Willing to Die

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 30 May 2019

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I have read all of the books in this series and each one just keeps getting better 

The Montana series is one of my favourite series 

This book did not disappoint. It was fast paced and I just wanted to read more and more 

It was exciting and had so many twists and turns 

I cannot wait for the next book in the series
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I really love Regan and her series! Soon as I saw this one was available I had to have it. I found this one really gripping and I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next one.
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This was a very intriguing story involving Regan Pescoli's sisters, one of which, Brindel and her husband were shot dead in their beds. Their sons and daughter were missing. They lived in San Francisco. Regan decided to head there to see if she could help with the investigation along as seeing her other sisters Sarina and Collette. Although she hasn't really spoken or seen her sisters in a while.

The plot thickens as it always does with Lisa Jackson and there is no trace of a motive for killing Brindel and her husband that can be found. The sons finally turn up at Sarina's but there is still no sign of Ivy, where could she be. Then it transpires she had been to a pyschiatrist so could she be unstable? The police still have no leads and want to question her urgently. Ivy has done a runner but why?

An interesting read with a twist at the towards the end when Regan has returned home to Grizzly Falls and the bodies are mounting up. Regan has to decide if she wants to return to duty as a police officer or become a full time mum and she has been given a deadline by her boss to decide. One of the hardest decisions of her life. 

I still love reading Lisa Jackson books, they still have that certain something to keep you hooked.
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I think i was hoping for more from this story than i got. It was an easy read but i wanted more depth. It was rather predictable and rather cliched.
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Pescoli is front and center in this new Montana series book. It’s been six months since she had her son Tucker. She is struggling with the going back to work as a cop or becoming a PI. Her sister and brother in law are murdered in San Francisco and her niece is missing. Her niece Ivy shows up in Montana and Pescole knows she is not telling the whole truth about what happened the night of the murder. I love this series!! I was on edge through the whole book trying to guess what would happen next. You will never guess who the killer is in a Lisa Jackson book!! Creepy Suspense at its best!!
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An enjoyable thriller, although it did take me a little while to get into it, I found it a little slow to start, but well worth the perseverance
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Good solid thriller but what an extended and odd family! Jackson writes well but I felt the ending was a tad rushed. I'm still confused and trying to work out the various family threads - not to mention the final pages. Perhaps I've missed out on scene-setting in previous books?  Nevertheless, this whiled away a few hours for me. Not top of my reading faves on this occasion.
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Lisa Jackson is one of the best in the business and this, the eighth thriller in the Montana series, is a particularly nail-biting instalment. We are reacquainted with Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli as they investigate the murders of some of Pescoli's family. This, of course, hits a little too close to home for her and is a tough case to crack having just returned from maternity leave. With all the excitement and twists, turns and misdirection of the previous books this is a superb thriller. 

Ms Jackson creates a crackling tension and edge of your seat suspense which runs for the duration of the novel, and because it was so addictive I read it in a single compulsive sitting. The action is nonstop, the pace brisk and that ending; phew, what a corker. Alvarez and Pescoli are a dynamic pair and we learn more about them in book eight. Each of these instalments can easily be enjoyed as a standalone as each story is contained to that particular book. I look forward to the next one. Many thanks to Mulholland Books for an ARC.
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Thanks to netgalley for the review copy of this entertaining book.  I love Lisa's books and once again were not disappointed.
This is the latest in the fantabulous To Die series and the books just just get better each and every time.  The book reads nicely as a standalone, but I suggest that you read the others as well.  Why wouldn't you want to !
Recommended.
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would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this amazing book

what a rollercoaster of a ride this one was...this author just gets better and better

action from the very beginning with a murder scene and a young girl running from the it...is she somehow behind it all or an innocent victim....time will tell

sisters of one of the murder victims gather together but they are not close and their niece is missing presumed to either being held captive or just missing ...time will tell

as the storyline progresses more murder victims are found...all heading towards a showdown of epic proportions in montana....

a riveting storyline and one i couldnt put down as i wanted to see how the stories merged together...and wow did they ever...loved it

am keeping a close eye out for more of this authors work
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Oh wow what a rollercoaster of a read, i've read quite a few of Jackson's books but not the Montana series, however I was surprised how much I enjoyed this.
Pescoli is a very complex character anf I loved Jackson's description of her struggles with juggling motherhood and career.
Jackson's clever use of the word she artfully weaves a tale of deception and intrigue as the reader is cleverly led in the wrong direction.
An intriguingly engaging and addictive read.
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Lisa Jackson never disappoints!  This is the latest in the To Die series of books, and it is just as suspenseful as all of Jackson's other books in the series.  Serena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli find themselves once again on the trail of a killer in Grizzly Falls, Montana.  This series is one of my favorites by Jackson, and it has been a long wait for this eighth book.  I hope there is another To Die book  and that it comes soon!  Meanwhile, I am looking forward to Paranoid due out in June.
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I was delighted to receive an early review copy of this book from the publisher - this series is one I have followed for years and this was another heart-pounding instalment.

