For the first time ever, Ali Reynolds and Joanna Brady, New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s popular series sleuths, join forces to solve a terrifying crime in this exclusive e-novella that has everything you want in a thriller—page-turning action, breathtaking twists and turns, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and…Legos.
“A semi’s gone over the embankment.” The call wakes Sheriff Joanna Brady in the middle of the night, but what brings her fully alert is the rest of the story. The driver didn’t drift off to sleep and cross the center line—he was shot, multiple times, by someone with serious firepower. And when the truck crashed through the guardrail, its payload wound up scattered all over the road—boxes upon boxes of Legos.
Legos that are being tracked by B. Simpson’s security firm to reduce black market sales—and Ali Reynolds is just the woman to get to the bottom of the crime. She has the tech and the intel to follow the money (or, in this case, the Legos), which makes her a valuable asset to Joanna’s team. Soon these two strong women realize that they’re not just sharing a case, they’re kindred spirits—which is paramount, because the killer they’re up against is anything but child’s play. (Goodreads)
I have read and enjoyed many of the Joanna Brady series, but I do not think I have read any of the Ali Reynolds series. So this novella was a great way to meet and learn about this new-to-me character.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Both Joanna and Ali are strong willed and determined women. They are not afraid to do what whatever it takes to get the job done. As you can imagine, the two butt heads at times but that made things all the more interesting.
The writing style flows smoothly and this novella is a quick, easy read. As in all of the books that this author writes, there is action, mystery and suspense to keep the reader turning the pages.
I would recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys a well written mystery suspense. If you are a fan of either of the two series, you will enjoy a short visit with these characters.
I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Gallery, Threshold Pocket Books for the opportunity to read and review this novella.