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THE BIGGEST MISTAKEThe 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 BELIEVINGWhen investigative reporter Jay "Dance" Danzinger is nearly killed in a bomb blast, journalist JordannaTHE BIGGEST MISTAKEThe 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 BELIEVINGWhen investigative reporter Jay "Dance" Danzinger 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…...

Title : You Can't Escape
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ISBN : 9781420134643
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Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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You Can't Escape Reviews

  • Paula
    2019-05-23 13:37

    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.

  • Barb
    2019-06-17 14:38

    Two mysteries for the price of one! Branding, bombing, small town secrets, and family discord revolve around Jay "Dance" Danziger, investigative reporter and Jordanna Winters, journalist. Edge of your seat action!

  • Anita
    2019-06-02 12:55

    ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is my first book by Nancy Bush and it was like being dropped into the middle of a circus. There are so many plots and characters it was difficult to tell if the book had a focus or main plot at all. Some authors do this really well, this time it just didn't work. It took well over half the book to see any connection between it all. It didn't grab me as a mystery/suspense and the romance, well, that was a snore too. I begrudged the time spent reading this, because I could have been reading something much better. Although, I will say that the last 20% of the book was excellent.Someone is killing those he determines to be in need of redemption from the Devil's curse, first plot. Then we have a freelance reporter, Jordanna, masquerading as the wife of a man who has just been in an office bombing to get him out of the hospital. Jay/Dance Danziger may have been the target or a innocent victim. Since he is also an investigative reporter, it could have been either. Jordanna takes Dance to her hometown and its own set of mysteries. More plot lines and assorted characters, several from Jordanna's past, like her father who she shot when she was 14. There is some mysterious heiratary physical or mental illness that everyone thinks runs in Jordanna's family. Basically everyone thinks she may be crazy. That Jordanna is wound pretty tightly is evident almost from the beginning. Dance is a character that could have used much more development. Neither character is very well developed and the other characters, not much at all.

  • Sparkymom
    2019-06-17 14:44

    This book is the fourth in the author's Nowhere series. I can honestly say the books in this series read well as standalones since I had only read book 2 before getting a chance to read an early copy of this book from Net Galley. In my opinion, the series is a bit more on the procedural side than the suspense side, but has enough suspense to keep me guessing and just enough romance to keep me interested. Jordanna and "Dance" are featured in this book (although August and September Rafferty from the previous books are still featured prominently). Jordanna is what some might call a cub reporter while Dance has made a name for himself with hard hitting journalism. Having a bit of hero worship, with maybe a bit of lust tangled in, Jordanna has been following Dance around without his knowledge. When Dance is injured in a bomb blast, Jordanna believes the danger to his life is greater than most believe. She takes it upon herself to devise a crazy scheme to sneak Dance out of town. Surprisingly, Dance goes along with it, and Jordanna whisks him away to the last place on earth she would ever want to visit but the only safe haven she knows...home. Unfortunately, in her efforts to keep Dance safe, she has placed herself directly in the sights of a deranged killer who sees her as tainted and in need of the redemption only death and his branding iron can provide. Dance and Jordanna are left with two mysteries and their future on the line. Will they be able to save each other in the end, or will their pasts finally catch up with them?

  • Debbie
    2019-05-24 11:34

    Oh so many secrets in such a small little town, secrets that have been kept for years. This book was definitely a page turner, as I knew it would be. I read a Nancy Bush book years ago, loved it, and just never got back to another one. I'm so glad Kensington and Net Galley approved my request to read this!There were so many subplots going on in this book, with so many lies, so many memories (true and false) and so, so many secrets. This book was very well written and I just raced through it in one Sunday afternoon. It was another one that I just could not put down. Chores? What chores? I definitely recommend this book if your into mysteries with skeletons in the closet!Thanks Kensington and Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this very thrilling book!

  • Sheila
    2019-06-09 15:44

    I've never been disappointed in a story by Nancy Bush yet and this one was no exception.Two major plots going on here. Jordanna Winters is an investigative journalist that has been following another journalist, Jay Danziger who just happens to have married in to a renown mob family named the Saldanos. Jay is injured in an explosion at the Saldanos business and Jordanna suspects that Jay was set up for a "hit" since he is divorcing out of the Saldano family.Jordanna sneaks Jay off to her families cabin in a small town for safety and healing. However Jordanna has her own demons to deal with back home. The Treadwell curse of mental illness that has devastated her family.Lots of secrets are revealed and the ending is a pure rush.

