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Monday, August 1, 2016

Random Acts by J.A. Jance- A Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds Novella- Feature and Review

From New York Times bestselling author J. A. JANCE comes an all- new novella, in which Sheriff Joanna Brady and investigator Ali Reynolds join forces to solve a crime thathas hit dangerously close to home.
Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate—she is up for re-election as sheriff, pregnant with her third child, and her eldest 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. Her mother and stepfather’s RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass.
Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help. They come up with a plan to find out who was responsible…even if that person is not the villain they’d expected.


Random Acts (Joanna Brady, #16.6; Ali Reynolds, #11.5)Random Acts by J.A. Jance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Random Acts: A Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds Novella- is a 2016 Witness Impulse publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

The purpose of most novella length stories is to serve as a prelude to an upcoming full length novel, which is the case here. While there is all the requisite fat at the end with excepts of upcoming novels and such, this one is probably worth the investment, and I do recommend reading it before beginning the next Joanna Brady novel.

Joanna suffers a huge blow in this story and Ali Reynolds steps up to offer help and support as they work together to solve a truly tragic turn of events.

While the story is quite brief, it packs an emotional punch, and will perhaps set a slightly different tone for upcoming Brady installments.





J.A. 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.

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