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Expecting to Die

Book 7, An Alvarez & Pescoli Novel

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The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they’re the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don’t know there’s a rapt audience amid the tangled trees, a killer with a different kind of game in mind, for whom the woods are dark and deep—and perfectly deadly…

Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren’t just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the nighttime shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life.

Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm. When a reality show arrives in town, the chaos only makes it harder for Pescoli and her partner, Selena Alvarez, to distinguish rumor from truth.

Another body is found…and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide…and countless places to die…



“Jackson definitely knows how to jangle readers’ nerves…Close to Home is perfect for readers of Joy Fielding or fans of Mary Higgins Clark.” --Booklist


“Absolutely tension filled…Jackson is on top of her game.” --Suspense Magazine


“Lisa Jackson shows yet again why she is one of the best at romantic suspense. A pure nail biter.”  --Harlan Coben, # 1 New York Times bestselling author


“Terrifying...a creepy thriller sure to please Jackson's many fans.” --Publishers Weekly


“Her latest whodunit hits all the marks, taking readers on a nail-biting roller-coaster ride.” --Library Journal


“Taut, twisty…Malice displays the skilled Jackson at her best yet.” --The Providence Journal

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 09, 2017 – Bestseller Jackson's overly busy seventh Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli novel (after 2014's Deserves to Die) finds the Grizzly Falls, Mont., detectives dealing with bigfoot sightings, teenagers with too many secrets, and a murder. Around midnight one night, Pescoli's daughter, Bianca, joins a large group of fellow teens who are playing a clandestine game of hide-and-seek in the forest, where, to her horror, Bianca spots an immense, hairy monster. When the beast comes after her, Bianca runs. After falling into a creek, she stumbles on a decomposing body. A few hours later, early in the morning, Pescoli, who thought her daughter was spending the night with a friend, receives a phone call from a police officer she knows, who suggests she come to the old lumber camp where a shaken Bianca and the other game players who haven't already fled the scene have gathered. Alvarez later identifies the body as that of Destiny Rose Montclaire, a missing teenager. More deaths follow as Jackson's plot spins in too many different directions to achieve much suspense.

Customer Reviews

Expecting to Die

I’ve read everything written through the years by Lisa Jackson. Loved this series but this book seemed disjointed jumping from one character to the next without cohesiveness. I look forward to the next one and hope it’s more in line with her normal writing.

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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Feb 28, 2017
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 484 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 7, An Alvarez & Pescoli Novel
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