Friday, September 2, 2016

Book Review: Downfall 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.

This new book comes out on the 6th!

downfall cover


Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has never been busier. Her daughter, Jenny, is heading off to college, her rambunctious five-year-old son is about to start kindergarten, and a new baby is on the way. Joanna is also coping with the emotional aftermath of two unexpected and very recent deaths in the family. The sheriff’s life is about to get even more complicated when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal-as well as help from neighboring law enforcement agencies and the Feds.

The bodies of two women have been found at the base of a nearby peak, known to Bisbee locals as Geronimo. Is this a terrible accident, a case of murder/suicide, or a double homicide? As Joanna and her team methodically hunt down answers, they begin to uncover a knotty web of sordid secrets and evil lies-clues that take the valiant sheriff down a winding and dangerous road that leads shockingly close to home . . . and close to a desperate and determined killer.


This book picks up days after the tragedy of the short story Random Acts, with Joanna struggling to come to terms with her mother and step-father's deaths, with time away from her family, and with letting go of the reins of her department, unwillingly, but needfully. But as always crime strikes, and she is drawn into a mysterious double death, and a search for the killer that will lead much closer to home that she ever thought. Along the way she'll do some soul searching and come to terms with her mother and long lost brother/ Fans will adore the book for the loose ends it ties up and the possibilities it offers for future stories. I would recommend reading Random Acts first, as this book will make more sense and be more fulfilling that way. Once again Jance gives a story you will race though and thoroughly enjoy!

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!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so exciting! I've heard a lot of good things about this book!


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