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Close to Home From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson comes an atmospheric and riveting novel of suspense that uncovers the horrifying secrets buried within a ramshackle house Vowing to make a fresh s

  • Title: Close to Home
  • Author: Lisa Jackson Joyce Bean
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  • Page: 455
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  • From 1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson comes an atmospheric and riveting novel of suspense that uncovers the horrifying secrets buried within a ramshackle house.Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up Her daughters, Jade and Gracie, aren t impressed by the rundown property on theFrom 1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson comes an atmospheric and riveting novel of suspense that uncovers the horrifying secrets buried within a ramshackle house.Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up Her daughters, Jade and Gracie, aren t impressed by the rundown property on the shores of Oregon s wild Columbia River As soon as they pull up the isolated drive, Sarah too is beset by uneasy memories of her cold, distant mother, of the half sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long ago night when Sarah was found on the widow s walk, feverish and delirious Ever since the original mistress of the house plunged to her death almost a century ago, there have been rumors that the place is haunted As a girl, Sarah sensed a presence there, and soon Gracie claims to see a lady in white running up the stairs Still, Sarah has little time to dwell on ghost stories, between overseeing construction and dealing with the return of a man from her past But there s a new, urgent menace in the small town One by one, teenage girls are disappearing Frantic for her daughters safety, Sarah feels her veneer cracking and the house s walls closing in on her again Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger And only by confronting her worst fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once .

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    • Lisa Jackson Joyce Bean

      Lisa Jackson is the number one New York Times bestselling author of than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver She is also the co author of the Colony Series, co written with her sister, Nancy Bush There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson s books in print in twenty languages Before she became a nationally bestselling author, Lisa Jackson was a mother struggling to keep food on the table by writing novels, hoping against hope that someone would pay her for them Today, neck deep in murder, her books appear on The New York Times, the USA Today, and the Publishers Weekly national bestseller lists.With over thirty bestsellers to her name, Lisa Jackson is a master of taking readers to the edge of sanity and back in novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions She continues to be fascinated by the minds and motives of both her killers and their pursuers the personal, the professional and downright twisted As she builds the puzzle of relationships, actions, clues, lies and personal histories that haunt her protagonists, she must also confront the fear and terror faced by her victims, and the harsh and enduring truth that, in the real world, terror and madness touch far too many lives and families.

    620 thoughts on “Close to Home

    • This book was FAN FREAKING TASTIC!!!! Five stars for sure. Terrifying plot surrounding a family mystery and disappearance, a manor that might be haunted, a single mom with two teenage girls, and a kidnapper on the loose. Seriously, can it get better than that?!The characters were written to perfection, each one likable or (un) likable. Hell- even the bastards were likable in this book they were written so well that you loved to hate them. The scenery, the land, and the house played a HUGE part i [...]

    • The only horrifying aspect of this book was the fact that it was under the "Best Seller" section at Barnes & Noble. There is an abundance of potential here to create a plot with strong, admirable, and solid female characters ranging from the mother, Sarah, her two daughters, the head officer of the case of the missing girls, to the missing girls themselves. However, it is a typical case of "let the man do that for me." Clint Walsh, a man with no depth at all (I think there's more insight int [...]

    • Stupid stupid ending. Not only did the author resolve everything in 2 pages, but the bad guy was such a minor character that when it was announced who it was I went,"who?" And then had to page back through the book to find them. You learn virtually nothing about the back stories of any characters. I'm giving it 2 stars only because it had such potential and was pretty good until about the last 1/3 of the book. Don't waste time on this one.

    • I just finished reading this book as part of All YOU book club. I had a hard time staying with it, it literally kept putting me to sleep. It is an ok read once you get thru it, but I don't feel the author was really successful with trying to keep all the twists and turns going. It actually at times made me very confused and I felt she was changing things she had just written.

    • A fast pace mystery with a paranormal twist. A mother of two young girls moves back to her small town to remodel an old family mansion after splitting from her husband. I thought it was going to be the same as many other tell tale, starting over stories, but when a heartless villain is added it gets interesting. Young girls in this quiet, small town start disappearing and we are privy to the fact that the abductor is hiding in plain sight but we are not told until the end who it is. There are a [...]

