Edge of Evil

Edge of Evil

Large Print - 2006
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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 Cafe, 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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2006
ISBN: 9781585477470
1585477478
Branch Call Number: LP MYS JAN
LP MYS JAN
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 23 cm

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GSTONER
Apr 06, 2020

1st book in the Ali Reynolds series. I am currently on book 9, out of 15.
Ali was a TV journalist in LA who loses her job because of her age, discovers her husband has been cheating on her, divorces him & moves back home to Sedona Arizona. Some books are better than others, but they are a quick read & always deliver several "who done it" arcs in the story. I like her family & friends & she always manages to get into trouble!

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js7496
Jul 19, 2019

Ali Reynolds

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lendmeyourears2017
Jun 02, 2019

“The sound that echoed down the marble floored hallway had nothing to do with the locking mechanism on the door and everything to do with the end of their marriage.”

What craftsmanship in the turn of a phrase! This is the second gut punch the main character (Alison Reynolds/TV journalist) takes in just the first disk. The author draws us, the listeners, along following Ali through even further life shattering events. She faces betrayal both professionally and personally, the murder or suicide of her best childhood friend, and internet trolls threatening her life for advising abused women through her blog. On the up side, she engages in a romantic flirtation with the detective who is investigating this case. Listen in to follow how Ali manages all this as well as taking control of her life from here on out.

The reader, Kristen Kairos, brings an intimacy and friend-to-friend feel through her reading of this story. She has good pacing and tonal variety to differentiate between characters.

This story opens with some currently relatable topics – job loss due to age, sex discrimination. What’s next? The main character is a pretty sharp, resourceful gal who’s worth getting to know better to see what’s next. This book has a cozy mystery feel too, which can be a pleasant escape for a few hours.

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Dreamstime
Jan 26, 2017

I found the "dear diary" blog very distracting. I have a blog of my own and don't care much for the facebook-type revelations. I thought some of the tech side was unrealistic as well. Perhaps it worked because she was a media personality to begin with. The story took a long time to get going. There was a startling "Oh-No!" moment that I really liked. I suppose I'm a jaded detective story reader so it was nice to be surprised. I thought the ending was rushed and left one thread hanging. I liked Ali though and am looking forward to the next in the series.

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RicardoEdm
Jun 30, 2015

Definitely not one of Jance's best efforts.

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bridge1
Mar 19, 2014

A good series. Try to read them in order as Jance builds on each one though they all stand alone.

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