Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series #4)

Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series #4)

by J. A. Jance
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Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series #4) by J. A. Jance

From New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance comes a chilling tale of suspense, where a cold-blooded murderer lures former newscaster Ali Reynolds into a chilling web of online romance—and doom.

On a dating site,, bored housewives can find romance with married men looking for sex without strings. But these “married singles” are flirting with more than just their vows. At the heart of this seemingly innocent service, a vengeful computer hacker is playing games with people’s lives...and deaths.

Ex-television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement. In the midst of a remodel, the last thing she expects is a murder investigation that will stop the construction on her home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali’s contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife’s murder—but as the investigation progresses Ali seems to be the only resident of Sedona who believes him.

Determined to prove Bryan’s innocence, Ali unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. In a world filled with encrypted computer traps and life-threatening lies, will Ali be able to decode the actions of a ruthless man determined to destroy women—before he uses his wicked website to find her?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416566359
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Series: Ali Reynolds Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 83,154
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 4.28(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

J.A. Jance is the top-ten New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tuscon, Arizona. Visit her online at


Bellevue, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 27, 1944

Place of Birth:

Watertown, South Dakota


B. A., University of Arizona, 1966; M. Ed. in Library Science, University of Arizona, 1970

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Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been an avid JA Jance fan for years, reading the Joanna Brady and JP Beaumont I have gotten closer to catching up with her in each series I panicked...I hate having to wait for new books in series I's like waiting to visit with friends you love! So I decide to try the Ali Reynolds series...I can't put them down. I love Ali and her cast of characters as much if not more than Joanna and my much loved JP. Anyone who enjoys mystery and series must read these books...find #1 and dive won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read knowing "who did it" & then watching the events play out. I've read almost all of her books and this is the best!
Rgutro More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite authors, and as always she has produced a great story. Allison Reynolds is her third series, and I highly recommend her J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady series, too. She's a fantastic writer, and I've enjoyed all of her books.
Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
Ali Reynolds is in the process of having her house renovated in Sedona, AZ, by contractor Bryan Forester. That is until Forester is arrested for the brutal murder of his wife Morgan. Ali doesn't believe he's guilty and sets out to look into Morgan's life. She finds Morgan had been dating men through, a site set up for married people to find others willing to have an affair. So Ali joins to see if there could be any correlation with why she was murdered. Leland Brooks, her inherited butler and personal assistant, continues to coordinate the renovations when Forester's men decide to stay on the job. What a great help he is! Once Bryan is out on bail, he notifies Ali that the money she gave him for her new kitchen cupboards is missing. His wife had always done the books. He has discovered she was embezzling money from him. Ali, believing in Bryan, pays the cupboard contractor directly as she wants to have the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner in her newly renovated house. Yavapai Co. Sheriff's Detective Dave Holman believes Bryan to be guilty and isn't too happy with Ali for supporting him. Ali and Dave have had an on again off again relationship. This just strains it further. To complicate things further, Chris, Ali's son, has recently become engaged to a coworker. Edie, Ali's mom, unknowingly puts a strain on this new relationship when she "helps" them with their engagement party. Plus Edie has just purchased a pink taser. Ali's father fear she will get herself into big trouble with it. As the holiday looms closer, Ali finds herself deeper and deeper in internet stalking and danger. I love this series. Ali is such a wonderful character. I think the addition of Leland Brooks to the series was terrific. Ali's family always provides a lot of material for the series as well. I think the internet stalking is such a timely subject and was handled so well in this book. It really helps people to think before putting information out there and believing everything people say. This fast-paced mystery thriller will keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend this book and the complete series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Sedona, Arizona former TV news reporter Ali Reynolds is renovating a house when the wife of her contractor is found brutally murdered in their home. Police Detective Dave Holman suspects the husband Bryan Forrester killed his stay at home wife and mom Morgan as the violence implies someone passionately involved with the victim. Ali believes Bryan¿s proclamation of innocence, but no one else does.------------- Feeling obligated and also needing her home ready for the Thanksgiving invasion, Ali investigates, which leads her to, a website where ¿married singles¿ can harmlessly flirt. As she digs deeper, she realizes a serial killer is hacking into homes with Morgan being number five. With all that info, she remains ignorant to the fact that the culprit is watching her.------------- The fourth Reynolds investigative tale (see HAND OF EVIL) is an exciting fast-paced thriller that starts at hyperspeed and accelerates from there. Although a couple of key late spins subtract from the plausibility, fans of J.A. Jance will enjoy her latest whodunit especially when the heroine finds family members wanting to help her but for the most part hinder her except for one key late intrusion.-------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be the one of the most boring Ali Reynolds novels yet. Maybe not quite as bad as the first one but this one doesn't have the excuse of just starting to set up the series and introduce the characters I wish Jance would stick to the Joanna Brady series. They are far more interesting. Stephanie Clanahan
RudyRantz More than 1 year ago
JA Jance is a favorite author. I enjoy the Ali Reynolds series. Good characters suspenseful stories. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Ali Reynolds mysteries and have enjoyed every one of them. I enjoy mysteries but not those that get into blood and guts.
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Marnee1026 More than 1 year ago
good book, but then all her books are good.
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As with all the Ali Reynolds books, a very good and riveting story!
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I have been a fan of J.A. for some years. I love her characters...Brady and Beaumont...and the inidividual stories she has done. Now we have another character...Ali Reynolds. I love them all because they are so different but good reads.Now I have to finish what I am currently reading so I can read #5.
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