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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson
Publisher: Zebra
Genre: Contemporary; Suspense
Length: Full
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Rose

He'll Choose Them...
Detective Regan Pescoli has worked the "Star Crossed Killer" case for months, never imagining she'd be captured by the madman she's been hunting. Regan knows exactly what he's capable of--and avoiding the same fate will take every drop of her courage and cunning.

Abduct Them...
Regan Pescoli is unlike any woman Nate Santana has met before. But now she's missing, and Nate knows something is dangerously wrong. The only person who can help him find her is Detective Selena Alvarez, Regan's partner. As Nate and Selena dig deeper into the Star-Crossed Killer case and the body count rises, the truth about Regan's disappearance becomes chillingly clear.

And Kill Them...
In the desolate Montana woods, evil is lurking. And with time running out, the only way to save Regan will be to get inside a killer's twisted mind and unravel a shocking message that is being revealed, one body at a time...

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson is a sequel to Left to Die and concludes the story line began in it. You do not need to have read Left to Die in order to follow this book; however, it will make your experience with the book richer if you are already familiar with the main characters.

Chosen to Die is listed as romantic suspense, but that's a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there is a romantic interest in the book, but the two parties are apart the majority of the time. One of Lisa's strength's is her ability to meld romance and suspense, and I missed that in this book. This book's strength is in Regan Pescoli and the struggles she goes through to free herself.

The character development is another plus. Little by little, the reader gets to know more and more about the characters. There will be more books in the series featuring Pescoli and her partner, Alvarez, and it's obvious there are more facets of their characters to discover.

This story isn't neatly tied up in a bow--common to books with planned sequels. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

If you are looking for a book with strong female characters, Chosen to Die with the team of Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez will more than fill the bill.