Without Mercy

Without Mercy

Lisa Jackson / Aug 24, 2019

Without Mercy A juicy creep a thon builds to a suprising cliffhanger ending Publishers Weekly starred review At first it sounds like the answer to a parent s prayers an elite boarding school in the Oregon

  • Title: Without Mercy
  • Author: Lisa Jackson
  • ISBN: Without Mercy
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  • Page: 366
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  • A juicy creep a thon builds to a suprising cliffhanger ending Publishers Weekly starred review At first, it sounds like the answer to a parent s prayers an elite boarding school in the Oregon mountains where wayward kids turn their lives around But behind the idyllic veneer lie disturbing rumors of missing students and questionable treatments A NAIL BITING A juicy creep a thon builds to a suprising cliffhanger ending Publishers Weekly starred review At first, it sounds like the answer to a parent s prayers an elite boarding school in the Oregon mountains where wayward kids turn their lives around But behind the idyllic veneer lie disturbing rumors of missing students and questionable treatments A NAIL BITING ROLLER COASTER RIDE Library Journal Jules Farentino knows her half sister, Shaylee, has been going off the rails lately She s just not sure Blue Rock Academy is the answer Accepting a teaching position there lets Jules keep an eye on Shay, but also confirms her fears One student is found hanged, another near death Something sinister is at hand and Jules may already be too late to stop it THE BOOK S ENDING WILL THROW MOST READERS FOR A LOOP The Free Lance Star As a brutal snowstorm sweeps in, cutting off the remote campus from the rest of the world, Jules will discover the Academy s dark secrets, and confront a murderous evil without limits, without remorse, without mercy Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 544 pages Published January 29th 2019 by Zebra first published 2010 More Details Original Title Without Mercy ISBN 1420147560 ISBN13 9781420147568 Series Mercy 1 Characters Charla King, Keesha Bell, Max Stillman, Maris Howell Other Editions 47 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Without Mercy, please sign up

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school has recently gone missing and one teacher s been let go On this premise she decides that there must be something wrong at school and that she must therefore rescue her poor baby sister The repetition of the poor baby sister and the comments about the school, to her mother and any friends that would listen, made me want to screamor choke her I found her obnoxious and frustrating.After only a few days at the Academy Shay manages to obtain the code to make external phone calls, sneaks into an office in the admin building and makes a furtive call to her sister, despite cameras, staff members and other boarders.The rescue mission commences with Jules, an out of work teacher, applying for a teaching position at the school She s hired, and when she commences her new job she encounters an old boyfriend When she knew him he was a rodeo rider Now he s a private investigator, working undercover as a teacher to solve the aforementioned disappearance.At this point I gave up.Up until the last few years I would always finish a book, no matter how bad it was These days I think differently Life s too short to waste my time reading something that I don t like, with characters that annoy the % out of me flag 16 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jun 07, 2010 Thomas Edmund rated it it was ok review of another edition Without Mercy is little than a mish mash of contrivance and clich I m not sure premises get much worse than two ex lovers both posing as teachers at a boot camp style private school to investigate the disappearance of one of the students Nevermind how a rodeo rider come private investigator successfully fakes being an experienced teacher or how the two new comers were completely looked past as suspects despite arriving around the same time as the disappearance and later murders Th Without Mercy is little than a mish mash of contrivance and clich I m not sure premises get much worse than two ex lovers both posing as teachers at a boot camp style private school to investigate the disappearance of one of the students Nevermind how a rodeo rider come private investigator successfully fakes being an experienced teacher or how the two new comers were completely looked past as suspects despite arriving around the same time as the disappearance and later murders The plot is so perfectly unoriginal you won t care about its weaknesses Not content with the clich of two ex lovers happening to be in the same place at the same time SPOILER ALERT they have sex Jackson throws in these other gleaming plot pieces The Leader our peek a boo antagonist is a religious extremist who can t resist woman, but hates them for making him so sinful ever heard of such a villain before I couldn t even fit all the titles of the other novels ripped off in these parenthesises , it snows, so all the characters are trapped at the school s location without hope of rescue, the main characters find files which incriminate The Leader, despite his diabolical plans making absolutely no sense whatsoever he s a bad guy right They don t have to make sense And of course the twist In the end we find out that the real killer was someone totally unexpected, un foreshadowed and nonsensical But all in the name of surprise endings right Wrong flag 12 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 18, 2010 Linda rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves mystery crime, no thanks i ll pass Seventeen year old Shaylee Stillman is a hellion, and a judge has laid down the law She must enroll in a school for troubled teens, or it s jailtime There s something about the Blue Rock Academy that doesn t sit right with her older half sister Jules, who decides to take a teaching job there as a sort of amateur investigator, just to be sure little sis will be okay Unbenownst to Jules, her former boyfriend Cooper, the love of her life whom she just can t forget, also works there, hired by the Seventeen year old Shaylee Stillman is a hellion, and a judge has laid down the law She must enroll in a school for troubled teens, or it s jailtime There s something about the Blue Rock Academy that doesn t sit right with her older half sister Jules, who decides to take a teaching job there as a sort of amateur investigator, just to be sure little sis will be okay Unbenownst to Jules, her former boyfriend Cooper, the love of her life whom she just can t forget, also works there, hired by the parents of a former student who disappeared a few months back In no time, a murderer begins to run amok and the students start dropping like flies Without Mercy is the sort of book in which all the women are itches and all the men astards, at