Sunday, May 6, 2012
Exit Wounds by J.A. Jance
I first fell in love with J.A. Jance with his J.P Beaumont series. I love that series. I remember going on a vacation trip in the Philippines. I found a paperback of JUSTICE FOR ALL and was thrilled to have it since we were going on an overnight ferry right and I need a book to read.
I didn't really warm up to her Joanna Brady series. I first encountered her in a book J.A. Jance wrote where JP Beaumont had to work on a case with Ms. Brady. I love it! I was almost hoping they would hit it off so I can always read about JP. But that didn't happen.
EXIT WOUNDS is the 11th novel in the Joanna Brady series. I absolutely adore the suspense of the opening of this story. A woman with lots of dogs is waiting for a reporter. She's ready to spill all for money, so her dogs can get vaccinated. Then she gets all nervous, ran inside her trailer where she was gunned down.
I didn't like few chapters which followed because it took the Sheriff ages to get back to the dead woman. I don't dislike the personal stuff. Joanna's mother is a bit whinny. She's also controlling and annoying. I think the Ms. Jance had to tell us what's going on with Joanna's life because this series is primarily about Joanna as a person, and I think her being a sheriff of Cochise County, second.
Stephanie Brush is a good reader. I'm glad to have listened to the book. I might give Ms. Brady's series a look-see since it's entertaining. She's not JP Beaumont, but she's the new game in town. I do enjoy JA Jance's writing.