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“Another great book by J.T! A great crime-thriller, set very realistically in Nashville, with main characters that I have come to love. I am now off to read Judas Kiss! :)”see full review » see other reviews »
“Very good book! I enjoyed the characters and the twists and turns. Great mystery..You don't know who it is until the very end! Love this series!”Kathy W wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great, great, great. Loved it SO MUCH. Hope there are many more to come.”Linda S wrote this review Saturday, January 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When Taylor is called out to a murder scene and examines the victim, the black hair, pale skin and blood red lips give her a chill. Then Taylor sees the long gash across the victims throat and a chill goes up her spine. The Snow White killer is back.
After an absence of twenty years, the Snow White killer is recreating his past crimes - or is he? Taylor has a hard time believing this is the work of the same killer of before. These murders couldn't have come at a worse time for Taylor, she is planning on getting married in a few short days.
As Taylor and her team begin to get closer to the truth, they soon learn there is more to these killings than what they first thought. The case breaks wide open to expose human trafficking and sex slaves, as well as murder and Taylor and her team are scrambling to sort out how it is all related because she knows there is a connection and she fears her own father is involved. Taylor soon finds that planning her wedding won't be as much of a problem as getting to it will be.”
“4.5”Fayezie wrote this review Thursday, February 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A multi-layered plot that can be difficult to follow at times but wraps up smoothly into a neat package.
Taylor Jackson is a compelling and likeable character. However, her independence and self-reliance can be overbearing at times. She reminds me a lot of Jane Rizzoli in Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles series. It will be interesting to see if she develops in a similar direction to that character.
“It's been too long since I've read about homicide detective Lt. Taylor Jackson. Love that the setting is Nashville, TN! Easy to read thriller! An OK book, not as good as All the Pretty Girls.”Linda wrote this review Saturday, November 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Part of the fun of reading "14" is the novel's setting. Set in and around Nashville, it's fascinating to see various settings, place and restaurants show up in the fictional world of homicide detective Taylor Jackson.
For the second installment in the Taylor Jackson series, J.T. Ellison pits Jackson against the Snow White serial killer. The killer held Nashville in a grip of terror years before and then disappeared. Now the killer is back and up to his or her old tricks, selecting victims who look like Snow White and leaving them behind with deep red lipstick and some kind of strange residue on their temples. Taylor faces a race against the clock to find the killer when a young girl who fits the killer's target profile is taken from a bar. Taylor also faces the ticking clock of her upcoming wedding, hoping to solve the crime before she leaves on a few weeks of honeymoon bliss.
The ticking clock both helps and hinders "14" at several points. In many ways, the concept of a race against time is similar to that used on the TV series, "24" and the strengths and weaknesses of that are apparent here. Certain things happen in the course of the story that strain the credibility of just how long it takes to move from one point to another geographically.
The story is an intriguing one and had it been left merely as a serial killer/detective thriller it might have warranted a higher rating from me. However, the story brings in some personal aspects of Taylor's life to the story that, at first, seem a bit of a distraction from the driving force of the narrative. But it doesn't take long to figure out that Ellison isn't bringing these in for no reason and to figure out some of the novel's turning points before Taylor does. I don't mind seeing and hearing about the personal lives of our heroes in these kinds of stories (half the reason I read each new Elizabeth George installment is to catch up with her cast of characters), but I do wish these segments had been a bit more authentic and didn't feel as forced as they do.
Through most of the book, Ellison shows a flare for telling a good mystery story and I'm intrigues enough by "14" to give some of her other offerings a try.”
“Another great book by J.T! A great crime-thriller, set very realistically in Nashville, with main characters that I have come to love. I am now off to read Judas Kiss! :)”Periwinkle wrote this review Tuesday, March 16, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Author is on Twitter and I did read in the order she suggested. Can remember what that was now. If there are dead bodies abounding with a smart sleuth then I'm quite happy. Must add the other one.”JOANNE O wrote this review Monday, January 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No