up all night.
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Very good.
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As white-hot flames sear the dark night, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screams - the only proof that justice has finally begun for the sins of long ago.
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This is probably one of Jackson's best efforts. It's a solid good read, keeps you on the edge of the seat, and wraps it all up in a tidy package at the end.
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This was my first book by Lisa Jackson and it was wonderful. I will definitely be reading more of her work. I didn't guess the ending at all.
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I remember this was a good read. Fast. Kept me interested. Had some romance as well as mystery.
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A GREAT BOOK, KEEPS YOU GUESSING,
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As a white hot flame sears the dark night, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screems- the only proof the justice has finally for the sins of long ago. For jounrnalist Cassidy Buchanan, this inferno is living nightmare; a reminder of the horriable mysterious fire that destroyed her wealthy family seventeen years ago-and of Brig McKenzie, the handsome hair raiser accused of setting the blase. That tradegy has never been solved, and her already the whispers have begun in Prosperity, Oregon; another fire, more deaths, and one common demonitor- Cassidy herself. Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the pass behind her, but is seems the past isn't finish with Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth.... a cold blooded psychopath who is waiting to hear her final screem...
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Lisa Jackson is a fantastic author - love all her books - this was a definite "can not put down" book.
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A tense thriller
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Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the past behing her, but it seems the past isn't finished wiht Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth....a cold blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream. If you are familiar with Lisa Jackson you know it is a good read.
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Lisa Jackson is one of my favorite authors.
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Great book!!
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A fire destroys Cassidy Buchanan's family's seemingly idyllic existence. Seventeen years later, another fire brings more deaths with the only common denominator appearing to be Cassidy herself.
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At 16, Cassidy Buchanan fell hard for her father's new ranch hand, Brig McKenzie, who had been hired to break Cassidy's new colt. The 19-year-old bad boy had had his share of trouble with both the law and women. Cassidy's older sister Angie had eyes for him as well but for different reasons. Then a mysterious deadly fire at the Buchanan sawmill was blamed on Brig and he had to run.

Now, 17 years later, another mysterious fire at the same location severely injures Cassidy's husband and an unidentified man is dead. Everyone believes the fire is related to the first. Cassidy has to find out the truth. Who really set the original fire? Could Brig have returned?

Jackson has a great ear for dialogue and is adept at creating characters that come to life and stay with you long after the book is finished. Even her secondary characters are rich and full. There were many possible suspects and I wasn't certain who was guilty until just before Jackson made the revelation. She delved into all the emotions that an extremely dysfunctional family can experience. This book, at a hefty 530 pages, was probably 200 pages longer than it needed to be. Perhaps I would have been happier with the original.

Final Scream is an updated version of Intimacies, originally published in 1995.

I can't believe how quickly I went through the 500 pages of this book. Unbelievably, undeniably, one of the best books I've ever read, and I read a lot of books.
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Cassidy Buchanan comes home to put the past behind her, but an unsolved crime that destroyed her family won't let her enjoy herself until the crime is solved.
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A very good book. I enjoy Lisa Jackson novels.
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Very good book!!!
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As white hot flames sear the dark night, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screams -- the only proof that justice has finally begun for the sins of long ago. For journalist Cassidy Buchannan, this inferno is a living nightmare: a reminder of the horrible, mysterious fire that destroyed her wealthy family 17 years ago -- and of Brig McKenzie, the handsome hellraiser accused of setting the blaze. That tragic crime has never been solved, and already the whispers have begun in Prosperity, Oregon. Another fire, more deaths, and one common denominator -- Cassidy herself. Cassidy came home to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn't finished with Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth . . . someonw who has killed before and will kill again . . . a cold-blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream.
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Loved it. Kept me guessing till the end.
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Excellent book, couldn't put it down

When there's no excape from a cold-blooded killer...scream...scream as loud as you can...or it may be the last sound you ever make!! Cassidy came home to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn't finished with her....
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The first book I've read by Lisa Jackson - it won't be my last.
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Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn't finished with Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth...someone who has killed before and will kill again...a cold-blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream....
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This book will keep you guessing right up to the final chapter.
Very well written. My first Lisa Jackson but will not be my last.
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Great read, don't miss it.
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As usual, this author keeps you on the edge of your seat through out the whole book. It was a fast read for me and held my interest throughout.
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This is my 4th Lisa Jackson book. Gotta say I was a bit disappointed in this one.
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WHEN THERE'S NO ESCAPE FROM A COLD-BLOODED KILLER.. As white-hot flames sear the dark night, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screams- the only proof that justice has finally begun for the sins of long ago....SCREAM...SCREAM AS LOUD AS U CAN... For Cassidy Buchanan, this inferno is a living nightmare; a reminder of the horrible, mysterious fire that destroyed ther wealthy family seventeen years ago--and of Brig McKenzie, the handsome hellraiser accused of setting the blaze. That tragic crime has never been solved. amd already the whispers have begun in Prosperity, Oregon: Another fire, more deaths, and one common denominator- Cassidy herself. OR IT MAY BE THE LAST SOUND YOU EVER HEAR... Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the past behing her, but it seems the past isn't finished with Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth... someone who has killed before and will kill again.. a cold-blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream..
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I really liked this book - it was hard to put it down! Great suspense, great storyline, sexy characters.
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I really liked this book. Kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last. Took me until the lasst chapter to figure out who done it.
First Lisa Jackson book. Will look for more.
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Great book
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If you are willing to suspend reality, this could be a pretty good book. But some of the things that go on, and I don't want to give away the plot, are just beyond belief. Yes, they are that ridiculous. And for that alone, this book gets only 3 stars.
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terrific book
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Loved this book! Kept me totally intrigued!
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SUPER FANTASTIC READ.
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frm back: Cassidy Buchanan has come bk to Properity to put the past behind her. A fire distroyed her family 17 yrs ago...and the only man she ever loved was accused of starting it. Now, another fire, another death-all have 1 common factor-Cassidy. Someone wants her out of the way. Someone can't and won't let her uncover the secrets of long ago...someone who has killed before and will again. Someone waiting to hear her ...final scream.

