Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wicked Ways by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush

Wicked Ways by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush - Thoughts in ProgressWhen a book can blindside you from left field with a bombshell ending, then the author has crafted a great story pulling you in to feel the emotions and actions. Authors Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush do that with their latest release, WICKED WAYS.

To enhance the story even more, the audio version with narrator Susan Ericksen bringing the characters to life is especially intriguing. Ericksen’s vocals gives each character their own distinct voice from the young children to the senior adults. Her timing and interruption of the emotions adds depth to the already suspenseful story.

This story has some elements that could be categorized as supernatural, but the authors make the events seem plausible.

Elizabeth Gaines Ellis is living the suburban life – her husband is a successful attorney, she’s busy with her real estate job, and they have a beautiful daughter. But Elizabeth begins to worry there’s something wrong with her, that she may be connected to a series of horrible deaths.

When her cheating husband dies in a fiery car crash with his mistress, Elizabeth fears she’s to blame. She has wished them dead, like she did her spiteful boss and that bullying cop and they all died. Elizabeth has to keep a close rein on her anger are someone else could die.

Meanwhile, family members Elizabeth never knew about are trying to find her fearing her life is in danger. As the police become more convinced Elizabeth was involved in the death of her husband and his mistress, the closer Elizabeth becomes to being a victim herself.

This is a spine-tingling thriller that will keep you guess until the very end. The characters are varied in their like-ability and the story moves at a steady pace. 

WICKED WAYS is the sixth book in the Colony series (also known as the Wicked series) by these two authors, but can be read/listened to on its own. This was the first book I have listened to in the series and had no trouble keeping up with the plot and characters. This story is intriguing and suspenseful with its twists, turns and surprise ending. The story features a good blend of mystery, suspense, paranormal and a touch of romance.

Wicked Ways by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush, Colony (Wicked) Series Book #6, Narrated by Susan Ericksen, Brilliance Audio, @2014, ISBN: 978-1441876966, Unabridged, 12 Discs, Run Time: 14 Hours and 24 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Happy Tuesday everyone and I hope those living in the Northeast are safe, secure and warm despite the predicted blizzard. Have you ever wished for something to happen and it did? If you could have a special gift, what would you want it to be?

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve peaked your interest in WICKED WAYS and this fascinating series.

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  1. I read the first two in the series. 6th? I must play catch up.

  2. The idea that you might be responsible for someone's death has got to be a really eerie feeling. Thanks for sharing this one, Mason.

  3. I haven't read any of these. I keep saying I'm going to try audio books maybe this will be the year to do it.

  4. Wow! This be great, a Lisa Jackson book on Audio!

  5. I really, really need to stop reading your posts. I could live to be 1000 and not finish my unread tower and you so very often (today included) tempt me to add to it.

  6. sounds like a great story - adding it to my wish list! :)


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