  • Tara Kable
    2019-06-02 14:52

    I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Secrets, small town, and killers....what more could a girl want in a book?? Not much more for this girl!! This was so good, my first book by Nancy Bush...(where have I been?) but definitely wont be my last!! Can't wait to get my hands on more by this author!

  • Paris(kerbytejas)
    2019-06-17 14:53

    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/ZebraThe expected publication date is June 30th 2015

  • Dawn
    2019-05-27 14:51

    Every author has a book that you read and think this is not their usual great writing and unfortunately this book was that for me.I love a good thriller , bit of romance , great characters and this book had some of these elements but the story itself was just lacking.I honestly found this book to be boring. I hate to leave a negative review but I received an advanced copy for an honest review and there you go that is my review. I will continue to read Nancy Bush's books in the future because I have enjoyed so many of her previous books.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-23 15:38

    My apologies to First Reads, the author, and the publisher. This is the first book I've won that I have been unable to finish and write a review for. Due to ALS, I lost the ability to hold books several months ago, and I have not yet found someone to read it to me. If that time ever comes and I'm still able to type, I will then write a review. I had been enjoying the book.

  • Barbi
    2019-06-10 10:03

    I received a copy of this book thru Netgalley, to read and review.Excellent book. I've always enjoyed Nancy Bush's books and this one did not disappoint. Good character back stories and excellent writing combined to make a great mystery.

  • SandraM
    2019-05-22 10:54

    My first Nancy Bush novel and it was quite good. Going to read some more of hers.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-16 15:41

    This was a really good story, although it could have been way better if there was just a bit more suspense and action. There is a lot of lag time in the middle of this book, but overall it kept my attention and the ending was great.

  • Patrick
    2019-05-28 11:38

    I found myself more interested with the detectives who had months for names

  • Johnna
    2019-05-19 14:39

    Good suspense

  • Karen Learning
    2019-05-29 10:35

    Another amazing book by Nancy Bush.

  • Tiffany Mercer
    2019-05-20 08:55

    Very disappointing. Strange and underwhelming.

  • Conni Harness
    2019-06-02 14:42

    And it's another Good Read! My goodness this was a page turner for me, kept me guessing all the way thru. Love this Rafferty family series. Fingers crossed for more!!!

  • Stacey
    2019-05-23 11:43

    My two beefs are... SPOILER ALERT!!!!1) Who would be hot and bothered after accidentally uncovering a young woman's shallowly buried body?! I was like 'Uh... Hullo? Instead of racing to the police you have sex, first? Seriously?!!2) I LOVE Nancy Bush much more than her way more famous sister. I find Bush's writing much more focused than Lisa Jackson's all-over-the-place, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink method of storytelling. But, really, what is up with the missing blank space lines that are customary when switching between scenes in a chapter? You're reading along about Dance struggling to walk at the house and the next sentence you have Boo at the playground... And those sort of sudden shifts in action, which the dumbest of editors would have caught, happen at least twenty times in this book. By the third time you get what's going on, even if you have to repeatedly re-read the previous two sentences to be sure the scene has shifted again. The onus of figuring these things out should not be on the reader - EVER. Bush's hard copy books are notorious for their editorial faux pas but, since mine was an e-reader version, it looks like the tradition continues in all formats. Ridiculous.To the publisher, I have something to say: GET YOUR EDITORIAL HOUSE IN ORDER. The gruesome spelling mistakes, repeating sentences, and failure to signal readers of shifts in action are making Nancy Bush famous for all the wrong reasons (see reader reviews here and on Goodreads). You are doing Bush a serious disservice. This book is a long way from being her first, yet this ridiculousness continues. You all need to fix the editorial issues in all future hard copy printings AND e-books and never allow her new works to reach the public until you're sure there are no problems a gaggle of editors should have caught. You're a publishing house. Do you're bleeping job.Otherwise, terrific story. I do wish Bush would write more books from the viewpoint of August Rafferty. The one time she did it was a truly brilliant read. These days, Karin Slaughter's Will Trent is getting IT done for me...

