Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Review: Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Witness, via Edelweiss,for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Releasing next month, comes this new book with both J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters! 


Synopsis:


Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos’s “real” killer and clear his name.

Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont is at loose ends after the Special Homicide Investigation Team, affectionately known as S.H.I.T., has been unexpectedly and completely disbanded. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter’s case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help.

Those two cases suddenly become hot when two young boys from the reservation, one of them with close ties to the Walker family, go missing. Can two seasoned cops, working together, decipher the missing pieces in time to keep them alive?

Review:

I've always loved both of these characters, and Jance does a great job in bringing them together in a natural way, unlike how some other authors have done similar outing with their characters. There is a typical call for assistance that allows the two to meet by phone and to start the case on its way to solution. Jance does a great job in sharing their past histories, so that new readers, or readers new to that character, can get caught up and not feel lost. She also gives the history behind the motive for the case, allowing the reader to get all perspectives of the case. For me this was a rapid page turner, as I wanted to see how she would breathe new life into this 22nd book of the series! She didn't fail and I hope to see more combined outings with Beaumont and Walker! 



About the Author

J. A. Jance= is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and four interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Check out her website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more!

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