Jealousy
HATRED LEADS TO OBSESSION . . . It's taken time for the plan to unfold, years spent waiting, watching, hating. . . . And after the first victim, the killing gets easier and easier . . .OBSESSION LEADS TO JEALOUSY . . . The Crissmans, owners of Crissman & Wolfe department store, were once one of Portland's most powerful families. There's still enough fortune left to sow mistrust between Lucy, her bohemian sister Layla, their brother Lyle, and his grasping wife Kate. When a charity event at the Crissman Lodge ends in a fatal poisoning, Lucy becomes a prime suspect. But the truth is even more twisted, and Lucy can't be sure which of her family is being targeted . . . or who to fear.AND JEALOUSY LEADS TO MURDER . . . Renowned defense attorney Dallas Denton has been hired to clear Lucy's name, unaware of the secret that ties them together or of the deep cracks in the Crissman legacy. Someone is ready to eliminate every obstacle to get what they most covet, and prove that envy runs deeper than blood . . .

Jealousy Details

TitleJealousy
Author
ReleaseAug 28th, 2018
PublisherZebra
ISBN-139781420142914
Rating
GenreMystery, Thriller

Jealousy Review

  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Jealousy by Nancy Bush was not really what I was expecting when I picked it up and I’m a bit hesitant to call this one a mystery. I’d actually been expecting more towards the romantic suspense but really I think family drama more applies than anything with a bit of romance and mystery to the story.The book is centered around the Crissmans, a family who were once one of the most rich and powerful in Portland and owners of Crissman & Wolfe department store. At the beginning readers are given a Jealousy by Nancy Bush was not really what I was expecting when I picked it up and I’m a bit hesitant to call this one a mystery. I’d actually been expecting more towards the romantic suspense but really I think family drama more applies than anything with a bit of romance and mystery to the story.The book is centered around the Crissmans, a family who were once one of the most rich and powerful in Portland and owners of Crissman & Wolfe department store. At the beginning readers are given a glimpse of a murder that will come much later in the story in the prologue then taken back to way before the event happened to introduce the family.Lucy, Layla and Lyle are the three Crissman siblings that are the heart of the story with their ups and downs when it comes to those around them and the family fortune. Then as readers catch up to the prologue one even becomes a murder suspect when someone is poisoned.Ok, I’m probably going to date myself again right now but anyone remember Dallas and the Ewings? The Carringtons from Dynasty maybe? Well, now we have the Crissmans and what this book felt like to me was one big family drama along the lines of the old prime time soaps. Sure we have the element of a mystery but there was also the old who shot J.R. so see, same idea. When finished with this one I kind of liked the good old fashion dysfunctional family idea but I did think it dragged a bit here and there but overall it was an OK read.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Susan Kennedy
    January 1, 1970
    What a great book! I wasn't really sure when I started to read, but I was pleasantly surprised all the way through. This is a seriously dysfunctional family, but they were really likable. Well, most of them were likable. The two sisters were great and I just loved them from the beginning. Lucy and Layla are very different, but they are truly sisters who love one another and get along. They are also pretty much shunned by their father because they are girls. Lyle I was unsure about most of the wa What a great book! I wasn't really sure when I started to read, but I was pleasantly surprised all the way through. This is a seriously dysfunctional family, but they were really likable. Well, most of them were likable. The two sisters were great and I just loved them from the beginning. Lucy and Layla are very different, but they are truly sisters who love one another and get along. They are also pretty much shunned by their father because they are girls. Lyle I was unsure about most of the way through the book. I just wasn't sure if I liked him at all or couldn't stand him. Actually, after reading the book all the way through, I'm still really unsure about how I feel about him. Abbott, the father, I couldn't stand him from the start. He is an arrogant, egotistical bastard who thinks women are less. Nope, don't really like him one bit. So, to try and not spill it too much, there is just so much going on in this book. All sorts of little side stories. It all evolves around a murder and that turns into several murders. I was sure it was one person most of the way through, but that didn't pan out for me. It was full of suspense and intrigue. I loved the characters and the storytelling was fantastic. What a great book!
