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JudgedAs he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning—to the one destined to suffer most of all…CondemnedIn Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval.JudgedAs he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning—to the one destined to suffer most of all…CondemnedIn Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman. But then a second body turns up…ExecutedAs the clues begin pointing toward a suspect, Pescoli's unease grows. Even with Alvarez barely holding it together and her own personal life in chaos, she senses there's more to this case than others believe. A killer has made his way to Grizzly Falls, ready to fulfill a vengeance years in the making. And Pescoli must find the target of his wrath—or die trying…...

Title : Deserves to Die
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ISBN : 9781617734199
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Number of Pages : 326 Pages
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Deserves to Die Reviews

  • Janie Johnson
    2019-03-30 19:51

    This is what I expect to be the last installment to the 'to die' series. The series has been really enjoyable. This is one of the series that I wanted to complete in 2015 and I am glad to have gotten through it, but will miss this great characters I have come to love.In this installment we have a serial killer going after women and before they die he cuts off their left ring finger and he walks away. Alvarez and Pescoli must figure out the connection between the murders and who else might be involved.Again the plot line is full of mystery and I love it. Especially when more than one mystery coincide with one another. The imagery again is fantastic. I found this last installment to be very engaging and very fast paced. Always something to question.These characters, Alvarez and Pescoli are probably my favorite female detectives. They have many flaws and many of their own issues to deal with, yet they always get the job done. I think of the two, Pescoli is my favorite. They both developed very well throughout the seris and I am happy the ay that they were written, an amazing job by Jackson.I recommend this entire series to any mystery lover that enjoys really strong female protagonists, yet they show many flaws and work through them rather than let them get in the way. If there is to be anymore books to this series, I will of course read them.

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    2019-04-08 18:08

    I have not read anything by Lisa Jackson before, nor was familiar with the main characters in this novel. However, I am an avid reader of crime fiction, it being my most read genre, and have read many styles of crime novels over many years. So I was looking forward to reading this.In Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman. But then a second body turns up...The first half of the book was difficult to follow at times, there were a LOT of characters and it was hard to follow who was who apart from the two main Detectives, Alvarez and Pescoli. Whilst the book is partly about their investigation of the death of a woman missing her ring finger, it's also got a lot of side stories weaved in. There is also a lot of focus on the personal lives of the two detectives, I think some background is good in building up character profiles, but I did feel at times this was TOO much, taking away from the buzz of it essentially being a crime novel. I was wanting to skip some of the sections focused on their homes and relationships (I didn't) and get to the more meaty parts of the book.A stranger is in town also, on the run, and this character plays a big part in the story too, I felt that this character was one of the better portrayed actually and one that I connected with the most, the most tangible. I struggled to relate at all to either Detective Alvarez of Pescoli, they seemed out of reach to me despite so much private life detail. Like I could not quite touch them in the novel.I found the first half of the book slow going, nothing much piecing together and not enjoying it that much. But the latter half of the book I found was much more readable, had more action and became more of the crime novel that it is. The few different stories intersect towards the end of the book and bits and pieces start to make more sense, up to this point at times it seems disjointed, and the style of writing different depending on who was the focus of the chapter and what was the focus. There was certainly TOO much information in some chapters, getting you lost in a sea of words.It was an ok read, not the best crime novel I have ever read, nor the worst, just sitting on the fence as mediocre. I am not very inspired to read more of Lisa Jackson but perhaps may try something different of hers outside of the characters of these two female detectives to see if it's much different. I received a copy of this novel thanks to the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, my thanks for the opportunity.

  • Diane
    2019-04-09 20:09

    One of the best in the series. Another serial killer is loose in Grizzly Falls in January, and oh shocker - a bad snow storm is pushing through the area :) A sad, but inevitiable thing happens in the first part of the book and it's interesting to see how the characters react and cope. And a new sheriff is in town and not one that everyone likes or trusts - maybe because of his political intensions.Some red herrings are thrown in your path, and it isn't evident who the killer is, in fact you don't actually "meet" the killer until the latter part of the book.Character development continues in a good way (at least to me) and Pescoli's kids aren't nearly as annoying in this book - maybe they are finally maturing some.2 thumbs up and 5 stars - great read!

