Friday, 2 October 2009

Edge of Evil

Title: "Edge of Evil"

Author: J.A. Jance

Type: Mystery (1st book in the Ali Reynolds series)

Book Type: Paperback

Pages: 374

Synopsis: When Ali Reynolds is ousted from her TV broadcasting career because the execs wanted a 'younger face' and her 10 year marriage ending, nothing is keeping her in L.A any longer. After learning that her childhood friend has suddenly died she heads back home to Sedona, Arizona. Once there she falls back into the familiar rhythm of small town life and works in her parents' restaurant, the Sugarloaf Cafe. After talking to several locals about her friend's death, Ali begins to think that her death seems suspicious and vows to use her skills at investigative journalism to find out more. Meanwhile, while still dealing with losing her job, Ali starts up her own blog for cathartic reasons and to help others who have been cut loose from their jobs. When threatening posts begin appearing, Ali begins to fear for her life.

My Thoughts: This was a good mystery. The main character is likable but the secondary characters aren't as involved as other mysteries I like (ie. Stephanie Plum). I didn't like the fact that, what I deemed, the secondary storyline took more of the book than the main storyline (the murder) - I found that odd. Overall a good read and I'll most likely read the second in this series ("Web of Evil") to see where the author takes this character.

My Rating: 3.5/5 (good read)

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