Saturday, March 03, 2007

Most Likely To Die by Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton and Wendy Corsi Staub

High School Reunions are supposed to be something you either dread or look forward to except for the 1986 graduates of St. Elizabeth’s High School. It has been 20 years since the death of sweetheart Jake Marcott. His death was never solved but all of a sudden the Reunion Committee are getting threatening phone calls, pictures with a blood slash over their faces and then two of the girls die. Slowly the women start to wonder if Jake’s killer is back cause it has gone past the boundaries of a prank.

All three female authors are so talented and to have them write a story line together was a lot of fun. It is a suspense, thriller with a little bit of romance and I was glued to the book from the very first sentence. They all write similar which helped for the book and keeping the pace going. I was impressed with how well it all flowed together and I am sure they had to do some serious collaborating on it. But it was a good thing they did.

I really felt the most for Lindsay. Her biological son called and wanted to meet her but first she had to tell the father. I was surprised by it but it made the story so much better. Kristen was on her way to a divorce when her hubby shows back up to help her. I really thought that was sweet. I was bummed with one of the two women who were killed off cause I really liked them. But that is how it usually goes with characters; my favorites always get killed off.

I give this book a 4/5. It kept me turning the pages and I had to find out how the reunion was going to go. With all the people coming to it, I just had to know whom the killer was though I figured it out about halfway through. It completely surprised me that I did figure it out. It was sad why the killer was who it was and I did feel sorry. The tragedy of Jake Marcott’s death as well as another instance made the person very bitter. But once it was all revealed at the end, I was surprised to have it figured it out. That is what made the book the best for me because it is one of the rare few where I do figure out the killer.

I finished this one on Friday but never posted it. Opps!

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