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4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781442376038
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Revenge isn’t the only dish served cold...

Ali Reynolds’s longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before when another young girl wasn’t so lucky.

Meanwhile, married life agrees with Ali. But any hopes that she and her husband, B. Simpson, will finally slow down and relax now that they’ve tied the knot are dashed when Ali’s new daughter-in-law approaches her, desperate for help. The girl’s grandmother, Betsy, is in danger: she’s been receiving anonymous threats, and someone even broke into her home and turned on the gas burners in the middle of the night. But the local police think the elderly woman’s just not as sharp as she used to be.

While Ali struggles to find a way to protect Betsy before it’s too late, Sister Anselm needs her help as well, and the two race the clock to uncover the secrets that The Family has hidden for so long—before someone comes back to bury them forever.

From the New York Times bestselling author hailed for her “inimitable, take-no-prisoners style” (Kirkus Reviews), Cold Betrayal forces Ali to confront the face of evil, and the women who are being hunted. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Two cases engage Ali Reynolds and her new husband, tech guru B. Simpson, in bestseller Jance’s lively tenth novel featuring the former LA TV newscaster now living in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona…Anselm’s scenes—low-key but compelling—are the best thing in the book…The prolific Jance knows how to tell a story, so series fans won’t be disappointed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ali Reynolds and her friend Sister Anselm are back…Ali’s good heart and sense of justice combine with well-paced suspense to create a satisfying whole.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Karen Ziemba captivates listeners with her low-key portrayals of Westerners, Minnesotans, and Native Americans in the latest Ali Reynolds mystery…Ziemba’s pace is often measured, and her tone is grave while still changing pitch and cadence. She excels at portraying the story’s many strong women, adding personality to their dialogue. Ziemba shines a light on Ali as she uses high-tech means to get to the bottom of both mysteries. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Joanne | 6/6/2017

    " This series has kept me entertained or hours. Wish there was more. "

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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, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, Jance worked as a librarian and a teacher on a Native American reservation.

About the Narrator

Karen Ziemba is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer. In 2000 she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, along with the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, starring in Susan Stroman and John Weidman’s hit musical Contact. She also starred as “Roxie Hart” in Chicago and “Rita Racine” in Steel Pier, for which she received her first Tony award nomination as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She is also active on tours to American cities and has made appearances in television series dramas.