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The A List

(Ali Reynolds #14)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  482 ratings  ·  77 reviews
In the next “devilish page-turner” (People) from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished.

More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersec
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Published April 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books
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    The A List (Ali Reynolds, #14)
    Release date: Apr 02, 2019
    In the next “devilish page-turner” (People) from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished.


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    I started reading the Ali Reynolds’ series with book one. After the first two books I was not sure I wanted to continue, but I am glad I did as this has turned out to be an interesting series. I am a big fan of J. A. Jance’s other two series.

    The book is well written and the plot twists and turns. The characters are interesting. There are a lot of flashbacks in this story. It is a story that Ali covered when she was a T.V. newsperson in Los Angeles and that has put her life in danger. Jance is su
    Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley-read
    The A List by J. A Jance is book fourteen in her Ali Reynolds series, featuring a former newscaster turned cybersecurity specialist. I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series but had no problem following the story. The story is told from a present-day perspective with past references to round out the details.

    Dr. Edward Gilchrist is serving a life without parole prison sentence for murder. He has decided to take revenge on the individuals he feels had a hand in landing him in priso
    Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The is the best Ali Reynolds yet and I love them all. Flashbacks and back story are handled very well.
    I love the character development, of good guys and bad. Great ending as well. Easy to see Frig taking a major role -- she's growing on us all. DNA and AI, yea!
    Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I just realized that I haven't read any books in this series. I thought I had read at least a couple books. Well after having a great time reading this book, I do plan to go back and check out the prior novels.

    Ali is great. I like that she did not get scared easily, even when her life was being threatened. She related and connected to everyone she met. Thus the reason she had made a good reporter. When it came to Edward; I could hear his voice loud and clear in my head. In fact, I could hear al
    Robin Loves Reading
    Ali Reynolds had a successful broadcasting career. But she had good reason to retire ten years ago. Life has been good to Ali. Not only does she have a new husband, but they have a growing cybersecurity business. Saddened by the news of the death of an old friend brings Ali's old career front and center. Not only is Ali traumatized due to the death of her friend, Ali herself may be in danger.

    The story that started it all was due to an Dr. Edward Gilchrist, an uncouth fertility expert who was us
    Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
    I'm a longtime reader of J.A. Jance's books, but I've never really gotten into the Ali Reynolds series like I did the J.P. Beaumont books or, to a lesser extent, the Joanna Brady series. But her mysteries are usually enjoyable, so I picked this up, I didn't love it, unfortunately.
    The central story is interesting. In the 1980s, a fertility doctor/sociopath uses his own sperm and his wife's eggs instead of legitimate donor material and is found out and imprisoned. So he creates a kill list and sta
    Book Him Danno
    Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    J. A. Jance is able to start off the book with characters who bring a chill down the readers spin wondering what they are capable of doing while they are behind bars.

    The story is well crafted from the characters who have passion to find the truth. The Villains are dark and ripped from the headlines of news.

    J.A. Jance is able to blend fact ad fiction weaving between characters who become more and more real as the story progresses. The author the ability to bring the world she created in technico
    Title:The A List
    Series:Ali Reynolds #14
    Genre: General Fiction ( Adult)
    Publishers:Gallery Books

