Play Dead

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New American Library, 2004 - Fiction - 372 pages
82 Reviews
No one understands the dark side of Savannah better than homicide detective Elise Sandberg. As an infant, she was thought to be the daughter of a famous root doctor and was abandoned in the ancient Lowcountry cemetery. Growing up, she was haunted by her possible connection to the local Gullah culture with its spells and voodoo. Now there's a twisted killer on the loose, and the city is gripped by terror. Someone is using a substance that leaves its victims in a state that mimics death. As their bodies slip into irreversible paralysis, their minds remain fully, shockingly awake. Step by step, Elise's relentless chase for the killer draws her straight back into the world she most fears. To stop a murderer, she must confront the truth about her past in ways she never imagined.

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Interesting female character. - Goodreads
Loved the characterization and sense of place. - Goodreads
Compelling plot that kept me reading. - Goodreads
Fast pace and very hard to put down. - Goodreads
The story, the plot the characters were really good. - Goodreads
A page turner with an ending twist. - Goodreads

Review: Play Dead (Elise Sandburg #1)

User Review  - Nicholas Rogers - Goodreads

I very rarely start a book and don't finish it, but in this case I had to put it down. I just can't get into the voodoo/witchcraft story line married with a detective story, for me it's not a combination that works. As always though, best to make your own mind up by trying it! Read full review

Review: Play Dead (Elise Sandburg #1)

User Review  - Kerri - Goodreads

AWESOME!!!! Keeps you guessing and some great twists and turns. Highly recommend this book. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Anne Frasier is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-five books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, and memoir. Her titles have been printed in both hardcover and paperback and translated into twenty languages. Her career began in 1998 with Amazon Lily, a cult sensation and winner of numerous awards. Her first memoir, The Orchard, was a 2011 O, The Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, number two on the Indie Next List, and a Librarians? Best Books of 2011. She divides her time between the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, and her writing studio in rural Wisconsin.

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