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Hand of Evil (Alison Reynolds, Bk 3)
Hand of Evil - Alison Reynolds, Bk 3
Author: J. A. Jance
With his hand trapped in the door of a speeding car, a man struggles to remain upright as he's dragged along a deserted stretch of San Juan Road in Phoenix's South Mountain Preserve. It's the perfect place to drive a man to his grave -- literally. Starting with a crime so gruesome even prowling coyotes keep their distance from the re...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416537748
ISBN-10: 1416537740
Publication Date: 11/18/2008
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 127 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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When I began this series, I had started in the middle and I am so glad that I have gone back to the beginning and learned about Ali and her life from the beginning. In doing so, Ali has become a better over all character.

Two very different, but in some ways similar storylines keep the reader engrossed in this very good 3rd installment of the Ali Reynolds series.

When Ali is invited to the Ashcroft home she is very curious as to why - during tea it is revealed that Arabell's nephew is threatening to steal her money and have her committed. So to save herself, she reveals to Ali that she had been a victim of sexual abuse and with Ali's help she hopes to fend off the blackmail attempts with the truth. But Arabella is having second thoughts about the truth coming out.

That should be enough to keep Ali busy, so when her friend Dave Holman reveals to Ali that his own daughter, a sexually abused teen, has run away he asks for Ali's help in locating her. When she returns home, Ali takes in this lying manipulating child, but the problems are compounded when Crystal recognizes a killer and Ali's life hangs in the balance as she tries to protect Crystal, help Arabella, all the while trying to figure out who is telling the truth, who is out for their own benefit and who will take in the rhinestone cowboy outfit wearing gay butler. That part is really funny, but a great character has been discovered that will hopefully carry this series for many years to come.
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I just couldn't get into this one. I have read JA Jance books before but all the Johanna Brady series, so maybe I should have started from book one, but in any case, I made it about 50 pages and I really wasn't interested any more.
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Fast read, can't put it down.
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With this third volume, Jance's Alison Reynolds series has finally come into its own. While the previous books were good, I somehow never connected with the character - until now. Ali and her supporting cast come alive in this book of murder and mayhem like Jance has never written before. From the book's opening murder, the action begins and though it never gets frenetic, it never stops. Not content with a single homicide, Jance weaves a tale that includes a teenage runaway, insanity, incest, pedophilia, and egomania - did she leave anything out? By the end of the story it felt like being taken on a roller coaster ride while forced to juggle several objects standing up in the cars. Yet somehow she manages to keep all the threads together and weave them into a fascinating and intriguing tapestry with a depth of color. For the first time in this series I am left looking forward to Ali's next adventure.

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