Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Last Goodbye-J.A. Jance

A Last Goodbye
J.A. Jance
Pocket Star eBooks, Nov 24 2014, $1.99
ISBN: 9781501103698

Lovers Ali Reynolds and B. Simpson plan quietly to marry on Christmas Eve in Las Vegas.  However, when friends crash their nuptials, Ali tries to throw together a last second much more complex reception than what she and B decided to have.

Ali’s grandson rescues a miniature dachshund.  Believing someone who loves the canine must be despondent, Ali searches for the owner.  She soon identifies Bella’s owner, elderly Harriet, but cannot locate her.  As Ali and B search for Harriet, they learn she was rushed to a hospital six months ago with aphasia while her son coldly shut down her apartment; Ali fears much worse happened.

The tenth Ali Reynolds investigation (see Moving Target and Deadly Stakes) is a sad Christmas e-novella in spite of the wedding finally occurring.  The inquiry is very minor compared to previous whodunits yet readers will feel deep empathy for Harriet and Bella.

Harriet Klausner

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