Hot Blooded - Lisa Jackson

Hot Blooded

By Lisa Jackson

  • Release Date: 2015-02-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 258 Ratings


A cunning serial killer torments a New Orleans radio host in this thriller series debut by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Afraid to Die.

A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on Lake Ponchartrain, late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. But who would think to link the two?

As more dead bodies turn up, Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with someone claiming to be a woman from her past—who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the streets is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should.
Somebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. But as a cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders if she will be the next to die.


  • Poor transitions

    By Buba2172
    Poor transitions from one scene to another. Hard to follow
  • Great read!

    By 53AnnH
    👍🏻 I enjoyed the story very much. 👎🏻The only thing that could have been better was the spacing of the text. Different sections were not separated, and in dialogue there sometimes was no break between the characters’ voices. Sometimes they were even on the same line of text. Not a huge deal, but annoying just the same.
  • Great mystery, interesting execution

    By Issy's MomMom
    Interesting mystery and set-up. For the side characters to be introduced with background before the main characters (the detectives) was pretty innovative. I had a hard time putting it down as I had to know whodunnit! That being said, there was a lot of repetition and redundancy [especially in adjectives] that had me wondering if I was accidentally re-reading a chapter! There are a plethora of words out there other than handsome, romantic, dark, dangerous, It takes one out of the story. Feels like filler when there needn’t be. Some spacing issues and punctuation errors made for a difficult read. For the former, several lines of dialogue, in quotation marks, will be mashed into one paragraph, making it very difficult for the reader to decipher who is speaking. For the latter, it was the quotation marks in wrong places. There was no scene transition within chapters. The author should start a new chapter or use a visible break such as ***** or some design as an indication. Example: In chapter 32, a character at the police station has a line of dialogue and the very next paragraph begins with a line of dialogue, with a different character, across town ay the radio station! Again, confusing to the reader. *Potential Spoilers* I found it strange the the medical examiner wouldn’t what the murder weapon was, nor attempted to find out. That a detective would have a “aha” moment to figure it out rather far into the story. Father John mentioned a “mentor” for it to never be mentioned again. The last scene with Estelle implied there was something wrong with her drink, i.e. poisoned. Was she poisoned or did she commit suicide? With the entire rash of crimes revolving around Annie’s murder, why wouldn’t any death during this period be investigated? If she committed suicide, why drop hints that she was poisoned? Not sure if it’s an anachronism, but a character worrying about long-distance charges had me wondering in what year this story was set.
  • Hot blood

    By ofie carbajal
    What I loved was that it was in New Orleans I’ve been there & am familiar with the streets in the story, the story line was excellent fast & nonstop, I could stop reading it! But bought another book