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Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense

Written by J.A. Jance

Narrated by Hillary Huber


Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense

Written by J.A. Jance

Narrated by Hillary Huber

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4.5/5 (21 ratings)
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10 hours
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Sep 4, 2018
ISBN:
9780062864949
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Description

Sheriff Joanna Brady's best intentions to stay on maternity leave take a hit when a serial homicide case rocks Cochise County, dragging her into a far-reaching investigation to bring down a relentless killer in this chilling tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance.

This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father's long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

Filled with the beloved characters, small town charm, vivid history, intriguing mystery, and the scenic Arizona desert backdrop that have made the Joanna Brady series perennial bestsellers, this latest entry featuring the popular sheriff is sure to please J.A. Jance's legion of fans.

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 4, 2018
ISBN:
9780062864949
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as five interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Visit her online at JAJance.com.

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  • (4/5)
    I always enjoy J.A Jance’s books. They are sort of like adult Nancy Drew mysteries, lots of blood and creepy stuff but you know everything will be okay in the end. It also gave me a perspective into the border immigration issue and how it impacts states facing the crisis.
  • (4/5)
    Chief Deputy Tom Hadlock is covering while Sheriff Joanna Brady is on maternity leave. When a teenage would-be poacher discovers a skull in a deserted area, he leads the police to where he found it and where they discover several corpses including one that has obviously been dumped very recently.. As the evidence mounts that there is a particularly brutal serial killer in their midst, Tom knows he needs Joanna’s help if they are to solve the case quickly. And ithey need to solve it as fast as possible because it looks like the killer is kidnapping women, brutalizing them over long periods of time before killing them and it is very likely that he is holding other victims. If he learns that his dump fields have been discovered, he may kill them and disappear.Field of Bones is the 18th installment in the Joanna Brady series by author J. A. Jance and it is still going strong.This is a fast-paced compelling read with plenty of twists and turns, well-plotted, and with interesting characters. The story is told in the third person and alternates between Joanna’s story and that of Latisha Marcum, one of the women being held by the killer and a very sympathetic character, with the occasional switch to the killer himself. Like other books in the series, it is nigh unputdownable so I would advise any potential readers to choose your reading time judiciously to avoid any loss of sleep. Thanks to Edelweiss+ and William Morrow for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review
  • (4/5)
    Although this is book eighteen in the series, there is enough background for the book to stand on its own merits. For those who follow the series, some familiar faces are missing. The plot begins with a mother finding a human skull in her son’s closet. The boy and his friends leads them to the place they discovered the skulls. As the bones begin to pile up in the “killing field”, newly re-elected sheriff, Joanna Brady, must cut short her maternity leaves to focus on finding a serial killer. As the search continues, Brady must juggle motherhood with revelations she finds in her father’s diaries. The age of the sexual victim crimes, while realistic, would be disturbing to those most familiar with cozy mysteries.
  • (5/5)
    FIELD OF BONES by J A JanceJoanna is on maternity leave, but her responsibilities as Sheriff keep getting in the way. A group of teenagers find, and then hide, a human skull. When a parent discovers the skull, Joanna’s leave comes to a screeching halt. A serial killer is on the loose. In the meantime, Joanna is reading her long dead father’s diaries and discovering traits she would rather not know. Jance writes intelligent mysteries carried by her carefully drawn and fully fleshed out characters. You could read this as a stand alone, but the nuances of plot and character will be better understood if you are familiar with the series. 5 of 5 stars
  • (5/5)
    I have loved this series since the very first book, Desert Heat, and I'm thrilled to say that this is vintage Jance. The plot, the pacing, the setting, the characters, the suspense, the humor... they all combine for a marvelous piece of storytelling that I could not read fast enough.If you want authentic southeastern Arizona, you need to read this series. Jance grew up in Bisbee, which is where the books are set. Yes, there is a Copper Queen Community Hospital. Yes, there is a Double Adobe Road and a Skeleton Canyon. Yes, the county is bigger than some states, and the landscape and weather are often lyrically described.But with any long-running series, the characters are the backbone. If they don't work, the books don't work. I have seen Joanna Brady grow from a widow to whom the sympathy vote gave the sheriff's office to someone dedicated to being the best law enforcement officer she can be. I've seen her go to school, make mistakes, and keep on learning. I've seen her as a mother, as a wife, and as a grieving child. And she's done it all with one of the best casts of characters backing her up.In Field of Bones, we have multiple points of view telling us the story: Joanna Brady; Acting Sheriff Tom Hadlock; a young abducted girl, Latisha Marcum; serial killer James Ardmore; and brand-new deputy Garth Raymond. (More of Garth, please!) Even the characters whose heads we don't get into are special: journalist Marliss Shackleford is still a thorn in Joanna's side, and the human buzzsaw known as Jane Carver made me laugh (and want to stay away from her bad side). Each voice rings true, and each voice ratchets up the tension. Field of Bones shows us Sheriff Joanna Brady as the consummate professional who never forgets her people. She also shows us the importance of having contacts throughout all branches of law enforcement. (Sometimes it really is about "who you know.") But most of all, the author herself shows us how to tell a story that can make readers laugh, cry, and want to pull the covers over their heads. And here I am... waiting for the next book in the series. I will never get enough of Joanna Brady.
  • (5/5)
    Very enjoyable, kept me interested all the way through!!
  • (4/5)
    Sheriff Brady is running to be reelection as sheriff, and her baby is on its way when a mom and her son show up with a skull in a bowling bag. More bones are discovered and we are now looking for a serial killer. She finds that her maternity duties really complicate her official duties. Butch being on a book tour does not help. Lots of good police work and surreptitious help from key contacts in other agencies enable this investigation to move rapidly to a successful and appropriate conclusion. A very good entry in this interesting series.
  • (4/5)
    Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady is on maternity leave, caring for newborn Sage while Butch sets out on an already-arranged book tour. Her friends know her well: they’ve made bets on just how long Joanna will actually stay on maternity leave before showing up in the office.Joanna is determined to stay home with baby Sage, but the discovery of a serial killer’s dumping ground puts everyone in the department on high alert and piles up overtime hours. The deputies, of course, keep Joanna informed and she manages a couple of behind-the-scenes assists without interrupting her maternity leave. But how long will she be able to remain on the sidelines? And how many victims will the killer’s depraved actions claim?This, the eighteenth outing for Sheriff Brady and company, contains sufficient backstory to work well as a stand-alone for readers new to the series. The narrative includes the expected well-developed characters; the description of the Arizona desert setting provides readers with a strong sense of place. The suspense builds from the outset and several plot twists create a palpable tension; the strong sense of trepidation woven throughout the narrative keeps the pages turning. Although well-written, the narrative, filled with particularly gritty events, may be too graphic for some readers.Recommended.