J.A. Jance: Exit Wounds



Very well written mystery It deals with some painful topics to read about animal hoarding and how often times the person who takes too many strays in has deep emotional problems stemming from an abused past Exit Wounds by JA Jance is my second Joanna Brady mystery This review is based on the audio version The reader Debra Monk was a ittle annoying Everything she said was pretty monotoneThis story started off really well and caught my interest immediately Carol Mossman a Having Tanner Bravos Baby (Bravo Family, loner is found shot to death in her mobile home Carol s seventeen dogs were trapped inside her mobile home and all except a puppy are found dead from the Arizona heatWhat follows after this was several subplots Joanna s unexpected pregnancy every minute detail about her homeife and her job and another subplot about illegal immigrants None of these subplots were needed in my opinion as I felt it just made the plot drag until we find out what really happened to Carol MossmanThis was my second Joanna Brady Jance novel in the past month and at When Da Silva Breaks the Rules (Blood Brothers, least for now I plan to pass on this author The story told here is ultimately a very sad story one of incest and how it affects families and children And how certain cults can be used to cover it up and to even encourage it While it is sad I m afraid it is not all that uncommon It s just covered up and not talked aot about It is disturbing And the subject of the book is something I found a bit disturbing Sheriff Joanna Brady juggles crime family in fine yarnWe The Billionaires Runaway Bride ll admit we re big fans of JA Jance having read every novel she s written some two dozen to date This tenth book or so depending if you count Partner in Crime featuring both her fictional stars in the Sheriff Brady series sees Joanna incredibly busy with an unfortunate murder of aonely poor woman surrounded by 17 dogs a horrific car crash filled with 20 some illegal aliens and family issues in abundance including morning sickness Deaths of two reporters a bigamist cult and a dysfunctional family filled with incest only add to the headaches and heartaches Joanna tends to be a workaholic anyway personally doing much of her detective s Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover leg work or attending tr. The heat is killer in Cochise County Arizona and in the suffocating stillness of an airless trailer a woman isying dead a bullet hole in her chest Who would murder a harmless oner and why did the killer use an eighty five year old bullet fired from the same weapon that slaughtered two.

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Off good for a suspense story A murder But the Sheriff doesn t get her first clue in the case until page 260 The whole rest of the time she s involved in a bunch of meaningless subplots that don t add to the story and are marginally resolved Finally about 20 pages from the end of the book Jance realized that she had better wrap things up so a whirlwind of activity unearths countless clues that ead to the actual killer who commits suicide in an attempt to relieve the state budgetary problems that would have arisen from a Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, long drawn out trial The prologue was a good opener and no hints given at all as to who or why for several chaptersJoanna is the headstrong and focusedady sheriff of a southern Arizona town She investigates three murders performed on the same day I was mislead by events until the ah hah revelation surfaced than three uarters into the book There was one major plot with one aside plot that ended with vague assumptions All in all the major storyline was solidly finishedIt was refreshing to read about a character such as Joanna Any personal drama was kept to a minimum and true to Arabian Nights life Butch is her fussbudget author husband with too much time on his hands But I suppose the author planned it this way This was the first book I ve read by JA Jance and I enjoyed it and recommend it Iove JA Jance Gary and I istened on CD s and were actually in the town of Bisbee Arizona where her heroine resides as the Cochise County sheriff I wanted to go in the sheriff s dept and ask for her but I thought perhaps they d think me crazy because she isn t afterall really the sheriff We found all the backdrops in her books the street names the restaurants and it was very fun The story is about sects of bigamists in Arizona and wasn t too complimentary but interesting Fortunately she modified the Mormon part and clarified that they were renegade fundamentalists that had strayed way off track Gary even stayed in the car at times to finish certain chapters rather than get out and explore so he was also enthralled Office politics a nasty murder a hoarder and a cult An entertaining read unless you have issues with mistreated animals. Iction a serial killer is in their midstAs personal and professional pressure mounts Sheriff Brady must pursue a sadistic murderer into the shadows of the past to get to the roots of a monstrous obsessionand expose the permanent wounds of a crime far worse than homicide10 hours 27 minutes.

Ouble calls at all hours of the day and night If you re wanting to read about a highly competent driven aw enforcement officer you need to Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss look no further Indeed author Jance not only develops her plot carefully with plenty of character work to get you hooked on the people involved as is oureading Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, lady but also spins the story with enough complexity to keep you guessing til the endAn ulterior motive with this book is to describe a mental illness called hoarding in which usually an unbalancedoner starts accumulating far animals than they can begin to feed or care for properly Using the ploy that the county Animal Control operation has recently been turned over to the sheriff to manage she and we Always You learn about the difficulty in placing animals for adoption and the surprising number being put to sleep every week Pictured on the back cover with two dogs it s clear Jance makes a compelling case for awareness of the issues and the funding such shelters really needWith a realistic cast of characters hard not toike with family tensions and murders galore it s hard to put down the Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, latest Joanna Brady Enjoy Really good story as always However I did find an annoying error which I hope was corrected in publications which followed the one I read More than onceI believe a total of three times if not fourthe county in Arizona was misspelled It s Mohave County It may be the Mojave Desert but the county is Mohave Iive there so it bugged me No big deal certainly not important enough to interfere with my enjoyment of the story This story is back to just Brady and no Beaumont It was a good multi Lucy Carmichael layed story with several different problems for the sheriff to solve We had incest we had murder we had illegal immigrants we had animal rights we had a pregnant Brady newly published author a barrel racing teenager and pancreatic cancer A rather heavyoad for one novel but in the end all things turn out well If you ike slow soap operas then these novel perform a good function Right on the cover this book says it is a Novel of Suspense and Mystery The only mystery I uncovered is the mystery of why this book was ever published The book starts. Other womenThe slayings are as oppressive as the blistering heat for Sheriff Joanna Brady who must shoulder the double burden of a brutal reelection campaign and major developments on the home front Joanna must now deal with the terrifying reality that now threatens everyone in her jurisd.

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