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    Review of Advance Reader’s EditionCrissman and Wolfe, at one time a thriving Portland department store, is on the verge of collapse and the once-powerful Crissman family seems to have whole-heartedly embraced vicious backbiting and mean-spiritedness as they struggle to keep the family business going. Jealousy, mistrust, and animosity make for strained relationships within the dysfunctional family and, for most of them, unseemly self-centeredness is their default attitude. Abbott Crissman, patria Review of Advance Reader’s EditionCrissman and Wolfe, at one time a thriving Portland department store, is on the verge of collapse and the once-powerful Crissman family seems to have whole-heartedly embraced vicious backbiting and mean-spiritedness as they struggle to keep the family business going. Jealousy, mistrust, and animosity make for strained relationships within the dysfunctional family and, for most of them, unseemly self-centeredness is their default attitude. Abbott Crissman, patriarch of the clan, rules the family with an iron fist, keeping son Lyle and daughters Layla and Lucy . . . and their families . . . in line with his dictatorial decrees.But things take a turn for the worse when the family hosts a charity event and Lucy’s husband, John, is fatally poisoned. Because their strained marriage was common knowledge, Lucy is likely to become the prime suspect in his murder; she knows she needs to find some answers. But the truth is far more convoluted than Lucy could ever imagine, and may hold secrets more devastating than her own . . . secrets that could cost her everything. The characters in this tale are realistically-drawn and believable; their growth over the course of the narrative is a strength of the story. As the suspense grows, tensions mount and the compelling, twisty plot, with its unexpected reveals, keeps the pages turning. The mystery is first-rate and readers will be kept guessing until the final unforeseen reveal that is sure to come as a stunning surprise. Highly recommended.I received a free copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads program
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  • Danielle Urban
    January 1, 1970
    Nancy Bush is the new Mary Higgins and J.D. Robb. Jealousy is a new mystery/thriller that quickly spirals out of control. Secrets are coming out from the grave. A family is tearing apart. Murder, blackmail, and mistrust add to the suspense. I liked the fact that I wouldn't be able to predict who or what was really going on...but the pacing seemed steady no matter how much drama was added. Jealousy is about a family that has and still is experiencing a lot of issues. A father who never let wife l Nancy Bush is the new Mary Higgins and J.D. Robb. Jealousy is a new mystery/thriller that quickly spirals out of control. Secrets are coming out from the grave. A family is tearing apart. Murder, blackmail, and mistrust add to the suspense. I liked the fact that I wouldn't be able to predict who or what was really going on...but the pacing seemed steady no matter how much drama was added. Jealousy is about a family that has and still is experiencing a lot of issues. A father who never let wife leave him. Kids who thought their mother left them. A family will that has been hidden and another one was recently found. Secrets make for a lot of trouble. The siblings are struggling to trust each other when they really need to...danger is closing in around them. It's only a matter of time before more are killed. Death hangs in the air...as the family scatters to catch up.Overall, it was a good read. I didn't see the ending coming. The plot was intense and emotional. I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.
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  • Book Him Danno
    January 1, 1970
    Jealousy is the prefect title for this book because that is what it is everyone is Jealous of their siblings success, failures, life and this leads to killing.Nancy Bush brings together a host of characters that if readers are not paying attention to could possibly get lost. The characters are flawed in a human way as reader walk in their foot steps and fight for which character they trust or believe in.Nancy Bush is able to start a slow simmer until readers are hook unable to put the story down Jealousy is the prefect title for this book because that is what it is everyone is Jealous of their siblings success, failures, life and this leads to killing.Nancy Bush brings together a host of characters that if readers are not paying attention to could possibly get lost. The characters are flawed in a human way as reader walk in their foot steps and fight for which character they trust or believe in.Nancy Bush is able to start a slow simmer until readers are hook unable to put the story down worried for what might happen to their characters they find to be human and flawed.The mystery creates tension, nail biting moments and the very unexpected surprises. This is a top rate mystery that can't be missed and needs to be on the top of the to be read pile.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Zebra for the advance copy of Nancy Bush Jealousy
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  • Marj Ward
    January 1, 1970
    I love this Author's books and was excited to read her latest, Jealousy. A family-owned business suffering big losses. Siblings and spouses lying to each other. I wasn't sure who to believe. Lots of twists and turns. Great characters and story. Thanks to NetGalley, Kensington Books and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book.
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  • Barbara Lack
    January 1, 1970
    This is such a good book. I was hooked from the first page. There’s a about 4 different things going on but it all ties in together. I was kept guessing on who the killer was right up to the end. I received an advance review copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Rima Aiello
    January 1, 1970
    This author is such a master of suspense! This book, with all the twists and turns, is a well plotted out mystery that will leave you with chills! I loved every word, every chapter. The not knowing what is going on, or what is happening is executed with perfection! I love everything by this author, and this latest book was no exception!
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  • Owl._.
    January 1, 1970
    I love Nancy Bush! I have read every book she's published including this eARC. I have to say that the beginning started kind of slow for me. I had a hard time connecting with the story and the characters, but I am happy to say that I continued and I'm really glad I did! About halfway through, I couldn't put it down. I had to know what happened. There was a lot going on with each of the charcters and several times I thought I knew what was going to happen and I was wrong! When I got to the end, I I love Nancy Bush! I have read every book she's published including this eARC. I have to say that the beginning started kind of slow for me. I had a hard time connecting with the story and the characters, but I am happy to say that I continued and I'm really glad I did! About halfway through, I couldn't put it down. I had to know what happened. There was a lot going on with each of the charcters and several times I thought I knew what was going to happen and I was wrong! When I got to the end, I wanted more.Thank you #netgalley and #kensington books for the advanced copy.
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  • Wendy-Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to review. "Jealously" was my first Nancy Bush novel. Her writing reminded me greatly of Nora Roberts - mystery combined with romance. Pretty good read.
