Synopses & Reviews
When an old friend is accused of murdering a cyber-sociopath who courted women over the Internet only to steal all of their money, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate—Jance’s newest mystery is another New York Times
Ali Reynolds begins the summer thinking her most difficult challenge will be surviving a six-week-long course as the lone forty-something female at the Arizona Police Academy—not to mention taking over the 6 a.m. shift at her family’s restaurant while her parents enjoy a long overdue Caribbean cruise. However, when Brenda Riley, a colleague from Ali’s old news broadcasting days in California, shows up in town with an alcohol problem and an unlikely story about a missing fiancé, Ali reluctantly agrees to help.
The man posing as Brenda’s fiancé is revealed to be Richard Lowensdale, a cyber-sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. When he is viciously murdered, the women he once victimized are considered suspects. The police soon focus their investigation on Brenda, who is already known to have broken into Richard’s home and computer before vanishing without a trace. Attempting to clear her friend’s name, Ali is quickly drawn into a web of online intrigue that may lead to a real-world fatal error.
Ali Reynolds returns in the newest adventure in the New York Times bestselling series by J.A. Jance.
Now in mass market from New York Times
bestselling author J.A. Jance—an author known for delivering “a devilish page-turner”( People
)— Fatal Error
sends Ali Reynolds into the heart of a deadly mystery.
Richard Lowensdale is a cyber-sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. When he is murdered, the women he once victimized are considered suspects, including Brenda Riley—a friend of Ali’s from her old broadcasting days in California—who turns out to be the prime suspect.
Fearing a miscarriage of justice, Ali steps away from her new gig as the Yavapai Sheriff’s Department media relations officer to go to her friend’s aid—an act of kindness that puts her squarely in the sights of a remorseless killer.
About the Author
J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as a series of several Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Visit her online at JAJance.com.