least according to the bad guys After her initial shock at encountering Cooper, whom she calls Cowboy , the inevitable happens guess who uncovers the truth about the murders, after nearly falling victim to the sociopaths themselves Apparently the school is run and staffed by incompetents, and the local police are no use either In Without Mercy, the passages meant to be suspenseful fall flat, the outcome is predictable from early on, and the book is much too long Recommended to readers who enjoy adventurous romance novels with some steamy interludes and language flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 27, 2011 Purple Iris rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves mysteries policiers cheesy line Nona Vickers realized that she d lost than her virginity this night she d also given up her life p 145 Eye roll, please I am trying to just enjoy this as a light, relaxing read, but these lines are killing me The howl of the wind, as forbidding as Satan s laugh, shrieked through the canyon before licking the icy edges of Lake Superstition What the hell Jackson describes in detail how one of the characters heats up coffee from the day before in the microwave and cheesy line Nona Vickers realized that she d lost than her virginity this night she d also given up her life p 145 Eye roll, please I am trying to just enjoy this as a light, relaxing read, but these lines are killing me The howl of the wind, as forbidding as Satan s laugh, shrieked through the canyon before licking the icy edges of Lake Superstition What the hell Jackson describes in detail how one of the characters heats up coffee from the day before in the microwave and drinks it Scariest part of the book so far And what is up with people sticking their heads under the bathroom faucet for a drink of water Bizarre.Okay, I finished the book This marks the end of my relationship with Lisa Jackson I don t remember her other books being so bad I don t know if this one was a fluke, but I m not willing to find out I resent all the time I put into this one flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 14, 2018 Amy rated it liked it review of another edition It s been a long time since I ve read a thriller This one is a little disappointing The bad guy was a good twist I had someone else pegged early on and never suspected the real one However, there is another twist that I just really didn t buy Some of the situations were a bit cheesy and far fetched, and some of the dialogue is not realistic Speaking of not realistic, view spoiler the fire in the cabin, that was completely ridiculous, there s no way anyone would have been able to hold th It s been a long time since I ve read a thriller This one is a little disappointing The bad guy was a good twist I had someone else pegged early on and never suspected the real one However, there is another twist that I just really didn t buy Some of the situations were a bit cheesy and far fetched, and some of the dialogue is not realistic Speaking of not realistic, view spoiler the fire in the cabin, that was completely ridiculous, there s no way anyone would have been able to hold that entire conversation while standing around in an inferno hide spoiler The romance element is predictable, again, some parts of it are not too believable but it seems to be the standard romantic element of a suspense novel.Anyway, I didn t hate it enjoy it for what it is and don t expect too much flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 22, 2013 Azeila Rose rated it it was ok review of another edition Minor spoiler warningHow this book has as high of a rating as it does is beyond me I was so disappointed at the end It felt like I d wasted time on a wonderful story that was going to connect everything together, but instead it was clear that Jackson wasn t even sure where she was going with the ending She sloppily tried to throw everything together in the last thirty or so pages, and it just didn t work Jules was overly skeptical of a school with no real good reason It was described that s Minor spoiler warningHow this book has as high of a rating as it does is beyond me I was so disappointed at the end It felt like I d wasted time on a wonderful story that was going to connect everything together, but instead it was clear that Jackson wasn t even sure where she was going with the ending She sloppily tried to throw everything together in the last thirty or so pages, and it just didn t work Jules was overly skeptical of a school with no real good reason It was described that she, along with her younger sister Shay, were both overly paranoid drama queens Jules really didn t have a reason to be so concerned for Shay, and so her paranoia was hard to connect to I just didn t feel it.I realized halfway through that most of the book was just Jules being paranoid Who would do this How is this happening Is it this guy Or this guy Is this going on Or this Who would do such a thing Something bad is going on, but what What What What I mean, that was literally about a third of the book, the same paranoid suspicion over and over again I will say that the book was engaging I read the whole thing in a week, which is a record for me, I m typically a slow reader Jackson writes the book from several different view points, and I really liked how each person had their own side of the story Trent was the most likable character He had the most sense and, in my opinion, was the most realistic There was a character introduced early in the book referred to only as The Leader He had some sort of cult running with a devious plan, but no details are given through most of the book Reading The Leader s point of view made me uncomfortable, but it was supposed to make the reader uncomfortable The guy was sick, no question Students start turning up dead, and a snow storm traps everyone on the campus from leaving, despite a murderer on the loose There was a lot of suspense and I loved trying to take the little clues given to try and decipher who was the villain But that s just the thing Jackson gave us so many clues to suspect a few different people, and then the culprit ended up being totally random I get that she was trying to throw us off, but she over did it The reaction should have been Ohhh so THAT S the bad guy I can t believe I didn t see it, it was so obvious But instead it was Oh that guy Who s that guy again And when everything starts falling into place, once we find out who this horrible, powerful leader is even though he was random , the first thing he does was get the crap beat out of him The powerful cult that has been built up throughout the entire book seriously gets taken out and overthrown in about three pages I was so disappointed And then there is one final plot twist that was so unbelievable it actually made me groan oh brother Jackson must have had deadlines fast approaching and that s why the ending was so half baked The real