Book Reviews of Shiver (New Orleans, Bk 4)

Shiver (New Orleans, Bk 4)
Shiver - New Orleans, Bk 4
Author: Lisa Jackson
ISBN-13: 9780821775783
ISBN-10: 0821775782
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 464 ratings
Publisher: Zebra
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Shiver (New Orleans, Bk 4) on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
My first Lisa jackson book and I would definitely read more. Fast and easy read but a plot line that was not ordinary, which I appreciated. Lots of romance, which I don't usually enjoy, but this was central to the story.
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Helpful Score: 7
Shiver literally had me shivering! Lisa Jackson continues to keep me coming back for more.

This book was great! Abby Chastain feels she is following in her mother's footsteps, only that's not a good thing. Her mother was put in an asylum at a young age, the same age that Abby is now. Recently divorced, Abby's ex husband, a radio dj, blasts her on the airwaves and now he's dead. Now, all signs point to Abby. Only Det. Montoya believes that Abby is a target and not the killer. When murders start happening in pairs, all evidence leads Abby to the very asylum that held her mother. This is a fantastic story, it held my attention, and I can't wait to read another Montoya novel!

I have read many books by Lisa Jackson and I think she is amazing. Every book I read by her I finish within a couple of days. Makes you never want to put it down! Can't wait till the next one!
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Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 4
I couldnt put it down!!! GREAT BOOK
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Helpful Score: 3
Love all her books - this was no exception!
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book - a real page turner. This is the first Lisa Jackson book that I have read. Looks like I have been missing a good author.
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This story has everything a pretty young woman, a serial killer, ties to an old mental hospital that was run by nuns and set in New Orleans. First Abby Chastain's Mom plunged to her death twenty years ago from the window at the mental hospitals where she was a patient as her young daughters witnessed it. Now Abby Chastain's ex-husband who as a radio talk show host just bad mouthed her over the airwaves, shortly afterwards he is found dead along with a young college student both of them found naked in an embrace but in real life never knew each other and then others are found dead. Either connected to Abby Chastain or Our Lady of Virtues Mental asylum which is no closed. This is a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, there were several times when I came home and sat out in the car listening to this story anxious to know what was going to happen next.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great story, keeps you guessing up to the end. Little bit of romance, lots of mystery, one very crazy man murdering people. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Lots of action & suspense in this story. Abby was there the night it was thought her mother committed suicide. But now as an adult Abby is starting to wonder if it was suicide & she wants to know why that night continues to haunt her & what she can't remember. Now there is a serial killer & someone is watching Abby. Can detective Montoya figure it all out before it's too late?
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Helpful Score: 2
A true Lisa Jackson fan will not be able to put this one down.
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Helpful Score: 1
great read
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Another great hard-to-put-down thriller from Lisa Jackson. I totally enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of chills & thrills!
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Helpful Score: 1
Quite the suspense novel--difficult to put down.
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Serial killer, murder mystery. I thought this book was pretty scary! A good read.
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A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun!
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page turner
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Page-turner, very suspenseful.
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A real page turner. I am definitely now a fan of Lisa Jackson.
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Helpful Score: 1
very involved with alot ofcharacters.Alot of mystery&suspence
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Helpful Score: 1
Truly enjoyed!!! Real page turner.
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Great Book !!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
GREAT book; scary! I'm looking forward to her next book now.
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Excellent book as usual. She's a great writer.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really like Lisa Jackson, this was no exception!! A real page turner! Can't wait to read the sequel to this one!
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Great book!!
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Another excellent thriller by Lisa Jackson.
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This was the first book by Lisa Jackson that I have ever read. Wanted to try her out before i bought Malice in hardback. I was overjoed. This book was AWESOME. A real page turner, i could not put it down. I passed it around the office and everyone loved it...everyone read it in a matter of days.
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This one will keep you guessing right until the end! - great for a road trip!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really think she's done better! The big challenge in writing mysteries seems to. E to do it without the sex. These books are few and far between!
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Helpful Score: 1
Abby Chastain left New Orlenas long ago and is back where she feels watched. It doesn't help when horrible crimes start happening and and the police come to ask questions. And to make it worse Detective Montoya is convinced she's somehow connected these crimes that have something to do with Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital where her mother died 20 years earlier. Good thriller that will keep you reading and wanting to find out what happens next.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely fantastic! White-knuckle page turner. Each page more suspenseful than the last
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought it was a page turner for sure! I've already ordered the next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Kept me reading
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Really good book. I could not put it down!
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I love Lisa Jackson's books and this one did not disappoint.
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enjoyed this book
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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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A Page Turner. Compelling story that kept me reading into the night. Couldn't put this one down. A who done it!
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Not a page turner, but an interesting read and a nice love angle to boot.
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Another great story by Lisa Jackson. Very interesting, hard to put down.
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Another winner by Lisa Jackson. I've read several of her books and have yet to be disappointed. Definitely good reading!!
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This book was so good and so riveting that I wanted to listen to the entire thing at one time.. of course I couldn't as it is 13 CDs in length. But the anticipation until I could get back to it would make my stomach hurt. No kidding! Excellent story telling!
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This is my first Lisa Jackson book and I actually liked it, to a certain extent. I found the crimes and the twists and turns to be very good, exciting, and kept the reader/listener guessing right up to the very end. What I didn't like was her rambling on in the romance/lovemaking parts. I actually ended up fast forwarding through a couple of sections of that. I mean, if I want romance, I'll read a romance book...not crime drama. Anyway, it was a pretty good book to listen to on the way to and from work every day.
