Not even in the crash. But she can’t remember if s. Marla wakes up in a hospital, unable to remember anything or anyone. The employees there can tell you how to do it. Nothing about Marla’s life feels right and Alex seems to be going out of his way to make sure she doesn’t remember. Nick wants to avoid Marla because he can’t be involved with his brother’s wife. She doesn’t remember her husband and kids but she feels an attraction to her brother in law, Nick. Only one scene and it wasn't that great. Marla wakes up in a hospital, unable to remember anything or anyone. As she connects the dots, she realizes what originally seemed like a simple murder investigation turns into a manhunt for a serial killer. The story starts with a woman walking up in a hospital with no knowledge of who she is or how she got there. My daughter uses the Libb. Didn't even bother finishing this book. Too much sex (predictable) which I find unnecessary. Because most people already expect the next story to have twists and turns, but they return for the protagonist. There’s almost no closure between any of the characters, and even the love story is hurried in its conclusion. I plan on reading the next one Almost Dead. In If She Only Knew Ms. Jackson takes what could be a fairly trite plot and turns it into a very interesting puzzle. I am by no means saying none of that enthralled me; it all certainly did. This read like a Harlequin Romance meets bad Lifetime Television. As tough as it is, we must keep in mind that each student has their own set of special circumstances. It all started with Marla Cahill's car accident, which left her in a coma. Which, I’m pretty sure she’d be able to tell. Just not for me and I wouldn't read another one of her books. If She Only Knew Me is a creative way to help teachers and principals rethink their daily interactions with children. A modern day psychological “bodice ripper” - a total piece of trash. This book was pretty trippy. I noticed in the reviews that the first 20 ratings had only 1 or 2 stars so I am not alone. In that case, we can't... To see what your friends thought of this book, I get them through my local library. We are at the end of this and she brings back Kylie's childhood experience with a boy at school when she is 8 or 9 only to not relate the experience with the present. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. Don't know if I want to read anything else by this author. Didn't like the book very much. I recommend this novel to fans of detective thrillers; it was a great read to get lost in. In Lisa Jackson's If She Only Knew, the first installment in the San Francisco romantic suspense series, this thriller would leave you at the edge of your seat, breathless. This author has not entered their information for this social networking page. Which brings me to the reason I came close to wanting slam this book into a wall. The mystery is solved regarding Marla and voila, they’re going to live happily ever after. For one thing she’s not even sure she is Marla. This author participates in our I bought this book for 50 cents at a book sale. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. It didn’t. In Lisa Jackson's If She Only Knew, the first installment in the San Francisco romantic suspense series, this thriller would leave you at the edge of your seat, breathless. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Not my cup of tea. She doesn't remember her husband or her children or the brother-in-law she had once loved. This was recommended to me as a good mystery/thriller. 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. Poor character development and lots of unnecessary dialogue back and forth. 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. The first scene of the book has a man causing a terrible accident on a mountain road. 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. I prefer those; however, to each his own. Despite If She Knew being told in the third person, Pierce manages to perfectly execute a balance between unraveling the story and unraveling Kate. Too much sex (predictable) which I find unnecessary. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. Free books for your school, library or charity. Readers will follow Kate as she adjusts to her early retirement. Beautifully written It was a gift given to me at Christmas. We also know someone caused the accident on purpose. She repeats herself so much I was questioning myself as to whether I had read it twice or not. But it wasn't the only thing that hooked me. Her husband takes her home, a mansion upon a hill in San Francisco where generations of rich Cahill, her husband's family, have grown up. Terms of Service. Review Exchange In the end, when she discovered the truth of the crash, she knew who she really was and how she needed to get out, before it was too late to discover her true identity. This book has no likable people. When she woke up, her family were nothing but strangers to her, while she had no memory of anything. Cue Kate Wise. A reads a bit like a bad Lifetime movie. This is the first book I’ve read by this author. Its sad, too, bc this author has a lot of books in a genre I really like. I gave it a 2 instead of a 1, only because I give a 1 to books I choose not to finish. The premise sounded intriguing. I wouldn't have bothered pursuing the book but wanted to see how she wrapped it up. The novel opens with a murderer skillfully and successfully sneaking into a woman's home in the middle of the night. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages. These lacks left me hanging. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”, Escape the Present with These 24 Historical Romances. There are also a couple of helpful apps. It is a fast-paced thriller with an overall more serious and mature tone. I find American women authors are predictable (except for Karin Slaughter and Laura Lippman). Inconsistent character behavior (a huge pet peeve). To complicate matters, Nick tells Marla that the two of them were involved before she married Alex. It's like reading a soap opera, where somebody's been murdered and you know the twist ties back into the family somehow. Marla is dismayed to feel more attraction to the man who is her brother-in-law then she does for her erstwhile husband. My rating is FIVE STARS! Meanwhile, someone killed people to get to her, all for a blood thirst for her family money. When she finally comes to, she has no memory of her life, including the accident that put her in the hospital. I read 100 pages, nothing had really happened storywise, I didn't click with any of the characters. Not to beat a dead horse, but it flows wonderfully until those last fateful chapters where unbelievable changes in characterization mar it. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. We’re not hit over the head with the possibilities. If you’re thinking this is a lot to take in, you’re right. Joking aside, If She Knew is far from a cozy sleuth novel. Maybe we will see. I usually download books to my kindle, but you can get the kindle app from amazon to read kindle books online. Waking doesn’t solve any of Marla’s problems. When she woke up, her family were nothing but strangers to her, while she had no memory of anything. They’re suggested in small scenes that eventually lead the reader to bigger realizations. Before she became a natio. Needlessly wordy. I was not thrilled by this book. Twists and turns trying to figure out who is who. This book would have benefited from having at least 100 pages chopped out. Constant internal back and forth dialogue. The plot was totally off the wall, beyond belief. It all started with Marla Cahill's car accident, which left her in a coma. I find American women authors are predictable (except for Karin Slaughter and Laura Lippman). The first clue to that came when it seemed the author had a need to mention "engorged" organs every 40 pages or so. Share your opinions to help authors and readers. This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. I get them through my local library. ( Senior Booklovers group , this was why finding this book was so difficult) It's a psychological thriller about recently single mom Rachel Jenner who is still struggling with her lot in life, when she turns her back for a moment and her 8 year old son Ben has vanished. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) That’s why he has kept his distance and has only now returned to the fold to help with the family business. Someho. I was not thrilled by this book. That’s fine, suspense and mysteries need to have those false leads. Not really my type of book. Marla and a woman named Pam were in a wreck, which is why she’s in the hospital. There are also a couple of helpful apps. The said murderer kills his victim in cold blood while she is sleeping. Copyright 2009-2020 ReadersFavorite.com. Marla woke up in the hospital to voices around her. I received an ARC of “If She Only Knew” by: Lisa Jackson for my honest review. But what works so well is the way in which the author draws the reader in slowly. I just felt like she wasted a lot of pages on nothing. If that sound a bit vague, it’s supposed to. It was hard for me to believe that a woman who had just had a baby and been through a horrific accident and was dealing with an enormous amout of pain, not to mention having her mouth wired shut, would be feeling amorous, let alone wanting to rip the shirt off of a total stranger. IF SHE KNEW is Book #1 in the Kate Wise Mystery series by Blake Pierce.

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