  • Terri Lynn
    2019-04-13 17:51

    Author Lisa Jackson was very tricky here! We see a man dumping a tortured woman's body in the Louisiana swamps. Did the woman get eaten by gators? Did she die? Did she survive? All we know is that he cut off her ring finger. Move on to Grizzly Falls, Montana. It is near Valentine's Day, blizzards are raging, and beloved sheriff Dan Grayson, severely wounded in the last book, lays dying in the hospital. We have our usual female detective duo of Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli with the focus and viewpoint this time being that of Regan Pescoli. Her teen son Jeremy and daughter Bianca (by her two exes) aren't thrilled she plans to marry her lover Nate Santana. She has been wishy-washy about it herself, fearing she'll make another mistake. Santana is building them a dream home and wanting to set the date while Pescoli hasn't even been wearing her engagement ring. She is torn up about Sheriff Grayson and refuses to like his replacement Sheriff Hooper Blackwater. Oh and she is secretly pregnant with an unplanned baby at 40 just as her kids are leaving the nest and trying to hide it-even from Santana and the kids.A new mystery woman in disguise moves to town, fearful she is being followed, and gets a job as waitress in the diner while living in a dilapidated shack in an isolated area. A man looking for a woman shows up at the local dumpy motel and unknown to him, a stranger has shown up to stay at the same motel spying on him. Then something terrible begins- two women are murdered, their ring fingers with diamond rings hacked off, and it looks like a serial killer has again entered Grizzly Falls.

  • Kooky
    2019-04-10 17:45

    ARC from NetgalleyDetectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli, based in Montana, have a new commander who is bringing in big changes. They have a new case, a murder where the victim is missing a digit, then there's another body found, suggesting that there is a serial killer on the lose.The book was very slow to get started unfortunately. I picked it up and put it down several times and had to force myself to continue reading. There were various storylines introduced in the first half which don't seem to have a place, seem to be detouring from the plot and it takes some perseverance to continue reading until they make sense.We are provided with in depth background about the detectives' lives which, in my opinion, distracts from the mystery story. I do like to know about the characters but there is too much taking the focus away from the plot and preventing it from it's potential.I read to the end but I didn't find it exciting and I'm not encouraged to try other books by this author.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-05 17:13

    When the bodies of a couple of murdered women - each missing a finger - turn up in Grizzly Falls, Montana it seems clear a serial killer is on the loose. Long-time detective partners Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli investigate the crimes. Regan is having a tough time, though, for a variety of reasons: the sheriff's department has a new acting sheriff she can't stand; she's getting ready for her marriage and new home; and her teenage daughter is acting out and giving her a hard time. Meanwhile - just before the murders start - a woman on the run lands in town, disguising her appearance and calling herself Jessica. Jessica rents an isolated cabin in the woods and takes a job as a waitress. A man named Troy Ryder is on her trail for reasons that become clear as the story unfolds. Jessica is convinced that the 'missing finger deaths' are meant to terrify her but - because of her past - is too scared to notify the police. There's a lot of cat and mouse activity in the book as Troy Ryder stealthily stalks Jessica, and this rachets up the suspense. There are also an array of characters that add interest to the story: a cowboy heartthrob who knew Jessica a long time ago, his rough and ready brother, the ambitious acting sheriff who craves the limelight, Regan's handsome/sexy fiance, and so on. The story holds your attention, is fast-moving, and rolls along to a dramatic conclusion. I enjoyed the book but there were some problems in the story for me. For example I didn't understand some of Jessica's actions. I kept thinking - why would she rent a primitive, uncomfortable cabin deep in the woods (presumably to hide out in) and then take a very public job as a waitress where anyone could (and did) find her? I also didn't buy into the reasons Jessica couldn't notify the police when she seriously believed her life was in danger. For these reasons this was a three-star-book for me.