kicker for me wasn t all of this however It was right after the cult gets taken out Without giving too much away, Jules was held hostage by one of the cult members, who ends up dead As in his brains were shot out of his head This guy was a teenager An evil teenager, but a teen still the same He was a kid I don t care how evil this guy was, what follows was nothing short of sociopathic Once the scene was secure, Trent and Jules, with a dead teenager laying literally a few feet from them, start making flirtatious banter No Just, no Who in their right mind would buy that If someone was held hostage and then witnesses a teenager get shot in the head, they re not going to turn around and start flirting with their long lost lover literally a second later They would be trying to remember how to breathe This book had so much potential, but unfortunately failed to deliver Being the first book I have read by Jackson, not to mention all of the praise I hear her receive, I m willing to give her other works a try However, if this is the best she has to offer, I am far from impressed flag 3 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 09, 2011 Alison rated it really liked it review of another edition This is the first book I ve read by Lisa Jackson after reading Without Mercy, I look forward to her other books This story caught my attention because it takes place in the mountains of Southern Oregon and the author refers to places I m familiar with Rogue River, Medford, Roseburg, Portland, Siskiyou Mountains although the location and details of the story are fictional Shay, a rebellious teenager, is sent to Blue Rock Academy by the court and her mother, as a last resort to keeping her ou This is the first book I ve read by Lisa Jackson after reading Without Mercy, I look forward to her other books This story caught my attention because it takes place in the mountains of Southern Oregon and the author refers to places I m familiar with Rogue River, Medford, Roseburg, Portland, Siskiyou Mountains although the location and details of the story are fictional Shay, a rebellious teenager, is sent to Blue Rock Academy by the court and her mother, as a last resort to keeping her out of jail The school is run by a reverend who is extremely religious and runs a strict environment The school is located far into the mountains where cell phone connections are sparse and where the coming blizzard cuts everyone off from the outside world Shay s sister, Jules, does some research on the academy because she just thinks it sounds too good to be true And she she s right A student has gone missing and the investigation lead no where Shay is enrolled and immediately calls Jules, frantic, get me out of here, it s horrible Jules, a waitress until a teaching job opens, applies for a teaching job at Blue Rock a position that became vacant when another teacher was accused of an inappropriate affair with a student Another reason Jules is concerned about this school Jules is hired, encounters an old flame who is working undercover to solve mysteries at the school Within the first week of Jules employment, three students are found dead Who s behind the murders What s the motive Will Jules get Shay out of the school Will the sisters relationship survive the terrible events Several interesting twists and turns the last one being the most surprising flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 09, 2018 Kelly rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves randomizer 2017, library I had forgotten how much I like this author While her images tend to run a little to the gory side, she always tells an interesting story with extra twists and turns This book was no exception Lots of suspects, a little romance, and a psycho killer on the loose at an isolated boarding school for troubled teens.Great read flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 24, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it review of another edition Blue Rock Academy prides itself on its beliefs, reaching out with God to help the wayward teens turn their lives around, but someone is twisting those beliefs for his own sinister purpose Julia Jules Farentino doesn t trust the school that her half sister Shaylee has been sent to Blue Rock Academy is well known for helping troubled teenagers, and Shaylee had the choice of the school or juvenile detention She thought she chose the better of the two options, but Jules disagrees A teenager re Blue Rock Academy prides itself on its beliefs, reaching out with God to help the wayward teens turn their lives around, but someone is twisting those beliefs for his own sinister purpose Julia Jules Farentino doesn t trust the school that her half sister Shaylee has been sent to Blue Rock Academy is well known for helping troubled teenagers, and Shaylee had the choice of the school or juvenile detention She thought she chose the better of the two options, but Jules disagrees A teenager recently disappeared from the school and her body still hasn t been found Jules suspects foul play, but she can t prove it In fact, ever since Jules found her father murdered, she has been plagued by nightmares It makes her wonder if her suspicions are all in her head Jules has been looking for work lately and during her perusal of the school s website, she sees that they are looking for a teacher She impulsively applies the school soon contacts her, and she is hired But on her way to the elusive school, she gets a phone call A second student has been found dead and another one is in critical condition Jules is desperate to get her sister released from the school, but she wants to get to the bottom of the disappearance of one student and the murder of another Cooper Trent used to be a good ole boy, ranching and riding in rodeos He and Jules once had a hot and heavy relationship and were very much in love But Jules couldn t handle the relationship and her father s death, so she broke it off Now, Cooper is working as an undercover detective at the school to gather clues about the disappearance of a student He is shocked when Jules takes a position there Even though the two of them still have feelings for one another, they try to put it on the back burner until they solve the sinister evil behind the murder and disappearance of the students However, the killer sets his sights on the lovely Jules, and they will have to work together to rid the world of an evil presence before he kills again Lisa Jackson is a master of suspense and WITHOUT MERCY is no exception The pages literally fly by as you find yourself caught in her web of suspense The plot is solid and tight, the characters real and vibrant The thoughts in the killer s head had me shivering with apprehension, as I turned the pages late into the night If you love an edge of your seat thriller, you will love WITHOUT MERCY flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 16, 2011 Mindy rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves modern, suspense thriller, 2 stars This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So when I reviewed this book halfway through, I gave it a 1 The only thing and I mean the ONLY thing that made me up the rating to a 2 is that Shaylee ended up in the psych ward I disliked the girl from the beginning she was selfish and superior and manipulative and I really wanted to see her come to her senses and get her life on track The alternative that she was the murderer never occurred to me, but I like it just as well However, the surprising twist was not enough to make up So when I reviewed this book halfway through, I gave it a 1 The only thing and I mean the ONLY thing that made me up the rating to a 2 is that Shaylee ended up in the psych ward I disliked the girl from the beginning she was selfish and superior and manipulative and I really wanted to see her come to her senses and get her life on track The alternative that she was the murderer never occurred to me, but I like it just as well However, the surprising twist was not enough to make up for Jules ridiculousness.Now that I ve read the whole thing, I now see that Jules naivet and lack of common sense was necessary for Shaylee s secrets to be kept I blame the fact that I didn t realize that Shaylee was the killer on having seen the majority of the story through Jules less than observant eyes If Jules was cynical and a little sharper, she might have seen that her sister wasn t quite right and there would have been no book I think I would have preferred that there was no book Jules was annoying and childish in her desire to play Nancy Drew Her theories were driven by extreme and illogical paranoia Trent shouldn t have encouraged her and she should have listened to him on the occasions when he told her to back down It s like she just couldn t help being a fool, and I dislike that such a dupe could be the heroine I do want to say that I understand people who have a hard time seeing family members in a bad light it s reality that we re often most blind to the faults of those we love My problem with the book is not that Jules had a hard time seeing her sister s faults, it s that Jackson would use her to solve this mystery Why not make the story about Trent Then he, a qualified investigator, could have solved the mystery and Jackson could have had a logical and plausible story Instead she chose the person most unqualified to get involved and unofficially lead the investigation I just think Jackson s choice of chief narrator was a poor one flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Kelly rated it it was amazing review of another edition Zonder mededogen Lisa Jackson Mercy 1 TOPBOEK In het begin wat moeilijk om erin te komen de eerste 50 pagina s ongeveer Uiteindelijk onmogelijk om te stoppen met lezen En dat einde flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2013 SUMMER rated it liked it review of another edition This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I gave this book a 3 It started out captivating me but I got a little bored part way through There were characters that didn t develop as well as I had wanted and therefore I couldn t connect as much as I wanted to with the book I did like the ending , I was surprised by it for a few reasons I really thought Lynch was going to be the evil man at the end and am still trying to piece together how it was the pilot I understand the Cora Sue and the Pilot connection but I was left disappointed i I gave this book a 3 It started out captivating me but I got a little bored part way through There were characters that didn t develop as well as I had wanted and therefore I couldn t connect as much as I wanted to with the book I did like the ending , I was surprised by it for a few reasons I really thought Lynch was going to be the evil man at the end and am still trying to piece together how it was the pilot I understand the Cora Sue and the Pilot connection but I was left disappointed in that as well Again I felt as thought I was left hanging by some of the characters in the book not being developed farther I thought that Shay as the fathers killer was a little expected It was my first thought when I started reading the book , however, I lost her farther through as my main suspect I did lean towards trent at one point Now that would have been an evil twist I was hoping for from this book It was a nice read but it wouldn t be one of my Top Choices to recommend to a friend I like the cliffhanger at the end though I would still read the next one, if there were to be on flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 28, 2010 Jaime rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2010, romantic_suspense I thought this was just okay It s hard to like Shaylee, who is really a little brat at the beginning, and therefore it s a little difficult to understand why Jules would go to the lengths she does, and why she s so quick to suspect the school of wrongdoing One missing student doesn t really seem to be enough Not to mention how quickly she gets hired as a teacher at such a specialty school, with a seemingly minimal background check and no experience with troubled kids Not to mention the cowbo I thought this was just okay It s hard to like Shaylee, who is really a little brat at the beginning, and therefore it s a little difficult to understand why Jules would go to the lengths she does, and why she s so quick to suspect the school of wrongdoing One missing student doesn t really seem to be enough Not to mention how quickly she gets hired as a teacher at such a specialty school, with a seemingly minimal background check and no experience with troubled kids Not to mention the cowboy cop P.I who is suddenly qualified as well There s a little bit of heat between Jules and Cooper, but nothing special And you re just supposed to take for granted that they ve never gotten over each other.I ve seen other reviews that refer to the story as a mish mash , and they re pretty spot on The problems at the school end up being so out there that they re unbelievable And frankly, the surprise ending wasn t much of a surprise flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 30, 2018 Joan rated it liked it review of another edition Incorrigible troublemaker Shaylee Stillman finds herself, by court order, at Blue Rock Academy, an elite boarding school for troubled teens Knowing that things are not as they should be at the school, her half sister, Jules, finagles a teaching position at the Academy to keep an eye on her little sister After all, hasn t a student gone missing without a trace When students start turning up dead, will Jules be able to find a way to save Shaylee Or are they both doomed The characters in this c Incorrigible troublemaker Shaylee Stillman finds herself, by court order, at Blue Rock Academy, an elite boarding school for troubled teens Knowing that things