This was an ok book--good for light reading between more serious suspense/mysteries. It is worth the credit but certainly not the best around. I hav..Show More »e read quite a few of her books in another series which I think I like better but this one wasn't bad. It took me awhile to get used to the narrator ( I thought she was going to ruin it for me) but once I did , she was ok.
Ok book, definatly not a page turner. The weird music that cuts into the story at times is because this book was first made as a book on tape. The mus..Show More »ic lets you know its the end of the tape and not the end of the story. When it was transferred to digital file the music was not edited out. Hope this helps.
I've read almost all of Judy Jance's books, and I am sad to say that I wish I had given this one a miss. The dialogue left a lot to be desired, seemed..Show More » quite juvenile in some places. I found it annoying that she had her heroine--a former newscaster--telling her friend, a homicide detective and retired Marine, how to go about investigating as well as micro-managing him. That is, when she wasn't completely ignoring his sound advice and getting herself into trouble. Yeesh, give me a break. It's so disappointing when one's favorite authors put their names to fare such as this.
Being a fan of J.A. Jance I was surprised to be very disappointed with this book, and could not wait for it to finish. The main character is facing ..Show More »many crisis but her overriding chore is being saddled with a runaway, annoying teenager. I am not sure if it was the storyline or the narrator or just the entire tone of the novel, but the narrator sounds continually angry and frustrated. Check out one of the more worthy books by this author.
This was my first J.A Jance audio book and I have been to Sedona MANY times. I loved the way the author sets the scene it makes me feel like I'm back ..Show More »there again. The main character is identifiable to both women and men. She is strong, smart, funny and I really enjoyed listening. There is also a little forensics aspect added that makes the listener think hmmm. It's a well thought out plot with believable characters I would recomend this book to anyone.
I had listened to other Ali Reynolds stories by J.A.Jance and each time I thought I might not listen to her next book in the series. I am very glad I..Show More » went ahead and listen to this one as it was the best one she has done in this series. I had felt in the other books that Ali was lost but this book got her a new job and purpose for the story. Lots of nail biting suspense and still the calm of the family interaction. Great characters in the story. You will enjoy it.
I had been looking forward to reading more about Ali. The subplot was interesting, but mostly standard formula for thrillers. This story did not have..Show More » the "punch" of the previous stories. I missed the family connections, her son, her parents and being in the diner, and her relationship with an old boyfriend. No true connection between the characters. Lack of romance or a hint of it. Also, the loss of her website or blog hurt the storyline. I kept waiting for the story to get better. Stay with the familar components of the character's past and relationships. I wonder if I missed an installment of the storyline.
I gave the story 3 stars as it is an average who done it book. J. A. Jance is a good writer and the story held my interesting as well as provided susp..Show More »ense. Ali had been finishing up working on her Mothers election campaign for the mayor's office. She is called to do investigative reporting for the Mother of a women accused of killing her boyfriend ex-wife. While police were working the crime scene they find a man's murder. Ali is off on both cases and conflicts with Dave (dep. sheriff) a friend and former boy friend. The suspense and "who done it" of the cases keeps building and it is hard to stop listening long enough to attend to vital chores. Karen Ziemba again narrates the story and does a good job. If you like J.A. Jance and/or mystery stories you will enjoy this book.
Unbelievable plot and characters.Terrible dialogue
It's been 5 years since I read her "Taking the Fifth," which I panned. I somehow decided to give her another chance with a different protagon..Show More »ist with a mystery dealing with cyberspace. I'm sorry to say that I was right the first time--Unbelievable plot and silly prose, reminded me of fiction in Reader's Digest as opposed to, say, The New Yorker. At some points, I had the feeling this might have been written for a young adult audience, which might explain why the author felt she needed to spell everything out in elaborate detail and explain things more than once. Even then, I think it was lacking. Were it not for the narrator, I probably would not have finished. Despite her great ratings and popularity, I won't be reading any more from J.A. Jance.
This is a short Christmas novella featuring J. A. Jane’s Ali Reynolds. Ali and B are getting married in Las Vegas over Christmas holidays. Ali’s gra..Show More »ndson rescues a miniature dachshund that someone tossed out of a car but Ali is not ready for a dog as she will be leaving on her honeymoon. Ali and family leaves no stone unturned in searching for the dog’s owner.
The fast pace story accomplished having a wedding without having to deal with it as a full novel and it is a cute story for dog lovers as well. I understand the little dachshund is one of Jance’s own dogs and she decided to write a story featuring it. Alisen Fraser narrated the book.
The primary topic of Cold Betrayal is sex trafficking. The novel is set in Arizona. A commune of approximately 25 families forces its girls at age 1..Show More »5 to choose between polygamy where the women are used as breeders, slavery to do the work, or being sold into sex slavery in foreign countries. Most boys are allowed to simply leave. The novel is well written and well performed.
This is book eleven in the Ali Reynolds series, Gee, it seems like only yesterday Jance came out with book one in the new series. Ali’s parents Bob..Show More » and Edi Larson have retired from the Diner. Bob learns from the T.V. that the SEC has closed the company managing their retirement fund and is charging the owners with operating a Ponzi scheme. Bob drives over to his friend Dan Frazer house. Dan was the person who had advised Bob to put all their retirement money into the Ocotillo Fund. Upon arrival Bob finds Dan and his wife dying of stab wounds. He calls 911 and later is under investigation for murder. In steps Ali, to clear her father of the charges and attempt to get his money back. Stu and the new employee Camie had a larger role in this story and I hope the manager of the insurance agency becomes a regular in the future. She and her grandmother were interesting characters.
The book is well written and has well developed characters. The plot is unpredictable, and intriguing, and the pace is fast. The story has lots of action, suspense and lot and lots of savvy technology. Jance provides information about the workings of the Ponzi scheme as helpful education to the public. I think this might be the best book in the series to date. Karen Ziemba does a good job narrating the series.