Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson 


The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they’re the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don’t know there’s a rapt audience amid the tangled trees, a killer with a different kind of game in mind, for whom the woods are dark and deep and perfectly deadly.

Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren’t just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the night-time shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life. 

Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm. When a reality show arrives in town, the chaos only makes it harder for Pescoli and her partner, Selena Alvarez, to distinguish rumor from truth. 
Another body is found and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide and countless places to die. 


Grizzly Falls, Montana, a quiet town to raise a family…until…it is not! Regan Pescoli is a cop due for maternity leave soon. Then, her older daughter Bianca finds a dead body after being chased by a Sasquatch(yes…that’s what I said!). Regan cannot have this baby yet.  She is in a race against the clock to solve these murders in her small town. 

Bianca is a typical teenager, easily manipulated and very quick with the attitude. I was not a huge fan of her character at the start of this read. She redeems herself as the tale weaves along. She has a strong fortitude and intellect which shows itself the more you get to know her. And, her mother Regan is one of the best female characters ever.  She chooses her battles (especially with her ex) very carefully and wins quite a few. 

This is a true action packed read. Lisa Jackson always has the best “run away” scenes. I got out of breath as Bianca makes a run for it, not once, but twice in this story. 

I have read a couple of books in this series. I have not read them in order nor have I read them all. Does not really matter, you can pick up any of her novels in any series and just start reading. 

Lisa Jackson is a very consistent writer. I enjoy her books especially on trips. Her novels are fast-paced and suspenseful.  I do not think I have ever “not finished” one of her books. Have I read them all? Absolutely not. She has tons of novels, with many different settings and characters. So, pick your favorite setting and take her on! 

I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.  


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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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