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Lost Souls

by Lisa Jackson

Kensington | March 23, 2012 | Hardcover

Lost Souls is rated 2.6667 out of 5 by 3.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delivers her most harrowing novel yet as a young woman's determined hunt for a serial killer draws her into a twisted psychopath's unspeakable crimes. Twenty-seven-year-old Kristi Bentz is lucky to be alive. Not many people her age have nearly died twice at the hands of a serial killer, and lived to tell about it. Her dad, New Orleans detective, Rick Bentz, wants Kristi to stay in New Orleans and out of danger. But if anything, Kristi's experiences have made her even more fascinated by the mind of the serial killer. She hasn't given up her dream of being a true-crime writer-of exploring the darkest recesses of evil-and now she just may get her chance. Four girls have disappeared at All Saints College in less than two years. All four were "lost souls"-troubled, vulnerable girls with no one to care about them, no one to come looking if they disappeared. The police think they're runaways, but Kristi senses there's something that links them, something terrifying. She decides to enroll, following their same steps. All Saints has changed a lot since Kristi was an undergraduate. The stodgy Catholic college has lured edgy new professors to its campus and gained a reputation for envelope-pushing, with classes like the very popular "The Influence of Vampirism in Modern Culture and Literature," and elaborately staged morality plays that feel more like the titillating entertainment of some underground club than religious spectacles. And there are whispers of a dark cult on campus whose members wear vials of blood around their necks and meet in secret chambers-rituals to which only the elite have access. To find the truth, Kristi will need to become part of the cult's inner circle, to learn their secrets, and play the part of lost soul without losing herself in the process. It's a dangerous path, and Kristi is skating on its knife-thin edge. The deeper she goes, the more Kristi begins to wonder if she is the hunter or the prey. She's certain she's being watched and followed-studied, even-as yet another girl disappears, and another. And when the bodies finally begin to surface-in ways that bring fear to the campus and terror to the hearts of even hardened cops like Detective Bentz and his partner Reuben Montoya-Kristi realizes with chilling clarity that she has underestimated her foe. She is playing a game with a killer more cunning and bloodthirsty than anyone can imagine, one who has personally selected her for membership in a cult of death from which there will be no escape.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.5 in

Published: March 23, 2012

Publisher: Kensington

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 075821183X

ISBN - 13: 9780758211835

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful... Girls begin to go missing at a college campus and a vampire cult could be responsible. If I had known the book would be less about a serial killer and more about vampires, I would not have bothered. The book was drawn out, so boring in parts I fell asleep reading it and basically, it was just a mess. And while we know this is not an actual true story, its plausible that one woman is abducted by three serial killers in her young life? It was not realistic at all.
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turning Thriller All Saints College in Baton Rouge has recently lost 4 woman in a matter of two years. Kristi Bentz a 27yr old who cheated death twice at the hands of a serial killer puts herself back into danger in this page turning thriller. Kristi Bentz will enroll at All Saints College chasing her dreams of writing her first Crime novel. She will go on a mission in search of the truth into the disappearance of the four missing woman. Kristi was enrolled at All Saints as an undergrad in her earlier years. Since that time the school has added a very attractive male instructor to their English Department, Dr. Dominic Grotto, who teaches a class on Vampirism. The same class in which all 4 missing girls were enrolled. These girls are seen to everyone including Police as Lost Souls-vulnerable and troubled girls that if something were to happen to them, it would be believed they were runaways. To get the story she's looking for, for her first book she must investigate and become a member of a secret cult, a vampire cult. Based on a Vampire theme and filled with a very descriptive dialogue, that enhances anyones visuals, this book is a great read. It's realistically dark, but also twisted and evil and the author goes the extra mile and throws some romance into the mix and makes it work. I couldn't put this book down, kept me guessing till the very end. Lisa Jackson does a great job at keeping you in suspense, excited and thrilled at every turn of the page.
Date published: 2009-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from very repetitive The idea behind this story was a great one and the characters were very well developed. It was very interesting to read, but also very repetitive. The book was much longer then it needed to be. It seemed like it told the same things over again every time the character switched. Because it is part of a series, so to speak, with several characters who were in other books, it was very far fetched the the same person would fall into the hands of yet another serial killer. That was another disappointing part for me. I was hoping Kristi would just solve the crime instead of becoming the victim yet again. Overall, I'm glad I read it, but it isn't a book I will read again.
Date published: 2009-03-18

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Lost Souls

Lost Souls

by Lisa Jackson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.5 in

Published: March 23, 2012

Publisher: Kensington

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 075821183X

ISBN - 13: 9780758211835

About the Book

Jackson, a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, delivers her most harrowing novel yet as a young woman's determined hunt for a serial killer draws her into a twisted psychopath's unspeakable crimes.

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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delivers her most harrowing novel yet as a young woman's determined hunt for a serial killer draws her into a twisted psychopath's unspeakable crimes. Twenty-seven-year-old Kristi Bentz is lucky to be alive. Not many people her age have nearly died twice at the hands of a serial killer, and lived to tell about it. Her dad, New Orleans detective, Rick Bentz, wants Kristi to stay in New Orleans and out of danger. But if anything, Kristi's experiences have made her even more fascinated by the mind of the serial killer. She hasn't given up her dream of being a true-crime writer-of exploring the darkest recesses of evil-and now she just may get her chance. Four girls have disappeared at All Saints College in less than two years. All four were "lost souls"-troubled, vulnerable girls with no one to care about them, no one to come looking if they disappeared. The police think they're runaways, but Kristi senses there's something that links them, something terrifying. She decides to enroll, following their same steps. All Saints has changed a lot since Kristi was an undergraduate. The stodgy Catholic college has lured edgy new professors to its campus and gained a reputation for envelope-pushing, with classes like the very popular "The Influence of Vampirism in Modern Culture and Literature," and elaborately staged morality plays that feel more like the titillating entertainment of some underground club than religious spectacles. And there are whispers of a dark cult on campus whose members wear vials of blood around their necks and meet in secret chambers-rituals to which only the elite have access. To find the truth, Kristi will need to become part of the cult's inner circle, to learn their secrets, and play the part of lost soul without losing herself in the process. It's a dangerous path, and Kristi is skating on its knife-thin edge. The deeper she goes, the more Kristi begins to wonder if she is the hunter or the prey. She's certain she's being watched and followed-studied, even-as yet another girl disappears, and another. And when the bodies finally begin to surface-in ways that bring fear to the campus and terror to the hearts of even hardened cops like Detective Bentz and his partner Reuben Montoya-Kristi realizes with chilling clarity that she has underestimated her foe. She is playing a game with a killer more cunning and bloodthirsty than anyone can imagine, one who has personally selected her for membership in a cult of death from which there will be no escape.

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 1980's, 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. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.