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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

The end of her high-profile broadcasting career came too soon for TV journalist Alison Reynolds—bounced off the air by executives who wanted a "younger face." With a divorce from her cheating husband of ten years also pending, there is nothing keeping her in L.A. any longer. Cut loose from her moorings, Ali is summoned back home to Sedona, Arizona, by the death of a childhood friend. Once there she seeks solace in the comforting rhythms of her parents' diner, the Sugarloaf Café, and launches an on-line blog as therapy for others who have been similarly cut loose.

But when threatening posts begin appearing, Ali finds out that running a blog is far more up-close and personal than sitting behind a news desk. And far more dangerous. Suddenly something dark and deadly is swirling around her life . . . and a killer may be hunting her next.

Review:

"At the start of this disappointing thriller from bestseller Jance (Long Time Gone), Alison Reynolds, a 45-year-old Los Angeles television news anchor, loses her job, realizes her marriage is a sham and learns that her childhood friend Reenie Bernard has disappeared after being diagnosed with ALS. Alison efficiently handles the first two problems, hiring attorneys specializing in discrimination and divorce. With her supportive college student son, Chris, she heads for Sedona, Ariz., her hometown, to visit her sympathetic parents and await news of Reenie. When Chris sets up a blog for her, Alison, usually tense and judgmental, begins revealing herself to strangers, a practice that leads to a personal threat. After Reenie's body is found, the police pronounce her a suicide; Alison disagrees and begins to investigate her friend's life. The reader learns much about age and sex discrimination, spousal abuse, the effects of catastrophic illness on families and anonymous Internet communication. The result, though, is a polemical novel with poorly developed characters and predictable situations uncharacteristic of this talented author." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The "New York Times" bestselling author begins a new series with this original work. When a childhood friend dies, former TV journalist Alison Lawson launches an online blog as therapy. When threatening posts begin appearing, Ali realizes something deadly is swirling around her life. Original.

About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and four interrelated thrillers about the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle and Tucson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060828417
Author:
Jance, J A
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
Jance, J. A.
Author:
by J. A Jance
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Threats.
Subject:
Women television journalists
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20051227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.49 in 22.56 oz

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Product details 400 pages Avon Books - English 9780060828417 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of this disappointing thriller from bestseller Jance (Long Time Gone), Alison Reynolds, a 45-year-old Los Angeles television news anchor, loses her job, realizes her marriage is a sham and learns that her childhood friend Reenie Bernard has disappeared after being diagnosed with ALS. Alison efficiently handles the first two problems, hiring attorneys specializing in discrimination and divorce. With her supportive college student son, Chris, she heads for Sedona, Ariz., her hometown, to visit her sympathetic parents and await news of Reenie. When Chris sets up a blog for her, Alison, usually tense and judgmental, begins revealing herself to strangers, a practice that leads to a personal threat. After Reenie's body is found, the police pronounce her a suicide; Alison disagrees and begins to investigate her friend's life. The reader learns much about age and sex discrimination, spousal abuse, the effects of catastrophic illness on families and anonymous Internet communication. The result, though, is a polemical novel with poorly developed characters and predictable situations uncharacteristic of this talented author." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times" bestselling author begins a new series with this original work. When a childhood friend dies, former TV journalist Alison Lawson launches an online blog as therapy. When threatening posts begin appearing, Ali realizes something deadly is swirling around her life. Original.

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