WITHOUT MERCY

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Jackson takes creepy to a new level with her latest chilling offering. Sisters who are as different as day and night form the core of this lethal mystery, which is enhanced both by the location and the weather. Leave it to Jackson to give her readers a frightening tale filled with danger and shocking twists.

Teacher Jules Farentino is haunted by the brutal murder of her father. Everyone was affected, but Jules is most concerned about her teenage half-sister, Shaylee, who's acting out. Forced by court order, their mother has decided to send Shaylee to Blue Rock Academy, an elite and isolated boarding school in southern Oregon. Concerned with the unsolved disappearance of a student, Jules gets a teaching position there without revealing her connection to Shaylee.

But Shaylee's not the only familiar face Jules encounters. Her former lover Cooper Trent also teaches at the school, and he's suspicious of the disappearance of Lauren Conway. Following the murder of two students, Jules' fear for her sister rises. With Trent's help, they try to uncover the source of the evil. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 424 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith