Book Reviews of The Island

The Island
The Island
Author: Jill Jones
ISBN-13: 9780312970734
ISBN-10: 0312970730
Publication Date: 7/1999
Pages: 301
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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You can read every fifth chapter and NOT miss a thing with this one...
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I love all of Jill Jones' books. They are all different but well written with interesting premises. In The Island, a body found in London has a connection to an isolated island off the coast of Cornwall in England. An American private investigator travels there to find the killer and falls into some very interesting and dangerous adventures. He also manages to fall in love as he solves the mystery. I read it straight through and loved every minute of it. Read this and then read more of Jill Jones.
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This is a great book with murder, suspense, mystery and romance.
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Great murder mystery book!
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Most customs that define life on the remote island of Keinadraig go back several centuries. So when Ninian the healer expects her daughter Genevieve to one take over her practice, she becomes frightened and distraught. She confides in her best friend Keely Cochrane, who helps her escape to London.

Jack Knight left LAPD to become a private investigator. However, he never expected his first case would occur in England trying to prove his friend Brad Holstedt did not commit murder. In a London hotel, he finds Brad lying on the floor, in a coma, holding a pistol while Genny lies dead nearby. The police believe they have a murder-failed suicide case. Jack refuses to accept that theory and begins to investigate by traveling to Genny's home off the coast of Cornwall where he informs a shocked Keely that her friend has been murdered. Working as a team, Keely and Jack and Keely fall in love during the time they team up to investigate the homicide. However, they must contend with a murderer who wants to remain anonymous and the incontrovertible fact that they come from different worlds making a lasting relationship seem impossible.

In a relatively short period of time, Jill Jones has garnered a large following amongst romance readers. Her latest tale, THE ISLAND, demonstrates the flexibility of this talented author as she writes a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense. The story line never eases on the throttle as a fabulous who-done-it is combined with a romantic clash of cultures. The lead protagonists are an interesting duo who cannot stop the love they feel for each other even as they wade past superstition and long time beliefs. Ms. Jones will be taking the romance genre by storm with this wonderful intrigue.
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A young woman from an isolated island off the coast of Cornwall is killed, her body found in a London hotel, in what looks to be a murder/suicide. It it an isolated incident-or one that hearkens to the dangerous secrets of the mysterious island?
Jack Knight, an American private investigator, travels to the island in search of the killer. And through his journey he meets Keely Cochrane, a sheltered and frightened young woman torn between two very different worlds. Together they must find out who murdered her best friend, even as they struggle against their growing feelings for one another. But a conspiracy that has existed for centuries threatens their every move-and someone is stalking them...watching them at every step... and waiting to stop them dead in their tracks.