    • I was a bit disappointed with Lisa Jackson’s latest book, Close to Home. I have read so many books by this author and have really liked most of them, but this one never grabbed me!!!!Ghosts that haunt an decrepit mansion somewhere in the Northwest Pacific overlooking Columbia River that holds family secrets, unexplained disappearances, murders , kidnappings, serial killer on the loosed a lot of all those unexplainable things!!!!Sounds totally greats, it does!!! But somehow, I found something m [...]

    • From all the bad reviews I had seen I thought this was gonna be a dud.I should have known Mrs. Lisa Jackson would not disappoint!!This was terrific!! It had everything Lisa Jackson is known for, good story, likes le people, places, drama, background, and twists!!!(view spoiler)[ THAT GOD DAMNED EDNING!!!!! *What the fuck?!?!?!?!* (hide spoiler)] I was very happy with this book!! As always I think she did great with this book! For a stand alone (I'm living her series!) Shiit way better then Inher [...]

    • The start of this story is dark and spooky, however this is the highlight of the story. From here you are presented with a cast of unconvincing characters, multiple twists and turns which are virtually impossible to keep track of and a somewhat disappointing story which never lives up to it's initial promise. The whole thing is wound up in a couple of pages, which really does make the reading this feel even more of a waste of time. I've never read this author before and have to say that after th [...]

    • To mark this book as "read" is almost a fib. I read about 75 pages and just couldn't stand anymore. The story was so full of cliches (missing siblings, ghosts in the attic, old boyfriend living next door, blah blah blah) that I just couldn't stand anymore. I skipped ahead to the last chapter and what do you know? All cliches fulfilled as expected. A total waste of time to spend another minute with this clinker.

    • Another amazing read by Lisa Jackson! This book is full of suspense. We have ghosts and family secrets that you won't believe.There are kidnappings and well, just a little bit of everything to keep you enthralled. Great flow throughout this book. This is a book that every fan of suspense should read. She is a master storyteller of the very highest caliber and one of my favorite authors. A riveting read that you don't want to miss out on. I highly recommend this book. Lisa Jackson at her best!

    • I never put spoilers in my reviews. I am so glad my friends recommended this book to me. Definitely going to read more from this author!!!

    • Is this really the final version of this story? There is so much going on—too much. And there is editing to be done.And who said that this has any romantic elements? The romance (as weak as it is) swoops in at the last chapter and hits you over the head to convince you that it was there all along. Jade is one of the most annoying and over the top brats of a teenager that I have read in a very long time. Sarah is, in Clint’s own words:"e single most fascinating woman he'd ever met."Really, Cl [...]

    • Just under sixteen hours of listening, read by Joyce Bean. Joyce Bean does a good job, voices unique, good tempo and timing, a nice audio production.I suppose one would have to say this story evoked emotion, which in a way, is a good thing. However, the emotion for me was one of aggravation. The character of Jade was one of an angst ridden, obnoxious, insulting, rotten brat. She is obsessed with no one but herself, which is typical rebellious teenaged behavior, but for me it was over-the-top and [...]

    • This book has a little bit of everything that I like. Its a mystery that crosses several generations, a ghost story, a crime novel and a romance. When a divorced woman returns to decaying family mansion with her two girls and a determination to renovate the house despite secrets that frighten her, she awakens long repressed questions and memories. Add to this the fact that her youngest daughter "senses things" and sees ghosts. She carefully researches the house and is determined to help a family [...]

    • I received an ARC copy of this one to read for the All You Book Club. I am a fan of suspense/mystery, and the premise sounded interesting, but I don't think it was pulled off successfully. There are two stories going on here - one a ghost story, the other a crime/whodunit story. The two stories did manage to come together in the reveal, but I had pretty much lost interest by the time the inevitable happened.I don't want to reveal too much since this book is still to be officially released, but I [...]

    • Before this novel, I was not familiar with any of Lisa Jackson’s previous work but when I was offered the chance to read, review and be part of a blog tour by the publishers Mulholland Books, on the strength of the synopsis I jumped at the chance. In my late adolescence I devoured books like these, the entire crime/thriller genre actually formed part of my staple “book” diet and I read little else before I expanded my horizons slightly. The book starts with a bang, introducing some of the [...]

