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The Next Victimby jonnie jacobs
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Following the death of her brother of an apparent suicide by overdose, Kali reconnects with her sister. To their dismay, they learn that he was the prime suspect in the double homicide of a wealthy heiress and a college coed. As if that weren’t shocking enough, Kali also learns her brother might have ties to a young stripper's murder and the disappearance of a 16-year-old runaway. Kali must dig into the sinister underworld of the sex industry to find her brother’s killer before the missing girl, or Kali herself, becomes the next victim
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Jonnie Jacobs is the bestselling author of thirteen mystery and suspense novels. A former practicing attorney and the mother of two grown sons, she lives in northern California with her husband. Visit her on the web at http://www.jonniejacobs.com.
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This was a very good mystery
San Francisco attorney Kali O'Brien is camping with her boyfriend Bryce. She gets a phone message from her brother John in Arizona who she has had limited contact with for years. She decides to call him later. After returning from her trip, she tries to contact him, but the call is short and she doesn't learn anything about why he called. Soon after she is notified he committed suicide. He is also alleged to have killed a woman he knew and the student living with her. Kali and her sister Sabrina meet up at John's. They can't believe he would kill anyone nor take his life. They set off to clear his name. Then another girl turns up dead that appears to be tied to John. And there's a missing girl also tied to him. Could he really have killed all these people? In this installment in the series, we get a bigger glimpse into Kali's personal life. I really enjoyed this book. I felt that the interaction of the two sisters was great. The mystery was very believable, and there are so many twists and turns that I couldn't figure out who the killer was until it right before it was revealed. And then I was surprised! I like that the main character is a lawyer, but I really enjoyed that this book wasn't set around a court case. It was very enjoyable. I had trouble putting the book down. I wanted to know who the killer was. I highly recommend this book.
In San Francisco former District Attorney Kali O'Brien is horrified when she is informed that her brother John committed suicide after killing his ex-girlfriend Sloane Winslow and her housekeeper Olivia Perez. Though they rarely talked, Kali mourns her brother¿s death and has problems believing John would kill two people. --- In Tucson, Arizona Kali joins their other sibling Sabrina to bury their brother and to settle his estate. However, the two sisters are stunned to learn the estate is tied up in probate while a wrongful death civil suit has been wrought against John. Kali and Sabrina seem even more stunned to learn their late sibling has been linked to the murder of a stripper and the disappearance of a teen runaway. Kali needs the truth so she begins an investigation into the activities of her deceased sibling though she fears what dark capers he did. --- In her seventh refreshing tale, readers learn more about Kali¿s family through her investigation into her dead brother. The anticipation comes from wondering if John will be exonerated or guilty by his sister. Kali and Sabrina face a daunting task with the accusations that shred their family. Jonnie Jacobs provides a great character driven drama that shows why the O¿Brien mysteries are some of the best toady. --- Harriet Klausner