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Wonderful story - twisitng tale that kept me interested until the end!
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Likeable characters and an unguessable mystery that keeps the suspense up. Definetly worth the six hour listening time to a very good reader. Just enough characters to keep the listener following along and wondering.
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excellent!
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This has to be my favorite of all the Jackson books!
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Thanks to years of working with the dark side of society. Detective Reuben "Diego" Montoya's youthful swagger is gone, replaced by straight forward determination. He'll need it, because a serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs- no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. His only lead is Abby Chastain, the ex-wife of one of one victims. Twenty years ago Abby watched in horror as her mother, apatient at a mental hospital plunged through a window to her death... and Abby always dreaded that she too would one day go insane. Something about Abby- her spirit and her honest fear- gets to Montoya. His gut tells him his prime suspect is innicent, just like it's telling him there's something significant about the once grand hospital now decaying in a gloomy thicket of ancient live oaks. Abby Chastain can help unlock the mystery- if only Montoya cna get her to trust him enough to face the ghosts of her past.
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Large Print - A killer has turned The Big Easy into his personal playground. For kicks, he arranges his victims so they're found in pairs. SofFar, no one can figure out the machinations of this monster, for there's no clear connection between the two murders - and no conclusive evidence.
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very powerful book, enjoyed it. This is the first book I have ever read from Miss.Jackson and I will read her again in a heart beat.Check out If she only knew, Cold blooded, Deep Freeze just to name a few
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First time I've read this author and enjoyed it!
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The crimes are unthinkable....A serial killer has turned New Orleans into his personal playground. The victims are killed inpairs- no connection, no pparent motive, no apparent clues. Its a very sick game, and its only just begun.
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Excellent! I can't wait for the sequel to be released!
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The crimes are unthinkable, the fear is real and the truth is deadly. Dect. Montoya and Betz are at it again. New Orleans is turned upside down looking for a killer who seems to be avenging a 20 year old accident. Was the death of Faith Chastain all it seemed to be? Excellent story.
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This is a good read and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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This was a great book but,not one of her best. Brings back characters from previous novels. This is a prequel to a book that will be released in April and it leaves you wanting to know what happens next. I enjoyed the book, but had no trouble putting it down when I had to.
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Very suspenseful but not gorey - a definite psychological thriller. Though this book was almost 500 pages, I breezed through it, unable to put it down. It was very good and I can't wait to read the sequel, Absolute Fear, due out in spring of 2007.
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This is one of the best books by Lisa! I finished it in about 6 hours of continuous reading, I just could not put it down!
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A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun.....
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I enjoyed this book.
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I enjoyed this book and am anxious for the next one to answer so questions left hanging.
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Lisa Jackson, one of my favorite authors, delivers another spine-chilling tale set in New Orleans. A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It is a very sick game and it has only just begun. Abby Chastain and Detecdtive Reuben Montoya are in a desperate race to stop a killer and Abby may be the catalyst.
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A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs--no connection, no apparent motives, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun. Abby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels watched, as if the devil himself is scraping a figernail along her spine. It doesn't help that Detective Reuben Montoya is convinced she's somehow the key to unlocking these horrible crimes--a mystery that has something to do with Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, a decaying old asylum where unspeakable crimes were once committed, and a human predator may still wait.
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Lisa Jackson did it again.....could not put this one down...kept me on the edge of my seat....great read!!!!
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Entertaining mystery read
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It was good and had a surprise ending.
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A serial killer killing victims in pairs-Ms. Jackson is always a treat to read,but this very well may be her best yet!
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A good continuation using Montoya's character. It kept me guessing to the end.
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A good mystery that ends in romance but not a romance book.
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great read
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Good book.
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in pre-Katrina New Orleans, the new romantic thriller by bestseller Jackson, her first to be published in hardcover, fits all the usual pieces into all the usual holes. A psycho sexual serial killer stalks victims connected to an insane asylum, shut down 20 years earlier but still standing in all its creepy abandonment. Abby Chastain, a portrait photographer on the rebound from a bad divorce, is trying to wean herself off men. Det. Reuben Montoya, the virile, not-by-the-book cop (last seen in 2002's Cold Blooded), is assigned to track down the serial killer. Along the way, Montoya developsagainst his better judgmenta soft spot for the libido-tingling Chastain, now in peril because her mother was either murdered or committed suicide at the old asylum just before it closed. Fans of the prolific Jackson (Fatal Burn) should be pleased, but those unfamiliar with the conventions of romance fiction should be prepared for characters who "growl" rather than simply "say" and descriptions of physical beauty along the lines of a "body that wouldn't quit." Author tour. (Apr.)
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Good good mystery, and scary, which I like. Loved the characters.
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Pretty good book if you like a lot of romance splashed in with an excellent mystery!
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Excellent Book!!!
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Good book
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From the cover: A serial killer is turning the Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs--no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. It's a very sick game, and it's only just begun.

Abby Chastain left New Orleans long ago and for good reason. Now she's back where she feels watched, as if the devil himself is scraping a fingernail along her spine. It doesn't help that Detective Reuben Montoya is convinced she's somehow the key to unlocking these horrible crimes--a mystery that has something to do with Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, a decaying old asylum where unspeakable crimes were once committed, and a human predator may still wait.

As more bodies are found in gruesome, staged scenarios, Montoya and Abby are in a desperate race to stop a killer whose terrifying crimes are bringing them ever nearer to a shocking revelation. For the past is never completely gone. Its sins must be avenged. And a twisted psychopath is getting close enough to make them...SHIVER