Dead Wrong (Joanna Brady #12)
Juggling a family and a career has never been easy for Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady. Now the impending birth of her second child only adds to her burden, especially when two brutal crimes fall under her jurisdiction.
A corpse is discovered in the Arizona desert with the fingers severed from both hands—the body of an ex-con who served twenty years for a murder he cla...more
I read this almost a week ago. If my computer hadn't died, I'd have everything all fresh in my mind for this review, but thankfully, I've forgotten some of it. What does stand out, was the dialog. It was painful and pointless. There was also a fair ...more
The main plot is about the mysterious death of a man just released from prison. The ex-con has served a long prison term for murdering his then-pregnant wife while being intoxicated. He was a model prisoner and you quickly get the idea that maybe he w ...more
Evidence suggests that a man so drunk that he’d blacked, had killed his wife and unborn child. He readily accepts responsibil ...more
A corpse is discovered in the desert--with all the fingers missing. The corpse was a man convicted of murder--by Joanna Brady's father, a judge--to 20 y ...more
This story had so many twist and tie ins that it is on the verge of hard to keep track, but you do and in the end all is explained and tied together. I really enjoyed it.
You pick up on part of the story pretty quickly and I believe the author made that part easy to guess, or at least I hope so. But from there is gets a ...more
I would have never read this author if you hadn’t given me a couple of her books. I almost didn’t. I started ‘Dead Wrong’ thinking I will read a few pages, then find something else. But she is actually a clever writer and very quickly my thoughts were more like what the hell is going on here? Wow, I totally bought this story.
It is a great little thriller. The main character, a sheriff, is a couple days away from giving birth and ready to explode when all hell breaks loose. Dead b ...more
"Dead Wrong" by J. A. Jance...more
(from the inside flap)
Juggling a family and a career is never easy--and it's becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the inpending delivery of her second child as well as a staff shortage, the last things Joanna needs are two serious crimes.
First, the body of an unidentified man is found in the desert, all of his fingers savagely severed. Following the scant clues, Joanna learns that the victim was an ex-con who had served twenty years in peris
This is book is definitely worth the time. I wouldn't say it is a "page turner" or "heart thumping" but it does keep your attention with multiple sub-plots and interesting characters.
Joanna Brady, an elected Sheriff, is big time pregnant but still running the Sheriff's department and fighting crime all at the same time. Meanwhile, her husband, Butch, is off at a mystery writer's conference and obnoxious, overb ...more
The stories of J.A. Jance's that I've read so far seem to have a ring of truth to them. The relationships are believable. And it seems that the sheriff never gets to focus on just one big case at a time . . . in this book, there were two major cases that her department was working on with thin resources. Figuring out who did the ...more
Beware a minor spoiler (not really since it's readily available info in other online reviews)...but originally I took issue with the fact that the woman who's attacked was, of course, also raped. Part of my aversion to this is due to what seems like an overabundance of it lately. (This was now the second mystery in a row in which rape played a role, though t ...more
The frustrations with this audio book stemmed from having yet another different narrator than the earlier volumes that I have listened to, who discovered even new ways to pronounce various names of side characters. Don't third and fourth narrators of a series owe it to the listeners to pronounce names the same way that the listeners are use ...more
This story is about Joanna Brady, is a sheriff and a mother and a wife, and trying to solve an old murder that her father had investigated 20 years ago. Great story, enjoyed the plot and the characters.
* J.P. Beaumont
* Joann ...more