Monday, July 25, 2016

Bookk Review: Random Acts by JA Jance

I received this ebook, free of charge,from Harper Collins, via Netgalley, 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,  all opinions are my own.

Since we were talking about empowered women earlier today,
it makes sense to share this latest Joanna Brady novella!


random acts cover


Synopsis:

Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate - she is pregnant and up for re-election as sheriff, and her older child is packing up to leave for college. Then Joanna is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. One of her detectives reveals that her mother and stepfather’s RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. George died on the scene. Her mother, Eleanor, has been transported to a hospital in Phoenix. Joanna and Butch take off for the hospital, but before they arrive, Eleanor dies during emergency surgery. Their deaths are considered accidental, but the surgeon from the emergency room notes that her mother, in a moment of consciousness, asked him to tell Joanna about a “red dot.” Was this tragedy really an accident, or was it murder? Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds (a journalist turned investigator) who heard what happened and offers to help. They come up with a plan to catch the murderer, even if he’s not the killer they'd expected.


Review: 

This novella is a super fast read, and perfect for fans of the Sheriff Brady series! Joanna is facing many changes in her life and suddenly 2 more present themselves, but in true 'ever give up' Joanna fashion, she knows there is more to the report of a tragic accident, and set off to prove to the responding agency, that there was more to the scene than they knew. The story allows for old friends to lend a hand, and for new friends to enter the story line. It is the perfect 'in between' novella, whetting fans appetites for more on Joanna and her life, before the arrival of the next book in the series (Downfall, in August)

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 five 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 her website,  Facebook and 
Twitter pages for more!

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