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You Can't Escape (Rafferty Family) by Nancy…

You Can't Escape (Rafferty Family)

by Nancy Bush

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I’ve just finished You Can't Escape by Nancy Bush. The book is well written, has multiple subplots, family secrets, murder, and a lite romantic element.

The character development is thin, but enough to get a feel for the main characters (Jay & Jordanna). The book, has so much going on, that I felt l like I need a score card to keep all of the characters together with their part of the story. Another issue I had with the book was the transition between sections of the subplots, the story felt like it jumped around, instead of smoothly transitioning to a new section, or thread.

The book was enjoyable, and the fast paced wrap in the last few chapters, ties up most of the loose ends. The epilogue points to an HEA for Jay & Jordanna, and the last remaining subplot is left open for what seems like a follow-on book.

For me this was a three star read, I found myself constantly putting the book aside to read other books. I think this would be a great book to take out of the library, or get when it’s at a reduced price. Although I did enjoy it, it wouldn’t be on my must read list.

I received the book from NetGalley on behalf of Kensington Books/Zebra
The expected publication date is June 30th 2015
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  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
This provided a lively f2f discussion 1/2016 MLBC.

I felt the book went on forever but the last quarter finally piqued my interest.
There were too many characters that I knew only superficially.
I must admit that I have no prior knowledge of the Rafferty family...this may have been the problem.
But, the twins,August and September, the pregnant July delivering a May or was it a June....I drew the line there....
....back to cemeteries, shallow graves and brandings.
That being said, I was aboard with the branded bodies and the bones in the closet....not so much for the bombing plot and the redemptive instigator.
I was a bit upset by Jordanna's lack of depth regarding her sister Kat and her circumstances.
I'll stop there.

I'm sure the Rafferty family has a following and I would be the last person to dissuade your reading of this novel.
Your call! ( )
  pennsylady | Feb 1, 2016 |
There are two mysteries running throughout this book--the larger storyline involves heroine, journalist Jordanna Winters's hometown, where dead bodies are turning up that have been branded with a branding iron. And a smaller mystery storyline involving hero, investigative reporter Jay "Dance" Danziger, who is injured in a bombing at a building where he was supposed to meet a friend. Most of the story takes place in Rock Springs, Oregon, Jordanna's hometown that she hasn't been to in years, since her memories of growing up there are not good ones. She goes there to hide out in her old family homestead with Dance while he recovers from his injury, because she fears he might be in danger after the bombing. Not long after that, they discover that Rock Springs holds many secrets of its own.

An okay read, but it didn't always hold my interest and seemed to drag. Jordanna does most of the investigating in the story. Dance is laid-up with a leg injury for much of the book, and he didn't make much of an impression on me. The two police detectives (the Rafferty twins) seemed out of place in the story for me, and I wasn't interested in their personal lives, probably because I didn't read the previous books in which their characters were featured. For those who read those other books, these characters might work better.

What I liked best about the book was the setting of Rock Springs with its desolate farmlands. It's one of those small towns where everybody knows everyone else's business. It provided a good atmosphere to the story. I also enjoyed the colorful cast of secondary characters that inhabited the town. ( )
  PaulaLT | Jan 18, 2016 |
Secrets in a small community, a serial killer with multiple personality disorder, a bombing and also a romance are part of this fourth book in Ms. Bush’s Nowhere series. The characters were well developed with complete backstories. The main characters, Dance and Jordanna, are both reporters that come together rather unexpectedly after a bombing – theirs is the love story. What they do for a living causes them to end up investigating more than one story that leads to danger.

I enjoyed the book, look forward to reading more books by this author and thank Net Galley for the copy of this book I was sent to read and review. ( )
  CathyGeha | Jun 4, 2015 |
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The Biggest Mistake
The branding iron glows in the moonlight as he presses the searing metal into his victim’s flesh. She must wear the devil’s sign, just like the others. He knows the curse that afflicts them—and he’ll make sure they carry it to their graves…

Is Believing
When investigative reporter Jay “Dance” Danziger is nearly killed in a bomb blast, journalist Jordanna Winters senses a career-making story. Together they can find out who’s responsible. But as their investigation uncovers a string of unsolved murders, each body branded in the same way, Jordanna realizes that Dance isn’t the only one in danger.

You Could Ever Get Away…
Small towns can hold big, dark secrets. Deep in Jordanna’s troubled past is the key to a killer’s terrifying mission—to purge the guilty one by one, burning their flesh to free their souls. And her turn is coming, as he prepares to make his mark once more…
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While investigating a bomb blast that nearly killed a reporter, journalist Jordanna Winters uncovers a string of unsolved murders and must dig deep into her own troubled past to expose a twisted killer who brands his victims.

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