Judgment Call

Judgment Call

eBook - 2012
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When her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the dead body of her high school principal, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional worlds collide, putting her in the difficult middle ground between being an officer of the law and a mother. While investigating murders means discovering unpleasant facts, Joanna is not prepared for the knowledge she is about to uncover. Though she has tried to protect her children from the dangers of the grown-up world, the search for justice leads straight to her own door and forces her to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less perfect than she seems, especially when a photo from the crime scene ends up on FaceBook. A photo only one person close to the crime scene could have taken. For Joanna, the line between justice and family has never been so blurred, and never so close.
Published: New York : William Morrow, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062132383
Characteristics: 1 online resource (387 p.)


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Jan 14, 2016

Jance again delivers an entertaining and fast-paced book. I didn't think the twist in the plot that gave the book its name was required and the book would have been fine without it

Aug 17, 2015

Excellent reading, had me on the lack of sleep because I stayed up reading syndrome. A few surprises and twists that were not even on my radar. A very good read.

Dec 10, 2014

Well written series and this book is one of the best. I've enjoyed the character development throughout the series. This book especially is extremely well written, solves the main mystery but also deals with two deaths from the past and ties them all together.

Dec 05, 2014

When Sheriff Joanna Brady's daughter Jenny, out on an early morning ride, comes upon the body of her high school principal, Joanna's work and personal worlds collide. She has to leave Jenny with the body while she goes back to direct her staff around the principal's car, stuck in the sand. A picture Jenny takes and sends to just one friend quickly goes viral, interfering with the investigation. This doesn't help the rocky relationship between mother and daughter. Yet in the end, that picture helps crack the case, as it breaks open the relationship--or lack thereof--between the principal, her students, and her secretary. Digging into her past, they find she's not who she claimed to be, yet the picture draws in a woman who'd been friends with her for decades. In the end, both mother and daughter learn important lessons about making judgement calls. A very sweet book on that level.

Jul 01, 2013

I yet to have read a J. A. Jance novel that did not like.

Sep 01, 2012

As always, Ms. Jance kept me in that "didn't want to put the book down" mode. I have always enjoyed her writing, and this story was no exception.

Aug 05, 2012

A lot of things going on in this book, sometimes hard to keep up with who might of did what. Jance likes to tie up all the loose ends, making the book a bit long, but overall I liked the book and will recommend it to others.

Aug 04, 2012

Joanna Brady, sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, has to solve the murder of the local high school principal. I didn't find the plot very interesting.


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