  • Debbie Oxier
    2019-06-12 08:57

    Didn't enjoy this so much. The storyline was one I'd read before with different characters and a slight twist but all too familiar, and its not one I particularly care for. Jordanna Winters is wanting to become a serious journalist so she starts following (stalking, you might as well say) Jay "Dance" Danziger. When a bomb explodes in a building he was standing in front of and he's injured, Jordanna rushes to the hospital and claims to be his wife in order to have access to him. Jay wakes up to discover a beautiful stranger posing as his wife. When she tells him she believes the bomb was intended for him and he's most likely still in danger, he tends to believe her. After all, his wife's family has long been suspected of illegal activities, a fact Jay can now prove and one he related to his brother-in-law, Max. And Max was supposed to meet him at the building that blew up, only he never showed. Jay also recently finalized the divorce between him and Carmen, although her family doesn't know yet. Carmen begged him to keep it a secret for awhile. Does this have anything to do with the bomb? Jordanna whisked Jay away from the hospital, taking him to her old homestead in a small town several miles away. She hates going back but it's the only place she can think of to go to keep him safe while he figures things out. Her memories of the past aren't pleasant. Her family apparently bears the mark of a local curse. Her mother had it and died young, as did Jordanna' s sister. In addition to that, she once shot her father, believing he'd been sexually assaulting her sister. She'd spent years trying to forget now here she was back again and the town's people have no problem reminding her of what went on back then. There's also the matter of the serial killer in the area. Truthfully, there was so much going on at one time it made for difficult reading. I found myself skipping over some of the words because the story was getting bogged down by it all. When I finally got to the end I was more than glad to move on to something else. Not one of the author's best efforts.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-09 11:44

    I was given an ARC of You Can't Escape from NetGallery for an honest review so this is my review.I have read a number of book in this "series" by Nancy Bush and this is this first one that it took almost the entire book for me to really get into it. For some reason this book seemed to jump around way too much and have more going on then really needed to be going on. There were three cases that were being dealt with at one time and sometimes the jumps from subject to subject just did not flow as smoothly as I would like to see. I hope this gets taken care of before the final version hits the stores but if not I think the book needs to flow a bit better with some of the transitions.Now for the mysteries. I was not that impressed with the part about the bombing and who did it and that entire storyline. It was a good way to get Max and Jordanna together but other then that I really felt it was only in the book to tie the Rafferty link and series into the book because it really wasn't needed. As for the missing girl, the branded body and the "family curse" I loved that and that part of the book kept me guessing and I really wish Bush would have spent more time with that part of the book and gone a lot deeper with that story because that alone would have been an excellent read but there was not enough meat on that bone to take that part of that book alone to that next level. Then the final mystery, the bones in the closet, is more or less the tease to the next book so we just had a small taste of that, but not sure if it had to be in the main book to add more to a book with a lot going on already.Overall this book was worth the read but for me it would have been a lot better if it did not pack so much in it. Sometimes more is not better and it is because of this I am giving You Can't Escape four out of five stars.

  • Paula
    2019-05-21 12:42

    You Can't Escape by Nancy Bush is complex mystery. What really stands out in this story is that what looks to be the main mystery turns into a subplot. Then what I thought would be simply a telling of Jordanna Winters’s past that influenced her to become an investigative reporter materializes into a major suspenseful story. This was not the direction I was expecting the story to take when Jordanna first helps Jay “Dance” Danziger. This twist is well play and developed by the author. Nothing is quite what it seems in the small town that Jordanna was raised. Past and present merge together with so many secrets and lies and false misconceptions that the story keeps you on the edge until the very end. Even Jordanna at the beginning is impersonating Jay’s wife. Jay follows along with her. Honesty and truth is at a premium which Jay and Jordanna must discover before any more die.This is well written with so many leads that the heroine must question everything even her own memories while constantly keeping her wits about her to survive. It is heavy on the suspense with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. Easy to recommend to anyone who enjoys figuring it all out along with the protagonist. 4.5 starsCopy provided by the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.