  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my goodness! This story was such such a crazy ride! I kept trying to guess who the "bad" folks were. I never, ever got it right! Great characters, great story line. The characters each had so much happening and it was handled beautifully. A thoroughly super read and I was sorry when it ended!
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  • Judy Morris
    January 1, 1970
    First of all thank you net gallery for letting me read this book. I thought the beginning was kind of slow but I didn't give up I finished it and I'm very glad I did. I have never read a book by Nancy Bush by her self, so this is my first time. All I can say is WOW it was excellent it was an edge of the seat once I got going. And the story just kept getting better and better all the time. Great job Nancy it's been a great experience for me to read and review it. It's a big hit you got a winner h First of all thank you net gallery for letting me read this book. I thought the beginning was kind of slow but I didn't give up I finished it and I'm very glad I did. I have never read a book by Nancy Bush by her self, so this is my first time. All I can say is WOW it was excellent it was an edge of the seat once I got going. And the story just kept getting better and better all the time. Great job Nancy it's been a great experience for me to read and review it. It's a big hit you got a winner here.
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  • Janice Lombardo
    January 1, 1970
    Nancy Bush is one of my favorite authors - I have read many of her books and all have been 5 star. It was a pleasure to read her latest!Lucy Linfield (married to John) is supposed to meet with her sister (Layla) and sister-in-law (Kate). It seems as if Kate (who is only related to the Crissman business by marriage), knows more than do Lucy and Layla. Kate tells the sisters that the days of brick and mortar stores are gone. Everyone is shopping on the internet and that is where the Crissman compa Nancy Bush is one of my favorite authors - I have read many of her books and all have been 5 star. It was a pleasure to read her latest!Lucy Linfield (married to John) is supposed to meet with her sister (Layla) and sister-in-law (Kate). It seems as if Kate (who is only related to the Crissman business by marriage), knows more than do Lucy and Layla. Kate tells the sisters that the days of brick and mortar stores are gone. Everyone is shopping on the internet and that is where the Crissman company is going. Both Lucy and her husband work for the family business and Lucy is quite perturbed. Stonehenge (aka Wolfe Lodge) is also on the chopping block to be sold. Both Layla and Lucy have very fond memories of being there as kids and hate to see the lodge up for sale.Neil (Layla's boyfriend) wined and dined her and then hoodwinked her into signing a legal document for $20,000 so she would give her eggs up for invitro fertilization. This becomes a sticking point as Layla wants more and more to be a part of her future son's life.Lucy has a 5 minute affair with a bartender and John does not let her forget about it. Her daughter's biological father is Dallas, an attorney in town - who she hasn't seen for 10 years. When she does see him, she wants him.Kate wants the $ from Stonehenge and is planning how to get to it.At the big charity event held by the Crissman's, the father of Lyle, Lucy & Layla, (Abbott now patriarch) insists that his three children arrive early to the lodge where the event is to be held. At the event, John is poisoned. A couple of days later he is dead. Mushrooms...Enter September and her husband, Jake.They are reintroduced to us. September (former cop) hitches her wagon to Dallas and his brother to find John's killer. Soon, Neil is found dead.Other players enter in and out of this fabulous mystery. A great read as always - especially the reintroduction of two of my favorite characters - Jake & September. Superb character development and timing of surprises. All are sure to enjoy!Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for a wonderful read!
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  • Dsbook
    January 1, 1970
    This start out as a family saga and turns into a romantic suspense. This story line has lots of twist and many times you have no idea who to like or trust. I was wrong on who did it. This story really makes you think about the science of IVF and ownership of embros. New laws are being made every day concerning this topic. But when I got to the end of the book, I kept trying to turn the page. Where was the rest of the story. It really left you hanging about the family. I wanted a few more chapter This start out as a family saga and turns into a romantic suspense. This story line has lots of twist and many times you have no idea who to like or trust. I was wrong on who did it. This story really makes you think about the science of IVF and ownership of embros. New laws are being made every day concerning this topic. But when I got to the end of the book, I kept trying to turn the page. Where was the rest of the story. It really left you hanging about the family. I wanted a few more chapters
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  • Marianne Jay
    January 1, 1970
    Nancy Bush is hit or miss for me. I was expecting a mystery but it wasn't it was more of a family drama with a mystery mixed in for good measure. There are a lot of "side stories" which for me, anyway, took away from the main story. It took a while for me to really get into the book,but about half way through things really got going and it was a much better read. I would like to thank Net Galley, the Publisher, and Nancy Bush for the opportunity to read this ARC copy in exchange for an honest re Nancy Bush is hit or miss for me. I was expecting a mystery but it wasn't it was more of a family drama with a mystery mixed in for good measure. There are a lot of "side stories" which for me, anyway, took away from the main story. It took a while for me to really get into the book,but about half way through things really got going and it was a much better read. I would like to thank Net Galley, the Publisher, and Nancy Bush for the opportunity to read this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
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