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Devious

by Lisa Jackson

Kensington | November 5, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Devious is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
The crime scene at St. Marguerite’s cathedral in New Orleans is shocking, even to seasoned detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A novice nun named Sister Camille has been found dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted, her body covered with an altar cloth. Valerie Houston is devastated by her sister’s death. For weeks, she’d begged Camille to leave St. Marguerite’s, where she seemed determined to live as some kind of martyr. But Camille had a knack for making bad choices — she joined the convent in part because she’d fallen for Val’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. Convinced the police aren’t doing enough, Val begins to investigate. Slade, on a mission to repair their marriage, is determined to help her. But the deeper Val’s inquiries go, the more twisted the case becomes. St. Marguerite’s is far from the tranquil retreat many believe, and everyone, from handsome Father Frank O’Toole to the mysterious Mother Superior, has their own agenda. Despite their closeness, even Camille had a hidden life Val never suspected. But someone knew about Camille’s past — and Val’s, too. Now she has no choice but to catch a devious, depraved killer intent on purging St. Marguerite’s of all its sins — before she becomes the next victim…

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 in

Published: November 5, 2012

Publisher: Kensington

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0758266138

ISBN - 13: 9780758266132

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I found this to be a good read and I was really surprised who the killer was, I never expected that person to be the killer.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Psychological murder mystery with a high "creep-factor" This was a very good read. Complicated, multi-layered murder mystery with a number of interesting elements and plenty of excitement. When one of the nuns at St. Marguerite's is found garroted on the alter of the cathedral, wearing an old and yellowed bridal gown, the New Orleans police detective who catches the case is stunned to discover he knows her - went to high school with her right there in New Orleans. It soon comes out that not only was the nun pregnant, she had been having an affair with one of the priests at the same church. The victim's sister, with whom there was a strained relationship, is also living in New Orleans, and since she's also a former homicide cop - though in Texas not New Orleans - she is determined to investigate the murder on her own to make sure the killer of her sister is brought to justice. And underlying all this, is the spectre of a another killer of women in New Orleans - one everyone thought, prayed had been killed by the police, his body sucked down by the Bayou for the gators to finish off years ago. The method of the new killings is terrifyingly similar to the old killings. Copycat? Coincidence? or is "Father John" back from the dead and killing once again?? The book has a lot going on. There are a large number of characters and the story is told in rotating chapters from the varying perspectives of all the characters. The story is complex with a lot going on, but is well-constructed and easy to read and follow along. There is a high "creep-factor" as some of the chapters are from the killer's perspective, so you really get a 360 degree view of the story and it is an interesting approach. One thing I should mention is that it is obvious this book is sort of the continuation of a previous book, and there are a number of references to the previous murders which were investigated by one of the cops investigating the new murders. The ending also leaves the door open for a continuation of the original murders, but the current book can and does stand-alone as its own self-contained story. The references to the previous book might whet your appetite to read it, but they don't impact your ability to read and enjoy this story all on its own. Definitely a good read, recommended for those liking psychological murder mystery/thriller-type stories.
Date published: 2013-10-25

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Devious

by Lisa Jackson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 in

Published: November 5, 2012

Publisher: Kensington

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0758266138

ISBN - 13: 9780758266132

From the Publisher

The crime scene at St. Marguerite’s cathedral in New Orleans is shocking, even to seasoned detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A novice nun named Sister Camille has been found dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted, her body covered with an altar cloth. Valerie Houston is devastated by her sister’s death. For weeks, she’d begged Camille to leave St. Marguerite’s, where she seemed determined to live as some kind of martyr. But Camille had a knack for making bad choices — she joined the convent in part because she’d fallen for Val’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. Convinced the police aren’t doing enough, Val begins to investigate. Slade, on a mission to repair their marriage, is determined to help her. But the deeper Val’s inquiries go, the more twisted the case becomes. St. Marguerite’s is far from the tranquil retreat many believe, and everyone, from handsome Father Frank O’Toole to the mysterious Mother Superior, has their own agenda. Despite their closeness, even Camille had a hidden life Val never suspected. But someone knew about Camille’s past — and Val’s, too. Now she has no choice but to catch a devious, depraved killer intent on purging St. Marguerite’s of all its sins — before she becomes the next victim…

About the Author

Romance author Lisa Jackson grew up in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University and started working in the banking/investment industry. In the early 1980s, she stopped working in order to become a stay-at-home mom and started writing romance novels at the suggestion of her sister and fellow romance author Nancy Bush. She published her first novel, A Twist of Fate, in 1983. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists.
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