Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson


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What made a merely average read a little less than average were the prevalent onomatopoeic phrases in each suspense scene: “Drip. Drip. Drip”; “Scraaape”; “Crunch!”; “Crackkkk!”; “Thud!”; “Bang!”; “Bam!”; and “Blam!!!”. I could go on...
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"A Juicy Creep-A-Thon. . .Builds To A Suprising Cliffhanger Ending." –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

At first, it sounds like the answer to a parent's prayers: an elite boarding school in the Oregon mountains where wayward kids turn their lives around. But behind the idyllic veneer lie disturbing rumors of missing students and questionable treatments.

"A Nail-Biting Roller-Coaster Ride." –Library Journal

Jules Farentino knows her half-sister, Shaylee, has been going off the rails lately. She's just not sure Blue Rock Academy is the answer. Accepting a teaching position there lets Jules keep an eye on Shay, but also confirms her fears. One student is found hanged, another near death. Something sinister is at hand--and Jules may already be too late to stop it.

"The Book's Ending Will Throw Most Readers For A Loop." --The Free Lance-Star

As a brutal snowstorm sweeps in, cutting off the remote campus from the rest of the world, Jules will discover the Academy's dark secrets, and confront a murderous evil without limits, without remorse, without mercy. . .

About Lisa Jackson

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Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Afraid to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She has over twenty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and a rambunctious pug in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com, become her friend on Facebook, and check out her blog at http://lisajacksonauthor.blogspot.com.
Published February 22, 2011 by Zebra. 545 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Mar 27 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Apr 22 2010

Sisters who are as different as day and night form the core of this lethal mystery, which is enhanced both by the location and the weather. Leave it to Jackson to give her readers a frightening tale filled with danger and shocking twists.

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Reviewed by Abi Bishop on Apr 03 2010

What made a merely average read a little less than average were the prevalent onomatopoeic phrases in each suspense scene: “Drip. Drip. Drip”; “Scraaape”; “Crunch!”; “Crackkkk!”; “Thud!”; “Bang!”; “Bam!”; and “Blam!!!”. I could go on...

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Reviewed by tgleichner on Apr 16 2010

I have been a big fan of Lisa Jackson’s for quite some time, but I have to say that this was not her best work. It did hold my interest, and I am anxious for the sequel (which there is guaranteed to be), but I felt as if the ending was rushed.

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Jackson does a fine job in creating memorable characters...though the overused plot device of having a violent storm bear down on the campus, preventing anyone from leaving, is a little contrived, it is effectively used.

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Reviewed by Amelia Richard on Mar 28 2010

With an intricate, cleverly developed plot, WITHOUT MERCY keeps the reader intrigued all the way through. Lisa Jackson weaves an extremely clever tale containing a multitude of mysteries, profoundly earnest emotions and a touching romance.

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