Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: Downfall (Joanna Brady #17) by J.A. Jance

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1156 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (Sept. 6 2016)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017R4JVOC

Book Description

 Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady returns in this outstanding new mystery set in the beautiful desert country of the Southwest.

With a baby on the way, her mother and stepfather recently slain, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.

Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What’s the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?

About the Author

 Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

My Review

 Downfall is the seventeenth Joanna Brady mystery novel by J.A. Jance. I have been enjoying this series for years. Downfall is a great addition to the series.

Joanna is expecting again. Her son Dennis is growing fast and her daughter is off to university. Her mother and step-father's memorial service is pending. And if Joanna did not have enough stress to deal with, two women's bodies are found after they had plunged from local mountain peak, Geronimo. Did they fall or were they pushed? Did they know one another?

One of the local women, a schoolteacher, seems to have been leading a double life. Could one of the school boys she preyed upon be the killer? Joanna is determined to find the answer and the answer is close to home.

Good story. I like the continuity of the Brady family world. Fans of this series will be delighted with the latest in the series, Downfall.

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