  • Meredith
    2019-04-12 16:56

    I normally enjoy books by Lisa Jackson, but this book was not up to par. There were several errors in this book, and it clearly lacked decent editing. For example, one of the victims was said to be a corporate lawyer when they were first introduced, but later was described as "a consultant. An engineer. Worked with road crews." Another error that I noticed was that, when Jessica first arrived at the cabin, there was no power, but there was mention of her making microwave popcorn before the electricity had been turned on.spoiler: (view spoiler)[ At the end of the book, Anne-Marie handcuffed Ryder by ONE hand to the steering wheel, but he was somehow unable to reach either the keys that were in the ignition or the gun that was in his pocket. Seeing that he had one free hand and the slack in the handcuffs, there is absolutely no reason that he shouldn't have been able to reach one or both of these objects. (hide spoiler)]Unfortunately, these errors, coupled with the way the book dragged (more often than not, I skipped over entire paragraphs that were completely extraneous to the story) made this book my least favorite Jackson book to date.

  • Penny
    2019-04-06 20:09

    Very good! I loved this series! Quite excited.....the book was ended where another book could be easily added to this series. Likeable characters, interesting story lines, twists and turns make Lisa one of my favorite authors.

  • Donna Noe
    2019-04-09 16:00

    ToDieSeriesI love the To Die Series, because I love strong,feisty woman. It's not just the strong female characters that I like either. I love the action and the plot lines. I hope Ms. Jackson keeps this series going.

  • Dee
    2019-04-02 21:08

    Two-haiku review:Two women are deadSerial killer, againAnd woman hidingReally liked seriesTwo excellent woman copsSmart, strong, courageous

  • Maryaninya
    2019-04-13 16:47

    3.4 actually. There are lots of things that didnt quite explained well. The reason for the serial killer to hunt down and kill women.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-13 13:59

    Confused me to start, I had a tough time figuring out who was speaking in any particular chapter. But I figured it out. Poor Grizzly Falls, there's something about that town that attracts serial killers, and here we go again.Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli of the Pinewood County Sheriff’s office are reeling from the injury to Sheriff Dan Grayson, he's in critical condition but expected to recover. Meanwhile, he's been replaced by an outsider, acting sheriff Hooper Blackwater and there's no doubt he has aspirations to succeed Dan. Selena and Regan don't trust him, they see his political side and try to keep their investigation away from him. Enter Anne-Marie, she's on the run, she's been running for a quite a while. She knows Dan Grayson in a past life and is in Grizzly Falls hoping for some help from him. This is one train that's left the station, she'll end up talking to his brother as a last resort. Thankfully she's become a master of disguise while on the run. A girl's got to eat so she accepts a job in the local cafe under an assumed name and face. She knows she's being followed by an evil that's hard to understand and even harder to explain. She can feel he's close.Then there's the bodies, bodies of young women, 2 of them with their ring finger's removed. There doesn't seem to be any connection between them except for a single fingerprint that leads them to a woman called Anne-Marie, in Texas. Little do they know that she's hiding in plain sight.The ring is pulled tighter and tighter as the killer and the tracker all converge on Grizzly Falls.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-01 18:07

    Pescoli and Alvarez are back for the 6th book in the To Die series.Pescoli and Alvarez are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman. But then a second body turns up…If you've read the first five books of the series you'll have more background on what's happened to Sheriff Grayson, but Jackson does a nice job of filling you in. If you haven't read the first five books you'll be fine reading this book. Personally, I would recommend reading the entire series but that's mostly my OCD talking ;)I didn't enjoy this book as much as I have the others in the series. Deserves to Die focused more on the personal life of Pescoli and not the mystery. Don't get me wrong! I love what's happening with Pescoli in her personal life, but if you ask me which I prefer, I'm going to ask for the mystery and suspense every time. I wasn't on the edge of my seat reading this one. The ending was also abrupt. Wham! Book done! All the ends were tied up in nice little bows, but just a little to quickly and nicely for my tastes.Overall, an enjoyable read. I look forward to book 7 in the series.I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  • Laura Salas
    2019-03-30 20:55