    • I could have done without the element of the supernatural in this book - and there is certainly enough plot and drama without it; however, I greatly enjoyed this novel. The plot is extremely multi-faceted and complex. The characters are well developed and believable. The action is fast-paced; and the writing style is smooth, polished and effective.

    • Guess the author forgot about poor Evan. After the little girl found his body, he was never mentioned again. He must still be lying in the cemetery!

    • Two-haiku review:She moves with daughtersFamily house is hauntedGirls disappearingLots of depth to plotsBelievable charactersJust hint of romance

    • [Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for my copy.]Sarah and her two daughters move, somewhat reluctantly on all their parts, back to her childhood home in Oregon to renovate it. Sarah, however, is haunted by her past there, and the house's own past is seeping through the floorboards Then teenage girls start going missing throughout the town and Sarah is scared for her daughters' safety, as well as her own.I applied to receive this book because it was written by a female author and the genre seemed [...]

    • I was disappointed with this novel. Firstly, there was an element of the supernatural, of which I have never been a fan. I found one of the main characters to be very unlikable and I don't feel her annoying teenager attitude was necessary for the story to unfold. There were elements of the plot that did add some intrigue, but the suspense that was promised by the reviews simply was not there. At times, the story read like a Harlequin romance.Sarah McAdams, with her two daughters, a precocious 11 [...]

    • Hm. Well, I thought this was going to be a ghost story and I was in the mood for one. But the focus shifted to local girls being abducted. The setting, a fictional town in the Columbia River Gorge, held intrigue, and turned out to play a great part. The characters, though, I had difficulty liking. Sarah Stewart McAdams, a single mom, just couldn't seem to come up with enough backbone to parent efficiently. And her teenager Jade had the worst of attitudes, living a life pretty well filled with go [...]

    • Really enjoyed the book, but the last 2 chapters felt rushed. I wanted to feel more completion at the end of the story instead of a rushed epilogue.

    • This book had such promise but too many convulated plots make this novel a water downed Lifetime Movie. Is it a mystery? Is it a Haunted house story? Is it childhood abuse? Do I even care??????

    • Another Lisa Jackson gem. A little bit of ghostly presence, little bit of evil doing, and a little bit of romance wrapped up into a great read. If you're a LJ fan, I'd highly recommend this read.

    • I enjoyed this spooky mystery. It's not a traditional ghost story, although it definitely has a spooky element. It's a mystery, detective novel and paranormal story all rolled into one, with the added bonus of being set in a crumbling old mansion. Loved it!

    • I finished this book so I could rate it and warn my sweet friends to save their precious reading time. Pretend I am the author"Let's see, I think I will write a novel about sex trafficking. Yes, and I will throw in some incest, adultery, and a murder mystery. Wait, definitely need a ghost or twod kidnapping, and a crazy old woman who is a murderer. Oh, wait, I forgot voyeurism, and let's renovate a house while we're at it." Seriously? It also read like a middle schooler wrote it, which was the c [...]

    • Loved this!! Lots of surprises in this one. Don't let the "paranormal" genre fool you. The book is more mystery/suspense but I did like the ghost aspect of it. A must read for Lisa Jackson fans!

    • I think the fact that I've given it one star and put it on my "couldn't finish" shelf will tell you what I think of it.I got to page 63 before I realized that I just didn't care enough about any of the characters to want to pick the book up again. I usually give a book 100 pages before I quit reading but I couldn't go any farther with this one.The main character, Sarah, decides to go back to the old house she grew up in and renovate it. We get the impression that she's had this plan in the works [...]

    • This is my first time reading this author. She's skilled at weaving several plots together seamlessly. Huge points for plot twists/surprise at the end. Very well done. The dialogue was decent and the character development was solid as well. A few irritating things (chalking it up to a not so great editor): I saw 'tamped down' or 'tamp down' WAY too much (as in 'tamped down anger, etc.) and 'jaw set' or 'set her jaw'. Jesus Christ, there's something called synonyms. Dear editor, handle your shit, [...]

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