Great book...very surprise ending. Many twists and turns. This is a remake of Jackson's earlier novel...Intimacies.
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Breathtaking characters and a really good mystery. The passion between the main characters is so realistic, you can almost feel it! Some of the plot twists are a little transparent, but in all, another winner from Lisa Jackson.
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Great Read
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Oustanding mystery novel. Great ending.
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I loved this book, It kept me guessing the whole time. One of my favorite books!
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This book is excellent. She is one of my favorite authors.
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This was read by my husband; he enjoyed it.
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This book was a good read. Trying to find out who the killer is, and not knowing to you get to the end.
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This book is more sexy romance than mystery.
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Great book, Very suspensful and well written. Will read more from this author.
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A white hot thriller beginning with past terrors and ending with a whopping, heart pumping heat that will be enjoyed for its fire and storyline. A tad of complicated romance
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Book Description
From New York Times bestselling author LISA JACKSON comes the haunting story of an inferno that sears the night, snuffing out lives and dreams, and of a killer who goes unpunished....
White-hot flames ignite the dark sky, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screams, the only proof that justice, long delayed, has finally begun. For journalist Cassidy Buchanan, the blaze is a living nightmare, a reminder of the horrible, mysterious fire that destroyed her wealthy family seventeen years ago. The tragic crime has never been solved, and so the whispers have already begun in Prosperity, Oregon - another fire, more deaths, and one common denominator - Cassidy.
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A fabulous read....I love Lisa Jackson's stuff and this one does not disappoint. I couldn't put it down.
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I just finished this book tonight - couldn't put it down! I don't recall ever reading anything from this author before but I'll sure go looking for her again. If you're looking for a book with suspense, mystery and passion then this is the book for you.
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You will not be able to put this book down. Guaranteed I did buy this book brand new because I always wait for a new book from Lisa Jackson and its a thriller. You will REALLY be surprised at the end I never figured it out.
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when there is no escape from a cold blooded killer screem screem as loud as you can. or it may be the last sound you ever make
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As white-hot flames sear the dark night, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screams-the only proof tht justice has finally begun for the sins of long ago.
For journalist Cassidy Buchanan, this inferno is a living nightmare: a reminder of the horrible, mysterious fire that destroyed her wealthy family seventeen years ago-and of Brig McKenzie, the handsome hellraiser accused of setting the blaze. That tragic crime has never been solved, and already the whispers have begun in Prosperity, Oregon: Another fire, more deaths, and one common denominator-Cassidy herself.
Cassody came home to Prosperity to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn't finished with Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth...someone who has killed before and will kill again...a cold-blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream......
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very intense mystery - very hard to figure out "who done it"
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A cold-blooded psychopath on the loose.
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Great book - lots of suspense - couldn't put it down till i knew who done it!!!!
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A thriller and murder mystery combined. Cassidy comes back to her hometown of Prosperity to find the truth about how her entire famaily died in a fire. But someone doesn't want her to uncover the truth jsut yet. Very exciting book.
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When there's no escape from a cold-blooded killer...SCREAM...SCREAM AS LOUD AS YOU CAN...OR IT MAY BE THE LAST SOUND YOU EVER MAKE...
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Good read---very good ending.
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Good Book
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I love Lisa Jackson books and this one did not let me down! It was great!
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There is no escape from the cold-blooded killer.... as white hot flames sear the dark night a killer waits in the trees watching the mill burn, listening for the screasm - the only proof that justice has finaly begun for the sins of long ago......
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Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn`t finished with Cassidy. Someone doesn`t want her to uncover the chilling truth someone who has killed before and will kill again. a cold-blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream.
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Sex and suspense not sure which is the focus of this story.
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This book was a great thriller! My next book requests will be all Lisa Jackson!
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This book was awesome!! Usually I can predict who did it, but this time Lisa Jackson made me wait till the very end.
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Journalist Cassidy Buchanan is reliving a nightmare. The mill is burning down. The fire 17 years ago destroyed her family and Brig Mckenzie the handsome hellraiser who stole her heart. The crime was never solved and already the whispers have begun. Another fire, another death.
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A real thrill seeker, Just had to finish it
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a thriller; romantic, suspensful novel by lisa. she did it again as
usual. couldn't put it down. from the back cover.
As white-hot flames sear the dark night, a killer waits in the trees, watching the mill burn, listening for the screams--the only proof that justice has finally begun for the sins of long ago.
For journalist Cassidy Buchanan, this inferno is a living nightmare; a reminder of the horrible, mystereious fire that destroyed her wealthy family seventeen years ago--and of Brig mcKenzie, the handsome hellraiser accused of setting the blaze. That tragic crime has never been solved, and already the whispers have begun in Prosperity, Oregon: Another fire, more deaths, and one common denominator--Cassidy herself. Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn't finished with Cassidy. Someone doesn't want her to uncover the chilling truth...someone who has killed before and will kill again..a cold-blooded psychopath who is only waiting to hear her final scream...
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You won't know who the killer is until the last few pages. This book kept me up for a few nights. I had no idea who the killer was.
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i did not repost this book because it was pretty poor. I pitched it.
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I accidentally reread this book and enjoyed it the second time around. Lisa Jackson is a great author and keeps you guessing until the end.
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a very good book
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A FAST READ,HARD TO PUT DOWN HAD AFEW SURPRISES,GREAT!
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Good book, Romance and mystery all of which I enjoyed.
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Cassidy came home to Prosperity to put the past behind her, but it seems the past isn't finished with Cassidy
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Great story ! Took a brief time to get IN to it and then watch out !
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KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM BEGINNING TO END
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haven't read it
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I didn't even attempt this one, I've tried Jackson books before and can't get through them, they are so long and so boring with all the descriptions and storylines just aren't thrilling or anything enough to keep your interest.