The Wicked Series
WICKED GAME (written with Lisa Jackson)
ONE BY ONE, THEY'LL DIE.
Twenty years ago, wild child Jessie Brentwood vanished from St. Elizabeth's high school. Most in Jessie's tight circle of friends believed she simply ran away. Few suspected that Jessie was hiding a shocking secret-one that brought her into the crosshairs of a vicious killer.
UNTIL THERE'S NO ONE LEFT.
Two decades pass before a body is unearthed on school grounds and Jessie's old friends reunite to talk. Most are sure that the body is Jessie's, that the mystery of what happened to her has finally been solved. But soon, Jessie's friends each begin to die in horrible, freak accidents that defy explanation.
Becca Sutcliff has been haunted for years by unsettling visions of Jessie, certain her friend met with a grisly end. Now the latest deaths have her rattled. Becca can sense that an evil force is shadowing her too, waiting for just the right moment to strike. She feels like she's going crazy. Is it all a coincidence-or has Jessie's killer finally returned to finish what was started all those years ago?
WICKED LIES (written with Lisa Jackson)
For two years, Justice Turnbull has paced his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital, planning to escape. Justice has a mission - one that began with a vicious murder two decades ago. Laura Adderley didn't plan to get pregnant by her soon-to-be ex-husband, though she'll do anything to protect her baby. But now reporter Harrison Frost is asking questions about the mysterious group of women who live at Siren Song lodge. Harrison hasn't figured out Laura's connection to the story yet. But Justice knows. And he is coming...All her life, Laura has been able to sense approaching evil. But that won't stop a psychopath bent on destroying her. Justice has been unleashed, and this time, there will be no place safe to hide.
SOMETHING WICKED (written with Lisa Jackson)
You can sense him Some refer to it as the Colony. To others, it's a cult. But few locals in the Oregon coastal hamlet of Deception Bay have ever been invited to the inner sanctum of Siren Song. Even the sisters who live there, far from strangers who might recoil at their unnerving psychic abilities, don't know all the terrors buried within its walls... You fear him Eight months into a surrogate pregnancy for her sister, Kristina, Detective Savannah Dunbar just wants to wrap up paperwork before taking medical leave. But her department's investigation into a brutal double homicide has suddenly become much more complex - and personal. And now there are disturbing rumors about the Colony, its matriarch, and a long history of bitter secrets... But you can never stop him Death has come to Siren Song before. But this time there will be no refuge and no remorse. For everything born in wickedness must die that way - and a killer will not rest until he has claimed them all...
Jackson and Bush, who are sisters as well as co-authors, follow Wicked Game and Wicked Lies with this superb supernatural thriller set on the Oregon coast. Det. Savannah Dunbar of the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Department is nearing the end of her pregnancy, acting as a surrogate for her sister, Kristina, and brother-in-law, Hale. Determined to work until she gives birth, Savannah ignores her own concerns over her sister’s nervousness and odd behavior while investigating several murders. Reclusive Catherine Rutledge, who runs the Siren Song Colony with her many supernaturally gifted nieces, asks Savannah to conduct DNA tests on the knife that killed Catherine’s sister, Mary, who had an unusual ability to seduce men. Savannah’s also trying to find the person who killed a local couple with ties to Hale’s development company. Then Kristina is injured and Hale is a prime suspect.
Jackson and Bush’s latest thriller is a masterpiece of romantic suspense with enough twists and turns to keep the reader eagerly anticipating the breathtaking conclusion.
Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (June)
WICKED WAYS (written with Lisa Jackson)
New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush join forces to craft this spine-tingling thriller in which one woman's birthright holds the key to a rash of brutal murders.
Elizabeth Gaines Ellis is an ordinary suburban wife and mother. That's what she tells herself as she flits between her realtor job, yoga class, and caring for her daughter, Chloe. But for months now, Elizabeth has worried that she's far from normal…that she's somehow the cause of a series of brutal, horrible deaths.
Her mean-spirited boss. A bullying traffic cop. Her cheating husband. Elizabeth had reason to be angry with them all. She didn't mean for them to die. No one will take her fears seriously—except the private investigator prying into her past.…
The more scared and angry Elizabeth becomes, the higher the death toll grows. But those who wrong her aren't the only ones in danger. Because others have secrets too, and a relentless urge to kill without mercy or remorse.
WICKED WAYS is a great calibration between Nancy Bush and Lisa Jackson. WICKED WAYS introduces great characters and has a story line with a future that will keep you coming back for more.
~ Fresh Fiction