    I just couldn't get beyond the lack of editing or even copyediting. The plot and characterization may be great--I don't know. There were a lot of characters and storylines all introduced in rapid succession in the opening chapters. But I'd have kept reading if it weren't for bits like this:"No longer could she taunt or ridicule anyone. No longer would she ever smirk again.""She needed to unload the Tahoe, clean the place up if she could, dare start a fire and settle in for the night.""Fear cold as an Arctic blast cut through him as he saw what the dog had sensed."I have nothing against indie-published authors, but you've got to hire an editor, a copyeditor, and a proofreader. One or several people dropped the ball here, if they were hired in the first place. I was reading an ARC provided by the publisher. I'm just hoping they pulled the title back and decided to do more editing before it was actually released.

  • Gail
    2019-04-25 13:10

    Deserve to Die by Lisa Jackson is a great novel. All the characters are interesting complex people. This is the first book in series that I read. I feel I'd know the characters a fractured better if I started at the beginning of this series. I was intrigued enough to seek out the first five. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great mystery based on the police solving crimes.

  • Madelynn
    2019-03-27 19:08

    ...not a very sympathetic heroine, liked the two female detectives but the book needs some serious editing (one of the victims is first a lawyer, then an engineer on a subsequent page) and that bothers me! Might try a future book in this series.

  • Elsie Roberts
    2019-04-02 18:53

    Convoluted. At times thought of putting it down. Took to long to get to the real story.

  • Jane Russo
    2019-04-02 21:12

    I was totally bored!! Started skipping chunks of pages and then gave up. Didn't even read the end to see who what where and when.

  • Laurie
    2019-04-01 14:03

    The story revolves around the hunt for a serial killer who likes to cut off ring fingers from his victims.A fast paced read. The ending seemed to me to be rushed but I still enjoyed the story.

  • Chris
    2019-03-26 18:02

    3.5 +THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYAuthor Lisa Jackson was very tricky here! We see a man dumping a tortured woman's body in the Louisiana swamps. Did the woman get eaten by gators? Did she die? Did she survive? All we know is that he cut off her ring finger. Move on to Grizzly Falls, Montana. It is near Valentine's Day, blizzards are raging, and beloved sheriff Dan Grayson, severely wounded in the last book, lays dying in the hospital. We have our usual female detective duo of Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli with the focus and viewpoint this time being that of Regan Pescoli. Her teen son Jeremy and daughter Bianca (by her two exes) aren't thrilled she plans to marry her lover Nate Santana. She has been wishy-washy about it herself, fearing she'll make another mistake. Santana is building them a dream home and wanting to set the date while Pescoli hasn't even been wearing her engagement ring. She is torn up about Sheriff Grayson and refuses to like his replacement Sheriff Hooper Blackwater. Oh and she is secretly pregnant with an unplanned baby at 40 just as her kids are leaving the nest and trying to hide it-even from Santana and the kids.A new mystery woman in disguise moves to town, fearful she is being followed, and gets a job as waitress in the diner while living in a dilapidated shack in an isolated area. A man looking for a woman shows up at the local dumpy motel and unknown to him, a stranger has shown up to stay at the same motel spying on him. Then something terrible begins- two women are murdered, their ring fingers with diamond rings hacked off, and it looks like a serial killer has again entered Grizzly Falls**Poor Grizzly Falls, there's something about that town that attracts serial killers, and here we go again.Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli of the Pinewood County Sheriff’s office are reeling from the injury to Sheriff Dan Grayson, he's in critical condition but expected to recover. Meanwhile, he's been replaced by an outsider, acting sheriff Hooper Blackwater and there's no doubt he has aspirations to succeed Dan. Selena and Regan don't trust him, they see his political side and try to keep their investigation away from him. Enter Anne-Marie, she's on the run, she's been running for a quite a while. She knows Dan Grayson in a past life and is in Grizzly Falls hoping for some help from him. This is one train that's left the station, she'll end up talking to his brother as a last resort. Thankfully she's become a master of disguise while on the run. A girl's got to eat so she accepts a job in the local cafe under an assumed name and face. She knows she's being followed by an evil that's hard to understand and even harder to explain. She can feel he's close.Then there's the bodies, bodies of young women, 2 of them with their ring finger's removed. There doesn't seem to be any connection between them except for a single fingerprint that leads them to a woman called Anne-Marie, in Texas. Little do they know that she's hiding in plain sight.The ring is pulled tighter and tighter as the killer and the tracker all converge on Grizzly Falls.

