Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense
J.A. Jance never fails to please, in my opinion. Downfall is the latest installment in the Sheriff Joanna Brady series. Within the last week, Joanna’s mother and stepfather have died in a tragic accident and she has sent her daughter off to college. In a couple of months, she’s up for reelection and will give birth to another daughter. In the midst of all this, two women are found in the desert who seemingly fell off a cliff, either a double homicide or a murder/suicide. In the course of the investigation, it turns out one of the women was not who she appeared to be. Joanna must determine what happened, but getting too close turns the killer’s sights on her.
I have always enjoyed the Joanna Brady series. I have missed the last couple books, but the nice thing about them is Ms. Jance makes sure you still know what’s going on without having to read them all. However, they are enjoyable enough that if you’ve missed some, you’ll want to go back and read them all. A big stack of her books would be a great way to spend a vacation. They keep you interested but allow you to just relax and enjoy. Grab a cup of coffee, a nice cozy chair, and immerse yourself in the latest Joanna Brady mystery!
J. A. Jance