A cryptic note Detective Pierce Reed receives in the mail is his first indication that the city of Savannah is in for a scare. He and partner Sylvia Morrisette can't make heads or tails of the message until two corpses are found within a single coffin— and one of them was an ex-lover of Pierce's. It's discovered shortly thereafter his ex had been buried alive.

After having made an ignominious start as a reporter, journalist Nikki Gillette is determined to prove herself, both to her father and the powers that be at the Savannah Sentinel. When she gains inside information about a new serial killer, it is Nikki who famously dubs the person "The Grave Robber." Nikki doesn't realize that the killer has big plans for her as well.

Graphic, terrifying suspense and gripping emotion are what makes all of Lisa Jackson's thrillers so unforgettable. THE MORNING AFTER just adds to her growing inventory of terrific page-turners. (Mar., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith