NetGalley Review: You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson
Title: You Will Pay
Author: Lisa Jackson
Published: May 30, 2017
Genre: Murder, Mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
It starts as a prank—a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O’Neal a little….or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong?
Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton, a senior detective with the sheriff’s department, is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. Lucas knows the spot well. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. One is believed to have been killed by a convict on the loose. Monica O’Neal is thought to have drowned and been washed out to sea.
Lucas knows he should step down from such a personal case. He’s already jeopardized his career by removing evidence of his involvement. But maybe it’s time to uncover the whole truth at last. That’s why five former female counselors are coming back to the small Oregon town—among them, Bernadette Warden, the woman Lucas has never forgotten. Each one knows something about that terrible night. Each promised not to tell. And as they reunite, a new horror unfolds. First come notes containing a personal memento and a simple, terrifying message: You will pay. Then, the murders begin.
It started years ago. But it will end here—as a web of lust, greed, and betrayal is untangled to reveal a killer waiting to enact the perfect revenge.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
I did not expect to see this story go the way it did as far as killers go. I thought I had it in the bag towards the beginning but I was oh so wrong, and I liked that.
We got back and forth between characters and what happened 20 years ago at Camp Horseshoe to the present. Crushes will never be forgotten along with the secrets that went along with it all from that camp.
It seems that everyone has a secret that they don't want to let out so how far will anyone go to protect their secret? This is suppose to be a church camp, but these teens were far from doing church things if you know what I mean.
When 4 people go missing 20 years before no one knows what happened because nothing ever showed up. So when a skull appears out of no where Lucas who is a detective but once a camp counselor wonders if it could be the girl who he broke up with so many years ago. His partner decides that she will need to call everyone in for interviews because something sounds fishy with the females story. What could they be hiding? There will be love found, love lost, a secret that no one ever thought of will come to life.
Now I love the way the author wrote about the camp and it being in Oregon I have never been there but I have always imagined it to be beautiful with the trees and ocean view it just screams to be used in a story. I did like how the author went back and forth between the present and past because it really put everything together and I think she did a good job.
Another thing I thought she did good at was building us up to figuring out who was the killer. It wasn't someone I would have expected it to be, and when I got to the part I was just like oh wow never saw that one coming!
I love this author's writing style and I plan on reading more from her. I think she can tell a story and keep you turning the pages.
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.