From New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance, a suspenseful mystery from the creator of Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady and Seattle homicide detective J. P. Beaumont. Sheriff Joanna Brady may be a working mother with a newborn child, drowning in paperwork and in need of a good night's sleep!. but nothing stops her when there are crimes to solve. The discovery of bags containing the gruesome remains of two people leads back to a care facility with a dubious past and, perhaps, an even worse present. Meanwhile, an old Buick has plunged off the side of the mountain in the Coronado National Forest with its two passengers in tow. A note from the twisted wreck states that the pair took their own lives but the autopsy suggests otherwise. When two young women show up to feud over the inheritance, Joanna knows this is no ordinary suicide pact. She'll go all out to find the truth -no matter where it leads.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
J.A. Jance is the New York Times best selling author of 46 contemporary mysteries in four different series.
A voracious reader, J. A. Jance knew she wanted to be a writer from the moment she read her first Wizard of Oz book in second grade. Always drawn to mysteries, from Nancy Drew right through John D. McDonald's Travis Magee series, it was only natural that when she tried her hand at writing her first book, it would be a mystery as well.
J. A. Jance went on to become the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family, and Edge of Evil. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
Jance is an avid crusader for many causes, including the American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club, the Humane Society, the YMCA, and the Girl Scouts. A lover of animals, she has a rescued Dachshund named Bella.