are not as they should be at the school, her half sister, Jules, finagles a teaching position at the Academy to keep an eye on her little sister After all, hasn t a student gone missing without a trace When students start turning up dead, will Jules be able to find a way to save Shaylee Or are they both doomed The characters in this creepy tale are well defined, but na ve Jules lacks common sense, acts childishly, and paranoia rules her thinking all of which are likely to frustrate readers Telling the story from several different points of view helps pull the reader into the story the plot twists and turns with several unexpected reveals helping to build suspense Although there are some unexpected reveals, there s also a lot of repetition that causes the story to languish instead of moving forward While the tension builds as the story unfolds, some reveals are likely to stun readers some may find the ending implausible flag 1 likeLike see review May 11, 2018 Patrizia rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, audio, read in german flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 19, 2018 Doreen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kept me guessing to the end At times, I was reading at the edge of my chair Did not expect the ending flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 14, 2012 Marla rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves mystery, romance, audiobook, with reservations, religion, catholic, zz 2015, zz team 2013 challenge wildblue d, barely finished, bad books 1.5 stars I realize that I don t like weak women and juvenile delinquents and this book is full of both The characters are very one dimensional Likes Possibility of romance Trent sounded delicious, but not enough of him and why was he hung up on Jules Everyone said he s so hot, again multiple times, I get it, move on view spoiler Deputizing insider Some cool murders and murder scenes Recap at the end was enlightening hide spoiler Dislikes Didn t care for the narrator Writing was 1.5 stars I realize that I don t like weak women and juvenile delinquents and this book is full of both The characters are very one dimensional Likes Possibility of romance Trent sounded delicious, but not enough of him and why was he hung up on Jules Everyone said he s so hot, again multiple times, I get it, move on view spoiler Deputizing insider Some cool murders and murder scenes Recap at the end was enlightening hide spoiler Dislikes Didn t care for the narrator Writing wasn t my cup of tea, besides Trent and Jules, people didn t seem like real people Trent was the only character that I even partially liked BRA Blue Rock Academy was creepy juvenile center Strange troubled teen boarding school protocols Angry teenagers Obnoxious and shady teachers and staff So many secrets and undercover people Sooooo slow and boring Where some people saw build up, I thought nothing happened view spoiler Shaylee Shay Stillman is a spoiled delinquent Jules demanding, emotional outbursts Jules ex husband s Sebastian Farantino second wife Perry was her ex best friend Veiled references to Jules ex boyfriend Cooper Trent BRA s religious touting sounded false Jules flashbacks and recurring dreams got tiresome Jules not working because of emotional issues and then getting hired by the strange juvenile center school Jules ex boyfriend and step sister at same strange juvenile center Rev Tobias Lynch sounded odd Cora Sue Lynch, the reverend s wife, seemed dutiful in public, but something was up with that couple Must ask permission before calling 911 I get it no cell phones, this is repeated over and over Too many shifty characters Tired of hearing that Trent used to be on rodeo circuit hide spoiler With reservations sexual situations, language, violence, drugs, armed robbery, juvenile delinquents, murderAbandoned series after 1 book flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 15, 2011 EZRead eBookstore rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves amelia reviews I know, I know, the whole premise sounds so dramatic, but that is just what comes from reading a thriller like Without Mercy Is it all that it s cracked up to be Well, it certainly is as hair raising as described You d think you stuck your finger into a socket at the end of reading this If it isn t the gruesome killings and fear of killings, than there is also the characters themselves that can keep a reader tense.As a correctional academy, the kids attending are obviously troubled in I know, I know, the whole premise sounds so dramatic, but that is just what comes from reading a thriller like Without Mercy Is it all that it s cracked up to be Well, it certainly is as hair raising as described You d think you stuck your finger into a socket at the end of reading this If it isn t the gruesome killings and fear of killings, than there is also the characters themselves that can keep a reader tense.As a correctional academy, the kids attending are obviously troubled in various ways i.e drug abuse, violence, breaking the law The attitudes of the students keep the atmosphere tense all on their own At times, it s amusing than anything else, however there are some characters whose constant paranoia and snootiness does hit my nerve of annoyance How many times does Jules have to repeat herself I don t need to hear how she came to the school to help her sister than once to get the point across Honestly, she would get a lot further along with her endeavors if she stopped back peddling I m surprised she doesn t fall off that metaphorical bike of hers She is not the only character who repeats herself, which makes the repetition that much worse A window into different character perspectives adds a good dimension to the story We, the readers, get a glimpse of what goes on through select teachers, students, and even the perpetrator s mind Though I used to believe this kind of insight was meant to create empathy for the characters, it was impossible to sympathize for the villain Maybe it s just me, but I can t feel sorry for a killer playing a victim.Still, I enjoyed the varied perspectives all the same, as well as the tension I just didn t need information no matter how important it is repeated to me than once EZRead Staffer, Amelia flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 09, 2013 Andrew rated it it was ok review of another edition About two thirds of the way through it finally dawned on me what was bugging me about this book Take out the oddly placed sex scene and the occasional PG 13 content, and this book was basically every episode of Scooby Doo I half expected the who dunnit to be revealed at the end with the villain exclaiming It would ve worked too if it wasn t for those meddling kids An exaggeration Yeah, but not much Something creepy at the isolated private school and which of the weirdo people is the guy About two thirds of the way through it finally dawned on me what