Image of Malice


Image of Malice

Is Rick Bentz being gaslighted, or is his ex-wife, Jennifer, truly back from the dead? Jackson turns her focus to the complicated life of the dogged, stubborn detective in this twisted tale of revenge and murder that oozes jealousy and hatred. But it's also an introspective story. Jackson pours on the psychological suspense as Bentz must face his own failures and guilt.

Since waking from the freak accident and coma that nearly killed him, New Orleans police detective Rick Bentz hasn't been the same. Still on disability, Rick starts to wonder if his mind is playing tricks on him. When he woke up in the hospital, he thought he saw his dead ex-wife, Jennifer. Then he receives a package of pictures of a woman who's a dead ringer for Jennifer. Someone must be playing with him, but why?

Rick flies to Los Angeles, where they lived, to get answers, much to the chagrin of Olivia, his new wife, and Montoya, his partner. Shortly after Rick's arrival, people who knew Jennifer start to die. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 432 pp., $24.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith