Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Damage Control by J. A. Jance



This is the latest in the Joanna Brady series.


Joanna Brady is back from maternity leave and trying to be a full-time sheriff, as well as a full-time Mom to the new baby. Luckily Butch is able to take care of the baby most of the time, however it's still tough on both of them.


Things start out with what appears to be a suicide pact between spouses. They drive over the side of a cliff, with a suicide note in the car. Things get worse when the two daughters come to town. The two daughters haven't talked to each other in something like 40 years, so things are easy for them. When they end up getting in a fight and assaulting a police officer, Sheriff Brady has them thrown in jail. In the same cell. It appears that the girls are finally getting along once they are released, but soon after they get a call from the parents' house. One of the daughters is holding the other hostage…and at gunpoint. Joanna seems to think that something caused one of the daughters to lose it, and believes it might be something in the food at the house. She believes this might have also been why their father thought he had alzheimer's, when he didn't. But..who would be behind this? Things just go from bad to worse at this point.


While all this is going on, she is also dealing with some bones that were found after a big rain. They were able to identify the victim without too much trouble but finding the killer is another story.


This is one of my favorite series. I'm glad I can say that it's one series I'm caught up on too. I don't get to say that very often. If you have read books in this series already, than you know what to expect and won't be disappointed. I thought it was just as good as the others. If you haven't read any in the series, I do recommend you start with the first one. I think it's Desert Heat. This is a series that I believe should be read in order. I noticed she has another book coming out later this year, but it's for the Ali Reynolds series. While I do like that series, I like the Beaumont and the Brady series better.




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Happy Reading…and thanks for stopping by! Kris




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2 comments:

Beth F said...

I've been working my way through the Beaumont series, and I love it. I haven't read any Brady books yet. Maybe I should give them a try!

Kris said...

Beth - You should! I love both of the series, two of my favorites!