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You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson

Release Date-May 30th 2017
Publisher-Kensington
Genre-Mystery & Thriller
Kindle Edition-416 pages

In a fast-paced, brilliantly twisted novel of suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, the deadly secrets of a long-ago summer stir to life once more.

It starts as a prank—a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O’Neal a little….or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong?

Everything.

Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton, a senior detective with the sheriff’s department, is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. Lucas knows the spot well. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. One is believed to have been killed by a convict on the loose. Monica O’Neal is thought to have drowned and been washed out to sea.

Lucas knows he should step down from such a personal case. He’s already jeopardized his career by removing evidence of his involvement. But maybe it’s time to uncover the whole truth at last. That’s why five former female counselors are coming back to the small Oregon town—among them, Bernadette Warden, the woman Lucas has never forgotten. Each one knows something about that terrible night. Each promised not to tell. And as they reunite, a new horror unfolds. First come notes containing a personal memento and a simple, terrifying message: You will pay. Then, the murders begin.

It started years ago. But it will end here—as a web of lust, greed, and betrayal is untangled to reveal a killer waiting to enact the perfect revenge.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You will pay by Lisa Jackson was a good read, It kept you guessing until the very end. Throwing so many red herrings that it was impossible to decipher the good from the bad.
Everyone at camp Horseshoe has something to hide, Secrets muddy the water obscuring the real culprits behind a web of lies and half truths.
All and sundry at the camp are guilty of something and my brain was working overtime trying to process just what.
This story is skillfully written and the author has managed to blend the past and present brilliantly.
You will Pay flows so seamlessly that you don’t notice the leaps from the past till real-time.
The past part of the story takes place twenty years earlier when all our young adults are councillors at Camp horseshoe.
During this time Two of the councillors go missing Elle & Monica but no bodies are ever found.
There is also the added mystery of Dustin who also works at the camp but just up and vanishes after cashing his paycheck and as if that’s not enough there’s also the small matter of an escaped convict on the loose.
The camp is closed, everyone leaves to continue with their lives, The case goes cold.
fast-forward twenty years and skeletal remains are discovered on the beach.
Lucas once a camp counsellor and son to the owner of the camp is now a deputy.
As everyone is recalled for questioning this time around secrets are not staying buried.
I was playing Miss Marple till the final chapter and some things I’d kind of had a hunch, others I was like Oh My Giddy Aunt, Well I never.
All in all, this was an enthralling easy read that ticked all my boxes and then some.
You will Pay gets a big thumbs up from me.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley who supplied me with an advanced reader copy.
All opinions are my own.
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