Ali Reynolds, a former TV anchorwoman, is deep into a grueling six-week training course at the Arizona Police Academy when she is contacted by a colleague from her broadcasting days. Brenda Riley needs help, and the tale she tells is an old story. A former anchor herself, Brenda got booted off the air about the same time as Ali, but unlike Ali, the once pretty, perfectly put-together blonde has fallen on hard times. The only thing that held her together was her engagement to Richard Lattimer, a guy she met on the Internet. But now he’s dumped her and disappeared. Would Ali check him out for her?
With the help of her significant other, B. Simpson, Ali learns that everything Lattimer told Brenda was a lie. Lattimer is actually Richard Lowensdale, a cyber-sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake…and Brenda was just one of his victims.
With Fatal Error, we see why J.A. Jance is known for delivering “a devilish page-turner” (People), as the plot takes an unexpected twist. When Lattimer turns up murdered and Brenda goes missing, Ali discovers that Brenda has unwittingly crossed paths with a cold-blooded killer—and if Ali’s not careful, she may make the same mistake.
Hardcover Book : 368 pages
Publisher: Touchstone/Imp Simon & Schuster ( February 01, 2011 )
Item #: 13-315115
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.813inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Well I dunno about the rest of you that didn't like this amazing book..whatever!! I loved it!! I think Jance is one of the best around and I have read everything shes ever published!!!! And I love all the details she shares with us....hope to see many many more...Miss Sheriff Brady and Beumont too..and now Ali...what else is she gonna get into??...its fast and smart and full of twists and turns...Love it and Love JA JANCE!!!! Cannot wait for the nest one.....CONGRATS on anther winner!!!!
Living in Tucson AZ, and familiar with all the areas, it's always fun to read and she knows whereof she writes. As others said, introduction of characters. Always makes for more interesting reading. Need to hear from Beaumont again. If you have read any of her books, you would be aware of her "details" of characters. You feel familiar when they appear or spoken of again. Keep up the good "works" Ms Jance. Been a reader for a very long time.
thought it was a great read. Well written. look forward to more of her books.
Reviewer: Debbie W
The many "reviewers" who have complained about this book apparently know nothing about something called "character development." I loved the book and found the time Ali spent at the police academy to be a very interesting step for the former news anchor who has become involved in a number of police investigations. Many of the new characters introduced in this book will probably reappear in Ms Jance's future works as Ali continues to grow. Keep up the great work!
Reviewer: Great b
The author should be embarrassed by this book, and the disservice to her fans. There were so many things wrong with this book that I’m not sure where to start.
First of all, there were way too many sub-plots that added nothing to the overall story. For instance, why were so many pages devoted to the main character being in the police academy? It didn’t have anything to do with the rest of the story (was her ability to do a leg sweep at the end of the book really worth the policy academy storyline?) Next there was the subplot with the dying friend. Again, it added absolutely nothing to the overall story. The recurring theme in the entire storyline was the importance of Ali getting to the bank to deposit her friend’s check. Did the author forget she wrote that the account was closed???
The only mildly interesting characters were Mina and the police detective who was working the case of the murdered lothario/computer geek. Then, after pages and pages of disparate information, characters, and storylines, the book just ends with too many loose ends. What happened to Brenda and the detective? What happened to Mina?
Reviewer: Dl C