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    More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time
    Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    J. A. Jance has been one of my favorite authors since the late 1980s. Ali Reynolds was a TV Anchorwoman for a major Los Angles network until unfairly dismissed. She returns to Sedona, Arizona to rebuilt her life. She now married to a cybersecurity expert B Sampson and co-owns a company called High Noon Enterprises.
    In 2008 Dr. Edward Gilchrist is found guilty of murdering his wife and sent to prison for life. He created a list that includes all those he feels responsible for his sentence. He incl
    Andrew Langert
    Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
    I received a galley if this book, due out in April of 2019, from NetGalley.
    J.A. Jance has written dozens of mysteries/thrillers. Previous to this one, I had read just two of her works. This is a solid, fast-moving, albeit predictable story.
    With the current interest in the use of DNA to determine ancestry, we are starting to see the funny things that can happen when artificial insemination is utilized. In The A List, a doctor whose practice is built upon artificial insemination engages in fraudul
    Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Pushed out of her high-profile broadcasting career more than ten years ago, Ali Reynolds left Los Angeles behind and settled into life in Sedona with her husband where she now works at High Noon Enterprises, their cybersecurity company. But Edward Gilchrist, the infertility specialist exposed by her last report for the network, has not forgotten her or any of the others involved in his downfall. And as he arranges the elimination of those on his Annihilation list, the threat draws closer and clo ...more
    Jo Dervan
    Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    In the late 1990s the process of using a doctor’s help to conceive a child was fairly new and not well regulated. So it was easy for Southern California Dr. Edward Gilchrest to cut corners by providing his own semen for the fertility procedures. He and his 2nd wife, Dawn, put together a book of donors using high school and college yearbooks from the East Coast. Patients were lead to believe that they were selecting from a variety of anonymous sperm donors.

    The fraudulent practice was exposed in
    Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
    Kept me interested the whole time. Chapters were quick and new information in each.
    Donna Davis
    Hannah Gilchrist is one badass character, and other aspects are also top notch. I received this galley after the publication date, so it's been out for awhile. My review will be up this week.
    Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: mystery
    3.5 stars.
    This story is good overall, but it contains a huge amount of back story. Too much back story. It also has rather too much repetition and, in places, editing errors. Details were changed in some places but not in others.

    Again, I liked the overall story but the best section was the final third of the book. It was tough going getting to it.
    Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
    I know I am definitely in the minority here, but I did not care for this book. I found it to be convoluted and boring. In looking back to my prior reviews, this particular series has been rather hit and miss for me. I just could not get into this one for a long time. I didn't find the premise to be as engaging as some of her other books and not very interesting (except for the mother!). Maybe I will try her Beaumont series.
    Diane Saul
    Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
    A young man comes forward with a human interest story. He needs a kidney transplant but he is the product of a sperm donor and hasn’t been able to find out the identity of his biological parents because the clinic used for the procedure claims records were lost. Unknown to the parents at the time, the Dr was using his own sperm. Ali does a human interest story on the young man which leads to the eventual conviction of the Dr at the sperm clinic for murdering his ex wife. Now the Dr has plenty of ...more
    I love J. A. Jance's books, with Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds being my favorite of her series. I've really enjoyed the Ali Reynolds series so far, but feel that this is not the strongest one of the series. While the plot was interesting, I felt like this one dragged on, without enough action happening as compared to previous novels. Still, it wasn't bad, and you'll get your J.A. Jance/Ali Reynolds fix!

    I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an
    Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    The A List by J. A. Jance is an Ali Reynolds suspense thriller with some familiar characters from a previous time in Ali's life. I have enjoyed reading the Ali Reynolds series and look forward to each one. There are many characters in this story, but it is written well and very easy to follow along with how each one is interwoven to blend a seamless story as a stand-alone book. The story begins with a 2013 review of the intake of prisoner #74506 at Folsom Prison but has to go back further into 2 ...more
    Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
    3.5 stars

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    This is the first book that I've read by this author. The book is #14 in the series, but there was enough backstory that I didn't feel too lost. The story itself is a standalone one, so a reader definitely wouldn't miss out on anything if they wanted to pick up this book but had never read any of the previous thirteen books.

    Part of the book is told in the present (for the book anyway) and part of it is told in f
    3 no 7
    Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    “The A List” by J A. Jance is book fourteen in the series featuring Ali Reynolds. Regular readers will appreciate the reconnection with Reynolds’ past, and new readers will easily follow along because all the needed information is included in the context of the narrative. The book opens with a chilling prologue; prisoner 74506, sentenced to life without parole, seeks payback. He has a prison tattoo of his “A list,” those he will kill, and Ali Reynolds’ name is the last on the list.

