This was a great who done it murder mystery! Here's the scoop, there's a dead woman, a missing husband, and loads of cash missing. Joanna's daughter Jenny and her friend Dora find a dead body during a girl scout camping trip. If the girls would never have left the campsite after lights out they would never have found the dead body. Now Joanna fears for the girls lives since it seems the murder has just occured.
Joanna sends her daughter and Dora to Jenny's grandparents house while she tries to sort things out and find Dora's drug addict mother. Joanna finds the sister of the deceased and a message from the missing husband on the answering machine at the couples home that would indicate he knows where she is at. Did he take his wife's money, kill her and run? Or was it her crazy sister that is upset that she married this man?
Meanwhile she finds a strange woman in the house of the deceased passed out from too much booze with a loaded gun at the strangers side. What is she to do?
This is a real page turner, just when you think you've found the killer you are dead wrong. You won't be able to put this book down, I'm dead serious!
Maria W. reviewed Paradise Lost (Joanna Brady, #9) on
Joanna Brady returns in J.A. Jance's ninth adventure. During a Girl Scout camping trip, Jenny and another girl sneak out of their tents after lights out to have a cigarette and stumble on the body of a murder victim.
Two young girls stumble onto the desecrated body of a missing heiress,naked,lifeless and abandoned in the desert. Sheriff Joanna Brady investigation leads to the bloody killers list may be her own beloved daughter!! Great tension, nearly impossible to put down .
Anything by JA Jance is good!The desecrated body of a Phoenix heiress lies abandoned in the desert. Sheriff Joanaan Brady must figure out this piece of a sinister puzzle that is intertwined with Brady's own life.
"The desecrated hbody of a missing Phoenix heiress lies naked, lifeless, and abandoned in the desolate beauty and lonely terror of the high desert night. A hideous creme is inviting death once more into Sheriff Joanna Brady's world...." From the cover.