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Edge of Evil (Ali Reynolds Series #1)

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

exciting thriller

Alison Reynolds is having one of the worst weeks after life. After giving the eleven o¿clock broadcast, the anchorwoman is ambushed by the news director fires her because they are bringing in a younger anchor person. Her husband, a network executive, knew about the fi...
Alison Reynolds is having one of the worst weeks after life. After giving the eleven o¿clock broadcast, the anchorwoman is ambushed by the news director fires her because they are bringing in a younger anchor person. Her husband, a network executive, knew about the firing but didn¿t tell her. Her parents call to tell Alison that her best friend Reenie is missing and later call again to inform her that Reenie¿s body has been found along with her destroyed car. The police believe she drove it off a dangerously winding and wet road after she was diagnosed with ALS. --- Alison¿s son Chris sets her up with a blog and she writes what is going on in her life to an ever growing audience. She drives up to Sedona where Reenie and Alison¿s family like to give her support Reenie¿s loved ones but the reporter has questions that cast doubt on her death being a suicide. The suicide note was written on a computer and wasn¿t signed. Alison doesn¿t think that she would have written a note like that since she sent cards for every occasion. In fact, Rennie sent Alison a card on the day she died that didn¿t sound like she was depressed and going to kill herself. Alison uses her investigative skills to trace Rennie¿s last hours hoping to find out who (as she believes) murdered her best friend. --- J.A. Jance is one of the best mystery writers publishing today. The key to her success is her protagonists like J.B. Beaumont and Joanna Brady, both of whom have their own series because readers care about them and want to read about what is about what is going on in their lives. Ms. Jance has written about another delightful heroine who also deserves her own series. The mystery itself is well thought out with the unusual amount of red herrings and unexpected twists to keep the reader off guard. Misdirection is used to keep readers off balance and wondering if Reenie did or didn¿t commit suicide. Readers will love this exciting thriller so much they will finish it in one sitting. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Can't believe this is the same author

As a big JP Beaumont fan, I expected Jance's new character to be a lot more interesting. Unfortunately, she's boring and the plot is just plain unbelievable.

posted by Anonymous on October 26, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    If only this book knew what it was.

    Sometimes an author can't decide what the book should be about; this is a classic example.
    Is it a murder mystery? About 30% is.
    Is it about marriages breaking up? Another 30%.
    Maybe it was meant to be about grief, marital abuse, ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease). Those fill the rest of the book.
    It's not a bad book, it just isn't a particularly good one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Not Up To Parr

    Found myself skimming the story. Very wordy. Too much uninteresting discription.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2006

    Just not a good read..uninteresting and dull

    I am a huge reader of all J.A.'s books but this one I could hardly get through. I hope she goes back to what has kept us all reading Jance books in the past. Maybe she is bored with her old characters but we out here are not. I was sorry I spent my money on this book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    Disappointing

    Ali Reynolds thought her career as a news anchor in LA was solid. Everything seemed fine until she finished up Friday night's segment and was fired. Ali also learns that her marriage is over. Chris, Ali's son, is supportive. He shows her how to set up a blog online so Ali can now tell the whole world what happened. .........................Of course, trouble comes in sets of three. That third bit of bad news is that Ali's best friend was diagnosed with ALS and then disappeared. The police find the body of Ali's friend and closes the file as suicide. Ali refuses to believe her friend would suicide because of receiving bad news from her doctor and begins to nose around. But someone out there does not want Ali snooping around OR writing in her blog. .....................** This had a lot of potential however, it just did not come across to me as realistic. I never came to care for Ali and her personality was almost non-existent. Since this is the first of a new series, I am hoping that the next novel will be better. **

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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