“A mind boggling read with both psychological and thrilling twists” from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Burn (Fresh Fiction).
Sister, Sister . . .
As teenagers, Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, survived a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, a former Hollywood actress. Still, Cassie moved to L.A. from rural Oregon, urging Allie to follow. Yet while Cassie struggled with her acting career, Allie, suddenly driven, rose to stardom. But now her body double has been shot on-set—and Allie is missing.
Crying in the Night . . .
As police investigate, Cassie begins to look like a suspect—the jealous sister who finally snapped. Soon the media goes into a frenzy, and Cassie ends up in a Portland psych ward. Is she just imagining the sinister figure at her bedside, whispering about Allie? Is someone trying to help—or drive her mad?
What Has Given You Such a Fright?
Convinced she’s the only one who can find Allie, Cassie checks herself out of the hospital. But a slew of macabre murders—each victim masked with a likeness of a member of Cassie’s family—makes her fear for her life, and her sanity. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe—least of all herself . . .
“With moderate gore, a hint of romance, and many dynamic female characters, After She’s Gone is a sure bet for Jackson’s popular blend of women’s fiction and suspense.”—Booklist
Ten years after a serial killer tormented retired movie star Jenna Hughes and her two daughters, Cassie and Allie Kramer, in bestseller Jackson's Deep Freeze (2005), mother and now-grown daughters must contend with further angst and violence in this disappointing sequel. Allie, who's become a big movie star, disappears while Dead Heat, her latest film, is wrapping up in Portland, Ore. In addition, a prop gun turns out to be the real thing when the actress doubling for Allie is shot and almost killed. Psychologically unstable Cassie, who has a bit part in Dead Heat, embarks on a mission to find her missing sister. Flashbacks reveal the tortured relations between the sisters, their rivalry over roles and men, as Cassie flits between Los Angeles and Portland in search of answers. Meanwhile, various people involved with Dead Heat are murdered with grotesque clues seeming to point to Cassie as the killer. Jackson settles for a lot of smoke but little heat in this tepid thriller.
After she’s gone
Really did not like this slow reading book. I usually like Lisa Jackson’s work - not this book.
After she’s gone
Terrible read, didn’t even finish this book, definitely disappointed. Not the usual good work by Lisa Jackson. First 2 books in this series were excellent, should have stopped with them. I think this is the first book I have ever bought that I didn’t finish reading “that bad”.