was bugging me about this book Take out the oddly placed sex scene and the occasional PG 13 content, and this book was basically every episode of Scooby Doo I half expected the who dunnit to be revealed at the end with the villain exclaiming It would ve worked too if it wasn t for those meddling kids An exaggeration Yeah, but not much Something creepy at the isolated private school and which of the weirdo people is the guy who was actually wearing fake bigfoot feet making false tracks in the snow to scare the visitors from the place Okay, I made up everything from bigfoot feet on to make a point, but honestly that s what a lot of this book felt like to me Without Mercy reviews well, and that fact is not lost on me, but I don t get it.So much of it just didn t make sense I got tired of hearing how something wasn t right but she couldn t quite put her finger on it There were too many characters underdeveloped The dialog was odd The descriptions seemed forced and over the top The device of the characters talking to themselves in italics got annoying And how long are these cartoon episodes, anyway, and hey isn t that the voice of Casey Kasem Seriously, though On a positive note, the ending wasn t bad and at least made me not regret sticking it out to the end So if you ve started it, finish it, but if you haven t started it, I d look elsewhere Besides, you don t want to cross those meddling kids. flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Aug 15, 2010 Leah rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 4 stars, happy slapsgiving, loaned, m f, adult literature This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Shay is a psycho Maybe I m slow on the uptake or something, but I never suspected her in Rip, Nora, Drew, or Maeve s murders And that freaks me the hell out.I never suspected that the pilot was the leader of the cult I honestly thought it was Father Jake And Spurrier That pilot is a freaking creeper Who the hell creeps around watching people having sex Apparently he does since he watched Jules and Trent through Trent s window I absolutely loved Cooper Trent and I love that he was a cowboy Shay is a psycho Maybe I m slow on the uptake or something, but I never suspected her in Rip, Nora, Drew, or Maeve s murders And that freaks me the hell out.I never suspected that the pilot was the leader of the cult I honestly thought it was Father Jake And Spurrier That pilot is a freaking creeper Who the hell creeps around watching people having sex Apparently he does since he watched Jules and Trent through Trent s window I absolutely loved Cooper Trent and I love that he was a cowboy I found it was hilarious, also that he was a cowboy turned cop turned private investigator turned rancher And, I was freaking out and teary eyed when Spurrier and Zach tried to kill Trent.I adored Jules She was a great heroine loyal, smart, dedicated Although, she was definitely blinded by familial loyalty But, who the hell can blame her Would you be okay with the idea that your baby sister was some kind of psychotic, sociopathic, mass murderer I know I wouldn t be.I loved when Trent finally freaking kissed Jules and they had sex All that pent up sexual tension and old memories were getting to them and me.I absolutely loved this book and I got through it much quicker than when I read Lisa Jackson s Left to Die flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2017 Nisa Greennnpanda rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller, suspense, mystery, crime, owned This is my first book of Lisa Jackson, who is known as a mystery suspense writer As a fan of thriller, I like how this story ended twisted ending, that is I never did expect it that way.Rating 3.5 starsSynopsisThis story is about how Shaylee Stillman, Jules rebellious younger half sister, is sent to a correctional school for troubled teenagers Jules does not agree with her mother s decision of sending Shay away to Blue Rock Academy, as the school has recently had a missing student case a This is my first book of Lisa Jackson, who is known as a mystery suspense writer As a fan of thriller, I like how this story ended twisted ending, that is I never did expect it that way.Rating 3.5 starsSynopsisThis story is about how Shaylee Stillman, Jules rebellious younger half sister, is sent to a correctional school for troubled teenagers Jules does not agree with her mother s decision of sending Shay away to Blue Rock Academy, as the school has recently had a missing student case and an alleged romantic relationship between a teacher and a student, in which the teacher was let go Jules, who was very suspicious of the school, applied for a teaching job there in order to investigate the two cases and show that the school is not right for Shay Surprisingly, she found her ex lover, Trent Cooper, who was also teaching at the school In a short period of time while Jules was at the school, mysteries and murders started to surface I will not disclose the ending, though.Likes twisted ending Dislikes I don t think the sexual scenes and fantasies imaginations are that necessary to the story flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 23, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it review of another edition Jules Farentino s half sister, Shay is such a trouble maker Unfortunately, Shay has used up all of her chances Their mother sends Shay to Blue Rock Academy A school for troubled teens Jules has a bad feeling about Blue Rock Academy Jules s mother tells Jules there is nothing to worry about Yeah then why has Lauren Conway, a student at Blue Rock Academy been missing for six months and no one knows of her whereabouts Jules must find a way to get Shay out of Blue Rock Academy before she beco Jules Farentino s half sister, Shay is such a trouble maker Unfortunately, Shay has used up all of her chances Their mother sends Shay to Blue Rock Academy A school for troubled teens Jules has a bad feeling about Blue Rock Academy Jules s mother tells Jules there is nothing to worry about Yeah then why has Lauren Conway, a student at Blue Rock Academy been missing for six months and no one knows of her whereabouts Jules must find a way to get Shay out of Blue Rock Academy before she becomes the next victim Without Mercy really packs the punches and the adrenaline rush I am a big fan of Lisa Jackson s and have read almost all of her books I have to admit that it has been a little while since I have enjoyed myself reading one of her books, until now The ending for this book leaves much to be desired I know it is intentional as there will be a follow up book I just finished this one and already am impatient for the next one Julies is a fighter She is the best big sister anyone could ask for Shay turned out to be a huge surprise I don t want to get on her bad side Without Mercy will make you scream mercy for flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Feb 17, 2013 Starre rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves romance suspense This was my first book by Lisa Jackson It started out pretty good and then it just sort of fizzled a bit in the middle I felt it was waaaaaay too long, over 500 pages of redundancy So it was okay The whole ending was a bit disappointing and the mystery just wasn t that great The person they revealed as the Leader at the end just left me with a meh feeling and the reasoning behind all the mayhem was just so so The ending left me feeling likeWhat the what That s it I didn t feel li This was my first book by Lisa Jackson It started out pretty good and then it just sort of fizzled a bit in the middle I felt it was waaaaaay too long, over 500 pages of redundancy So it was okay The whole ending was a bit disappointing and the mystery just wasn t that great The person they revealed as the Leader at the end just left me with a meh feeling and the reasoning behind all the mayhem was just so so The ending left me feeling likeWhat the what That s it I didn t feel like it was wrapped up very well The romance between Julia and the cowboy dude I already forgot his name was blah and unbelievable The whole thing with Julia pushing him away and then getting mad that he stayed away for 5 years is just ridiculous I don t like these silly little romance games So, all in all it was just okay for me I might give another book of Jackson s a go after I ve forgotten about this book flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 23, 2014 Chana rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves american, mystery fiction serial killer, mystery romance, mystery thriller, not for kids, oregon Pretty good for the genre of romantic mystery thriller The story is tightly written with plenty of plot twists, tension, atmosphere and readability.Jules little sister Shaylee is being sent to a school for troubled teens The school is located in the mountains of Oregon, very isolated, and even though all the literature looks great Jules is suspicious that all is not as ideal as it seems She decides to investigate this school and get her sister out This leads her to take a teaching position Pretty good for the genre of romantic mystery thriller The story is tightly written with plenty of plot twists, tension, atmosphere and readability.Jules little sister Shaylee is being sent to a school for troubled teens The school is located in the mountains of Oregon, very isolated, and even though all the literature looks great Jules is suspicious that all is not as ideal as it seems She decides to investigate this school and get her sister out This leads her to take a teaching position at the school, but actually just taking the position to figure out what is going on and getting Shaylee out of there When she gets there she finds out that her old boyfriend is also there under false pretenses investigating the disappearance of a young woman from the school Crazy school, lots of wackos, but love rekindled flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 27, 2011 Lori Henrich rated it really liked it review of another edition I really enjoyed this It kept my attention until the very end The ending made me wonder if there was going to be a sequel to this Shay is sent to a private school for troubled kids in Oregon She isn t happy about it and begs her half sister Jules to get her out of going Jules tries to talk their mother out of sending her there, but it is an order from a judge so she doesn t really have much choice in the matter Jules feels that there is something off at this school especially since one of I really enjoyed this It kept my attention until the very end The ending made me wonder if there was going to be a sequel to this Shay is sent to a private school for troubled kids in Oregon She isn t happy about it and begs her half sister Jules to get her out of going Jules tries to talk their mother out of sending her there, but it is an order from a judge so she doesn t really have much choice in the matter Jules feels that there is something off at this school especially since one of the students has disappeared without a trace Jules decides to apply for a job at the school so that she can check out what is really going on there, with the hopes of removing her sister from a bad situation.Fast moving with some twists and turns and an unexpected ending Well worth the read flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Jul 25, 2012 Jess rated it did not like it review of another edition I could NOT finish this book, and I very, very rarely give up on a book but this one irritated me from the very beginning I couldn t take any of Jules poor baby sister Shay I was yelling at the book its court ordered to go to the damn school I guess juvy would have been a better choice Jules was not a character I could like or respect and that just did it in Cooper wasn t much better I struggled to even make it close to halfway This is one of only 2 books I have ever I could NOT finish this book, and I very, very rarely give up on a book but this one irritated me from the very beginning I couldn t take any of Jules poor baby sister Shay I was yelling at the book its court ordered to go to the damn school I guess juvy would have been a better choice Jules was not a character I could like or respect and that just did it in Cooper wasn t much better I struggled to even make it close to halfway This is one of only 2 books I have ever not finished and I plan to give the other one another chance, this one I ve already archived I was equally mad that I d paid 10 for it on ebook I have read Jackson s Montana and New Orleans series and those are so much better which made this doubly disappointing I d give negative stars if I could flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2017 Sarabh rated it really liked it review of another edition Que dire de ce roman Un pur thriller qui vous tient en haleine jusqu ses derni res pages Un petit reproche, qui est aussi une force c est le d tail de certains passages qui font tra ner le r cit d une part, mais qui nous s me le doute d une autre part Diff rents profils d rang s le nombre de suspects augmente et ce n est que du pur plaisir Un petit pav de 600 pages qui la 500 me page tu te dis avoir tout vu et paff un autre crime J invite les gens qui aiment le suspens, les enqu Que dire de ce roman Un pur thriller qui vous tient en haleine jusqu ses derni res pages Un petit reproche, qui est aussi une force c est le d tail de certains passages qui font tra ner le r cit d une part, mais qui nous s me le doute d une autre part Diff rents profils d rang s le nombre de suspects augmente et ce n est que du pur plaisir Un petit pav de 600 pages qui la 500 me page tu te dis avoir tout vu et paff un autre crime J invite les gens qui aiment le suspens, les enqu tes, les jeux de r le s y plonger les yeux ferm s Un conseil Armez vous de patience et ouvrez bien l il, chaque