  • Ginny
    2019-04-15 15:01

    Continues about a month after the last installment. Sheriff Grayson is still holding on by a thread, the new sheriff in town is trying to make a name for himself and yet another pyscho killer has shown up in Grizzly Falls, Montana. Pescoli finally states something I have been asking for a number of installments, why do all the psychos pick winter in Montana to do there murderous deeds. This story focuses more on the actual victim(s) than on the personal lives of Pescoli and Alvarez, we still get some details of what is going on in their lives, but it doesn't take over the story, thus I think I enjoyed this one more than some of the past stories.

  • Sherrie
    2019-03-31 18:58

    As usual I started this series in the wrong place. But it is a great stand alone book. The author adds enough info that you can pick up on the characters lives. There are two mysteries contained in this book. The first is who is killing women and cutting off their ring finger. The second is who is after Jessica/Anne-Marie and why. Jessica is running for her life from her husband, but why? Then an old flame shows up and wants to take her back to New Orleans. Who wants Jessica back in New Orleans, her family, husband or the cops. You'll have to read the book to find out.

  • Sara Bartlett
    2019-04-06 14:46

    Awesome introduction. I was hooked. But the book bogged down constantly with all the 'filler', all the chatter and introducing a romance, pregnancy, etc., I could have cared less. The main character was well developed, her actions well written, and the plot was good. Just get rid of all the unnecessary trite sub plots. It was a good ending but not completed to my satisfaction. I won't read Jackson again. I had not read her books before.

  • Catrinka
    2019-04-05 15:51

    I normally like the "To Die" series by Lisa Jackson. They have enough fast-moving suspense to keep me entertained, despite the need to occasionally suspend belief in the storylines. This sixth book in the series didn't really work for me as the others have, though. The plot seemed even more far-fetched than usual and there were loads of things that didn't add up for me. It was written with a twist toward the end, but it sort of fizzled in my opinion.

  • Kristīne Līcis
    2019-04-08 16:54

    I bet the author is as tired with the series as I am. The plot is linear and predictable, it starts slow and then drags mercilessly. The new characters are flat, the well-known characters have no development whatsoever. Inexcusable blunders abound, like a victim is "a corporate attorney and a damn good one", but few pages down that same person is [also?] "a consultant. An engineer. Worked with road crews".It's high time the good people of Grizzly Falls were left alone.

  • Roger
    2019-04-19 18:14

    Disguises were interesting, character development towards the end was interesting too, what each person was really like. Who was doing what, what assumptions about what each was doing perhaps wrong, maybe not. Who was saying what or not saying. All of this made the book more interesting and mysterious.

  • Patty
    2019-04-09 17:47

    Not a juicy romantic novel with hot passion, not a thrilling thriller. Pretty ho-hum and spare me what looks like two ego maniac sheriffs in a row? Lastly, would it really be a Lisa Jackson book if one of the characters didn’t say “get over yourself” within the first 50 pages?

  • Brenda Layman
    2019-04-14 21:09

    No team like this teamAlways love too read books from this series! The author always does such a great job on her mystery books! Alvarez and Pescoli are such great characters and so different from each other! Can't wait to read the next book in the series!

  • Anthony
    2019-04-07 15:44

    I really have been enjoying this series.Lisa Jackson should be crowned the Queen of the Red Herrings. Each book has enough misdirection to make you second-guess yourself evem when you do figure out the real killer.

  • Edith English
    2019-04-05 14:53

    ExcellentI've been a fan of Lisa Jackson's writing for years. She has never disappointed me and I love every minute of her stories. The deceptions of Anne Marie are Mind-boggling but very interesting. Thank you Ms, Jackson.