  • Terri Lynn
    2019-05-25 15:37

    It's back to Oregon and the Rafferty family though in this book we see a lot less of them than usual. Detective August "Auggie" Rafferty is still in love with Liv and his twin sister Detective September Rafferty is acting ridiculous and a little like Carrie Bradshaw did in Sex and The City when Aidan gave her an engagement ring. September doesn't want to wear her engagement ring and yet tells her live in fiance Jake that she loves him and wants to be married but carries on some ridiculous nonsense about the ring. Nonsense. Their sister July has her illegitimate baby. Mostly the story focuses on two storylines involving the same two people- investigative reporter Jay "Dance" Danziger and a female reporter who has been following him Jordanna Winters. Jordanna shows up at the hospital after seeing Dance badly injured in a bombing at his in-laws business (rather shady characters) and she impersonates his wife Carmen (not knowing Dance and Carmen have been divorced for 3 months but she didn't want her family to know yet) and he escapes with her, fearing for his life. She carries him back to the town she grew up with to an old family homestead but almost immediately is drawn into mysteries involving her family and old neighbors and classmates making her a new target of someone with a secret worth killing for.

  • Allyson Abu-hajar
    2019-06-08 09:59

    This is the fourth book in the series. Although some of the old characters are in the story, the plot surrounds Jordanna Winters and Jay "Dance" Danziger, both journalists. Jordanna admired Jay, had a bit of a hero worship of him. She followed him around, until one fateful day, she was across the street when a bomb went off in the building, that Dance was in. She rushes to the hospital, impersonating his ex-wife, fearing his life is in danger. Jay, wakes up and knows the woman pretending to be his wife is a fake, but goes by his gut instinct and plays along. He leaves the hospital with her, to heal and figure out what to do with some information that landed in his lap about his ex-wife's family. They hole up in Jordanna's old childhood home, in Rock Springs. They came to be under radar, but Jordanna gets word of two stories, that piqued her curiosity. Jay offers to help her, but the more they investigate, the more the bodies start adding up. Little does Jordanna realize, that her return to her hometown, will bring her past front and center, but it's a key to solving the murders. Terrific read!

  • PennsyLady (Bev)
    2019-06-13 08:37

    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!

  • Angel Hatfield
    2019-05-27 10:38

    Jordanna is a journalist. She has been following a fellow journalist Jay or Dance as he is called. He was married to a woman from a known mob family but has since divorced but his ex wife has not told her family yet. Dance is injured in a bombing at the Saldano’s business- ex in laws and could he be on someone’s hit list? So Jordanna gets him out of the hospital and takes him to her home town. Also there is a serial killer killing those he deems needs redemption.Well a little hard to rate as I did like the story and plot There just seemed to be a little too busy for me. Then it also seemed to jump around in places. I didn’t want to stop reading so I did get through it. I also liked the characters especially Jordanna and Dance. So this is why i gave a four . I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.

  • CL
    2019-06-13 15:01

    While shadowing her idol investigative reporter Jay "Dance" Danzinger, Jordanna Winters witnesses him almost lose his life in a bomb blast. She impersonates his ex-wife and checks him out of the hospital and while the two go on the run in case Dance is in danger Jordanna stumbles across her own family secrets in her old hometown. As more and more comes to light it leads her to believe her childhood was not as she remembers it due to all the secrets. It just might not have been the abuse she thought she was witnessing that caused her to shoot her father protecting her older sister. Now her younger sister has disappeared. In close quarters at her old family homestead where they are hiding out the two embark on a budding romance.

  • Catherine
    2019-05-24 10:43

    This was a great book! What makes a great Nancy Bush story is she keeps you busy with at least two storylines in her books. Jordanna Winters thinks she is helping Jay "Dance" Danzinger with a story but instead she finds a story when she goes back to her home town.Jay needs to know who set the bomb. Was it meant for him or his in-laws? How long can he stay out of touch before the truth finds him?I love it when a book makes you want to keep reading because you have to know what is going to happen next. Nancy creates characters that intrigue you from the minute you start ready. I cannot wait for Nancy's next book.

  • Linda
    2019-06-18 10:41

    Although a fan of Nancy Bush, I did not enjoy this book as much as her others. When her journalist hero Jay Danziger survives a bomb blast, Jordanna Winters rushes to his hospital room and pretends to be his wife. Believing that his life is in danger, she helps him out of the hospital and takes him to her old family house out in the country. There she learns of an unidentified body being found with a branding of some sort. Then another young person is missing but the police seem to believe she has run away and are not looking into it as they should. Jordanna starts investigating and her life is now in danger.

  • Cathy Geha
    2019-05-31 16:46

    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.