Usually we follow Detectives Pescoli and Alvarez solve crime after crime but this was slightly different in that Pescoli is on maternity leave when her sister and brother-in-law are murdered and she gets involved to try and ascertain what happened. Alvarez does turn up towards the end of the story and it is all the better for it - they come as a duo to me...

Pescoli's niece Ivy turns up on her doorstep after initially running from the crime scene and it is clear there is more to her story but I could not believe she had a part in her mum's murder but I struggled to piece it together - good job I am not the detective but that was also due to some very clever writing!

It was a really interesting storyline and there was a further aspect to it in that someone has been watching Pescoli and her family and clearly has a vendetta and I always enjoy when I get 2 stories for the price of 1! 

The writing as ever flows well and is descriptive, Lisa Jackson sets the scene well managing to bring any new readers up to speed with Pescoli's back story. As mentioned this is part of a series (book 8) and whilst it could be read as a standalone, having read the previous novels would definitely help you get to know the characters better. Boy do they have some stories to tell between them....

My many thanks to Hodder & Stoughton via NetGalley for providing me with this advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder & Stoughton for an advance copy of Willing to Die, the eighth novel to feature Montana based detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli.

Regan Pescoli is mulling over a return to work after the birth of her son, Tucker, when she receives a call to say her sister, Brindel, and her husband Paul have been murdered in San Francisco and that her other sisters are unable to get in contact with Paul’s sons or Brindel’s daughter, Ivy. The boys turn up but Ivy is on the run, eventually turning up at Regan’s door and hiding something.

I thoroughly enjoyed Willing to Die, which is much the same as it’s predecessors in that it is an exciting read with plenty of twists and turns. The novel opens with a mystery, an unnamed woman grieving the death of a son she was forced to give up and vowing vengeance. On whom and why are only revealed at the denouement but it’s a cracker. Throughout the novel there is a sense of tension, mostly based on Ivy’s efforts to get away, and a curiosity inducing mystery surrounding what Ivy’s hiding. I found it compulsive reading which I finished in one sitting, desperate to know what was coming next. The pace never lets up so there is never a dull moment. In the cold light of day and on reflection the plot pushes the boundaries of credibility with a convenient get out explanation but, at the time of reading, it doesn’t matter as Ms Jackson has woven her storytelling magic to produce an enjoyable, readable novel.

Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez have become old friends to me over the course of the series so it is a bit disappointing to see her reduced to a supporting role in this novel as I always enjoy their interactions and squabbling. Jasmine Tanaka, the SFPD detective taking a lead role in the investigation, is no substitute, even if she closely resembles Selena. Regan’s life is fleshed out in the novel where her non existent relationship with her sisters and fractious one with her children are explored.

Willing to Die is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending.
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Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and author for a copy of this ARC.

I loved it, as I do with all the others in the Montana series, and I especially like that they're all set in winter, which makes it extra creepy.

A five-start from me and looking forward to reading more.
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Another riveting read by Lisa jackson. Enough twists and turns to keep you guessing all the way without being too tangled to enjoy the plot. 
When Regan Pescoli discovers that her sister and brother-in-law have been murdered, she can't resist getting involved in the investigation, despite the jurisdictional problems. As the plot unfolds, the crimes move closer to home and Regan is drawn deeper into the investigation. 
Tricky to say too much about individual characters or events without risking spoiling some of the element of surprise.
 Only two criticisms - the first is that at least one of the 'side' characters felt included almost as an afterthought, without adding much to the storyline. I felt that their presence was purely as a distraction, casting suspicion on their possible involvement with the crime.
The second is how unaffected Regan is by the murder of her sister - although it is clear they are not a closer family, she seems heartless, cold and distant. I would have preferred a more human reaction here.
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I have previously read most of Lisa Jackson’s novels and enjoyed them.  This was no different.
Detective Regan Pescoli is called by her estranged sister to discover that another sister is dead.  Her niece Ivy is missing.  Regan immediately puts her family life in hold to discover the truth about her sisters death.
Ivy then turns up in Regan’s home own.  Is Ivy as innocent as she seems?
I enjoyed the story and meeting Detective Pescoli again.  Lisa Jackson books are easy reads and great books for time away from the modern world.  
Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for an ARC
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As always a book which grips you from the first page 
Well written and does not disappoint 
Lisa always delivers with novels , hard to put down and will keep you up till the early hours 
Highly recommended
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Another cracker of a book from Lisa Jackson.  Have read all the Piscoli and Alvares series and they just get better and better. Can't wait for the next one.
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Good to catch up with these characters and their lives. Scary thriller, scary killer. Fast paced and exciting with dramatic conclusion.
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