Set against the fan-favorite backdrop of Grizzly Falls, Montana, Chosen to Die pits two of #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson’s most fascinating characters—detectives and friends Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli—against a ruthless serial killer who has chosen Pescoli as his next victim.
The cold of winter isn’t just a nuisance in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. It’s merciless and brutal—a weapon that a twisted serial killer uses to torture vulnerable women. Detectives Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez have spent months tracking down the Star-Crossed Killer, as he’s dubbed by the press. They know how devious and patient he can be. What they couldn’t have guessed is that Pescoli would be abducted by the very monster she’s been hunting . . .
Pescoli knows too much about her captor and his methods to doubt her fate. She’s a trophy he’s content to taunt for now, but eventually, he’ll tire of her too. Until then, his killing spree continues, stretching the police department—and Alvarez—to the breaking point.
Desperate to bring her missing partner safely home, Alvarez teams up with Pescoli’s on-again, off-again lover, Nate Santana. But as the body count rises, a macabre pattern emerges. And Pescoli, though using every ounce of skill she possesses, knows that even if she escapes her captor’s lair, the battle for survival is just beginning . . .
In this thin and clumsy thriller, a serial killer captures Det. Regan Pescoli, the smart, strong-willed star of 2008's Left to Die. The "Star-Crossed Killer," plague of Montana's Bitterroot Mountains, kidnaps injured women, tends them until they are healthy again, then photographs them and leaves them to die of exposure. With time, it becomes clear that he is spelling out an obscure message with the women's initials. After a slow first third, the book settles down somewhat and focuses on Pescoli's efforts to escape her captor's maze-like lair and survive the deadly cold outside, with glimpses of her partner, Det. Selena Alvarez, attempting to track her down. Jackson spends too much time outlining the complicated plot and too little exploring the mind of the generic B-movie antagonist or the smarts and strengths of her heroines.
All her books are great!! This one was no exception. Love the characters!!
Chosen to Die
Good read, but a little put off by the fact that the plot kind of got confused since the identity of the copy cat killer had already been told in the book where I read the prologue of this book, LEFT TO DIE.