Devious by Lisa Jackson

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I’ve always been a fan of Lisa Jackson, one of the few fiction authors on my favorite list, but somehow this book just fell flat and it was a struggle to finish it.
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"Terrifying. . .A Creepy Thriller." –Publishers Weekly

When New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya is called to investigate a murder with his partner Rick Bentz, he's shocked to recognize the victim. Camille Renard, an old high-school friend, was found on the altar of St. Marguerite's cathedral, dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted. . .

"Will Satisfy Series Fans As Well As Readers Who Enjoy Lisa Gardner And Linda Fairstein." –Library Journal

Valerie Houston's younger sister, Camille, had a knack for making bad choices. She left Texas after falling for Val's soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. But as Val digs deeper into Camille's death, she realizes how little she really knows about her sister and their shared past.

"A Nail-Biting Tale Of Dangerous Secrets And Deadly Passions." --Booklist

Soon more bodies are found brutally slaughtered. No one is beyond suspicion. No one is safe--least of all Valerie, whose connection to a twisted case is closer, and more dangerous, than she ever could have imagined. For this killer knows all, forgives nothing, and will not rest until Valerie becomes the next to pay for her sins. . .

"The plot machinations are wonderful and emotional turmoil akin to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman helps make Devious a stunning success." –The Providence Journal

"Explosively riveting." –The Providence Journal

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, become her friend on Facebook, and check out her blog at
Published February 28, 2012 by Zebra. 537 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Apr 17 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by Kay Dyer on May 15 2011

There's plenty of action to keep you focused right to the bloody finish. But you get the feeling it's not over, even when you've read the last sentence.

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Below average
Reviewed by Kim Cantrell on May 13 2011

I’ve always been a fan of Lisa Jackson, one of the few fiction authors on my favorite list, but somehow this book just fell flat and it was a struggle to finish it.

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Once Upon a Romance

Reviewed by Amy Lignor

This is a very good book with a good plot, if you can keep up. There are more murders before it's over, and you will certainly be puzzled as to who is doing all this.

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Reviewed by Helena Tonile on Oct 12 2011

Full of mystery, secrets, and revelations, Devious takes a little perseverance to get in to, but once you’re there, it gets you good. Jackson is a master at leaving you hanging right till the very last page

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Lowly's Book Blog

Feb 25 2012

if you are looking for an entertaining page turner, this is a good choice. There is enough action, well frequent enough murders, to keep the story moving.

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The Book Resort

Reviewed by Alex O'Loughlin on May 09 2011

Jackson’s powerfully animated descriptions are in a class by itself. The striking New Orleans backdrop is written eloquently, vividly & dramatically.

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