d tail compte Je peux vous assurer que vous ne vous y attendez pas cette r v lation la fin flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 05, 2012 The TBR Pile Book review site rated it it was amazing review of another edition Enter Paperback contest here words Loved it Jules is fantastic All she cares about is keeping her sister safe, despite Shay being a brat most of the time Trent is delicious The main focus of the story is the mystery, the secrets in this school and let me tell you, what a ride Without Mercy is I was up until three am reading this, I could not put it down The story progresses and theory s of truth come together in an shocking explosion Then I go Enter Paperback contest here words Loved it Jules is fantastic All she cares about is keeping her sister safe, despite Shay being a brat most of the time Trent is delicious The main focus of the story is the mystery, the secrets in this school and let me tell you, what a ride Without Mercy is I was up until three am reading this, I could not put it down The story progresses and theory s of truth come together in an shocking explosion Then I got to the end and Oh My God No freaking way and that is how I m ending this review I m not telling the huge, unbelievable bomb that Ms Jackson dropped Get your butt out of that chair and go buy this book flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 03, 2010 Amy Rosenkoetter rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, thriller She kept me guessing right to the end which I liked Just when I was getting disappointed because the answer was rather mundane, she turned the tables and I was reminded of the one mystery that remained unsolved Excellent piece The one thing I rolled my eyes at was that at the beginning the main character s former boyfriend, who is, of course, her one twue wuv gag happens to be working at the same school for troubled kids that her sister gets shunted off to Really sigh Couldn t we have go She kept me guessing right to the end which I liked Just when I was getting disappointed because the answer was rather mundane, she turned the tables and I was reminded of the one mystery that remained unsolved Excellent piece The one thing I rolled my eyes at was that at the beginning the main character s former boyfriend, who is, of course, her one twue wuv gag happens to be working at the same school for troubled kids that her sister gets shunted off to Really sigh Couldn t we have gotten him there another way One that didn t require so much suspension of my disbelief That s honestly the only problem I had The story line was well conceived, well written, and moved right along flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 02, 2017 Wiam rated it it was ok review of another edition c etait vraiment une lecture acharnante dans le debut du livre mais maintenant je trouve que tout est boulvers je commence m ennuyer en attendant je veux pas 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        Lisa Jackson is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 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 natio

        Lisa Jackson is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 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


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    1. I didn t like thisat all Shay s a troubled teen sent to a remote school, the Blue Rock Academy, under judges orders To me she s a spoilt brat and I just couldn t like her character.Jules, Shay s sister, discovers that one student from the school has recently gone missing and one teacher s been let go On this premise she decides that there must be something wrong at school and that she must therefore rescue her poor baby sister The repetition of the poor baby sister and the comments about I didn [...]


    2. Without Mercy is little than a mish mash of contrivance and clich I m not sure premises get much worse than two ex lovers both posing as teachers at a boot camp style private school to investigate the disappearance of one of the students Nevermind how a rodeo rider come private investigator successfully fakes being an experienced teacher or how the two new comers were completely looked past as suspects despite arriving around the same time as the disappearance and later murders Th Without Mercy [...]


    3. Seventeen year old Shaylee Stillman is a hellion, and a judge has laid down the law She must enroll in a school for troubled teens, or it s jailtime There s something about the Blue Rock Academy that doesn t sit right with her older half sister Jules, who decides to take a teaching job there as a sort of amateur investigator, just to be sure little sis will be okay Unbenownst to Jules, her former boyfriend Cooper, the love of her life whom she just can t forget, also works there, hired by the Se [...]


    4. cheesy line Nona Vickers realized that she d lost than her virginity this night she d also given up her life p 145 Eye roll, please I am trying to just enjoy this as a light, relaxing read, but these lines are killing me The howl of the wind, as forbidding as Satan s laugh, shrieked through the canyon before licking the icy edges of Lake Superstition What the hell Jackson describes in detail how one of the characters heats up coffee from the day before in the microwave and cheesy line Nona Vick [...]


    5. It s been a long time since I ve read a thriller This one is a little disappointing The bad guy was a good twist I had someone else pegged early on and never suspected the real one However, there is another twist that I just really didn t buy Some of the situations were a bit cheesy and far fetched, and some of the dialogue is not realistic Speaking of not realistic, view spoiler the fire in the cabin, that was completely ridiculous, there s no way anyone would have been able to hold th It s bee [...]


    6. Minor spoiler warningHow this book has as high of a rating as it does is beyond me I was so disappointed at the end It felt like I d wasted time on a wonderful story that was going to connect everything together, but instead it was clear that Jackson wasn t even sure where she was going with the ending She sloppily tried to throw everything together in the last thirty or so pages, and it just didn t work Jules was overly skeptical of a school with no real good reason It was described that [...]


    7. This is the first book I ve read by Lisa Jackson after reading Without Mercy, I look forward to her other books This story caught my attention because it takes place in the mountains of Southern Oregon and the author refers to places I m familiar with Rogue River, Medford, Roseburg, Portland, Siskiyou Mountains although the location and details of the story are fictional Shay, a rebellious teenager, is sent to Blue Rock Academy by the court and her mother, as a last resort to keeping her ou This [...]


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