    The narrative
    Sharon Grow
    Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    A wonderful addition to the Ali Reynolds series. I love the way Ms. Jance wrote this book as after a brief glance in to Ali’s current life, the story “goes back in time” and gives a back history of Ali from the time she was an on-air investigative reporter. One of the last stories she reported involved Ali helping a mother find a kidney donor for her son. As the story unfolds, it is believed that the doctor who did the insemination used his own sperm. Although the parents involved try to find ev ...more
    Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This the fourteenth book in the Ali Reynolds series. As this book opens, Ali’s life has settled and seems to be going well. Then a friend dies and Ali is taken back a decade to where her up and coming career as a television reporter is abruptly ended. The last case she reported on, involved a doctor using his own sperm to impregnate women desperate for a child. The doctor is in Folsom Prison doing a life-without-parole term. But he is not without resources and he has a list of initials, includin ...more
    Charlotte Lynn
    Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I’ve been in a funk. My reading has slowed down, I’ve struggled to find a book that I just raved about and couldn’t put down. J.A. Jance has broken my funk. I picked up The A List and hated to put it down. My neighbor likes to read also and I was raving about this book before I even finished it. Then when I finished it I told her she had to read it, she’s already pre-ordered it!

    So many women struggle with fertility issues and see doctors like Dr. Gilchrist. It made my heart hurt that a doctor w
    Dorothy Bennett
    Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    J.A. Jance is an incredibly skilled storyteller, which is why she has published nearly seventy novels in her lengthy career, including three major series of mystery thrillers. THE A LIST is yet another example of her unending creativity. The subject is artificial insemination and families who want children but can't have them, and what happens when the system, as it should work, goes awry and a doctor uses his own semen to impregnate women--leading to numerous children who are unknowingly blood- ...more
    Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
    #14 in the Ali (Alison) Reynolds series. This disjointed 2019 series entry from author J.A. Jance spends the first 200 pages in flashback and prologue before switching the attention to Ali and her recurring characters, mainly High Noon Enterprises tech wizards, to wrap it all up in the final 150 pages. Series fans will enjoy themselves.

    Ali Reynolds is pulled away from her Sedona cybersecurity company to Los Angeles by a story she covered years ago when she worked there as a television news ancho
    Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Ali Reynolds was a news reporter when she was contacted by a woman desperately trying to locate the sperm donor of her son who needs a kidney transplant. As the story hits the air, calls come in. It seems that the doctor who performed the artificial inseminations used his own sperm instead of anonymous donors. The doctor eventually went to prison on a murder charge and vows revenge on those who caused his downfall. He tattoos their initials on his arm and calls it his A-List, A for annihilation. ...more
    Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is the newest in the Ali Reynolds series by this author. It’s been a while since I read the previous book but remembered most of the peripheral characters. This plot line introduces a new AI (artificial intelligence) character(?) that I hope we will see in ongoing books in the series as she could turn out to be a fun character. The plot revolves around a series of murder for hire deaths that further revolve around a disgraced physician in prison. He decides to get rid of those that he blame ...more
    ILona Maracle
    Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Never Disappoints!!

    I've been a fan forever and this book is great. Ms.jance is one of my favorite writers, my only wish is that she writes faster. This book captured my interest and kept it all the way through. She never does filler pages, which I detest. (I really don't care what is on the shelves of stores, nor do I care for background on characters that mean nothing). Her endings are always perfect as I also don't like to be left with questions. In all of her series I would advise to start a
    Kathleen Gray
    Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Ali Reynolds got out of the new business but her work has caught up with her. Dr Edward Gilchrest, who she exposed as a fraud and a cheat for having used his own sperm to inseminate women- too many women- has been seething in jail about those he believes are responsible for his downfall. He's had them killed- one by one- and she's next. Those who have read this series know darn well that Ali's going to outsmart him (well, so too even if you haven't read the series- and you don't need to to enjoy ...more
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    Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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