Book Reviews of Play Dead (Elise Sandburg, Bk 1)

Play Dead (Elise Sandburg, Bk 1)
Play Dead - Elise Sandburg, Bk 1
Author: Anne Frasier
ISBN-13: 9780451411372
ISBN-10: 0451411374
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Onyx Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Play Dead (Elise Sandburg, Bk 1) on + 669 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Play Dead is a fast-paced, thrill-filled read that will keep you turning pages faster than your brain can keep up. The characters are both chilling and real. I became fascinated with the reality of the protagonists and how quickly I sympathized with their plights, both career and personal.

The twists, which are so important to this genre, are well-measured and believable. The story is strong, the themes developed. Overall, the novel appears seamless.

Strong with story and character, Play Dead is never a dull read. I will certainly be lining my shelves with more from Anne Frasier.
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a page turner that kept me up beyond my bed time each night. i dont usually care for voodoo type stories, but this was more mystery than voodoo so kept me at attention
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Helpful Score: 3
Spells and voodoo abound in this interesting and informative "watch your back" thriller.
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Helpful Score: 2
Voodoo? Zombies? Interesting book .... Twisted killer on the loose...using a substance that leaves its victims in a state that mimics death. As their bodies slip into irreversible paralysis, their minds remain fully, shockingly awake.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good read. Not really what I expected, but not TOO out there.
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Helpful Score: 2
A good suspense novel about a killer on the loose in Savannah and Elise Sandburg a homicide detective who was abandoned at birth in a Lowcountry cemetery has to find out who is doing all the killing.
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Helpful Score: 1
No one understands the dark side of Savannah better than homicide detective Elise Sandburg. As an infant, she was thought to be the daughter of a famous root doctor - and was abandoned in an ancient Lowcountry cemetery. Growing up, she was haunted by her possible connection to the local Gullah culture - with its spells and voodoo. Now there's a twisted killer on the loose, and the city is gripped by terror. Someone is using a substance that leaves its victims in a state that mimics death. As their bodies slip into irreversible paralysis, their minds remain fully, shockingly awake. (from back cover)
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the "new" mystery authors I've learned of since joining PBS - she's a great read!
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Helpful Score: 1
What can I say??? I'm hooked on this author. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I couldn't put it down once I started it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent crime drama that delves into the world of the unknown.
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I really enjoyed this book. Great characters and story. Good twist to the story. Ending not what Is suspected. Really enjoy this authors books.
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Once you pick it up you have to finish it! Lots of voodoo in Savanah with a love story intertwined. A quick read with a soupcon of terror and chills thrown in.
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I enjoyed this book. It was a little different than the norm.
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Another wonderful Anne Frasier book.
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I really enjoyed this book. It had an element of darkness and psychological intrigue. The main characters were flawed but in ways that were believable. I was actually surprised by the main twist in the story which is always a good thing!
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This is a good book if you're into voodoo, which I happen to find interesting. It actually ended up helping me with a project in school and I would highly recommend it because not only does it have some really cool ideas in it but it also is a very fun read. I found that I'm more into mysteries now because of this book, my interest in New Orleans/Louisianna is also peaked even more. Very good book!
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Great suspense! Loved it!
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Real Scarry!
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Good story, I liked the characters and how each develops into their own style. I didn't think it was as fast paced as others did, the suspense factor was there but not as intense as it could have been. A good read.
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Frasier has you thinking Strata Luna, a protegee of Elise's father, is the murderer. The murderer is isn't revealed until the last chapter. Most of the victims are prostitutes with a Black Tupelo tattoo (Strata Luna's employees).

A creepy, but thrilling plot.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Her USA Today bestseller, Sleep Tight, was called "compelling and real-a great read" by Andrea Kane. "Guaranteed to keep you awake at night," raved Lisa Jackson. Now, Anne Frasier takes readers to the dark side of Savannah, where a female homicide detective must confront the truth about her own past in order to stop a twisted serial killer...
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watch your back elsie .before you wake up dead.