*Have You Heard? * Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure* After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson

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*Have You Heard? * Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure* After She’s Gone by Lisa JacksonAfter She's Gone by Lisa Jackson
Published by Brilliance Audio, Kensington on December 29th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Mysteries & Thrillers
Pages: 400
Format: AudioARC
ISBN: 1617734659

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In this explosive new thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delves into the deep bond between two sisters and their shared dream that becomes a harrowing nightmare of madness, hatred and jealousy…
Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they’d survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow. As a team, they’d take the town by storm. But Allie, finally free of small-town Oregon, and just that little bit more beautiful, also proved to be more talented—and driven. Where Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom. But now her body double has been shot on the set of her latest movie—and Allie is missing.
Police discover that the last call to Allie’s phone came from Cassie, though she has no recollection of making it. Instead of looking like a concerned relative, Cassie is starting to look like a suspect—the jealous sister who finally grew sick of playing a supporting role. As the tabloids go into a frenzy, Cassie ends up on a Portland psych ward. Is she just imagining the sinister figure who comes to her bedside, whispering about Allie—a visitor of whom there is no record? Is someone trying to help—or drive her mad?
Convinced she’s the only one who can find Allie, Cassie checks herself out of the hospital. But a sudden slew of macabre murders— each victim masked with a likeness of a member of Cassie’s family—makes Cassie fear for her safety and her sanity. The only way to end the nightmare is to find out what really happened to Allie. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe—least of all herself…

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listeningladyAfter She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson is proof positive that you don’t have to like the characters to love a book! In this third book of the Northwest Series, the author picks up the story of the sisters Kramer from the first book Deep Freeze. It has been ten years since the psychotic stalker of their famous mother turned their world upside down, and each sister shows the effects of that life-changing experience in her own way. Cassie has gone from being a bitchy teenage drama queen to a very troubled woman whose life is a constant battle to maintain mental and emotional stability. She can’t seem to find the place she so desperately wants in the entertainment world. Allie, on the other hand, has changed from a nerdy little girl who had no interest in Hollywood to a willful and vindictive fame seeker. Unfortunately for Cassie, her little sister inherited their mother Jenna’s star quality, while Cassie lacks the spark that separates the great ones from the also-rans. As if their relationship isn’t complicated enough, Allie goes missing and Cassie is looking like a suspect in whatever has happened to her. When the bodies start turning up, old secrets must come to light and because there are so many despicable characters in this book, I had trouble deciding on one I wanted to be the killer! This isn’t a spoiler, but I just have to say the one person I would have loved finding out was the killer didn’t do it! ☹️

I’m always happy to listen to an audiobook performed by narrator Julia Whelan. Her pacing is just right for suspense novels and After She’s Gone is no exception. There are some creepy characters in this book, and Ms. Whelan’s interpretation makes them even creepier.

After She’s Gone has a complex storyline which takes sibling rivalry to a whole new level! It is a worthy sequel to Deep Freeze, and I think  the author gives enough details throughout the book so that readers will have no problem following the chain of events bringing Jenna Hughes and her daughters to this point. I would have liked more development of Cassie’s history with Trent – he was actually my favorite character – and their story seemed a bit skimpy considering how detailed the rest of the plot is. Lisa Jackson manages to give some well-placed teasers at the end, so I don’t think anyone who reads this book will question that there is going to be more from the Kramer sisters and their family. I, for one, can’t wait!


About Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more 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.

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