What did I just read?. Jim Beckett is one of the most dangerous and scariest villains I've ever read. She was a contradiction, having been so passive for most of her life but asserting herself with J. The premise, a woman on the run from an insane serial killer, sounded intriguing, but the execution wasn't good. Lisa Gardner is generally a good writer, so I'd skip this book and start with a later entry. Oh my goodness what a breathtaking, nail-biting and fantastic read this was.
Most of you out there probably think you know what that means. Now I've gone back to the actual beginning. This is why fictional characters like James Bond, John Rambo, and Jack Reacher continue to be popular archetypes in our culture. They had a daughter and Jim wanted a son. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience. I didn't really care for him, so this kept the book from a 4-star rating. Then you can do anything.
The rest of the supporting cast is pretty decent, and I absolutely adore Lisa Gardner's ability to put you in the story and put some truth behind the things that are happening to her characters. The book was just not a good read. Tess was married to Jim Beckett, and she knows who his final target will be. What did I just read? Beckett, was once a cop, decides that he needs to challenge himself. The book seems to comprise of a lot of conversations.
After Samantha was born, he seemed to be more loving for awhile. Now the cunning kill What would you do if the man of your dreams hides the soul of a killer? Tess's husband Jim is volatile, explosive and violent; things which he had hid well from Tess prior to their marriage. He killed 10 women in brutal ways and Tess helped to put him in jail. Now the cunning killer has escaped—and the most dangerous game of all begins…. I could go on and on. Her women are tough, intelligent fighters who still manage to maintain a femininity that is still attractive and sexy.
I'm here to tell you that you don't. What would you do if the man you loved wanted to kill you? I don't know if I've read any other Gardner books but found both the violence and sex more graphic than I was expecting. The plot is weak, the characters are shallow and predictable, the dialog is trite, and t Well, if this had been my first Lisa Gardner book, I guarantee it would have been my last. Jim Beckett vowed that Tess would pay and now he has escaped. She lives with her family in New England.
Tess had the perfect life: She was young, in love and married to one of the handsomest men she had ever seen. He is, by nature, an asshole, but he has become even more bitter and hateful toward the world due to some horrible personal tragedies. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? This is a comment, not a criticism. When Tess shows up, he is torn in what to do about this firecracker of a woman who wants revenge on her husband. It was Tess who helped put him behind bars, but after killing two guards he manages to escape. Because this time she's determined that their separation will be 'till death do us part'. Life isn't as fucking perfect as all this though!! After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something shes never done before.
Who knew there could be steam in Arizona? The one weakness I found in the story was the romance between J. For years, she lives with an abusive father and unwitting leaps into the marriage bed of the worst sociopath, she can imagine. Tess saw Jim's dark side and started gathering evidence which she took to the police. This is because the book tends to focus more on J. Lisa Gardner is a genius! But she had to save Sam from her father, she had to make a difference.
Dillon that the storyline follow throughout the book. Tess was becoming increasingly scared of her husband and never knew when the next beating was coming. Can't wait to see more of Quincy and get introduced to Rainie. Jim swore he'd kill his 'perfect wife' for helping the police putting him, Jim Beckett perfection personified especially in his killing , onto death row. Well, if this had been my first Lisa Gardner book, I guarantee it would have been my last. The seven-foot four hundred-pound man who can hold a gatling gun with one hand and karate chop a bad guy into next week.