Friday, January 16, 2009

Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance

With a potential HGTV show in the works, former anchorwoman Ali Reynolds has film crew at the the construction site of her home everyday. She is hoping the house will be done by Thanksgiving so that she can host her family for the holidays. When the wife of her general contractor, Bryan Forester, is brutally murder, Ali's home renovation plans are put on hold.

Dave Holman, local sheriff and Ali's on-again off-again beau, suspects that Bryan is the killer, especially when some damning evidence surfaces in his truck. Nothing in a small town like Sedona stays quite for long and soon rumors suggest that the couple's marital issues and Morgan's cheating led Bryan to murder his wife.

As the only one who seems to believe in Bryan's innocence, Ali's curiosity gets the better of her and she investigates the website,, where Morgan was meeting men. Little does she know that the killer is lurking on the other side of her computer screen and her innocent intrigue sets in motion a chain of events that puts her and her family at great risk.

Cruel Intent is the fourth and newest book in the Ali Reynolds series. Full of page-turning suspense and quirky characters, Cruel Intent is a very enjoyable and fast-paced book from the prolific Jance. If you haven't read this series yet, you must pick it up soon! Highly recommended!

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